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Cheesy Chicken Chimichanga

chimichanga

I love chimichangas. Chimichangas are basically burritos, filled with meat and vegetables, then deep-fried and topped with cheese and sauce. There’s a debate as to where this Tex-Mex dish originated from, and several restaurants in Tucson, Arizona, are claiming to…

Quick and Easy Bison Risotto

bison risotto

Cold days call for stews, soups and… risotto. This is a quick and easy risotto with bison, garlic, arugula, fresh grana padano cheese, and chicken broth, thickened and made creamier with an egg and some milk. Bison is a great protein to add…

Sweet and Salty Tahini Crumbles

tahini cookies

The weather has been so pleasant here, with a constant mild breeze and just the right amount of sun. I’ve never been much for warm weather, but when it comes to winter in LA, the weather is perfect at 65 degrees. After…

White Wine Fettuccine with Mussels

mussels wine pasta

I just love seafood dishes with that light wine and garlic flavor infused in the sauce. It is so refreshing and fresh tasting. Mussels and clams are also surprisingly easy to cook, though I find it slightly weird as the…

Mexican Salmon in Corn Husks

baked salmon

When people think corn husks, most think tamales. But corn husks are actually great in baking and grilling because of the naturally infused roasted corn flavor. When I saw Marcela Valladolid cooking one of her mom’s favorites, Salmon in Corn Husks,…

Day at the Apple Orchards

Apple Galette

I went apple-picking for the first time over the weekend and with all the delicious, perfect-looking apples, I made a country apple galette, with fresh apple slices, cinnamon, cheese, honey, and a flaky homemade crust.  Fall is a wonderful time of…

Fall Favorite: Easy Pumpkin Bundt

Pumpkin Bundt

Here is a simple recipe for a pumpkin bundt cake. This pumpkin cake is moist and not too sweet so it is best serving it at breakfast with some jam/honey or for dessert with some ice cream. Enjoy! PrintFall Favorite:…

Plenty: Pasta and Fried Zucchini Salad

pasta and fried zucchini

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty cookbook has 120 perfected and creative vegetarian recipes. This Pasta and Fried Zucchini Salad is one of them. The pasta salad combines pesto (not the traditional kind with cheese and garlic, more of a simple parsley-basil oil pesto), edamame,…

Smoky Black Hummus

black hummus

This is an incredible hummus made from black chickpeas, commonly known as “kala chana” in India. These black chickpeas are more flavorful and definitely have a kick to them. The texture is a little thicker than regular hummus, resembling a…