Category: Vegetarian

Mini Churro Palmiers

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Churro flavored anything is delicious like my churro cheesecake bars. So why not churro palmiers? Airy, light, buttery, salty, sweet and cinnamon-y. Make mini ones so they are even more addicting. So easy to make and so yummy to snack…

Sweet Potatoes and Black Bean Empanadas

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I love these empanadas! Sweet potatoes and black beans may seem like an odd combination, but when combined with vinegar, chile, cumin, cilantro, and green onions, the flavors you crave in empanadas are all there. I served these empanadas along…

Poached Pear Quick Bread

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A recipe that I’ve been craving to make since I saw it in Cooking Light months ago! It’s not really the season for pears but I managed to find a few so I made the recipe anyway. A decadent dessert…

Chinese Tea Eggs

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The recent rain in LA has made me reminisce my childhood and the city I grew up in. Rainy and stormy days in Taipei were not uncommon. One of my favorite snacks to enjoy during rainy weather are warm tea…

Tuscan Kale Salad with Grilled Steak

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If you’ve been to True Food Kitchen, you’ve probably tried their Tuscan Kale Salad. It is so fresh and perfectly dressed, every time. I can never get enough of it. North Italia, a sister restaurant, serves that same delicious kale…

Chocolate Stout Brownie Cake

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This healthier, less sugary, and fluffier brownie cake is my new favorite. The texture is rich and spongy, almost cheesecake-like, and the flavor is sweet but perfectly balanced with a dark chocolate stout. I love enjoying this satisfying snack with my…

Original Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

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There are mornings when you wake up to your husband asking if you want to go to IHOP. This is when you say no and make these ultra fluffy buttery pancakes along with an espresso. And he will lovingly… eat all…

Mini Banana Nut Chocolate Breads

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‘Tis the season for gifting! I wanted to make something cute and delicious for the teachers at daycare who do such a great job caring for my little one every day. These mini banana nut chocolate loaves are festive, cute…

Churro Cheesecake Bars

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Those of you who know me or have seen my recipes know that when it comes to baked goods, I don’t make anything that takes more than 30 minutes of prep time. I shamefully admit that even 30 minutes feels…

Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Loaf Cake

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Two of my favorite things: pumpkin (in the fall) and Greek yogurt (all year round). This is not a pumpkin bread. It is smooth, moist, almost pound cake-like but much more decadent. It is pretty unbelievable. When it comes to…