Food: Dinner Tonight – Lemon Chicken and Mint Sauce

Chicken is always a good idea – especially if its the only thing left in the freezer a day before the weekly grocery shopping.  So, this recipe is perfect for tonight’s dinner, paired with a glass of my favorite Cabernet. INGREDIENTS 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size chunks 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic […]

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Food: Cakes For Easter or Just Cakes

I am an awful daughter – I didn’t realize it was Palm Sunday yesterday when a few days before my mother asked me to take her to church and I danced around the idea. Still feeling a bit under the weather, I told her I needed more (bed) rest and she graciously nodded without any […]

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Food: Perfection In Cooking

If you consider yourself a chef, or someone who’s cooking, the family loves, then you are ready to be introduced to a few pointers to up your cooking techniques.  🙂 You have no idea how excited I am to be sharing this list with all of you {featured image source}

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Buttery, Creamy Salmon

Here’s a shift to this week’s dinner plans – the salmon dinner will be this recipe instead. I don’t know what it is – perhaps the weather shift cold/hot, rain or pretend, when I go from craving summer recipes to comfort meals.  And this one is surely very comforting: INGREDIENTS 4 salmon filets, skin on or […]

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Food: Week’s Menu Based on Cravings

Slowly I am gaining taste – and actually enjoying my meals. Not yet fully, but the fact I woke up this morning craving so much – is a move in the right direction. So tonight, after work, I plan to do my grocery shopping with the following recipes in mind for the week: Hmmm, I […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Beef Stew Vietnamese Style

San Francisco is filled with wonderful cuisine, fusion or traditional, Asian food has been one of my favorites. But I’ve never tried to make a dish at home, well, except Thai peanut sauce chicken, with store bought Peanut sauce which is no longer available in stores, I imagine because of the growing peanut allergy in […]

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Food: Dessert or Breakfast

I came across this recipe when trying to figure out what is for dessert tonight – and then I realized if I add my own take on it – I can also have the ‘dessert’ for breakfast or mid-morning snack – Raspberry & Cream Fools with Amaretti Crumble (Original recipe I am having for dessert) […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – White Bean Soup

I love white beans – and normally eat them with a touch of olive oil, and Parmesan cheese and  a dash of cilantro. But today I am craving a soup – and this one is perfect, minus the Crockpot, but for sure with a few slice of rustic baguette and a bottle of cab. INGREDIENTS […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Oven Fried Chicken

There are two things I love – Korean BBQ short ribs, and fried or battered chicken of sorts. These are my weaknesses among a million other gastronomical weaknesses. 🙂  Now, although San Francisco has some of the best cuisines or restaurants in the world, I sometimes prefer to try out my favorites at home – […]

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