Holiday Series: Gathering Up The Week Long Celebration Menu

I’m hosting many guests over the holiday week, and finding just the right recipe is probably the funnest task I embark on, because you see, I love a good dinner party, and a conversations, and even followed by a board game. So, here are some of the dishes I intend to make this week: What […]

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Holiday Series: In The Baking Mode

I am partly hosting a holiday-ish party next weekend and although most of the catering has been established, and deposits made, the snowflake cookies we envisioned isn’t going to happen – from a bakery. So, I volunteered to bake – for the first time – the said cookies and decorate them in time for the […]

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Holiday Series: Thanksgiving Appetizers

Normally my appetizer set-up trumps the actual ‘non-turkey’ oh alright, a sliver of turkey dinner.  The reason for that is, most folks arrive at my doorstep very hungry, and very thirsty for a cocktail, so the ritual begins, munching away at appetizers while cocktailing.  So by the time dinner rolls around, folks are too full […]

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Holiday Series: Thanksgiving Preliminary Prep

I start out with one menu – and then shift it throughout the week leading to Thanksgiving, so with that mindset, here’s what I am considering for the holiday, perhaps even leading to smaller dinner parties up to New Year’s eve. {featured source and inspiration for this blog post}

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Grain Free Burrito Bowl

Craving Mexican tonight, I decided to search for a grain-free alternative for dinner tonight and will be introducing the concept to my mother. Here’s hoping she’ll appreciate the cuisine. Ingredients Grain: White rice, brown rice, or cauliflower rice (Green Rice would be amazing, too!) Protein: Shredded Mexican Chicken (omit and double up on beans if […]

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Food: Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Another easy recipe for the family – and to also satisfy my cravings for chili – this variation is for dinner tonight: CHICKEN optional One 8-ounce chicken breast (boneless, skinless, organic, and pasture-raised when possible)  SOUP 2 tsp avocado oil (or sub water) 1 ½ cups diced white or yellow onion (or sub shallot or red onion) 3 cloves garlic (minced) 1 tsp fresh minced ginger 1 medium jalapeño, minced (seeds and […]

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Food: Fall Harvest Salad

Oh the delight of cooking with seasonal fresh ingredients and the idea of Superfoods, or mostly plant-based, which I am testing out recently is the inspiration for tonight’s dinner. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 small butternut squash, halved, peeled, and cut into 1/4 inch half circles 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 cup raw pepitas 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 head kale, shredded […]

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Food: Thai Chicken and Noodles

I love Asian fusion or simply Asian inspired food and this recipe for Thai Chicken and Noodles is something worth sharing in today’s ONLY Food series: INGREDIENTS 8 ounces wide rice noodles 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos 3 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce 2 teaspoons honey or maple 2 tablespoons sesame oil or extra virgin olive oil 1/2 pound boneless chicken breast, […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Salad with Chickpea, Corn, Tomato, Avocado

Ingredients that go way back in my culture, are now coming to light – in all sorts of ways. But the only difference in this case, is that we used to eat roasted lightly salted chickpeas as a snack (instead of candy) and never have considered it in salad. 🙂 So, since I am on […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Salmon Delishesness

A rushed weekend, spilling into today calls for this perfect dinner recipe – and perhaps a glass of wine or two. INGREDIENTS 4 (6-oz.) skin-on salmon fillets, pin bones removed, patted dry 2 Tbsp. plus 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for grill Kosher salt 1 small lemon 1 small shallot, finely chopped 2 […]

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