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Food: Valentine’s Day Desserts and Would You Eat Tacos Everyday

So you’ve planned dinner for Valentine’s day but have no idea where to turn for desserts, and sure you’ve considered a ready made alternative, or perhaps discussed a personalized sweets of sorts. But have you considered making your own dessert, and really it doesn’t have to be only for Valentine’s day but for any special date night at home. Here are some of my favorite which are also the easiest to make – for the rest go here: Would you eat Tacos everyday – I would, if it was dinner for one, and I’d try all 42 of these taco recipes – which of course would be on rotation in my kitchen  

Food: Salmon In A Spicy Caraway Sauce

I eat salmon twice a month, and opt for the seafood option in most any restaurant or event I attend. I love seeing how the fish is prepared. Now although I have my simple recipe – with lemons, a little butter, ginger and sea salt, bake it in the over until tenderly done.  I can’t wait to try this spicy caraway tomato sauce:

Food: What Is A Bunuelos Stack You Ask?

I had no idea what Bunuelos was, even though I live in San Francisco and should probably have an idea. But I stumbled upon this wonderful recipe and am very excited to try it this weekend, feeling the need for a treat to bring me out of the funk I am in at the moment (see here). Bunuelos is a cinnamony crunchy stacks of goodies, which remind me of something my mother used to make when I was a child.  Except they were made with pita bread. Same principle but a different take. So enjoy the treat, and actually I love  the idea of the added strawberry ice cream.

recipe: fried apples and toast

This is part of my romantic morning after breakfast series. I hardly order dessert in restaurants and seldom even make them at home. As you see desserts are my weakness. Don’t get me wrong, when I’m in Paris, I do indulge, mostly puff pasty desserts with apples, or chocolate. Minus of course a daily intake of crepe here and there. This recipe stood out for me, not so much because it is a dessert(although it can be used as such), but the fact, its made with apples, cinnamon, raisin and almonds some of my favorites. Anyway, blogger’s rule, I cannot post the entire recipe here so click here to get there:

afternoon tea cake – oh my

I love the idea of afternoon tea and cake, something we don’t do here in the US. What I love the most is this recipe which I cannot wait to try after my road trip. INGREDIENTS | wet 1 cup whole full fat greek yoghurt 1/3 cup of olive oil 1 cup caster sugar zest of one lime 1/4 cup lime juice 2 eggs INGREDIENTS | dry 1 3/4 cups of sifted plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt pre-heat oven to 180 c / 356 f grease a 22cm springform baking tin [olive oil spray is fine] in a large bowl mix all the wet ingredients until well combined in a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt pour the wet ingredients mixture into the flour, and using a wooden spoon, mix until just combined; being careful not to overwork the batter pour into the baking tin and cook for approx 45-50 mins; the cake is ready when it has browned on top and a skewer inserted into the centre …

healthy eating: yogurt with caramelized figs

While adjusting to my new eating regiment (going on week three), I have to incorporate at least 6oz of plain yogurt with some sort of fresh fruit on a daily basis. Since the recipe never indicated which brand of yogurt to consider, I decided to go with my favorite yogurt complimented with fresh organic  blueberries. I loved the combination until of course I came across this recipe and my world hasn’t been the same since: Yogurt topped with Caramelized Figs 1 cup Yogurt of choice (I used Fage Plain Yogurt) 2 Figs, halved 3 Tbsp Organic Agave Sprinkles of Pistachio Nuts Dashes of Ground Cinnamon To caramelize the figs, add agave to a small skillet and place figs face down. Simmer over low heat until browned and toasty smelling (3-4 minutes). Place yogurt into bowl, drizzle over caramelized figs and sprinkle over pistachios and dashes of cinnamon. {click here for photo credit}

healthy eating: spinach, strawberry, walnut and parmesan salad

Lately, since the weather has been so cold and gray in San Francisco, I have done nothing but search for comfort food to get me by. Even though I maintain healthy eating habits, for some strange reason, this “summer” I crave what is not that good for me or maybe it is, depending on how you are looking at it. Anyway, I decided to turn to my favorite site here, for a salad recipe, hoping it would inspire me enough to get back to what’s really good for me, even if we haven’t seen the sun or felt the warmth of the summer for the last 60+ days 🙂 Spinach Salad with Strawberry, Walnut, and Parmesan Shavings Recipe and photos by For the Love of Walnut pieces, toasted Baby spinach Strawberries, sliced Parmesan cheese shavings 2 tbsp light olive oil or canola oil 1 1/2 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste I actually loved it and what the best thing is, it is very easy to make.  Let …