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Hot Chocolate

If there’s one thing I enjoy having, it’s a cup of hot chocolate! I find it so comforting and it really puts a big smile on my face. My most favorite of all is the one from Angelina in Paris. Miguel (see About) prefers the Spanish ones but this one is at the top of […]

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Thai Iced Tea

Another beverage Miguel (see About) and I both enjoy having! I began my love affair with Thai Iced Tea when I was away for college in San Francisco, CA. It was soooo good I found myself having 2 orders of it each time, at one of my favorite “hole-in-a-wall” restaurants up on Geary Boulevard. I suppose […]

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Buckwheat Pancakes

A healthier alternative to regular pancakes, it is equally as good if not better. I love the flavor of buckwheat flour. It goes perfect with real maple syrup and French butter! Yield: 2 Servings (about 4 pancakes) or 2 not so Hungry Miguels (see About).  Ingredients: 1 Cup Buttermilk 1 Egg 3 Tbsp. Butter, Melted 6 Tbsp. All […]

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Japanese Style Pancakes

These thick and yummy pancakes are quite popular nowadays. Miguel even fell in line for half an hour at a famous restaurant in Tokyo just to have them! I personally prefer waffles, but this is also a good recipe to try. Yield: 2″ thick pancakes (using a 4″ mold) or 1 Hungry Miguel (see About). *Ingredients: 1 Cup […]

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Salmon in Lemon Cream Sauce

A simple quick meal that’s sure to impress your palate! Yield: 1 serving or an antipasti for Miguel (see About). *Ingredients: Fresh salmon, approximately 300 grams 1 Tbsp. Butter, room temperature 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup white wine 3 Tbsp shallots, finely chopped Handful of parsley, chopped Juice of half a […]

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Crabmeat Fried Rice

This dish is one of my father’s (see About) favorite midnight meals! As a tribute to him, I’m sharing a simple and quick recipe for a hungry tummy! For days when you feel like whipping up something real quick and easy, use ready peeled lump crabmeat from the chilled section of the supermarket. This recipe […]

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Prawns in Butter and Pepper Flakes

Prawns… The easiest way to please any tummy! This dish truly spells home cooked. Have your favorite baguette warmed up as you will surely want to scrape all that sauce out of the plate. Simple and quick to prepare, this recipe will surely be a hit on your dinner table! Yield: 4 servings or 1 […]

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Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

Orecchiette with broccoli rabe, garlic, anchovies, and red pepper flakes. Four main ingredients that will take you less than half an hour from preparation to serving. A quick and nutritious meal for busy days. Take it with a cold, bright, and crisp white and it’s pure heaven! Yield: 4 servings *Ingredients: 1/2 kilo (1 pound) […]

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Spaghetti Alle Vongole

Simple and really tasty, this quick meal sure hits the spot! Traditionally done with spaghetti, I opted to use linguini this time. Italians prepare this dish two ways. Bianco as presented, or rosso, with tomatoes and fresh basil, which is commonly served in the southern region. Just a few reminders for making this dish. Since […]

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Le Trofie Al Pesto

The word “pesto”, came from the Italian verb, “pestare”, means to crush, grind, or pound. This really simple herb composition is made from fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, parmigiano reggiano, emulsified in good quality extra virgin olive oil. Pesto came from the Northern region of Italy, and is often served with TROFIE pasta. I personally like it […]

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Pineapple and Shrimp Fried Rice

A tropical flavored dish, it’s quick and easy to make! You may remove the shrimps for a vegan dish. Miguel loves this so much he even brings it with him to school! Although it adds color to the dish, Miguel and I are not too fond of adding peas and carrots in our fried rice, […]

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Bruschetta on Sourdough

The Italian verb, “buscare” means to “roast over coals”, and “busciare”, means to burn or toast. An antipasto, the original, unadorned way of serving “bruschetta”, is with grilled bread rubbed with some garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. A popular variation is adding tomatoes. In other ways, it  may be topped with some vegetables, meats, […]