yeast-raised doughnuts + chocolatey glaze

Donut judge me for posting a doughnut recipe a meer few weeks after the New Year. These yeast-based doughnuts are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Dipping them in a cocoa glaze was the wisest thing I have ever done. As for the random sprinkles, who needs a reason to celebrate? All…

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mediterranean bread

It’s been awhile since I have written an informal post for one of my own creations. Today marks the one year anniversary of two big changes in my life; working full-time as a Behavior Analyst and becoming a Food Writer for a local newspaper. Anyone who has a full-time job knows that it soaks up…

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trahana porridge with lemon & olive oil

I just recently reviewed Try the World, a food delivery service that sends subscribers products and goods from different countries around the world. Since my box was from Greece, I got to try many ingredients that were completely novel to me. One of those items was a box of Trahana. Trahana is a Grecian pasta…

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Try the World

In this foodie driven society, we have all become intrigued with unique eats that break through the status quo. Letโ€™s get real, you can find burgers blinged out in foie gras, tacos with kimchi and pizza topped with quail eggs. Basic fare is just not cutting it; we are always searching for a mind-blowing belly-satisfying…

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eattiamo review {live and love italian food}

Italian food is created and shared with passion and love. I should know, Grandma was straight off the boat from Sicily. Her greatest joy and goal in life was to see her family eat. Her hands told the tale. Imagine her worn, crooked {beautiful} hands kneading pizza dough and crushing garlic in a wooden mortar.…

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Garbage Gazpacho and Crispy Cashew Salmon

muted bubble-gum pink nails. pedicure massage. scorching sun. toes in the sand. ocean breeze. sun kissed skin. beach side bar. grilled fish taco. balsamic honey sweet potato fries. pina colada. bloody mary with three olives. girl talk. artist friend painting beach scenes. convertible bmw with the top down. homemade baba ganoush and pita. saint patty’s…

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Coffee Macarons with Maple Bacon Cream

  Imagine the perfect complete breakfast. Rich creamy coffee. Pancakes doused in maple syrup. Crackling bacon piled high. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Now you can get all those flavors in one satisfying bite. I present the Coffee Macaron with Maple Bacon Cream! Read on for the recipe and tips on how make these…

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Grapefruit, Avocado & Prosciutto Breakfast Salad

Happy New Year! We all take time to look back on the last year as we look forward to what the new year has to offer. How did 2015 turn out for you? As I reflect on last year, I realize that 2015 brought on changes, triumphs and hardships. 1. I began my journey as…

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Torta al Vino Bianco & Poached Pears

Torta al Vino Bianco is Italian for Cake with White Wine. You can absolutely pair a glass of sweet wine with this decadent dessert, yet the translation refers to white wine being incorporated into the cake batter. Curve your chocolate craving with this wine infused cocoa cake, drenched in homemade chocolate ganache and cloaked with…

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Miso-Grilled Tuna & Watermelon Salad with Wasabi Shallots

Umami erupts in your mouth from the savory miso marinated tuna, while fresh watermelon, saturated in soy sauce and lime juice, cools the heated punch from wasabi soaked shallots. These bold flavors disguise the fact that each serving is only 265 calories, a far cry from your everyday “healthy diet” dinner. With cook time taking…

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Cedar Salmon & Clementine-Ginger Glaze

Cedar wrapped Salmon with a quick homemade Clementine-Ginger glaze is the perfect weeknight meal that is both simple and healthy. Grilled to a smokey perfection, this meal will be ready in about 15 minutes. Ready, Set, Go! Listen, I am a special education teacher. My energy level by the end of the day is just…

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Hello Fresh: A Review

When you think of Food Delivery, what pops into your mind? Pizza? Chinese? Lately, I have been fascinated with the concept of fresh ingredients brought right to your door because it is revolutionizing the way we think of the words “Food Delivery”. Services like Blue Apron, Plated and Hello Fresh offer something uniquely different than…

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