Archive for April, 2008

recipe, sides & bites

merguez dumplings w/mint yogurt dipping sauce

merguez dumplings w/mint yogurt dipping sauce

It’s like everything I make lately is stuffed into a wonton wrapper! I actually made these dumplings last week, but the new steaming method I used didn’t quite work out [...]

April 30, 2008 × 3 comments

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ricotta & pea ravioli in parmesan broth

ricotta & pea ravioli in parmesan broth

I learned a valuable lesson on Saturday night: Don’t start making ravioli 30 minutes before your guests arrive. Especially if you’re not dressed yet. Especially if your shopping bags are [...]

April 28, 2008 × 11 comments

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citrusy salmon tacos

citrusy salmon tacos

When we were in Austin for SxSW this year, we followed someone’s recommendation to get some tacos at Torchy’s. I can’t remember where I read about it or who recommended [...]

April 25, 2008 × 0 comments

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apple & fennel panzanella

apple & fennel panzanella

I love to dip my bread into sauces and dressings. If it were up to me, I could make a full meal out of marinara sauce and a big hunk [...]

April 23, 2008 × 2 comments

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green rice & beans

green rice & beans

In honor of Earth Day, I made green rice and beans. Green lima beans, green chives, green spinach, green basil and green lime for lots of color. All natural and [...]

April 21, 2008 × 3 comments

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steak & tofu lettuce wraps with bulgur salad

steak & tofu lettuce wraps with bulgur salad

After 45 minutes of prepping, cooking and plating I discovered that I’d left my camera at work. And every other camera in the house was busted, so I had to [...]

April 17, 2008 × 0 comments

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cheesy pasta & peas (or, grown-up mac & cheese)

cheesy pasta & peas (or, grown-up mac & cheese)

We’re experiencing a freak cold front down here (55 degrees in April? What?) and I was craving a weather-appropriate meal. Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. It’s creamy [...]

April 16, 2008 × 1 comment

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refreshing ricotta & poppy seed toasts

refreshing ricotta & poppy seed toasts

My parents threw a Cuban-themed party last week and served made-to-order Mojitos. To make a long story short, my mom had about 2 pounds (yes, pounds) of leftover fresh mint. [...]

April 14, 2008 × 2 comments

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spring asparagus soup with mini meatballs

spring asparagus soup with mini meatballs

Earlier this week I posted a dish inspired by fall. Not very timely, though I hear it’s still snowing in some parts. In an effort to be more season-appropriate, I [...]

April 11, 2008 × 4 comments

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cuban frita sliders

cuban frita sliders

So, it’s no secret that I absolutely love Spanish chorizo. I especially love the spicy kind and it somehow finds its way into a lot of my cooking. A little [...]

April 9, 2008 × 5 comments

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beer braised bratwurst with apples and onions

beer braised bratwurst with apples and onions

Beer, bratwurst and apples seem more like fall than spring, but since we don’t really have seasons here in Miami, I think it’s fair game any time of the year. [...]

April 8, 2008 × 5 comments

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quinoa cake with asparagus & bacon bits

quinoa cake with asparagus & bacon bits

I’m so happy to see some fresh asparagus at the grocery store again! So delicious, nutritious and easy to make, it’ll be making its way into my meals so frequently [...]

April 4, 2008 × 6 comments