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Pumpkin Flan

Pumpkin Flan

My memories of flan are many and varied. Growing up in a Cuban family, we almost always had flan for dessert after Sunday afternoon dinners, and it was almost always […]

October 8, 2010 × 22 comments

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Rustic Spinach and Cornmeal Soup

Rustic Spinach and Cornmeal Soup

So I hear that it’s cold and rainy up north, and that can only mean one thing. Soup weather! It may still be in the 80’s down here, but we’re […]

October 5, 2010 × 16 comments

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Roasted Root Vegetables w/ Feta & Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Root Vegetables w/ Feta & Pumpkin Seeds

Me and beets? We didn’t always get along. I didn’t like how they were dark and mushy and tasted of tin. You see, I had never had the pleasure of […]

September 30, 2010 × 14 comments

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Meatballs with Roasted Pepper Tomato Sauce

Meatballs with Roasted Pepper Tomato Sauce

I’m not sure why, but I find meatballs to be one of life’s great delicacies. Maybe it’s because it takes so long to season, shape, brown and bake them that […]

September 28, 2010 × 6 comments

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Fettuccine with Arugula Olive Pesto & Shrimp

Fettuccine with Arugula Olive Pesto & Shrimp

Last week was Tom’s birthday and I was so darn busy that I did not make a darn thing for him. Not even his morning smoothie or his cup of […]

September 21, 2010 × 7 comments

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Chicken Stuffed with Spinach, Feta & Almonds

Chicken Stuffed with Spinach, Feta & Almonds

This month I signed up for a health challenge disguised as a game. It’s called Health Month. It works like this: give yourself a set of rules (Run at least […]

September 14, 2010 × 13 comments

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Nicaraguan-style Repochetas (Quesadilla-Tacos)

Nicaraguan-style Repochetas (Quesadilla-Tacos)

A few weeks ago, we went over to my friend Meli’s new house for a tour and some quality time by the pool with our puppies. Her husband Augi is […]

September 8, 2010 × 31 comments

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Pressure Cooker Short Ribs

Pressure Cooker Short Ribs

It’s just about the time of year I start to get really sick of summer. It’s been in the 80’s and 90’s every day for at least 4 months and […]

August 31, 2010 × 6 comments

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Poblano Chicken Salad

Poblano Chicken Salad

I was never one to go for chicken salad. I thought it too mushy, too mayonnaise-y and bland. This was my stance on the ubiquitous cafeteria fare until I got […]

August 26, 2010 × 16 comments

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Yellowtail Snapper with Corn Salsa

Yellowtail Snapper with Corn Salsa

Things I love about living in Miami: The beach is across the street and I can use it 9 months of the year. Abundant and cheap Cuban food. Cuban coffee. […]

August 24, 2010 × 12 comments

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Corn, Bacon & Basil Spaghetti

Corn, Bacon & Basil Spaghetti

A few weeks ago I made a Corn Chowder with Bacon & Basil that I absolutely devoured. Fresh and seasonal, I loved the contrast between the sweet corn, smoky-salty bacon […]

August 19, 2010 × 13 comments

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Thai Curry Mussels

Thai Curry Mussels

Those of you who know me, know that I have a rambunctious puppy named Mussels. Why Mussels? Well, we wanted to name her something food-related and she was the runt […]

August 17, 2010 × 19 comments