Monthly Archives: July 2012

Cooks For A Cure! Breast Cancer Awareness with KitchenAid!

  That’s a picture of me and you can clearly see mypink KitchenAid hanging out on my counter in the background.  That lovely pink beauty was purchased a few years back to support the fight against breast cancer. At the … Continue reading

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Avocado Tacos and a Red Salsa

   Is there a dish that your Grandma use to make you when you were little?  Something special that your Momma has learned from her Mom and will now pass it down to you?  For me it’s Avocado Tacos.  The … Continue reading

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“Cherry Social” with Whole Foods Market Cherries. Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding Recipe

Eating fruit at it’s peak in the season is the best gift Mother Nature provides.  This luxury of sweetness can only be found in a piece of fruit at the height of it’s ripe/maturity.  Right now the spotlight is shining … Continue reading

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Salad Series: Chicken Cherry Salad Sandwich

I’m a big fan of sweet fruit paired with poultry, and love a good salad sandwich.  Bringing cherries and chicken together for a yummy sammie is the best thing you can do in these hot summer months when the kitchen … Continue reading

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Cherry Watermelon Sangria

Summertime goes hand in hand with Sangria.  They meet up year after year like best friends on holiday.  A crony of mine told me Beringer White Zinfandel on ice was his favorite way to enjoy a summer night.  I invited … Continue reading

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Salad Series: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Chinese Chicken Salad

I’ve been known to sing silly songs.  I make up my own lyrics and improvise where my mind draws a blank….  isn’t that part of the creative process?  Either way I think of David Bowie’s song “Changes” everytime I eat … Continue reading

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Caramel Cinnamon Milk

This post is sponsored by got milk? in partnership with local California organizations that educate kids about the importance of proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle. CMPB (California Milk Processors Board) needs a round of applause. I love this organization, not … Continue reading

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Salad Series: Kale Salad in a Tahini Dressing

There’s something very reassuring about eating kale salad.  Number 1, you know you made the right choice for your body that day.  Number 2, this leafy green is high in fiber and has zero fat.  Number 3, Kale is high … Continue reading

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Chile Colorado

Chile Colorado brings the familiar taste of my childhood rushing back to me. Flooding my mouth with my heritage and reminding me of my Mexican-American upbringing.  My Grandfather made it for our dinner time and time again.  He cooked his … Continue reading

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AltaMed’s East LA Meets Napa

Last week I stepped into Playa restaurant for a tasting of an exciting event that AltaMed is hosting later this month.  They are putting on an all out gala “East LA Meets Napa” at Union Station (800 N Alameda St in … Continue reading

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