One of my dearest girlfriend Monique is vegan. For her birthday (April 17th) this year she called and said to me “I don’t want you to buy me anything for my birthday, all I want is for you to make me a vegan dessert.” I said “Do you have something in particular in mind?” She said “Nope, just make me something for my birthday.” The first thing I thought was vegan brownie oreo cupcakes.(more…)
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Soy Chorizo Fried Rice: An incredible meatless weekday meal.
I live in Los Angeles, one of the largest food meccas in the world. LA is a melting pot of flavors and is known for an endless combination of fusions. I love that I can hop in my car and reach any type of cuisine within a few minutes. These experiences have carved out a little niche in my culinary heart and help inspire my own home-cooked fusion cuisine. My most treasured Asian-Latin fusion dishes I make is Soy Chorizo Fried Rice.(more…)
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Idaho Potato Commission. I am proud to continue my partnership with the papa giant after all these years. All opinions and recipe is 100% my own. Enjoy the potato churritos!
Idaho® Potato Churritos: Is the savory party churro we all have been waiting for. These crunchy potato churritos with bites of cheese and spicy poblano chile are the ultimate Mexican finger food. Delight your guest with this fun potato street-food style snack and make them for every festive occasion. Serve with your favorite salsa and a sprinkle of cotija cheese for a sensational spud winner!(more…)
Spring has SPRUNG! It’s time to usher in the warmer weather with this refreshing Mediterranean Rotini Pasta Salad. I seriously dread having it in the house because I can’t stop eating it till it’s gone. On a the bright side it’s easy to make, and have on hand to accompany a main dish or partner up with a leafy green for a duo salad night.(more…)
Strawberry Ricotta Cake: Whipped cream and strawberries tucked between layers of rich ricotta cake and encased in cream cheese frosting.
How my Strawberry Ricotta Cake came to be. I’d been dreaming of a ricotta cake for quite some time now. I played with the idea of different pairings but was ultimately craving a strawberry shortcake at the same time, and figured why not marry the two ideas. Instead of a small biscuit topped with strawberries and whipped cream, I replaced it with ricotta cake.(more…)
Best Dark Sweet Cherry Pie: Perfect for ANY occasion.
This is a true story. My aunt Hope is the lead singer of a band named Mazzy Star. Recently she and her band were playing a few nights here in Los Angeles, and then on to Mexico City. I was really excited about the gigs and wanted to find a way to celebrate the concerts through food. I kicked a few ideas around in my mind before settling on The Best Dark Sweet Cherry Pie. This isn’t a name I thought of but I’ll get to that later in the story.(more…)