July 2011

Muffin Monday: Coffee Cake Muffins.

July 31, 2011
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I was born and raised in the Caribbean so I was not familiar with coffee cake until we baked one at pastry class. You would think “coffee cake” has some coffee in it but it doesn’t, its called like that because it’s meant to be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee [or tea :)]. […]

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We are what we eat.

July 29, 2011
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People around me know I’m a health freak: I love the gym, I love Yoga and my goal is to be a full time vegan. A job opportunity came recently and it is related to everything I love. They made me watch this documentary: which woke up my interest in raw vegan lifestyle. Crazy as […]

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Muffin Monday: Double Chocolate Muffins.

July 24, 2011
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Another Monday, another muffin. Last week was so much fun I asked Anu if I could be part of muffin Monday this week too and she said yes in case you were busy with work, kids or real life, last week we made bacon cheddar muffins and now we baked these gorgeous DOUBLE chocolate muffins for you. This […]

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Recipe Redux: Green tea ginger limeade with chia seeds.

July 21, 2011
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This month’s Recipe Redux is all about Summer Beverages. In case you missed last month’s Recipe Redux, check out my Grilled Vegetables post for June’s Grilling theme and while you’re there click on the links at the end of the post if you need grilling ideas and recipes. What is the Recipe Redux? From Regan’s blog: As the first and only […]

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Panko goat cheese salad with bacon and pear vanilla dressing.

July 18, 2011
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This salad is heaven on a plate: crispy panko goat cheese bites, savory bacon pieces, fresh greens, sliced pear, sweet and tangy vanilla pear dressing with a touch of dijon and sherry vinegar. I can’t take full credit for this salad, since it’s inspired in the “goat cheese salad” of the restaurant I used to […]

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Muffin Monday: bacon cheddar chive muffins.

July 18, 2011
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Anuradha from Baker Street is the genius mind behind Muffin Monday. I am really happy to be baking with her this week and hope I can join her in the future for more muffin monday fun! This week’s muffins are on the savory side: bacon and cheddar to which I added some chives. It’s a great […]

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WW: Wordless Wednesday + Wine Wednesday

July 13, 2011

Burgundy tasting with friends. If you’re in the Dominican Republic, you can get these wines with my official wine dealer: Terroir. Happy Wine Wednesday to all xoxo

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Bacon wrapped figs with honey and goat cheese filling.

July 5, 2011
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I found these beautiful fresh figs at the supermarket, wanted to use them in a recipe during the weekend but I had baker/cook’s block and they were sitting in my fridge until inspiration striked last night. I swear I get the most creative and decadent ideas when I’m on detox: it’s been a while since […]

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Bento Cuteness Roundup!

July 2, 2011
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Bentos are so cute we couldn’t resist trying making our own. As you can read in this post, a bento twitter conversation became a fun challenge between friends and here are the results: Jenni was the one who inspired this bento challenge, and I guess she really loves bentos because she made 4 different versions! The dipping […]

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Micro greens and beet salad with goat cheese ~ FFwD ~ Goaterie!

July 1, 2011
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Today’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is chunky beets and icy red onions, page 123 from Around my French Table. I always have beets in my fridge but I rarely cook them. Juiced with apples and carrots, they add a nice pink color and sweet earthy flavor I adore. I skipped the onions, served over micro […]

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