August 2011

Muffin Monday: Vegan Orange Raisin Muffins

August 29, 2011
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This week’s recipe is Rum and Raisin Muffins which I veganized and made into Orange Raisin Muffins. Sista ate one and gave them two thumbs up. I tried to make this recipe gluten-free too but the egg replacer I used is not gf. If you know a good egg substitute [vegan and gluten-free] please let […]

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Sous Vide Cooking

August 28, 2011
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I attended a basic sous-vide cooking demo at Paragourmet by Pat’e Palo‘s chef Saverio Stassi, who cooked a 5 course meal for us earlier this week [will post dishes and reviews in another post]. Chef Stassi travels the world looking for new techniques to learn and bring to this island, I think he is the only chef using sous-vide cooking in dominican restaurants […]

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Veggie Quinoa

August 27, 2011
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My favorite client and friend finally got her juicer and asked me to make her clean meals to go with her daily homemade juices. If you follow her on Twitter you’ll see that she’s a lovely lady with great taste who loves Asian culture In her email she requested no cilantro or avocado [forgive her, she doesn't know what […]

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Madagascar Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

August 24, 2011
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Once you taste real vanilla flavor you can’t go back. I grew up with artificial vanilla extract and ever since I discovered vanilla beans I haven’t been able to use the fake stuff again. Seeing those black seeds in custards or cake batter makes me so happy! My oversized Ikea bottle of homemade vanilla extract is the […]

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Muffin Monday: Snickers Peanut Butter Muffins.

August 22, 2011
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This week’s muffins are a peanut butter lover’s dream come true. Peanut butter in the batter and pieces of Snickers candy bars baked inside. I have a confession to make: I am not a peanut butter fan. I do have some friends who are CRAZY about it and I always have a jar in my […]

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Acerola Chia Lime Popsicles – Recipe Redux.

August 21, 2011
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The Recipe Redux theme for this month is frozen desserts. I thought of making popsicles and got inspired at the market when I spotted some beautiful acerola cherries. Here in the Dominican Republic we call them “cerezas” and they’re eaten as is or used to make juice.  The amazing acerola cherry contains 60 times the […]

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My 7 Links.

August 18, 2011
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I just got home from teaching a sushi class and going through my Twitter mentions I found out that the lovely Lynn tagged me in the 7 links post that’s so popular right now in the blogosphere. I loved Greg and Katherine’s and YummyChunklet’s was a fun one too [check out her Reine de Saba cake! perfect […]

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Muffin Monday: Doughnut Muffins.

August 15, 2011
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A doughnut muffin is supposed to taste like a doughnut and you can even fill them with jam just like real doughnuts. This week’s recipe is very simple and straight-forward, mine may not be that doughnut-like because I added cornmeal to the batter. I love the texture added by it and the generous amount of […]

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Blog hop: Strawberry Ganache Fudge Cake [raw and vegan]

August 13, 2011
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9 days ago I got an email from my friend Junia [happy mail!] proposing we do a blog hop. What is a blog hop? A blog hop is a linky list that is SHARED ON MULTIPLE BLOGS. When several blogs put the same linky list code on their blog, the exact same list appears on each blog. Blog […]

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Quinoa fruit salad with chia seeds.

August 12, 2011
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Hello dear friends, have you missed me? If you follow me on Twitter you know how busy I’ve been lately: new job, books to read, taking care of my sick brother… Life is going so fast it scares me sometimes. I am going back to school in a month and I’m trying to figure out […]

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