Delicious Links!

by Chef Pandita on May 2, 2011

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Happy Monday, my friends! We are welcoming May and it’s a very special month for two reasons: We celebrate Mother’s Day [here in the Dominican Republic is celebrated on the last Sunday in May] and it’s my birthday month! This morning I found out it’s Mardi’s birthday on the 12th so make sure to congratulate her on her blog or via Twitter [btw go check out her amazing GuacaMuffins and GuacPops!]

Last week I was talking to Jen and Junia about opening a Facebook Page and guess what? I DID IT! I can now join Jen’s discussions [health & fitness related!] and make new friends :D Don’t be shy, go say hi to me on FB!

I added a new feature to my blog: look to the right and from now on, you can see which books I read. I finished Gary Taubes’ Why We Get Fat [great book if you like scientific data] and immediately grabbed Secrets of the Sommeliers by Rajat Parr. I’m halfway through and let me tell you it’s a fascinating read! As some of you may know by now, I am taking wine classes and if I pass the test I’ll be an AIS & WSA certified sommelier :D Oenology class was my favorite when I was in Culinary School and I’ve been waiting almost a year to join this program. I’m really excited and learning a LOT. If you love wine, Parr’s book is for you: every page is filled with wine wisdom, anecdotes and inspiration.

Let’s move on to this week’s Delicious Links. If you want to share something you cooked or baked, leave me your link in the comments. I really enjoy finding new blogs and making new friends. Earlier today Junia told me she found Sanjeeta through my Delicious Links :D Their blogs are focused on healthy, vegan recipes and today they connected via Twitter too. Don’t you love the Internet?

Since we’re starting a new month, I think its a fantastic idea to join Erin’s May Challenge: Eat a Little LESS Meat in May. She’s not asking you to become a vegetarian: consider going meatless at least once a week… It will make a difference. BTW, it’s her birthday today :D Happy Birthday, Erin!!

Laurie introduced me to German Pancakes. They are baked in cake pans and look absolutely delicious. I want mine crispy like the ones in the photo, please!

How do you improve mashed potatoes? Maybe a little roasted garlic? How about some cheese? Claudia shares a genius recipe: Cheesy Garlic Smashed Potatoes and Carrots. I love the addition of carrots!

Get Michelle’s original recipe for Italian Semolina Bread plus videos on how to shape a baguette.

What’s better than a BLT sandwich? a BKT! [kale power] Alejandra shows us how to make Semolina Crusted Soft Shell Crab BKT Sandwiches.

Let’s be honest: we all love good foodporn. Sometimes we just wanna look at sexy food pics, and Danny aka Kung Food Panda has the best foodporn from the best restaurants! Check out this 26 course tasting menu at Alinea [Danny, you're such a lucky panda!]

Jen made Brown Butter Blondies with Whiskey. Brown butter. Blondies. Whiskey. YUM.

Tessa says her Chocolate Mousse Tart with Bourbon Caramel Sauce can be refrigerated for 3 days, but I don’t think this beautiful tart would last that long :)

What happens when you add 2 cups of grated squash to a chocolate chip cookie recipe? Check out Sarah’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Just looking at the photo put a smile on my face. It also made me think of Rufus. Don’t miss Mary’s Strawberry Shortcake.

Look at the lovely green color in this Avocado Ice Cream. Great pictures, easy recipe on Maria’s blog!

Check out these pretty Strawberry Margarita Popsicles by Naomi. They look so refreshing :)

I am a juice addict and fell in love with Annie’s Green Monster Smoothies. That color screams HEALTHY!

We’ll finish with this cocktail by Merry-Jennifer: The Jasmine. She describes it as “a great summertime sipping drink”. Go get the recipe!

Thank you for stopping by, spread the love. Namaste :D

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Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide May 2, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Yay, this is my must-read Monday post. You always do an amazing job with the roundups. And thanks for the shout out.

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Yuri May 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Thanks for your kind words, Rufus! Finding new blogs is so much fun :)

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Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite May 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Loving the Monday delicious links (and thanks for the shoutout!)

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Yuri May 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Thanks, Mardi! Yay for May :D

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yummychunklet May 2, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Great choices!

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Yuri May 3, 2011 at 6:51 am

Thank you! Now go answer my question on your blog :)

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claudia lamascolo May 3, 2011 at 5:51 am

thanks so much for the kind words and round up for us to share these new recipes together you are the genius thinking of sharing for all of us like this… thank you so much, appreciate being part of your blog today! :) xoxox Claudia L!

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Yuri May 3, 2011 at 6:53 am

Have a great day, Claudia!

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Junia @ Mis Pensamientos May 3, 2011 at 9:31 am

so happy you finally made a FB page :). btw, do you like your detox program? anything you dislike or love about it? let me know! i’m always looking for different ideas!

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Yuri May 3, 2011 at 9:38 am

I love it! You’re supposed to detox for 21 days and I’ve already done it twice. I adopted the “elimination diet” as a lifestyle. I’m trying to eat Clean approved meals from Mon-Fri and indulge on weekends. I feel energized, sleep better and love my skin. Don’t want to lose that :) check out http://cleanprogram.com and http://www.cleanprogram.com/resources/life-during-clean :)

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spicegirlfla May 3, 2011 at 10:07 am

This is a great post filled with wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing; I will definitely be checking these posts out!

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Yuri May 3, 2011 at 10:11 am

Thank you, Linda :) have a great day!

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Laurie@Food is Love May 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Yuri, Thank you so much for including me in your “Delicious Links” I am truly honored! Wonderful post. I love your sharing spirit! Thanks again!

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Yuri May 3, 2011 at 1:08 pm

You’re welcome, Laurie! Love those pancakes :)

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merry jennifer May 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Thanks for including my cocktail in your round up! Cheers, Yuri!

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