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Guest post: Quinoa Carrot Cilantro Salad.

March 9, 2012
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  Yazmin Yeara is passionate about fashion. This young and talented girl left the Dominican Republic to go chase her dreams in Milan where she finished school recently; now she’s back in our sunny half island shaking up the dominican fashion scene. She shares cool finds on her Facebook page and on Twitter every day, […]

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#MeatlessMonday: Sakura’s Bean and Corn Salad.

February 6, 2012
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My cousin Sakura is famous for this salad.  The other day my mom and sister called her almost at the same time to ask for this recipe, and when she served at her house last Saturday I knew I had to share it here on my blog. I started writing this post on Saturday night […]

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Strawberry Pistachio Green Salad

November 30, 2011
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My dad drove my two obaasans to Constanza on Monday, they had been staying for a week at my grandma’s and my dad had to go anyways to get some herb and flower plants for his new project at Pedernales. Constanza is one of my favorite towns in this half-island. No matter the season you […]

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Raw Zucchini Salad

November 8, 2011
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I just made this for lunch and it was so pretty I had to take some photos before eating it… Not every day iPhone photos, since I photograph almost everything I eat. I used my DSLR and took like a dozen pics, then put the camera away and ten minutes later the bowl was empty. Making this […]

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Recipe Redux: Pumpkin Apple Soup

October 21, 2011
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Oh how I miss blogging and taking pics for this blog. This panda would like to have 48h days, or maybe this little vacation was just what I needed… My job requires lots of time and attention, its definitely fun and great for me since it makes me think about food all day. However, developing […]

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Rice bloghop: Umeboshi Shiitake Sesame Onigiri

September 7, 2011
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Hello dear friends! I took a mini-vacation last weekend to go visit my bff Annush who celebrated her 26th birthday on Sunday [Happy Birthday, Princess!] and I thought I had my #ricelove post covered since I had saved and scheduled it to go live on Saturday at 12pm. Saturday afternoon I go check: it wasn’t published. Draft […]

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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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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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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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