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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Strawberry Pistachio Tarts + an open invitation!

June 5, 2011
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Weeks ago I was having a conversation on Twitter with my friend Jenni about how cute bento boxes are. We started sharing ideas, blog post tutorials, videos and then she suggested we started a bento group. I said yes immediately and that’s how I “met” Cherrie, Elizabeth, Tangled Noodle and The Daily Spud thanks to Jenni 😀 We […]

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Carrot cake: two recipes.

April 28, 2011
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I juice carrots almost every morning for breakfast and dinner along with other delicious fruits and vegetables. I think its a crime to throw away the fiber that results from using the juicer so I always store in the fridge the pineapple, carrot and apple fiber for baking. I juice them in batches and collect […]

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Garlicky crumb-coated broccoli & cauliflower ~ French Fridays with Dorie.

April 8, 2011

Can I tell you a secret? I forgot to make this week’s FFwD recipe. I remembered yesterday but was too busy to make this. I got a last minute cake order and things got complicated. I was out all day today, when I finally got home I had to do more baking. Not that I’m […]

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Quinoa, fruit and nut salad [FFwD] + Music Man’s Asian quinoa.

April 1, 2011

I’ve been obsessed with quinoa for a while now. I cook it at least 3 times a week and I’m always looking for new ways to dress up this seed [in case you didn’t know, quinoa isn’t a grain. Its a super seed!]. If you want to read more about quinoa’s nutritional profile refer to […]

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Olive oil carrot cake.

March 23, 2011
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I don’t know why I hadn’t tried baking with olive oil before. Don’t get me wrong, I  love baking with butter but after trying this moist cake on day 2 and 3 you’ll see what I’m talking about. After 24 hours the flavors in this cake get so much better and as days pass [I […]

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Vegan and gluten free olive oil carrot cookies.

March 16, 2011

If you are friends with this panda on Twitter, you already know how much I love working out and taking care of my body. As a baker and food lover is really easy to put on weight [unless you have a magical metabolism which most japanese girls seem to have except me]. I’m always looking […]

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Beggar’s linguine ~ French Fridays with Dorie.

March 11, 2011

Look at the photo above and tell me: do you see an appetizing dish made with all those ingredients? When I started making this recipe, my answer was NO. Nuts, dried figs, raisins and pasta? No way. I would have chosen a hundred recipes over this one, and thats what I like about FFwD: sometimes […]

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Happy National Nut Day!

October 22, 2010

According to Foodimentary’s food holiday calendar today is National Nut Day. Even though I don’t live in the US I find these holidays amusing and will be celebrating a few of them (great excuse to cook, bake and blog). When I was younger I hated all kinds of desserts with nuts in them. I liked […]

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