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Blue Cheese & Caramelized Onions Appetizer

Blue Cheese Caramelized Onion Appetizer

Blue Cheese Caramelized Onion is a perfect savory hors d’oeuvre and cocktail appetizer. It will disappear quickly so make plenty! The beauty of Life is the moment one takes to create, to observe. An interesting thing happened a few months ago. I met a Russian girl at a dinner party who was visiting Los Angeles […]

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Spicy Mussels with Cherry Peppers

Spicy Mussels with Cherry Peppers

My adventure with mussels started in Los Angeles and took me clear across the country to Provincetown where I first tasted Spicy Mussels with Cherry Peppers. How often do we give in to life’s course? Trust and an open mind is a key to opportunity and how to find it. Earlier this year I was […]

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Sea Bass Ceviche

Ceviche with Sea Bass, Turbot and Dover Sole

Ceviche is a fresh, healthy dish that is high in protein, low in fat and calories. Furthermore, it is gluten-free and low in carbohydrates, if not carb-free. Longevity is a topic I’ve been hearing about it a lot lately, more than ever. Whether it is an illness or a change of attitude towards well-being in […]

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Farmers Cheese Spread with Black Garlic

Farmers Cheese Spread with Black Garlic

I was walking around the grocery store a while back and noticed some beautiful black garlic on the shelf. I’ve never seen them before so they definitely grabbed my attention and I went home to do further research. It is a highly regarded medicinal food in Japan, Korea, Canada, Australia and growing in popularity around […]

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Pear Ricotta Bruschetta

Pear Ricotta Bruschetta with Roasted Pecans and Honey

Pears are wonderful because they can be used in sweet as well as in savory recipes. Pear Ricotta Bruschetta with Roasted Pecans can be served as an appetizer or dessert. I’m wondering if everyone has a moment or even a period of time when you just enjoy everything? Everything seems beautiful and in the right […]

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Sweet Potatoes with Avocado and Truffle Oil

Sweet Potatoes with Avocado and Truffle Oil

You are going to love this Sweet Potatoes with Avocado and Truffle Oil appetizer! Writing is a commitment. I’ve been following food blogs and noticed the different personalities they all have. It’s very easy for some people to just sit down and write a story. Words just flow into sentences and create a wonderful story: […]

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Zucchini Rolls with Homemade Pesto

Zucchini Rolls with Homemade Pesto

Who doesn’t like appetizers, small dishes that are usually served before the main course or even an alcoholic beverage called, aperitif, to trigger our digestive juices. Most of the time they are easy to eat as finger foods or just with minimum utensil use. In France they call it hors d’oeuvre, meaning “teaser for the […]

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Hummus

Chunky or Smooth Hummus

Traveling and cooking go together like cheese and wine, like pieces of a puzzle. National dishes pair with their country, Japan and sushi and ramen, Vietnam and phô, Spain and paella, France and baguette and coq au vin, etc. The opportunity to cook international dishes amazes me every time I think about it. It is […]

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Beet Caviar with Walnuts

Russian Beet Caviar with Walnuts

Today we are making Russian Beet Caviar with walnuts, a classic favorite in Russia. Are you tired of the same foods and looking for something new to make, something that’s easy and good? There are many ways to prepare beets and today we are making vegan beet caviar with walnuts, a classic favorite in Russia. […]

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Sunomono Japanese Cucumber Salad

Sunomono – Japanese Cucumber Salad with Smoked Baby Clams

Japanese culture is complex with a rich, diverse history. Even as a highly urban society it strives to be in tune with nature and stays deeply rooted in their traditions. Intricate tea ceremonies and preserving the samurai warrior code of ethics is still part of daily life. They are a culture that strives for perfection […]

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Pistachio Guacamole

Pistachio Guacamole

We all know that it is dangerous to go to the grocery store hungry. Often I think I’m okay for now and think I can get through the shopping process, but as soon as I step into the store, my stomach starts talking and growling like I haven’t eaten for days. So the other day […]

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Japanese Yaki Gyoza Potstickers

Japanese Yaki Gyoza – Pan-fried Dumplings

It seems every country has their version of dumplings, both savory and sweet. Dumplings can be boiled, smoked, fried, steamed or baked and are filled with meats, fish, vegetables, cheeses or fruits. In Russia pel’meni has its tradition. Families were large so one of the main traditions was to gather around a big table and […]

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Eggplant Ganoush Cavair

Eggplant Ganoush Caviar

Baba Ganoush + Eggplant Caviar = Eggplant Ganoush Caviar In eggplant caviar we use eggplant, tomatoes, caramelized onions, walnuts, parsley and spices. The Greek and Cyprus melitzanosalata, has eggplant, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and spices. So we combined two delicious variations of baba ganoush and created our Eggplant Ganoush Caviar. The eggplant is a fruit […]

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