Momofuku Pork Belly Bao Buns

February 3, 2019
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Momofuku Pork Belly Bao Buns Momofuku Pork Belly Buns Momofuku Pork Belly Buns One of the many things I miss about living in New York is the Momofuku Pork Belly Buns. I haven't found anywhere in Florida that can even come close to this dish so I set out in finding the recipe. As my luck would have it with any food I fall madly in love with, the recipe was featured on Food 52 and on Food & Wine. This recipe may seem intimidating but is extremely easy but laborious to make. I...

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Garlic Knot Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches If I didn't have you at "garlic knots" on one of my previous posts then I am sure to get you at garlic knot chicken parmesan sandwiches. Brace yourself on one of the easiest and delicious recipes I have made to date. It is both approved by the adults in the house as well as the children. Make extras because everyone will be begging you for more and for leftovers for lunch. Garlic Knot Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches Ingredients 1 pound refrigerated pizza...

Shrimp Scampi Dumplings

October 17, 2018
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Shrimp Scampi Dumplings  These shrimp scampi dumplings are what dreams are made out of. The perfect union of Japanese and Italian cuisine, ready for you to devour. Seriously your family will leave no leftovers of these, even though this recipe makes about 50 dumplings.  Shrimp Scampi Dumplings Ingredients 1⁄2 lb raw shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped 2 tablespoons white wine 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for pan 2 t...

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Short Rib Empanadas with Guajillo Salsa This recipe for short rib empanadas with guajillo salsa is one I came across in search of some food truck style recipes. I love empanadas and have been cranking them out since I was about 10 years old with my mom. You've probably heard me mention that every culture seems to have some version of an empanada because seriously who doesn't love fried dough filled with an inexhaustible list of delicious food. You'll love how different these taste from the tr...

Amalfi Coast Calamari Pasta

September 10, 2018
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Amalfi Coast Calamari Pasta This Amalfi Coast Calamari Pasta has been in my "to make" queque for some time now. In big part this is because I felt intimidated by making the calamari. Calamari is one of those foods that I order almost every single time I see it on any menu. I've become a calamari snob so-to-speak. It has to be oh so crispy on the outside and the calamari has to melt in your mouth. I figured if I mess this recipe up it would be a truly sad day. But lo and behold, it came out way ...

Chicken Tinga Tacos

August 20, 2018
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Chicken Tinga Tacos It's pretty safe to say that there's no better tacos than chicken tinga tacos. The first time I tried these was at my friend's mom's house. They're from Oaxaca, Mexico so you know anything they make is going to be as authentic as it comes.This recipe is one of hundreds from the cookbook Mexico. If you don't have this cookbook in your repertoire and you're a lover of Mexican cuisine, then consider this your bible. Chicken Tinga Tacos Ingredients 1/2 onion 2 cloves 1 wh...

Superman Ice Cream

August 8, 2018
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Superman Ice Cream I can still remember it, my first trip to Sarasota at the age of 14 and my first time to Kilwin's and ordering a Superman Ice Cream. My parents let me go on a family trip with my friend Vanessa to the required Cuban summer trip to Sarasota to bunk up at either Island House or Casa Blanca next door. You kicked back, relaxed in the pool, or played pool after connecting with all of your friends from West Palm Beach. It was essentially a West Palm Beach, Cuban-Reuben reunion but ...

Greek Dolmades

July 8, 2018
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Greek Dolomades, so simple, so good, you can't just stop at one. We are not big meat eaters in our house hold. Surprisingly, we thoroughly enjoy a lot of vegetarian dishes that are simple yet delicious. Plan this recipe ahead and order your grape leaves on amazon, which you'll find the link for in the ingredients list below! Enjoy this tasty and easy to make Greek dolmades!  Greek Dolmades Ingredients 60-70 fresh grape leaves or one 16-oz jar, drained grape leaves, stems removed (Orlan...

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Get Glowing Smoothie Bowl This Get Glowing Smoothie Bowl is from my recently purchased book, The Beauty Chef. If you don't have this book yet, I strongly encourage you to check it out and add it to your meal planning repertoire. My family and I have been more intentional about eating cleaner and healthier because outer beauty begins with inner beauty in what good and wholesome foods you eat. This smoothie bowl in particular is our new family favorite. It's nice and cold and oh so flavorful. ...

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Teriyaki Shrimp Sushi Roll Teriyaki Shrimp Sushi Rolls, the four words that won my heart over at the age of 18. It was senior year of high school and our AP English teacher announces that we have an opportunity to go meet the then newly published Memoirs of a Geisha's author, Arthur Golden. The only catch was that we had to write an essay, as she was only going to pick 6 students to go. I write my essay, proudly turned it in, and awaited a few days to receive the news that I was one of the six ...