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Aloha-Inspired Fish Taco with Ginger Slaw, Caramelized Pineapple and Macadamia Nuts

March 15, 2012

I had a blast working with Alaska Seafood to conceive a dish for the Foodbuzz Blogger Fest so when they reached out to ask if I’d like to participate in an Alaska Fish Taco contest for bloggers I was game.  The contest started back in February (though I’ve been a bit late to the party […]

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Mexican-Inspired Strata with Jalepeno Chicken Sausage and Chihuahua Cheese

March 6, 2012

One of the things I love about cooking is that progress and growth are often very tangible.  Dishes that I once considered elusive and challenging like liver mousse or risotto have over time become well within reach.  With constant experimenting, exotic ingredients have grown familiar and challenging, new techniques, approachable and possible. And one of […]

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Meatless Monday: Huaraches with Cheese, Mushrooms, and Poblanos

November 28, 2011

Depending on your viewpoint, working in downtown Chicago can be described as delicious or dangerous. I’m of course, referring to all the lunch options that abound just outside my door. Back when I lived in Massachusetts, I worked for four years in a tiny town on the North Shore called Wenham.  Our office itself was […]

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Tres Leches Cake

July 27, 2009

Tomorrow my trip home is officially over and Oliver and I will be headed back to Boston.  It’s a little bit bittersweet since I miss my boyfriend and my kitchen, but at the same time it’s always hard to say goodbye to family and relaxation.  Before I went though my sister requested one of her […]

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Happy Belated Cinco de Mayo

May 7, 2008

Since Cinco de Mayo was a Monday night this year I decided that I wanted to forgo a night out for tacos and margaritas and try my hand in the kitchen instead. (I’ve never been a ‘have a drink on a Monday’ kind of girl, lame I know.) My primary source of inspiration was Mexico […]

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Almost Vegan Taco Salad

April 29, 2008

While enjoying lunch over the weekend with my boyfriend and his friends at a local Tex-Mex restaurant called Rudy’s I spotted a bubbling bowl of Chile con Queso on the table of the couple seated next to us. While I didn’t order it, it did slap me with a HUGE craving. It seemed like the […]

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