Sous Vide Pork Belly, Mexican Rice & Egg (over a bed of Black Bean Salsa Casera)

The other day hubby and I discovered a quaint restaurant in Aptos, Ca, namely Cafe Sparrow. Right before walking through their entrance door, I spotted a dish on the menu board that caught my eyes right away, pork belly with eggs! It read so simply, yet the thought of grilled pork belly over a bed […]

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Oyster Po’Boy with Fried Okra

Oysters and okra are fried in a spicy panko & flour breading for this classic New Orleans sandwich.

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Cajun Burger with Collard Greens and Fried Oysters…

My version is a simple dash of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper atop the grass-fed beef patties on freshly-baked hamburger buns, adding on fried oysters, collard greens, and Sir Kensington’s Special Sauce to finish it off—no bayou dish left unturned.

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Beef Picadillo

Picadillo (Spanish pronunciation: [pikaˈðiʎo], “mince”) is a traditional dish in many Latin American countries and the Philippines (where it is known as giniling, and also arroz a la Cubana) that is similar to hash.

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Herbalist Paths

No matter where you are at in your herbal studies, the Herbal Academy has a training program for you!

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Crustless Spinach, Egg and Mushroom Quiche

The green veggies are in honour of Saint Patrick’s Day, and for my blended household–made up of an older son who is now a pescatarian, an elderly mom whose on a strict diet because of her arthritis, a teen who eats everything that’s in the fridge at midnight, a hubby who goes for walks around […]

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Chicken Piccata

When life gives you lemons, do make something wonderful out of them…

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Haute Dogs…the after-party.

A couple of weeks ago I finally gave in to purchasing Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar Life Cookbook. Moving forward, I’ve turned the pages frontward and backwards, in contemplation of the next quirky recipe I am going to make…

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Red Wine-Braised Beef Short Ribs

This is a beautifully executed dish that I wanted to replicate.

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Family Sundays

Sundays at home are usually our downtime. Although, on some occasions there will be a pile of laundry to do, or some vacuuming to be had. Otherwise, it’s all about leisure cooking for me, football games for hubby, and extra computer time for the teen.

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Sopas Filipino

So I’ve never made this before, but its been on my list of to do’s. While I didn’t quite have all the right ingredients, I managed to pull it off going by memories from childhood. Sopas is a staple comfort food—macaroni chicken soup, in the Philippines. Made of the simplest ingredients in less than an […]

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Dripping salaciously with each bite…

As far back as I can remember, my first love for sandwiches began in middle school. Freddie’s Sandwiches, the little sandwich shop that could situated on the corner of Francisco Street in San Francisco. 

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