Caprese Salad

I love ordering caprese salad when I’m eating at Italian restaurants… but I always felt a tinge of guilt that I was overpaying what I was actually getting. So of course my next mission was to recreate the caprese salad. This didn’t take much since there are only 4 ingredients! When you have so few [...]

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Salsa

I make salsa all the time, even when I have only one tomato laying around; this recipe scales so easily. Once you become familiar with the ratio of ingredients and how simple it is, you’ll be making salsa all the time too. Ingredients: 5 – 6 Tomatoes 1/3 Onion (any color) 1/2 – 1 Jalapeno [...]

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Chinese style spicy tendon [麻辣牛筋]

Ok, this may be a little “out there” for some of you, but for that small group of you that likes tendon, this is for you! For me, the tendon is always one of my favorite parts of eating pho! It may take some getting used to, but once you like it.. oh you like [...]

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Baked Artichoke Spinach Dip

My cousin Karina loves spinach dip. Every Thanksgiving it is requested that the dip be made for her (and everyone else). This year I decided to switch it up a bit to a hot version (baked hot, not spicy hot). This is another recipe from my favorite channel, the Food Network. And even though it’s [...]

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Hummus

I got this recipe from an old coworker (Thanks Ziad!). It’s a classic recipe and never fails to appease the crowds.  You can eat hummus on its own (with some pita or naan), on sandwiches, with falafel, or some fresh veggies. Ingredients 2 cans of garbanzo beans 3 Tbsp Tahini sauce (Berkeley Bowl, Whole Foods, [...]

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