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Archive for June, 2007

June 29, 2007

Grilled Garlic and Rosemary Ribeye Steak

One of the greatest things about July 4th weekend is that ALL THE MEAT IS ON SALE!!! Beautifully marbled Angus ribeye steaks for $5.99 a pound. By the way that I cooked tonight, you would have thought we were celebrating the holiday early!

I have a dilemma. I have about …

June 29, 2007

Garlic Truffle Fries

After a title like that, does this dish need any other introduction at all?!? Just trust me. These will be the best fries you’ll ever have. Look how light and crisp these are! Garlic, parsley and hints of truffles adorn these fries.

No shaved truffles…I’m not that rich! But I did a double-whammy and finished the fries with Truffle Olive Oil and Truffle Salt. The Truffle Olive Oil is …

June 29, 2007

Honey Ginger Carrots with Citrus Salt

Fast, easy way to prepare carrots – instantly transform them to “gourmet” by sprinkling with a homemade Citrus Flavored Salt…

June 28, 2007

Szechuan Peppercorn Roasted Chicken

I am notorious for seeing something on TV, wanting coveting, and then coming up with 101 reasons fo Why I Must Have This Kitchen Gadget. Of course, after explaining to husband reason #79 for the fifth time in a row, he usually gives in….not because he thinks …

June 24, 2007

Making Your Own Flavored Salts

One of the easiest ways to elevate your cooking to another level is to use flavored salts, or finishing salts. No recipe needed, really. Flavor + Salt = Flavored Salt. REALLY!!! I know you just had…

June 21, 2007

Orange-Chilli-Ricotta Frozen Yogurt

I am certainly not as talented as Gattina, who created a perfect Orange & Chilli Ricotta Cheesecake . Even her description of the cheesecake is so poetic….”a little shy girl who needs a little nudging to shine in the spotlight.”So, you know where I’m going with this. My version, not so elegant, is like …

June 21, 2007


My next post is a recipe…I promise!!! But for now, check out this brilliant 1 minute commercial (via Cha Xiu Bao)

June 20, 2007

Squid Guts & Pinkberry

What a wonderful week in Los Angeles I had! The highlights: 1. Lunch with Rasa Malaysia We met at Zen Grill restaurant in Beverly Hills. When I first saw her behind the wheel of her HUGE BLACK SUV, I thought, “who in the world would let their 18 year old drive such a beautiful, big […]

June 16, 2007

Chinese Pastries with Hoisin Chicken

I don’t know if you have the upscale Chinese chain called P.F. Changs near you, but in 90’s Los Angeles, it was the chi-chi place to eat…a place to see and be seen, where the skinny, tall and deeluscious hung out waiting to be discovered by producers and sugar daddies. Me? I was …

June 14, 2007

Seared Scallops with Mango-Melon Salsa

This recipe appeared in my food column, Steamy Kitchen, published in a local newspaper here in Florida. The original text from the food column appears below. A modified version + coconut rice + an awesome story also published as part of the cover story for Creative Loafing newspaper. Remember when I was disowned by my peeps? Well, here is …

June 12, 2007

Persian Sour Cherry Saffron Rice (Polow)

Luscious sour cherries….saffron….basmati rice….if there ever was a rice dish that could tease me into submission, this would be it. When I lived in Hollywood, I used to frequent a Persian restaurant and order just a big ginormous platter of cherry saffron rice with two 16″ spears of hunky shish kababs. A dish designed for two, consumed by one, me.

By the way that I talk about food, you’d think I have an eating disorder addiction obsession. When presented with a food that …

June 11, 2007

A Little Strip Tease

Just a quick peek at what I’ll be posting tomorrow….can you guess whats in my rice? I know. You love when I tease you. ::wink::

June 10, 2007

Slow Butter Braised Asparagus

I’ll admit, I have been caught up in the whole slow-cooking trend lately. Most of my slow-cooking has yielded succulent and tender results, like Tropical Island Salmon and Baby Back Ribs with Asian Orange Ginger Glaze, and yes, I’ve also had a couple of disasters. One night, I decided that we’d have an entire meal […]

June 7, 2007

Coconut Frozen Yogurt

With just a handful of ingredients, make Coconut Frozen Yogurt that’s topped with crunchy tropical toasted coconut.

June 6, 2007

It Must Be My Lucky Week!

My Tropical Island Salmon tied for First Place Overall Winner in DMBLGIT! I am so honored, giddy and tickled pink salmon. Thank you! On Monday, I also won the 2007 Chamber of Commerce Minority Business of the Year honoring my husband and my other business, Digital Doctors. Should I go out and buy a lottery […]

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