Grilled Kofta with Eggplant and Tomatoes

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We’re pretty darn lucky here in Cali, summer grillin’ really lasts at least 10 month out of the year. But June through August, our beloved char-coal grill certainly gets more of a workout during the summer. By default, Joe always did the grilling. He bought the coals, started the fire and manned the meat. I […]

Fava Bean Falafel {Guest Post}

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Happy Wednesday!! Oh, it’s only been about 2 weeks since I shared a recipe on here, and it feels so good to be back! Joe and I are home from celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary in Hawaii and we are still beaming from all the Aloha spirit and visiting my mom, family and friends. […]

Vichyssoise Galette

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I have to admit I had a difficult time trying to name this recipe. Do I keep it to the point and call it “potato and leek tart” or do I make it fancy and use hard to pronounce words to make my readers think I know that I’m talking about. Well obviously, you know […]

Olive Oil Braised Chicken with Citrus, Fennel and Turmeric

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There is something so luxurious when cooking with Olive Oils from Spain. Ever since traveling to Spain last year (you know I can’t stop talking about that trip…please take me back!), we have been using nothing other than Olive Oils. We shipped a few bottles back, and a year and few months later, are still […]

Turkish Red Pepper and Walnut Dip (Muhammara)

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Oh, it has only been 18 days since I posted my last recipe. I have to be honest, it takes a while for me to get out of holiday mode. Between 20+ dozen cookies baked, 2 prime rib dinners and losing my waistline (and maybe my mind), a decompression was much welcomed! But it does […]