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Salmon and quinoa salad with basil pistou

When you work in a restaurant, you immediately make a mental list of tasks you enjoy completing and others that you hate. Everyone has their own preference. I…

Copycat CPK’s Tricolore salad pizza

Many, many years ago, I had accepted a position as a hostess at California Pizza Kitchen, a large chain restaurant in Southern California. As part of the training,…

Grilled vegetable sandwich with tomato jam

There’s a famous bakery that opened several years ago in Southern California that is known for low priced pastries, savory goods and cakes. As soon as they opened,…

Bacon wrapped cheese stuffed chicken

Holidays, especially Christmas, is all about the red meat. Beef roasts, rack of lamb, steaks, ham are all common main dishes of the loved holiday, but what about…

Crispy speck, whipped goat cheese and onion jam crostini

Unsure if it’s the because of the holiday season of giving or if I was just feeling generous, but the other day I decided to prepare a 5…

Chickpea stew with spinach and sausage

Now that it’s finally beginning to look like winter in Los Angeles, it’s time to break out the comfort soups. I cannot begin to tell you how excited…

Eggnog french toast with caramelized bananas

Two years during Thanksgiving, I decided to finally try eggnog. I’ve heard mixed reviews, some fanatics and others not so much. Much to my disappointment, eggnog was not…

Farro stuffing

 Every year when I prepare Thanksgiving dinner, I make two different stuffings, the classic bread stuffing and a rice stuffing. Being that I am Asian and am hosting…

Mashed potatoes with cauliflower

 Mashed potatoes are always a must-have on the dinner table for Thanksgiving. You can swap out the candied yams for squash, challah stuffing for cornbread stuffing, green bean…

Cinnamon spiced roasted kabocha squash

I have to say, one of the many perks of being a food blogger is that when the holidays come around, you end up eating the food twice!…

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