Shrimp Cilantro Burgers with Smoky Chipotle-Lime Guacamole

Shrimp Cilantro Burgers with Smoky Chipotle Lime Guacamole

I'm going to be in full bragging mode today and tell you that you absolutely, must, without question, make this burger recipe!The shrimp burger is out of control juicy and oozing with delicious flavors, and the guacamole is is beyond belief, as it's smoky, spicy, fresh and creamy all at once.  Oh, and the little … [Read more...]

8 Crazy Delicious French Fry Recipes!

8 Interesting Crazy Delicious French Fry Recipes!

It's National French Fry Day and the party is not over -- there are a few hours left, at least in my time zone. ;-)   We have to celebrate, right!?Did you know there's a food holiday every single day of the year?  It's true, and kinda funny, if you ask me -- but who am I not to celebrate food!?  I mean, come … [Read more...]

Grilled Sirloin Steak-Kimchi Sandwich Recipe with Ginger Chile Aioli

Kimchi Grillef Steak Sandwich

In my last post, How to Make Kimchi, I told you that much like butter, everything is better with Kimchi.  Okay, fine, not banana bread or a chocolate chip cookie, but you know what I mean.There's just something about the tangy, sour, crunchy, spicy and fresh deliciousness of kimchi that can elevate a dish to a … [Read more...]

Mango-Avocado Salad with Panela Croutons and Chipotle Crema Mexicana

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This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  And as always, all opinions are my own.When you cut Cacique's Panela cheese and fry it over high heat in a bit of oil, you can sear it -- just as you would steak.  No joke! Rather than melt into a sauce, the surface of this delicious cheese, … [Read more...]

Chorizo Enchilado Melt

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This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria.  As always, all opinions are my own.My work can't get much better than tasting my way through all of the delicious Cacique products.  I have been loving creating recipes with them!  And this recipe combines two of my favorites: beef chorizo and … [Read more...]

Shredded Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe with Citrus Vinaigrette

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Brunoise, chiffonade, mince, rough chop, large dice, thin slices, and grated -- these are just a few of the many ways foods can be cut before they are added to recipes.  And the entire vibe of a dish can depend on how the ingredients are cut.  The size and shape of each ingredient can be as important as the cooking … [Read more...]

Caramelized Onion-Tomato Smashed Potato Pizza

Caramelized Onion-Tomato Smashed Potato Pizza|

It's been raining in LA, snowing in surrounding mountain towns, and below freezing in other parts of the country. We're cold, lighting fires and bundling up beneath soft blankets.So -- call me crazy -- but why on this 1st day of 2015, in the middle of winter, would we move away from hearty, warm, cozy comfort … [Read more...]

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe

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There's Cream of Mushroom Soup and then there's Creamy Mushroom Soup.Both are delicious, but the Creamy Mushroom Soup is made sans cream -- though you'd never know it.  Never.The super creamy texture comes from the puréeing process, which is best achieved in a powerful blender.  This, plus the earthy flavor of … [Read more...]

Smashed Potato Pizza Crust

Smashed Potato Pizza Crust |

When it comes to cooking, I know I toot my own horn from time to time -- but, I don't often call my creations "brilliant" (even if I'm thinking it).  And while I don't want the horn to toot to loud, I'm quite certain this recipe is brilliant. There, I said it.One ingredient (plus oil, salt and pepper).  … [Read more...]

Winter Citrus Honey Melt

Winter Citrus Honey Melt |

I know, I know, citrus and melting cheese might sound like a bizarre combination.  I suppose it is -- but, it's also interesting and super delicious.Citrus is more typically paired with softer aged cheeses, like Cashel Blue or Gorgonzola, and with good reason -- it's fabulous!  (Goat cheese is also a lovely … [Read more...]