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Lemongrass and Rhubarb Cheesecake (Kosher for Passover optional)

May 1, 2017

This unique lemongrass and rhubarb cheesecake is beautifully fragrant with infused grassy citrus lemongrass and a stunning red rhubarb streak inside. (Jump directly to the recipe.) About 15 years ago my brother called me up asking for a favor. He had moved from Missouri to do a fellowship at UC Davis in forensic psychology. It […]

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Ginger, Vanilla and Quince Upside Down Cake from the book Alternative Baker

November 21, 2016

A recipe for a warm and inviting ginger, vanilla and quince upside down cake from the cookbook Alternative Baker by Alanna Taylor-Tobin. This post is a part of a series of cookbook posts that I’ll be running from now through December. I was not monetarily compensated for this post but I did receive this cookbook […]

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Passion Fruit Drink with Hint of Earl Grey Tea

November 25, 2015

This refreshing Passion Fruit Drink with a hint of Earl Grey tea is like a tropical Arnold Palmer! “People need convincing to go to Maui??” asked my friend Nina when I posted a photo from the press lunch I was at with the Hawaii Visitor and Convention Bureau. I laughed because she kind of had […]

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Vegan, Paleo and Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes Roundup!

November 14, 2015

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I’m trying to figure out my menu for it. For me, I love to do a mix of family favorite recipe that everyone loves as well as a few new ones, just to mix it up. I’m lucky that no one in my family has any particular food […]

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Japchae Recipe

March 2, 2015

Korean Japchae is basically Korean pasta salad made with chewy, naturally gluten free sweet potato noodles. This tasty japchae recipe is super easy to make. My partner AJ and I love to visit Los Angeles as often as possible. We have some great friends down there which we adore and try to see at least […]

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Smoked Honey

February 9, 2015

Sweet and charred flavored smoked honey is easy to make in your home kitchen without a smoker, with this step-by-step instructions recipe! So I’m just going to say it out loud. I’m not a fan of Las Vegas. It’s not one single thing that I don’t like about the city. I don’t specifically have a […]

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Creamed Kale

January 12, 2015

Instead of creamed spinach, try this creamed kale recipe, a classic with slightly more substance but equally perfect as an easy side dish for dinner! “I think I’m going to get a little bit more of that kale. And that something I’ve never said before!” said my sister-in-law as she got up from the table […]

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Candied Pumpkin Seeds

October 27, 2014
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These addictive spiced candied pumpkin seeds made with cinnamon, ginger and other spices only take 5 minutes to make! The long thick green vines started to grown along the side of my childhood home in the late summer heading into Autumn. As a kid I didn’t really know what it was. My parents had certainly […]

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Skirt Steak Recipe with All-Purpose Steak Rub and Chimichurri Sauce

May 26, 2014
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This awesome, fast and easy skirt steak recipe with all-purpose steak rub and chimichurri sauce can be made in 30 minutes or less, start to finish! This blog probably makes the follow sentiment utterly unnecessary to write, but I love food. Most of my friends know this so I end up being the guy that […]

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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Fingerling Potato, seasoned with Caraway Seeds and Juniper Berries

May 19, 2014
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This wonderful and unique brussels sprouts salad has fingerling potatoes and is seasoned with the unusual combination of caraway seeds and juniper berry! My partner AJ has repeatedly told me how our refrigerator scares him. He goes into there to get his milk and cheese, but otherwise he steers clear of it. No, it’s not […]

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Tea Smoked Shrimp Vegetable Ribbon Salad and Asian Pesto Recipe

April 10, 2014
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This step-by-step tea smoke shrimp recipe makes for an impressive salad with ribbons of carrot, parsnip and broccoli dressed with an Asian pesto dressing. Tea smoking shrimp sounds pretty labor intensive, invoke visions of wizened-faced elderly Asian women perpetually bent over. Each movement by them completely deliberate, as they walk around their kitchen, barely visible, […]

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Perfect Soft Boiled Egg

February 3, 2014
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If you’re looking for the perfect soft boiled egg, look not further. This recipes is foolproof and incredibly easy. “I didn’t really care for our visit there so much…” said AJ as we left the restaurant. We visit Los Angeles pretty often but we tend to stick to our try and true favorites, Thai food, […]

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Mocha Cookies With Dark Chocolate and Pistachios (gluten free)

December 19, 2013
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Love mocha? Try this mocha cookie recipe with dark chocolate and pistachios! Gluten free with an option to use regular all-purpose too! If you follow me on any of my various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+) you may have noticed something this past weekend and earlier this week. I wasn’t online! This […]

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Gluten Free Ginger Snaps

December 10, 2013
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This recipe for gluten free ginger snaps are practically indistinguishable from the original version, making them a treat most everyone can enjoy! There’s something about the warm scent of ginger cookies that makes the house truly feel like the holidays. More than the Christmas tree and the twinkling lights, more than hearing Tracey Thorn sing […]

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

November 25, 2013
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A quick, easy and sophisticated recipe on how to make homemade cranberry sauce using fresh cranberries and white wine. Even though no one, other than my mom, ate it, the canned cranberry sauce always had a place on our Thanksgiving table. In truth, I didn’t even know that cranberry sauce came in any other way […]

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Vegan Green Bean Casserole – Gluten Free, Grain Free and Paleo Friendly

November 18, 2013
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Looking for a Green Bean Casserole recipe using REAL ingredients? Try this vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly recipe that tastes the best! You know that feeling you get when your mom pulls out those drawings you did when you were in junior high and showing them to your friends and loved ones during the holidays? “You […]

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Mussels and Fries, an easy dinner for two

November 7, 2013
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“We really need to start making different meals than what we usually make for dinner.” I said to AJ as I surveyed my stack of cookbooks. I’m ashamed to own nearly 400 cookbooks and I have a habit of reaching for the same 10 recipes for dinner. Granted a good 3/4 of my books are […]

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