Spicy Broiled Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Sauce and Carrot-Onion Salad

An easy one pan broiled chicken with flavorful spices, cool and refreshing cilantro sauce and quick carrot-onion salad. All served in a charred corn tortilla! 3,920,000 Google search result for chicken taco recipe. Why in the world would I want to add to that number? Does it really make any difference? I decided to go for […]

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Pineapple Chili Margaritas

Happy National Tequila Day! Fresh pineapple, spicy Thai chili pepper simple syrup, Tequila and Triple sec makes one fitting drink! I have been harvesting tons of Thai chili peppers from a small potted plant. It’s amazing how much a tiny plant can yield! These peppers add a touch of heat to the drink, without overpowering! Love […]

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Pumpkin Spice Croissants

The perfect fall coffee house treat! Pumpkin-almond filled croissants with warm spices makes an indulgent pairing with your coffee or just enjoyed plain! Is it Fall already? Are halloween decorations out yet? Have the trees started taking on the majestic shades of orange and red? No….no….no! On one of our recent trips to Starbucks, Sylvester […]

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Green Bean Bhaji with Harissa Aioli

Crispy hot chickpea batter fried green beans served with a cool and spicy harissa aioli! Bhajis are simply sliced vegetables dipped in a chickpea batter and deep fried. Thick slices of potatoes, onions and green bananas are very traditional. They are very often sold by street vendors and prepared at every home for a great […]

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Fig Walnut Hand Tarts

Tender buttery crust, crumbly walnut streusel and roasted fresh figs makes the most delicious portable hand tart! Not a galette! Not a pie! Not a tart! Not a pop tart! Is hand tart even a thing? If not, we just made one!!  The base dough is very similar to a galette or a pie crust( […]

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Baked Peaches with Oat-Pecan Streusel

Soft baked peaches topped with crispy streusel, served with creamy greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream. Makes for an easy breakfast, snack or dessert! While the kids are wandering around with phones to catch Pokemon and battle gyms, they return home (along with an army of friends) HUNGRY!! Summer vacation is all about 8 snacks […]

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Blackberry-Almond Clafoutis

A rustic baked breakfast dish with almonds, blackberries and honey!  Am I in love with blackberries? Gosh… looks like I’m posting too many recipes with blackberries. It’s California! It’s peak SUMMER! Blackberries have been so plump, juicy and sweet this season… please don’t blame me 🙂 Have you had those Saturday mornings, when the kids wake […]

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Mango-Coconut cupcakes with Cherry Glaze

Pretty in pink and yellow! A bright, summery cupcake that will send your tastebuds on a tropical vacation. A little cherry glaze ain’t going to hurt! These cupcakes are not only pretty, but also moist and fluffy! And surprise, there is a cherry inside! Let’s discuss about these beauties, shall we? A basic cupcake recipe […]

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Baked Beet Falafels

Most easiest and flavorful version of Falafels that you will ever make! No dipping sauces required. First things first… lets talk about these falafels. A far cry from the traditional kind, these bite size nuggets require a maximum of 30 seconds in the food processor (ok .. ok.. may be additional 1 or 2 minutes for peeling […]

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