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Spring Mix Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette


I’ve recently fallen in love with pomegranate juice. A huge bottle of POM Wonderful at Costco costs less than ten bucks and its pack full of nutrients in every glass. I experimented with different recipes incorporating pomegranate juice. The real winner is this Spring Mix salad with pomegranate vinaigrette. Leafy greens, crisp Envy apples, tart Cransins, crunchy candied pecans, grainy Read More

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Citrus Upside Down Cake


I was at the store last weekend and saw citruses of various shades and sizes filling the bins. There is my favorite Cara Cara Oranges, Grapefruits, Pomelos, Blood Oranges, and of course the more common Navel Oranges. My brain was baking up an image of a colorful cake with slices of these different types of citrus. I substituted the pineapples Read More

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Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Panko Crust


Made this Mac and Cheese for Thanksgiving dinner when my niece visited with her two girls. I always believe Mac and Cheese is a dish for children but surprisingly, it received lots of rave reviews from the adults. I was really too busy to savor and appreciate the dish. Made it again tonight – adult version with Toscano cheese soaked Read More

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Pecan Delight


Updated Dec 11th 2021 It’s that time of the year for some holiday bake. I turned to my favorite recipe from Pat for its snowy look and melt-in-the-mouth goodness. Pat passed this summer 😢. She was kind, friendly, and always shared with us the fabulous cookies she baked on Fridays. So glad that I have the opportunity to get to Read More

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Sugarless, Flourless Banana, Carrot, and Fig Muffins


I made these True Food muffins for Hanna. Last time I published the carrot, parsnip, zuchinni bread recipe, she told me to make it for her when she visits during Thanksgiving. Since Hillary is visiting her in New York to celebrate their birthday together, I decided to surprise her with these hand-delivered mini muffins 😄. These muffins smell so good Read More

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Carrot-Parsnip-Zucchini Bread


After 5 months of feasting on hawker-style Singaporean food from home chefs in the bay area, we are now back in Scottsdale. While I will miss those food a lot, I am glad that ordering these carb-heavy menu items is no longer an option. It’s time to be my own home chef and fix some healthy meals! There is a Read More

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Almond Fruit Tartlet


Something is nagging at me the last few nights since I made those Rustic Almond and Fruit Galettes. I really wanted to feature those beautiful fresh fruits more prominently than having them hidden under the ‘rustic’ crust. This weekend, I made another batch of flaky tart dough from my favorite Tartine cookbook and set off to give these fresh fruits Read More

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Paleo Walnut Cookies


Hanna made these paleo cookies for the elderly neighbors when she was back in the bay area a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, when she delivered them, she found that Pat has passed on. Pat used to make chocolate chip cookies on Fridays; we know she likes them! It was very nice of Hanna to look up a paleo recipe to Read More

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Blueberry Banana Bread


EK was complaining again that the refrigerator is overloaded. There is way more food than the two of us could eat before they have to be thrown out 😬. I needed to salvage the blueberries before they are moldy. There are also two sad-looking overripe bananas in the fruit bowl …. out came a blueberry banana bread. Our breakfast for Read More

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Apple Carrot Muffins


With a whole box of leftover shredded carrots sitting in the refrigerator, I decided to make carrot muffins for this week’s breakfast. Hanna did most of the work assembling the ingredients, mixing and dividing the batter into the muffin cups. These muffins turned out beautifully. She did a great job dotting the muffins with walnut chips. Top it with cream Read More

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