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Even better Lychee Martini


With the left over lychee from my last attempt on lychee martini, I tried making the lychee puree myself. The outcome is richer and much better lychee martini. When you have to make the most of everything you have in the pantry, try the recipe with lychee syrup first, and save the best for last. One can of lychee, two Read More

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Vegan Shepherds Pie


I was overjoyed when Kathleen commented on my post on Crispy Cauliflower! We knew each other through work since 1998, and after many assignment changes, we have lost touch over the years. I reached out and suggested we meet on a video conference. The wonders of technology has collapsed the years of time and distance apart like magic, and I Read More

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Smoked Salmon Crostini


I have been relying on the Bruschetta recipe for years when an Italian appetizer is needed on the menu. Great recipe, except it is quite stressful to make sure it is served hot whenever we entertain. Tried this Smoked Salmon Crostini over the weekend and I liked it a lot. Appetizing, easy to prepare, can be served cold. Stress free! Read More

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Classic Margarita


    Here are all the gadgets and ingredients needed for a Classic Margarita. I had a couple of practice sessions and tuned the proportions exactly to my taste and liking. Who knew have the hidden talent of a mixologist? ūüėČ Prep Time: 5 minutes Serves: 1 Ingredients Margarita 2 oz Don Julio Tequila 2 oz Contreau 2 oz freshly Read More

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Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Taco


  Ingredients Chipotle Grilled Mahi Mahi Follow marinade ingredients in Chipotle Chicken 8 slices mahi mahi, about four oz each, cut into 1 oz slices White corn mini tortilla skins Cabbage Slaw 4 cups cabbage, finely shredded 1 1/2 cup red cabbage, finely shredded 1 1/2 cup carrots, finely shredded 1 small red onion, finely sliced 3 stalks green onions, Read More

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Pina Colada


Summer arrived in our backyard!  Summer is officially another 19 days away. We are so privileged to steal a few days from spring to celebrate summer early. There is no better way to welcome this beautiful day than a glass of frozen pina colada. Pineapple and coconut are two of my favorite cocktail ingredients; they came together perfectly in this Read More

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Avocado Milkshake


The theme for the next gourmet club meet is Avocado. While EK has enjoyed this milkshake countless times, he has never ever made it himself. Time for him to practice this recipe for the next club meet. Here you go: 1 avocado 1 Tbsp sugar 1 cup milk 6 ice cubes 1/2 tsp vanilla Blend everything together until smooth. Makes Read More

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Affogato


  We have¬†many coffee addicts in the family. Affagato appeals to everyone’s palette.¬†The only thing I have to prepare is the chocolate sauce. Otherwise, it is really an assembly process to put the dessert together. Planning to serve this at the upcoming memorial day bbq. Hope our guests like it too. Ingredients Chocolate Sauce 3 oz dark chocolate chips 1 Read More

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Seafood, Chicken, and Chorizo Paella


I tried paella at the Catal Restaurant in Anaheim several years back. It was a flavorful blend of rice, meat, vegetable, and seafood, all in one dish. Since then, if there is paella on the menu, it is always hard to resist. I attempted paella at a gourmet club meet a few years back without success. Since then, my 14″ Read More

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Guacamole


Guacamole is one of those must-have with Mexican food. It is so easy to make and you can never have too much guacamole. I like my guacamole to be a little chunky. Always use avocado that gives slightly when pressed. Those are just riped enough to be mashed and yet not too mushy. The best way to enjoy guac is to Read More

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