Sweet Red Onion Marmalade

I love pairing dishes with just about anything that might complement its color or aroma or flavors! When I was making my Cumin Pan-seared Scallops, I found this Red Onion Marmalade to be a tasty complement.


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Tom Rim (Vietnamese Caramelized Shrimp)

Shrimp… I would have never thought in a million years I would enjoy it. The texture of shrimp doesn’t settle well with me. I realized how wrong I was after having this dish!! Maybe I had a bad batch, who knows!

Tom Rim, Vietnamese Caramelized Shrimp, looked so appetizing, I had to try it for myself.  I did my digging and found a few recipes online. Read each one and went at it!

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Grilled Huli Huli Chicken


Kauai, Hawaii…. what a beautiful place! It has got to be my favorite island in the Hawaii chain…heck…probably one of my most favorite places to go visit. This island is so lush and relaxing that even Matt Damon, Pierce Brosnan and Julia Roberts own a property on this island to get away from it all.

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Asian Spiced Chicken Thighs

I often talk about how much I love Asian food or Asian inspired foods. I was at Ranch 99 and due to a combination of impulse purchases, I decided to make some chicken and a rub out of the ingredients I just purchased.


Asian Spiced Chicken Thighs:

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Nick’s Crispy Tacos – San Francisco

I had gone to the city, San Francisco, with one of my best friends and her sister, and we were starving! I started contacting a bunch of my friends in the area or that were familiar with some hot spots in SF and one of my good friends suggested to go to Nick’s Crispy Tacos. My friends and I were a little skeptic at first…one because of our location and how long it would take us to get there and two because it didn’t look appealing from the outside.

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Chabaa Thai Cuisine

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Thailand is one place I have been dying to visit. It is one of the top places on my bucket list of places to see. More than the architecture and beautiful landscapes, I am excited to have authentic Thai food! I can just imagine…the food I am having here is amazing…imagine how much authentic home-cooked Thai food would taste!

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Chicken-Paneer Makhani

Cream….Cream….and more Cream!

Makhani is a dish that has been around for ages in India, especially in areas populated with Punjabis! Sometimes Makhani dishes are called “buttery” dishes because “makhan” in Hindi means butter. Indian butter is a cultured butter and has a sourness to it. In order to get that sourness here in the US, you add a small amount of yogurt in the cream. If you would like to keep a more creamy texture, Malai, non-homogenized milk boiled and then cooled, is added to the sauce.

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