Weekend is Here and so is Week 2 of the 49ers!

Hello Everyone! Happy Friday! The weekend is here again and I cannot wait for Sundays game… 49ers Vs. Seahawks! That will be an epic game!

Wish everyone a fun-filled weekend! If you didn’t get a chance to check out the newest recipe post here!

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Seasoned Butternut Squash Tacos with Roasted Corn and Capsicum

I know I love to post chicken recipes… but here is a yummy recipe for all the vegetarians! Isn’t it when you go to Mexican places, the only vegetarian dishes they find are with beans and cheese (generally). So frustrating no? There are so many other veggies they could improvise with and the closest taco spot I’ve been to that has been courageous enough to experiment with different veggie options is Tacolicious.

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Game Day Chicken Tacos

Summer is almost at its end, but football season has just started so things are still looking up to me! I love, love, love football season. All the commotion, the smack-talk, the colorful jerseys, and most of all…. can you guess it? THE FOOD! haha

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Easy Classic Chicken Salad

I have been so busy this month and I wanted a quick fix. The first thing that came to mind was chicken (my favorite thing to cook). I love Chicken Salad, but whenever I go to the grocery store, I can never find one that I like. They either have too much mayo or not enough. Sometimes they have very little flavor overall or the flavor just doesn’t taste right.

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Delete Cookies?!?

Delete Cookies?!?

Haha…I don’t think this comic will ever get old!

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I know I have been absent lately from posting recipes! I will be up and at them once again, possibly after a couple of weeks! My schedule has been a little hectic lately and will die down a bit soon. Can’t wait to get back to cooking! Ciao for now!

Cumin Pan-Seared Scallops

It was a Saturday night, and I had a couple of people joining me for dinner. I looked at the time and realized I was cutting it real close to the time they were to arrive. (Sounds like the start of a story right? 😉

I wanted to be adventurous and make a scallop dish that wasn’t going to take too long and not be very difficult. Scallops, when bought fresh from the supermarket or deli, do not take very long to cook. If you are baking them, about 10 minutes. If pan-seared, then maybe about 2-3 per side.

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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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Roasted Garlic Cappa Santa

I was walking through the grocery store and wanted to make some type of seafood. I was thinking either Halibut or Salmon, but then I saw scallops!

Scallops are very delectable and low in both calories and fat. Most people avoid shellfish because they are generally high in cholesterol. They are a good source of potassium (cardiovascular health), magnesium (blood pressure), and phosphorus (important for strong teeth and bones).

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Buckwheat Noodle Stir-Fry with Zucchini (Soba)

It’s just one of those days when you are so, so hungry, but you don’t want to be cooking in the kitchen all night. I opened my pantry and found a packet of buckwheat noodles and a bottle of mushroom based Soy-sauce. I immediately thought about a stir-fry and my mouth began to water. That was what I needed to make to hit the spot!

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I was not sure if I wanted to make cold soba noodles, Zaru Soba, or HOT, like ramen (noodle soup). Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat (also means the noodles made from buckwheat flour) and Zaru is a bamboo basket/place setting.

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