Cherry Pico de Gallo

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In my post last week about Cacao Chili-Rubbed Flat Iron Steak, I briefly mentioned the cherry pico de gallo that I made as an accompaniment.  But, it wouldn’t be doing it justice to gloss over it, as it was maybe my favorite part of the whole meal, notwithstanding the sweet potato oven fries that were also […]

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Cherry Lime Agua Fresca

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As a little girl, one of my favorite treats was a cherry limeade.  Sometimes when we visited my grandparents in Utah we would make a trip to Hires Big H, a great little Utah-based burger joint, that also happens to serve my all-time favorite cherry limeade.  Other people loved going to Hires for their homemade […]

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Cotija Chipotle Corn Guacamole

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With Memorial Day right around the corner, I’ve been planning what will be on the menu.  This Cotija Chipotle Corn Guacamole, inspired by Mexican elote, is a must make! One of my favorite treats is elote, a popular Mexican dish of freshly roasted corn that is spread with mayonnaise, rolled in crumbled cotija cheese, then dusted […]

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Virgin Tamarind Margarita + A Tropical Fruit Giveaway!!

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A virgin tamarind margarita makes the perfect treat to beat the heat during the miserably hot days of August.  It’s an icy combination of tamarind, lemon, orange, and lime flavors that slides down the throat like a tangy bit of paradise, helping you to forget the sweaty hair sticking to the back of your neck, or […]

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Mexican Pizza

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My Mexican Pizza topped with a fragrant tomato sauce, creamy queso fresco, red onion, and escabeche (pickled jalapenos and carrots) was inspired by a pizza I ate pool-side more than once during my trip to Cancun last month with Mr. Fuji.  

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Shiso Pomojito Mocktail—Toasting the New Year in Style

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With 2011 barreling toward us at top speed I decided it was high time to share my favorite drink creation of 2010 with you.  While planning out the menu for my POM Dinner Party last month, one of the first ideas I came up with was a twist on a mojito.  After my foray into […]

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Kiwi Shrimp Banh Mi Tacos

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Kiwi Shrimp Banh Mi Tacos Makes 8 soft tacos For the carrot daikon cucumber quick pickle: 2/3 cup carrot matchsticks 2/3 cup white daikon radish matchsticks 2/3 cup cucumber matchsticks* 1/4 cup rice vinegar 4 teaspoons granulated sugar generous pinch of salt For the taco filling: 12 ounces medium shrimp, cooked and peeled 4 green […]

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Tomato Salsa #95

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Tomato Salsa #95 Makes approximately 2 1/2 cups salsa 4 large roma tomatoes, diced 1/2 large white onion, diced 3 tablespoons grape seed oil 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1. Heat the grape seed oil […]

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Amaranth Squares

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Amaranth Squares Recipe from Patty of Baking is Hot and Makes 6 — 10 servings *1 1/2 c roasted peanuts 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt (only if your peanuts are unsalted) 5 Tbsp local liquid honey 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup puffed amaranth *I like using Spanish peanuts as they have their […]

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Habanero Soy Sauce—Sushi served with a souvenir from Cancun.

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Habanero Soy Sauce Makes about 1/2 cup 1 habanero pepper 1/2 cup soy sauce freshly squeezed lime juice, 1/2 lime 1. Cut open the habanero pepper and scrape out the seeds and membrane, being careful not to get the juices of the pepper on your skin.  Slice the pepper into […]

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