Archives for the month of: November, 2012

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Holiday season is here, and while a lot of people give into total indulge around this time, for me I try to eat healthy as much as I can so I don’t feel bad about eating at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the holiday parties.

We were helping some friends do Holiday photos and decided to cook dinner at the house afterwards. I made chicken satay and a grilled shrimp and apple salad, both easy on the calories. To finish off dinner, I prepared a honeyed yogurt tart with fresh blueberries and a ginger and graham cracker crust.

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I love making pizza from scratch. The smell of freshly baked dough always make me salivate in anticipation of the finished product, and I always end up eating the first slice too fast and burn the top of my mouth. Read the rest of this entry »

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A dish is like a play, each ingredient has a role, and the special attention taken to the ingredients are like clothes and makeup for the players. In a good dish, all the ingredients play off each other in such a way that they enhances each others flavors, but not lose themselves in the crowd.

In this salad, grilled eggplants are tossed with cognac poached pears, along with walnuts and slivers of pecorino cheese, in a garlic and herb vinaigrette, dotted with honey. Sweet, sharp, smoky, salty, there are so many possible permutations of flavor in this salad. Sometimes too many ingredients can make a dish confusing, but in this case it was perfect. Read the rest of this entry »