Pasta With Meat Sauce

A quick “Bolognese” sauce to serve with any pasta. I have used spaghetti, orzo, linguini, ziti, gnocchi. I also use it as a filling for lasagna. The sauce is versatile and makes a quick weekday dinner when served with pasta and a fresh salad. This pasta dish is enjoyed by both kids and adults, and […]

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The Processed Food Industry’s Contribution To The Obesity Crisis

When we think of food these days, the images that come to mind are not usually of an apple or a colorful salad; instead, we imagine a slice of pizza or a fat, juicy hot dog. These foods taste good because of the amount of added sugar, fat, and salt that make them delicious and […]

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Anna’s Blueberry Cakes

These blueberry cakes are unique, unusual and so pretty. They are not hard to make and after just one bite, smiles and a joyful belly are assured. These are especially good for the holidays and make excellent gifts for friends and family. Enjoy them with a cup of tea or coffee or as a simple […]

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Mini Naan Pizza

These personal mini-pizzas ideal for a quick and fun meal. There are easy to make and a joy to put together as you can mix and match the sauces, toppings and types of cheese. Ideal for a weeknight treat or weekend lunch. A truly “interactive” meal for both kids and adults. Try them and fall […]

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Jazzed-Up Instant Ramen

I was not introduced to instant ramen until I was in my early 20’s. As a pasta-lover, this new type of noodle was quite a discovery. As I got older, I started playing with ramen and adding all kinds of ingredients to the noodles and used them as sides or complete meals. Now, my chickens […]

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Auténtica Taqueria in Kendall, Miami

My friend, Miss Y., surprised me with an invitation to eat tacos at Auténtica Taqueria. It was exciting – the first restaurant I visited since the pandemic! We were short on time, so we only ordered two dishes – a chicken tostada and tacos, of course. Chicken Tostada A crispy tortilla topped with refried beans, […]

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A Simple calalou

So what is Calalou? It is not exactly a dish that can be easily found on Miami restaurants’ menus. It is a simple, warm, and nourishing soup that can be made at home. Calalou (also spelled callaloo, calaloo, or kallaloo) is either a soup or a stew made with okra and dasheen or spinach leaves. […]

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Would I Consider Becoming Vegan?

Adopting a vegan diet for health purposes has crossed my mind on many occasions. I always said that if I was faced with some major health crisis, including cancer, I would not undergo chemotherapy or intensive medication- I would adopt a 100% plant-based whole food way of eating instead. Veganism is mainly an idea in […]

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Okra CHICKEN Soup

Beautifully slimy, silky, and chunky okra soup. This is a soup I started to make when I first moved out of my mother’s house. It’s easy to make, filling, and perfect for days when you want something fast, delicious, and nutritious to eat. It is indeed slimy and for me, that is the best part […]

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We Love Brussels Sprouts

These little green bundles that resemble baby cabbages have a contentious reputation – some love them, others cannot stand them. It seems that the secret to enjoying these little nuggets of goodness is in the preparation. They are full of nutrients and vitamins and are thought to be native to Belgium, specifically to an area […]

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Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of those comforts foods that is easy to make. I never made it until recently, motivated by the nagging of my 17-year old who was so bored during the corona quarantine that she wanted to bake. I researched many recipes on YouTube and ended up with a combined version of Tessa […]

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What Is Going To Happen To The Restaurants?

I love food, and I love to cook. I also enjoy going to restaurants to try new dishes and to take pictures of the plates. My food is good, but it’s not attractive, so restaurants are an excellent place to take pretty pictures of the preparations. Bars and restaurants in Miami have been closed since […]

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30th Annual Asian Culture Festival in Homestead, Miami

The last time we went out before the COVID-19 situation got grave in Miami was on March 8th, to go to the Asian Culture Festival. I was hesitant to go, and now I am so glad we went – it was early, so not too many people, and the vast array of food available was […]

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