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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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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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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Granddaddy’s Farm Fresh Market

On a sunny Saturday morning, I was in a dark mood – too many things going on around me that seemed totally out of my control. I had to get out of the house, stop brooding and do something pleasant and cheap. I needed some onions and potatoes, so I knew exactly where I needed […]

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Jamaican Cow Cod Soup – The Strangest Thing I Have Ever Eaten

 One day I went to a party on a Saturday night, a Jamaican party to be precise. Reggae music was blasting. Children were running around. Women in the kitchen cooking and chatting. Some of the men playing dominoes, others watching cricket on TV; all of them eating something called “cow cod soup”. “What is cow […]

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Restaurants Visited In Miami 2019

2019 was rather dismal as far as life, in general, was concerned. This was mainly due to the 5 months I spent in between jobs. In spite of this, I was still able to experience and record the usual 12 restaurant visits per year and for that, I am very joyful.  The restaurants are listed […]

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A Lunch Date At Tacos & Tattoos, Miami

It was raining, and the last thing I wanted to do was drive anywhere – but I promised. The little one’s boyfriend was coming over, and I said that I would take them to lunch. I had to keep my word. Where could we go that had good food, and covered outdoor seating that would […]

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Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen In Wynwood, Miami

Mister B. suggested that we visit Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen in Wynwood. It’s unlike any other Caribbean restaurant I have been to in Miami – so very pretty, elegant in a whimsical kind of way, eclectic and full of flamboyant art on the walls. Color and comfort are two things that strike you when you first […]

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My Favorite Instant Noodle Soup

I first fell in love with laksa in a hotel room in Brisbane, Australia. I was not in the mood to go down to the dining room, so I ordered room service. Laksa had been on my food bucket list for a while, and this seemed like the perfect occasion to try it. Laksa is […]

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Cream Cheese Corn Pie

I always loved corn pie except for the fact that most of them contained eggs. I was looking for a recipe for the eggless version for a long time. Then, at a potluck at work, my boss brought this as his side dish. Below is the recipe as he gave it to me. I add […]

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