Cumin-Lime Tofu and Kale Salad with Avocado, Blueberries, Shredded Beets and Spicy Pepitas

Cumin-Lime Tofu and Kale Salad with Avocado, Blueberries, Shredded Beets and Spicy Pepitas

Considering that my last post was a ridiculously decadent carrot cake, I thought, perhaps a little salad is in order? Upon moving to Bellevue I discovered that blueberries are the fruit of choice among farmers in my area. Awesome! I love fresh blueberries and even better, I’ll be able to frequent u-pick farms during the ...

Aztec Chocolate Cookies

Aztec Chocolate Cookies

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in desserts, Fusion, Recipes | No Comments

I have been on a mission to make some kind of spicy chocolate cookie and have been hard at work on creating the perfect texture and flavor. I’ve had a few fails, but tonight…I had a big fat v-gasm. Yep. I need to mention that I’m not a huge chocolate fan, but these cookies are ...

Roasted Eggplant and Heirloom Tomato Tart with Fresh Basil Pesto

Roasted Eggplant and Heirloom Tomato Tart with Fresh Basil Pesto

Posted by on Aug 7, 2011 in entrées, Fusion, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

Since tomatoes are in season and I have been waiting all year for these amazing heirloom varieties, I’m posting another tomato recipe. I went to the Urbana Farmers Market this morning and found some gorgeous heirlooms along with a few varieties of eggplant. I can’t even tell you how much I love farmers markets. I ...

Sweet & Savory Stuffed Peppers

Sweet & Savory Stuffed Peppers

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in American, entrées, Fusion, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

To celebrate the 4th of July I decided to forego the BBQ this year and try something new. For some reason stuffed peppers popped into my head. I headed out to Pontious Farm early in the day to see what I could find. Slim pickens right now, but I did find some beautiful red currants (the ...

Lychee-Rose Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Frosting

Lychee-Rose Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Frosting

Posted by on Jan 20, 2011 in desserts, Fusion, Recipes | No Comments

After making some Green Tea Panna Cotta the other night, I had lots of leftover Lychee Compote. What to do? Let’s try some lychee cupcakes! They turned out great. So great in fact, that my husband swears they are the best cupcakes I’ve made to date! Of course, he is my husband…he has to say ...

Green Tea Panna Cotta with Lychee-Rose Compote and Toasted Almonds

Green Tea Panna Cotta with Lychee-Rose Compote and Toasted Almonds

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in desserts, Fusion, Recipes | No Comments

I’m a little bit of a spacey-magoo today and having a hard time focusing (which makes for crappy writing) so I’m just gonna give it to you straight. I love green tea. I love it even more when it’s in dessert form. I wanted to make something with this flavor, so I did. I liked ...

Citrus-Fennel Salad with Balsamic Grilled Figs and Walnut Chutney

Citrus-Fennel Salad with Balsamic Grilled Figs and Walnut Chutney

Posted by on Dec 9, 2010 in appetizers, Fusion, Recipes, sides | No Comments

For Thanksgiving, Jenni and decided to surprise each other by secretly preparing our own amuse-bouche to be unveiled before dinner. Technically, mine was more like an appetizer since it consisted of several bites, but I just want to say that I created an amuse-bouche for the sake of saying it. * Amuse Bouche: is a ...

Cardamom-Lime Bars

Cardamom-Lime Bars

Posted by on Oct 5, 2010 in desserts, Fusion, Recipes | No Comments

This is my twist on lemon bars. I love anything citrus, but I’m kinda on a lime kick right now…and since cardamom is in the ginger family, it goes quite nicely. As per Wikipedia, “Green cardamom in South Asia is broadly used to treat infections in teeth and gums, to prevent and treat throat troubles, ...