Tom Kha Soup

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I love love love LOVE Thai food. Cant get enough. You’ve heard me say this before and I’ll say it again—Thai is the food culture that, to me, has the perfect balance of sweet, salty, sour and hot.  Its basically taste-bud nirvana.  And if you had to take this perfection and put it in a bowl with… 

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Asian Glazed Baked Wings

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Sooooo…. yeah, I’m sorry — I know I haven’t posted in 2 months — major fail on my part. The last two months have involved a ton of travel (pictures of delicious Italian food to come), some much needed family time at my parents’ house and a crazy-busy month at work.  All that being said… 

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Crostini with Mozzarella and Anchovies

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About three years ago my friend Natasha invited me over for a dinner party in her lovely midtown Manhattan apartment with the most spectacular view of the city I’ve ever experience.  But this isn’t a blog about real estate… Lets talk about the food.  Her then-boyfriend (now husband), made a beautiful dinner that included the… 

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Simple and Delicious Guacamole

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Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!!!  I would love to be unpredictable and chart my own course by posting a recipe for lasagna or meatloaf but who am I kidding… I’m definitely going with my favorite guac recipe today. Guacamole is pretty simple… avocados, lime, cilantro and salt. Those are the only things you really need… 

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Marinated Tomato Salad

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Perhaps you’re noticing the massive displays of tomatoes taking over your grocery store? Yep… its almost summer.  Time to start enjoying all of the bright beautiful varieties of tomatoes that are out there. This quick marinated salad is the perfect way to use a wide variety of tomatoes. The acidity and salt really highlight the… 

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Sausage Rolls

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When it comes to a filling, fun and impressive hor d’oeuvre, I really don’t know whats easier than these sausage rolls. These basically take two amazing things — pork and puff pastry — and present them in a perfect bite size portion that packs a flavor punch. The best part is that, depending on what… 

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Beet, Goat Cheese and Hazelnut Salad

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Beets are one of those vegetables that people seem incredibly reluctant to work with.  Which is really a shame because they are very easy to prepare and absolutely delicious — unbelievable sweet and earthy at the same time.  Last time I was at the farmer’s market I saw some gorgeous golden beets beside the ubiquitous… 

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