Moroccan Spiced Chicken with Jeweled CousCous

moroccan chicken

Two summers ago I spent a few days in Marrakech,  Morocco on a side trip while visiting Spain. It was July and 110 degrees outside, but the kind people, stunning architecture, bustling markets and delicious food definitely made up for the oppressive heat.  Especially the food — olives, preserved lemons, eggplant, dried fruit, refreshing salads,… 

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Steak with Garlic-Herb Butter


I love Valentine’s Day soooooo much!  I know its a fake, commercialized holiday and all that…but I just love it! The hearts, the cards, the candy, the flowers, the teddy bears — sigh… so great! Love is awesome and even though it should be celebrated every day, I’m all about celebrating it a little bit more on February 14th…. 

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Shrimp Fried Rice

shrimp fried rice

PART II As college Freshmen, Ang and I decided to go to Puerto Rico for spring break and told our parents it was for a volunteering trip. We did volunteer while we were there, but gave our parents the distinct (and false) impression that it was a school-sanctioned, school organized trip (I’m sorry mom and… 

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Gumbo 2

Last week I woke up to a text message from my particularly homesick friend, Taylor, asking me how I’d feel about making some gumbo for a “girls night” at my place. How would I feel about it? Umm… I’d feel AWESOME! There was also the added benefit of getting to do something nice for Taylor… 

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