Taking out the in-laws: Anatolia Mediterranean Cuisine, Orlando FL

April 26, 2011

My honor was at stake. The last time we visited Mr. Spice’s parents, we spontaneously decided to go out for dinner one night.  Our first choice was this vegetarian Indian restaurant that serves dosas, which we all love.  However, everyone else must have had the same idea, because the line was out the door and […]

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Mirage Persian Cuisine – Take 2!

January 11, 2011

I am ridiculously behind on my blog posts, but the goal is to catch up as much as possible this week! When my parents came to visit us over Christmas weekend, we were very lucky to be able to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their engagement! Their 35th wedding anniversary was later that week and […]

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A Taste of China: Xi’an Eats

December 9, 2010

Have I whetted your appetite for our Xi’an eats?  I hope so?  Just looking at some of the pics brings back memories and makes me wish I could go back for one last taste. Our first meal in Xi’an was not Chinese food — it was Japanese! Just outside where the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda […]

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Mirage Persian Cuisine

November 13, 2010

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had the following conversation with friends or with my husband when deciding where to go for dinner: “Where should we go?” “I don’t know, I’m up for anything.” “Yeah, me too.  Well, I just had (insert any restaurant/cuisine) so anything but that.” “Okay.” “So, what sounds good?” […]

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Strong start!

July 12, 2010

I love it when Monday goes well — it seems to set the tone for the week. Breakfast was a no-brainer: It makes things so much easier when I have a go-to to-go breakfast! I made sure lunch was tasty so I wouldn’t be tempted to go out: These are actually lunch and afternoon snack […]

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3 for 3

July 12, 2010

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I had one of those awesomely lazy ones — lots of TV watching, some reading, and yes, some cooking. Something got into me Sunday for sure, because I ended up cooking something for every meal.   That’s huge for me, considering I’ve been in a cooking funk for a […]

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Terrifically 30

January 10, 2010

This has been an absolutely amazing birthday weekend.  Many many thanks to my friends and family for making it so special. The fun all started yesterday morning.  Mr. Spice was very insistent we go to brunch, even though I tried to convince him we should go today for a birthday brunch.    He also mentioned we’d […]

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July Book Club

July 29, 2009

As you all know by now, our monthly book club get-togethers are just a thinly veiled excuse to eat! This month we all read The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho. I highly recommend it! Not to give too much away, but it takes place primarily in North Africa, which is often culinarily lumped together with the […]

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Just a little something I threw together . . .

July 9, 2009

So I told you my phupi (dad’s sister) and her family were in town and were going to visit us last night. I was really looking forward to it — it’s fun to have my relatives come and visit me at my house, since I always enjoyed visiting them. Anyway, I think I went a […]

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