Spice’s Bites

Into Africa: Masai Mara Sights and Bites

May 20, 2012

**This is the third  in a series of re-caps of our trip through Friendly Planet Travel to Kenya and Istanbul last November.  The first and second installments can be found here and here.** If you’ve been reading my re-caps, you’re probably starting to wonder where all the fun safari pics are.  Your patience has finally […]

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Madhur Jaffrey’s Baked Beef Curry

May 14, 2012

  When I first attempted to learn how to cook Indian/Bengali food, I really sucked.  I did! For instance, I thought I could skip using oil and browning onions when making curry.  Because I knew that if I didn’t use oil then it would be healthier.  I knew the 4 basic spices that went into […]

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Cinco de Mayo + Cheesy Chorizo Waffle Fry Nachos

May 5, 2012

Happy Cinco de Mayo! My celebration started a day early – with plans for dinner at Rosa Mexicano.   The week was FINALLY over and the weather was beautiful, the perfect time to catch up with friends and food! First things first. There has to be queso, preferably with chorizo. I’m a bit obsessed with […]

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Mexican Turkey Chorizo

May 5, 2012

I’ve been a bit obsessed with Mexican chorizo lately.  What’s not to love about it?  It’s spicy, tangy, and goes oh so well with cheese. In fact, the last few times I’ve been out for Mexican food or brunch, I would say there was once instance where chorizo was not involved. Clearly it was time […]

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Satur-date! Afternoon at the High and Takorea

April 28, 2012

Our Saturdays usually go something like this:  sleep in, spend all day watching TV or on the internet, maybe go out to eat, don’t get around to doing stuff around the house that needs to get done, etc. But today was different! When I got up, I decided to go for a walk since I’m […]

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Ginger and Black Pepper Chicken Thighs

April 26, 2012

Chicken thighs briefly marinated in an aromatic mix of ginger, garlic, black pepper, salt, and lemon juice and then baked to juicy perfection. Oh yes, I think I found my new weeknight go-to dinner.  This takes no time at all to put together! The key to all the flavor is to use ginger and garlic pastes. […]

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I’m Just a Work Machine

April 25, 2012

If I recall correctly, the tax deadline was last week, right?  So why is it that I’m still busy as hell and haven’t had a chance to get caught up? Wednesday mornings I have a meeting with one of my bosses that tends to run late, so I made sure I had something to eat […]

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Hello? Is it Me You’re Looking For?

April 24, 2012

Sorry, couldn’t resist! 🙂 Not to fear, I have emerged from my tax season cocoon again and plan to play here until round 2 rears its ugly head in a few months. While I was toiling over extensions the past couple months, I had SO many things I wanted to try out and share, so […]

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Sneak Peek at Alexia Foods’ Parmesan Lemon Waffle Fries and a Tyler Florence Cookbook Giveaway!

March 25, 2012

You guys! We are only DAYS away from the end of the Alexia Foods “Reinvent a Classic” Fry Challenge!  It’s been such a long journey, from my fry recipe testing last summer, finding out I was a finalist in the challenge, getting to meet Tyler Florence, the announcement of the 4 finalists last fall, and […]

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Mini Meat “Pi”

March 14, 2012

Happy Pi Day! I just couldn’t let today slip by without some kind of acknowledgement. So I was looking for inspiration and happened to be flipping through my copy of “The Unofficial HarryPotter Cookbook,” which I received for my birthday (thanks, Lopa!), and found what I was looking for — meat pies.  I used one […]

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