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Chipotle Honey Chicken Recipe + $100 Food Delivery Giveaway!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted in my “Dine” category, hasn’t it?  I blame the rise of Postmates, but I just haven’t been inspired to walk the grocery store in search of ingredients for my next recipe.  Luckily, I just found out about this new food delivery service based in Los Angeles called Milk & Eggs and hit a stroke of inspiration.  Using all organic ingredients that were delivered straight

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Last Minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

It’s about that time… the time when Halloween is less than a week away, and you’re still not even sure if that house party is happening or not, let alone what you’re going to dress up as.  Here are four super easy, last minute DIY Halloween costume ideas sure to save you when crunch time hits. All four of these DIY costumes can easily be put together using Amazon Prime

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Raw Super-Fruit Tropical Pitaya Bowl + Berry Lemon Pitaya Smoothie

If it seems like I’m chasing Summer with these next couples of recipes, it’s because I am.  I’ve had it with these grey Winter skies and I’m ready to sip pitaya smoothies by the pool.  In case you’re not familiar with it, Pitaya (aka Dragon Fruit) is a tropical, body cleansing super-fruit grown from Pitaya Cacti in Southeast Asia and Central America.  Raw pitaya fruit is naturally low in sugar, but

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The Elvis | Fried Peanut Butter, Banana, Honey & Bacon Sandwich

Today marks what would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday.  In homage to “The King of Rock & Roll,” here’s a recipe for his favorite deliciously indulgent fried peanut butter, banana, honey, and bacon sandwich.  Although there have been many variations over the years, most can agree that a classic Elvis includes generous amounts of butter, banana slices, and peanut butter sandwiched between two slices of white bread… then pan-fried.  The additions

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Matcha Recipes | Green Tea Lattes + Green Tea Macarons with Green Tea Buttercream

Matcha (Green Tea) is one of my favorite flavors of lattes, ice cream, macarons, and Kit Kats… but until recently I had never attempted to cook with it at home, not realizing how easy it is.  During the Holidays I love to bake treats for my friends so I’ve partnered with Kiss Me Organics to bring you a recipe for Matcha Green Tea Macarons with a Matcha Green Tea Buttercream

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Salmon Musubi, Shoyu Hot Dog, and Rolled Omelet [Spooky Halloween Edition]

I don’t generally get too festive around the holidays as far as decorating is concerned, but I’ll take any excuse to get creative in the kitchen.  This Halloween I made “Spooky” Salmon Musubi (aka Salmon Onigiri), “Severed Finger” Shoyu Hot Dogs on a bed of Bean Sprout “Worms,” and a side of Rolled Omelet (aka Tamagoyaki) “Brains.”  I usually gravitate towards desserts in the later months but I felt like this

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Local Style Beef Stew

I was in the mood for a little bit of “Hawaiian Style” comfort food this week so I dug out some recipes I had for local style beef stew.  What makes it “local style” is something I can’t exactly pinpoint, maybe its the addition of Hawaiian salt or the lack of noodles, but either way its a food that distinctly reminds me of home.  Although this recipe takes about 3

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Spicy Chipotle Marinade || Chipotle Baked Chicken

Confession: I have a raging girl-crush on Chrissy Teigen, Sports Illustrated Supermodel and John Legends other half.  Do yourself a favor and follow her on twitter if you aren’t already, because she is absolutely hilarious.  The icing on the cake?  Chrissy is having a fling with Taco Bell (true story) and she runs her own food blog called So Delushious!  This super versatile spicy chipotle marinade is her blogs top recipe and she writes,

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Ratatouille a la Remy (Confit Byaldi by Thomas Keller)

Ratatouille! Before I dive into the lists of new recipes I’m dying to try, I wanted to transfer over the ‘Ratatouille a la Remy’ I made almost two years ago from my tumblr. Inspired by Pixar one night I did a bit of research to find that the Ratatouille in the movie is not the French classic, but a reimagining by Thomas Keller called ‘Confit Byaldi.’ Classically ratatouille featured roughly cut vegetables that were fried then baked, and plated as a stew. Thomas Kellers ‘byaldi’ variation for ‘The French Laundry Cookbook” features vegetables in thin slices, adds a piperade (tomato & bellpeper sauce) at the bottom, a vinaigrette at the top, and serves the dish by fanning the vegetables out accordion-style. Thomas Keller, that fancy guy.