Grilled Garlic and Rosemary Ribeye Steak


One of the greatest things about July 4th weekend is that ALL THE MEAT IS ON SALE!!! Beautifully marbled Angus ribeye steaks for $5.99 a pound. By the way that I cooked tonight, you would have thought we were celebrating the holiday early!

I have a dilemma. I have about …


Garlic Truffle Fries

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After a title like that, does this dish need any other introduction at all?!? Just trust me. These will be the best fries you’ll ever have. Look how light and crisp these are! Garlic, parsley and hints of truffles adorn these fries.

No shaved truffles…I’m not that rich! But I did a double-whammy and finished the fries with Truffle Olive Oil and Truffle Salt. The Truffle Olive Oil is …


Szechuan Peppercorn Roasted Chicken

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I am notorious for seeing something on TV, wanting coveting, and then coming up with 101 reasons fo Why I Must Have This Kitchen Gadget. Of course, after explaining to husband reason #79 for the fifth time in a row, he usually gives in….not because he thinks …


Making Your Own Flavored Salts

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One of the easiest ways to elevate your cooking to another level is to use flavored salts, or finishing salts. No recipe needed, really. Flavor + Salt = Flavored Salt. REALLY!!! I know you just had…


Orange-Chilli-Ricotta Frozen Yogurt

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I am certainly not as talented as Gattina, who created a perfect Orange & Chilli Ricotta Cheesecake . Even her description of the cheesecake is so poetic….”a little shy girl who needs a little nudging to shine in the spotlight.”So, you know where I’m going with this. My version, not so elegant, is like …



My next post is a recipe…I promise!!! But for now, check out this brilliant 1 minute commercial (via Cha Xiu Bao) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwBE1l6QexU]


Squid Guts & Pinkberry

What a wonderful week in Los Angeles I had! The highlights: 1. Lunch with Rasa Malaysia We met at Zen Grill restaurant in Beverly Hills. When I first saw her behind the wheel of her HUGE BLACK SUV, I thought, “who in the world would let their 18 year old drive such a beautiful, big car?!” I swear, if there …


Chinese Pastries with Hoisin Chicken

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I don’t know if you have the upscale Chinese chain called P.F. Changs near you, but in 90’s Los Angeles, it was the chi-chi place to eat…a place to see and be seen, where the skinny, tall and deeluscious hung out waiting to be discovered by producers and sugar daddies. Me? I was …


Seared Scallops with Mango-Melon Salsa

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This recipe appeared in my food column, Steamy Kitchen, published in a local newspaper here in Florida. The original text from the food column appears below. A modified version + coconut rice + an awesome story also published as part of the cover story for Creative Loafing newspaper. Remember when I was disowned by my peeps? Well, here is …


Persian Sour Cherry Saffron Rice (Polow)


Luscious sour cherries….saffron….basmati rice….if there ever was a rice dish that could tease me into submission, this would be it. When I lived in Hollywood, I used to frequent a Persian restaurant and order just a big ginormous platter of cherry saffron rice with two 16″ spears of hunky shish kababs. A dish designed for two, consumed by one, me.

By the way that I talk about food, you’d think I have an eating disorder addiction obsession. When presented with a food that …


A Little Strip Tease

Just a quick peek at what I’ll be posting tomorrow….can you guess whats in my rice? I know. You love when I tease you. ::wink::