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Category Archives: Appetizers

White Clam Naan Pizza with Garlic, Mozzarella, and Parmesan

White Clam Naan Pizzas with Garlic, Mozzarella, and Parmesan

An umami-rich pizza studded with clams over a canvas of mozzarella cheese and garlicky-anchovy olive oil. Sort ofView full post »

Garden Fresh Gourmet Nachos with Smoked Gouda Bechamel + Avocado Verde Salsa

Garden Fresh Gourmet Nachos with Smoked Gouda Bechamel + Avocado Verde Salsa

May is National Salsa Month, so when I got hooked up with awesome stuff from Garden Fresh Gourmet, I knew I hadView full post »

Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad)

Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad)

A recipe for esquites, Mexican corn salad that uses fire-roasted corn and is tossed in a garlicky, lime mayonnaise sauceView full post »

Papa a la Huancaina

Papa a la Huancaina

A traditional Peruvian dish, papa a la huancaina is a spicy potato salad with creamy aji amarillo sauce, hard-boiledView full post »



Nothing says Peru to me more, than ceviche. It is the quintessential party food for Peruvians. It gives me soView full post »

Parmesan Salmon Fish Sticks + Lemon Aioli

A delightful twist on a traditional fish stick recipe using bold salmon and crunchy parmesan and panko mix.View full post »

Melissa Clark's Deviled Egg Salad + Green Beans with Walnut-Parsley Sauce

Melissa Clark’s Deviled Egg Salad with Anchovies and Hot Smoked Paprika + Green Beans with Walnut-Parsley Sauce

When I was in elementary school, one of the best feelings for me was opening up my brown bag lunch to discover myView full post »

Black Bean, Radish, Corn Salad with Cotija Cheese + Lime-Cilantro Dressing

Black Bean, Radish, Corn Salad with Cotija Cheese + Lime-Cilantro Dressing

A super simple, refreshing summer salad studded with bright radish, sweet corn, and black beans. An explosion of flavorView full post »

Turkey, Spinach and Feta Meatballs + Cranberry Greek Yogurt Sauce

Turkey, baby spinach, and feta cheese are combined to create this delicious and healthy spin on meatballs. A sweet andView full post »

Simple fancy lunch // Slow-roasted tomatoes + creamy pesto sauce + fresh mozzarella cheese

Slow-roasted tomatoes are smashed with creamy pesto sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese for a super simple and deliciousView full post »

Choros a la chalaca

A Peruvian Summer Grillin’ Must // Choros a la Chalaca — Mussels with a Jalapeno + Corn Salsa

Spicy and delectable, choros a la chalaca, or mussels with jalapeno-corn salsa, are a Peruvian favorite at familyView full post »

Grilled cantaloupe + speck and smoked paprika

Grilled Cantaloupe + Speck and Smoked Paprika & My Recent Health Nut Status

A ridiculously delicious (and easy!) appetizer or solo lunch for summer– this grilled cantaloupe with speck andView full post »

Fried Wontons with Pork and Shrimp

Fried Wontons + An Illustration on How to Fold a Wonton

A simple and flavorful recipe for fried wontons. Thin wonton wrappers are filled with shrimp and pork before being friedView full post »

Boiled peanuts

Boiled Salted Peanuts

A simple recipe for making the best boiled salted peanuts.View full post »

Garlicky Bagna Cauda with Split Radishes and Broccoli and Cauliflower Florets

An elixir of just four main ingredients, bagna cauda is the ultimate in winter crudite dip love. Salty anchovies areView full post »