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How to Make Bruschetta with Fresh Tomatoes

It’s tomato season and what perfect time to make this easy Italian bruschetta appetizer. Bruschetta is a famous bread appetizer that originated in Italy. First, you toast fresh bread in the oven or on the grill. Then you top it with a savory mixture of tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil. In some regions of Italy people also add different…

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Spicy Tuna Avocado Wrap

Meet your new quick and easy weekday/weeknight meal – spicy tuna avocado wrap. So easy to make when you want a quick bite. You know how we all have those hectic days when we just don’t have time to cook? Healthful spinach, celery and avocado add fresh-from-the- garden flavors to the wrap. A little zip comes from the chili garlic…

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Grilled Chicken Asada

There’s nothing like being outdoors grilling food in the summer. This grilled chicken asada is one of my favorites to grill. Here in California, Mexican flavors influenced some of our popular cuisines. I love carne asada so much that I make it with both beef and chicken. Chicken is a good option if you are trying to stay away from…

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Very Berry Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Summer is here and this smoothie recipe is my favorite way to beat the heat. I enjoy it for breakfast or lunch during those days when its too hot to cook in front of the stove. And when you’re in a hurry, it’s perfect because it’s easy and quick to prepare. This smoothie bowl is loaded with nutritious ingredients and…

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Famous Filipino Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo is a classic Filipino dish that is typically served with steamed rice at least once a week in most homes. Everyone loves it everywhere you go. It is comfort food for Filipinos. And each town has their own slight variation on how they prepare the dish. When I was growing up in the Philippines, my mother and grandmother…

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10-Minute Sautéed Zucchini with Garlic and Oyster Sauce

I love vegetables especially when they’re easy and quick to prepare like this sautéed zucchini. Zucchini is one of my favorite side dishes because it’s so versatile. It is available here in CA for many months and we prepare them in so many different ways. For this recipe, you will need only a few ingredients such as olive oil, fresh…

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Healthy Frozen Yogurt Bark with Berries and Almonds

Warm days are here and this frozen yogurt bark is a wonderful healthy dessert or snack to enjoy. I love to make this frozen treat with different toppings and yogurt flavors. The best part is it’s so easy and quick to make. The base of this frozen snack/dessert is a coconut-flavored Greek yogurt and I chose seasonal raspberries and blueberries…

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Blueberry Lemon Tea Cake

Blueberries are in season and what perfect time to bake this easy blueberry lemon tea cake. And because lemons are in season too, magic happens when you combine the two flavors in a cake. Why not welcome warmer weather with these spring-inspired flavors? I know a lot of people find themselves baking cake or cookies during this pandemic lockdown. It’s…

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Easy Korean Beef Bulgogi

This recipe is inspired by my trip to Seoul, Korea many years ago. Korean cuisine to me has the homey simplicity just like other Asian foods. The ingredients are fresh, simple and easy to prepare. One of my favorites, this Korean beef bulgogi can’t be any easier. I have tried different cuts of beef in this recipe. Sirloin works great…

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Asparagus and Pea Salad with Lemon Mint Dressing

Homemade lemon mint dressing gives this asparagus and pea salad a refreshing taste. It highlights all the individual flavors of all the ingredients. What a great way to use green peas in season this spring! Today I officially miss the local farmers’ market. I miss browsing through fresh produce and tasting most of the samples they offer. With this lockdown,…

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