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Grilled Vegetables with Salsa Verde and Feta

In the summer I love grilled vegetables so much. In this recipe you have superfoods like red bell pepper, tomatoes and zucchini. You can even add small round eggplant or asparagus if you want. Sometimes I grill them with just olive oil, salt and pepper. Other times, I add a flavorful sauce like here. When picking vegetables, make sure they…

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Peach Yogurt Cake

Making a summer peach yogurt cake is always a staple in my house. While peaches are so abundant at the market, it’s special for me because I get it fresh from my tree. This year, I had to pick them earlier to avoid losing them all to critters. It was so sad to see so many of them were eaten…

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Skillet Barbecue Spiced Chicken

Today is a busy day and I don’t have much time for cooking, so I made this easy, flavorful barbecue spiced chicken. For a flavor explosion, I combined different spices for the rub and used it for the marinade. It is really simple and quick to make. Boneless and skinless chicken thighs are best to use here because they’re more…

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Easy No Bake Mango Cake

The summer heat is on and it’s time for an easy cold dessert like this no bake mango cake. It’s the perfect sweet treat for hot days when you don’t feel like turning the oven on. I grew up in the Philippines eating mangoes almost everyday because it’s readily available. In fact, most houses have a mango tree in the…

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Pink Summer Rosé Sangria

To celebrate the summer season I love to make this Pink Summer Rosé Sangria. In my house there’s always someone popping by. Sometimes it can be relatives, neighbors, or friends. When I entertain them, a glass of Rosé Sangria is a favorite drink to catch up and unwind. Pretty in Pink What makes this drink so pink and pretty is…

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Easy Grilled Shrimp Skewers

When spring jumpstarts the grilling season, there is nothing simpler to make than these quick-and-easy but oh so SAVORY shrimp skewers. It cooks fast, making it perfect for any BBQ, family dinner, potluck, or even a quiet night at home. But don’t get me wrong, there isn’t a grilled food I don’t love. What’s in it? With a barbecue spice…

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Tomato Cucumber Pasta Salad with Arugula

For grilling lovers like me, this pasta salad is an answer to the side dish dilemma. I know, right? So many choices out there for a side dish.  If it’s up to me, I like to have one or two side dishes with grilled meat or seafood.  And who wouldn’t eat a salad? Veggie-packed Salad With a refreshing herb and…

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Blended Fresh Strawberry Margarita

One of the best ways to enjoy fresh strawberries this season is in a fresh strawberry margarita. This perfect drink is one of my favorite things because of the sweet strawberry flavor and red-pinkish hue. What an amazing seasonal drink. Fresh is Best We’re really lucky to get the fresh fruit here in California. There are so many strawberry farms…

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Grilled Flap Steak with Asparagus

Have you ever tried grilled flap steak (or flap meat)? It’s what’s for dinner tonight in my house. Lean and thinly sliced flap meat is widely sold here in California.  Sometimes it is used for carne asada.  If you’re wondering, it comes from the same belly area of the cow as the flank steak. Why do I like it? Because…

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Lemon Garlic Chicken Milanese

Attention chicken lovers: here is a juicy chicken Milanese you can make.  If you cooked with chicken breast before, you probably know how bland and dry it is. So what I did here is toss the chicken in an Italian trattoria-inspired marinade to add flavor and moisture. And voila! The result is a juicy and succulent meat packed with really…

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