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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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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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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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Comforting Minestrone Soup From What I Have

One of the most important lessons I learned from my mother is to be resourceful. During this uncertain corona virus lockdown we are forced to be more resourceful with cooking. So I prepared this comforting minestrone soup just from what I have in the pantry. You can easily adjust and substitute most of the ingredients depending on what you have….

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Cajun Jambalaya

Cajun jambalaya is a great one-pot dish to cook anytime. I don’t cook a lot of Cajun or Creole cuisine but this is one that I really like. Cajun cuisine is a style of cooking in Louisiana that was named from the French speaking Acadian people in Canada who were deported by the British to this region. Cooking this jambalaya…

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Spicy Shrimp Spaghetti with Herbed Tomatoes

I’m pretty sure that I was partly Italian in my previous life. Yes, in fact, I love pasta and anything Italian pretty much. So this spicy shrimp spaghetti recipe is one of my favorites. Although it’s good for four people, it can be a quick meal for two + perfect for leftovers next day. Seriously, who doesn’t like not having…

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Ground Sirloin Sliders

I’m not much of a red meat eater but I do enjoy an occasional burger sliders with crispy fries. There’s something about that smell of a burger that’s so irresistible. Thing is, I can’t finish a full-size burger so a slider works better for me. Maybe some people can relate to this. When I make sliders I like to load…

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Leftover Ham Bone and Bean Soup

Is there a better way to use holiday ham than this leftover ham bone and bean soup? And how about other meals you can whip like a creamy pasta with ham and peas? Ham slices for breakfast or lunch is popular in my house too. Seriously, it keeps on giving. Even my dog gets the bone after boiling it in…

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Skillet Pork Chops and Apples

This skillet pork chops and apples is one of my favorite fall recipes. Since apples are in season in the fall, why not? It’s a perfect match if you ask me. An iron skillet is perfect for this and everything cooks in one pan. Another good thing, right? You can also use a stainless steel skillet or pan if that’s…

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