Vegetarian

  • Mastro’s Warm Butter Cake Recipe

    September 17, 2020Van

    I drained my bank account so you don’t have to – I lived 5 minutes from Mastro’s Steakhouse so it was a little too easy to pick one of these warm butter cakes for “research”, after tax and tip, you’re looking at $25+ for 1 small cake! There’s a reason why almost everyone that visits…

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  • EASY Instant Pot Refried Beans Recipe (No-Soak)

    September 14, 2020Van

    This is super simple recipe to make delicious Refried Beans in the Instant Pot without having to soak the beans overnight – what a time saver! Check out my recipe for Instant Pot Mexican Rice here.

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  • Instant Pot Coconut Cheesecake Recipe

    September 2, 2020Van

    My husband loves coconut, so I decided to make him a coconut cheesecake – it was perfect timing that it happens to be World Coconut Day! This Coconut Cheesecake is perfectly creamy, the toasted coconut flakes give it a nice textural variance and to boost the coconut flavor even more, I used coconut cookies for…

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  • Instant Pot Matcha Mochi Recipe

    September 1, 2020Van

    Mochi is one of my family’s favorite treats, anytime we’re at our favorite Japanese market, Mitsuwa Market – my kids always ask for a sweet rice cakes or mochi ice cream – it’s soft, chewy and slightly sweet. If you want to learn more about the laborious traditntal way of making mochi, watch this cool…

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  • Hatch Green Chile Cornbread Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream Recipe

    August 30, 2020Van

    I love Santa Fe. Everything about the city is magical. On my first trip there almost a decade ago I ventured into a tiny cupcake shop called “Dream Cakes” near the plaza. One particular cupcake caught my eye—green chili and cornbread cupcake. What!??? All of the traditional flavors of New Mexico married together in an…

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  • Oven Roasted Hatch Chiles Recipe

    August 29, 2020Van

    When it’s hatch chile season, our family finds countless ways to use these delicious green chiles. We always start off by roasting them, then they are use on burgers, omelettes, salsa, and even in cupcakes.

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  • Chipotle Bitchin’ Sauce Recipe – Vegan Almond Dip

    August 20, 2020Van

    This is my copycat of Chipotle Bitchin’ Sauce. Years ago before Bitchin’ Sauce went national, I used to pick this up all the time from Vista Farmer’s Market in San Diego County. I was so surprised to see it last week at my local Costco, they’ve really gone huge now, and for good reason –…

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  • Classic Madeleines Recipe (les Madeleines de Commercy)

    August 7, 2020Van

    This recipe is based on Julia Child’s Classic French Madeleines from her cookbook “Way To Cook” (purchase here) – out of all the recipes I’ve tried, I think Julia Child’s is the best one with the best flavor. I’ve just updated it slightly & use a stand mixer to ensure a proper rise and to…

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  • Vietnamese Drip Coffee Recipe (cà phê sữa nóng)

    August 7, 2020Van

    Vietnamese Drip Coffee is made with a phin drip coffee filter – the coffee is brewed quite strong and mixed with sweetened condensed milk for the perfect balance of bitter + sweet. You’ll need an 8 oz Vietnamese Phin Drip Coffee Filter, Trung Nguyen Ground Coffee or French Roast Coffee Grounds, and Sweetened Condensed Milk

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  • Instant Pot Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti Recipe

    August 3, 2020Van

    One of the most delicious pasta dishes you can make in the Instant Pot – Cacio e Pepe translates to “cheese and pepper”. It’s a simple and elegant dish that’s very popular in Rome and with foodies all over the world. The main flavor component is the cheese, so pick out a good quality, delicious…

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