Strawberry Jam Cake

Is there anything better than home cooked meal or cake? You have to admit that those homemade cakes your favorite auntie or mom did made you crave for more. Homemade cakes are pretty awesome and delicious specially when shared with our loved ones. Somehow these cakes remind of the old times in which the only purpose was just to make it tastier so the family would indulge on it. At a younger age, I used to go to parties where the homemade cake was a delicacy to us kids. As if a blanket had been wrapped around us. Oh sweet old good times…

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Saturday Thoughts: Loving Food

I was thinking today in yesterday’s lunch, one of my favorite things to eat during the working days. A nice piece of grilled fish. A lemon and garlic based seasoning revolves the fish to give a fresh and sharp flavor. After each bite, there is a mini explosion of flavors in my taste buds specially when paired with a saucy salsa and sweet potatoes. I live for these type of sensations, the ones that make you feel alive, happy and fulfilling inside.

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Sautéed Mizuna, Japanese Mustard Greens

Mizuna is a Japanese mustard green from the family Brassicaceae (species Brassica juncea var. japonica). The weird bitter taste that hits your taste buds after taking a couple of bites of the nicely seasoned mixed salad greens. Although it is odd at first, the flavor is pleasant once you pair the salad with a good seasoning (ex. a thousand island). Then you try to find the source of that remarkable flavor, and after some tries you find out what it is. Nope, not arugula. It is actually mizuna and there is a large group of people who have yet to knowingly experience this mustard green.

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E-Z Garlic and Pepper Sauce

Do you know how many recipes for sauces exist in the world? Go ahead and google. 121 million search results! Although there will be plenty of repeated results, I am sure the number is still large. In the French cuisine, there are five mother sauces. Like anything else, the variations for the sauces are infinite as the quantity of ingredients change and a new one can be added to enhance the flavor. A good example is mother sauce Béchamel that gives birth to Mornay sauce.

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Cooking Basics Lesson V: Pepper(ish) Chronicles

Pepper is one of the most famous seasonings in the whole world. It is an ancient spice that is filled with stories as it is with pungency. A story of a prince who won the heart of his beloved one with a newly innovative spice. Or perhaps a story of a spice that helped an army win a battle. Amazing, the right word to describe if we heard stories like that today. Wouldn’t it be fun? 🙂 The pepper may have not had the impact in such stories, but I am sure it changed the culinary world.

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Quick & Delicious Dish: Oven Roasted Vegetables

Vegetables seem to have taken a toll of my life lately. Even my family thinks I am becoming vegetarian due to my newest food habits. I say I am just having a healthy dosage of food. There are plenty of benefits into becoming a vegetarian, if I wanted I would become one. Being a vegetarian for me just would not be the right fit. I can handle a few days eating vegetables, but I do like a nice piece of meat.

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5 Free Food Stock Photos Websites, No Lie

What is the first thing that caught your attention when you saw this post? Besides the tittle of the post, I am going to bet it was the nice photo. There is a reason why beautiful photos are a must in the industry of the blogs nowadays. If taking photos is one of the things you lack training or a task you have to improve (just like I do), then perhaps you should look into other options.

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Two-Step Yogurt Cake With Velvety Chocolate Ganache

There is only one thing greater than eating yogurt, incorporating it into a dessert or a dip. The latter is very nice for vegetables and grilled meat pieces, specially during summer time. At this time, basically everything refreshing is perfect for the occasion. Can you imagine eating a cold cucumber yogurt dip in the winter? Nope, not me.

First time I tried a yogurt dip was in a party in the USA. Most of the experiences I had around the first year I arrived in the USA were basically a culture shock. It is very common to find rissóis or croquetes in an Angolan party, regardless of its size.

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