Fennel, Apple, Celery Spring Salad

With Spring season here, it’s hard not to notice all the greenery and super blooms that have been flourishing throughout all of Southern California. This salad  is my favorite “green” salad – refreshing, tangy, crunchy and light. The vinaigrette used for this salad combines fresh lemon juice, red wine and apple cider vinegar which compliments the ingredients.  This salad is perfect paired with a crisp flavor profiled chardonnay. Oohh la la la!  Continue reading

Asparagus & Spring Mix Salad

salad

I used to always just steam my asparagus before I ate them. But one day, I saw my sister-in-law sautéing them. This opened a whole new way of how I cooked some of my veggies. So many possibilities!

This recipe is inspired from my pregnancy. Since the baby seems to be rejecting all kinds of meat, I decided to make salads with more flavor and texture to keep my palate happy and satisfied. This salad is one of my favorite discoveries. Continue reading

Bison Chili

img_20160929_093655

California hasn’t given way to Fall temperatures but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying Fall recipes in my kitchen. What I enjoy about Fall and Winter is: they are seasons for making hearty and easy soups. This post is inspired by a gift – a lovely package of natural ground bison. To me, there is nothing better than being gifted with quality food. Thanks, mom!  Continue reading

Skirt Steak “Fajitaco”

IMG_20160714_193857

I grew up in a city infamous for its taco stands and had street tacos a few times each month with my dad, mom and sister. Tacos are one of my dad’s favorite things so this post is dedicated to him. Hi Dad! In turn, I have learned to respect the tastes of lime, cilantro, onion, bell peppers, corn tortillas and an array of meats. Over time, I’ve learned how to modify those flavors to suit a healthier menu. Continue reading