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Udon Noodle Veggie Stir Fry

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Eat the rainbow… the more colors you eat, the healthier you’ll be. Of course, I’m talking about natural colors! The recipe I’m sharing today is very colorful, really tasty and comes together in just 15 minutes. Perfect for an easy … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Carbonara

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People always ask me if I cook at home, since I’m cooking everyday at The Curious Kitchen. My answer is “yes” – because dishes like this one come together in 20 minutes. While the pasta is cooking, I prepare the … Continue reading

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Pad Thai

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Pad Thai is one of my favorite Thai dishes. It has quite a few ingredients, but it comes together very easily and is totally worth making. You can find the ingredients in most grocery stores in the International section. If … Continue reading

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Whole Stuffed Cabbage with Caraway Bechamel Sauce

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When Gigi from Gigi’s Organic Garden Club brought me a beautiful head of cabbage with our weekly delivery I just didn’t want to cut it up to cook/serve it. I thought it was too beautiful! I removed the four biggest … Continue reading

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Easy Paella

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When I lived in Los Angeles there was a restaurant/bar that I would frequent in Marina del Rey, called Casa Escobar. Aside from great Margaritas, one of my favorite dishes was their Paella. It’s the best I’ve ever had, full … Continue reading

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Quinoa with Veggies

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  Quinoa (pronounced Keen Wah) is considered to be a whole grain, but it is actually a seed.  If you haven’t tried Quinoa you really should. It is prepared much like rice and has a nutty, creamy flavor.  It’s very … Continue reading

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Almond Rice Pudding

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  So rich, creamy and delicious. I love the flavor of almond and this Almond Rice Pudding may be my new favorite thing. It was seriously difficult to stop eating it once I had perfected the recipe.  After I portioned … Continue reading

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Chicken Fried Rice

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This is my quick recipe for a fast and delicious fried rice. It’s so easy because the rice is already made (it’s best a day old), I’m using leftover chicken, and frozen veggies. What could be simpler? You can use … Continue reading

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Delicious Pasta Dish in 15 minutes!

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I didn’t have a lot of time to make lunch today, there’s so much going on right now… planning the move, packing, getting the house ready to sell, more packing, throw in some anxiety, selling my car, more packing… you … Continue reading

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Pasta ~ It’s what’s for breakfast!

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  When we were in Hawaii last year I noticed that they served rice with most dishes, even breakfast!  I’ve always been a lover of rice, especially with a little butter and Parmesan, but used to think of rice as … Continue reading

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Miso Cod with Sushi Rice, Steamed Spinach & Baby Carrots

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  I love the flavor of miso.  This is what we had for lunch today.  It was really easy to prepare and super delicious!  The spinach was steamed with just a little bit of water in the sauté pan.  The … Continue reading

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Risotto with Shrimp & Edamame

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  Just looking at this picture as I write the post makes me want to make this risotto again. It’s just so deliciously perfect… so creamy and satisfying. The ingredients are items I always have on hand. If I don’t … Continue reading

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Truffle Mac n’ Cheddar Cheese

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  I was craving some comfort, the kind that can only be derived from macaroni and cheese. This took me all of about 10 minutes to make and it was so deliciously satisfying. I had some leftover plain cooked macaroni … Continue reading

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