Aug

18

Pho Sandwich

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PHO, pronounced PHUH, or FUH, the go-to hit-the-spot noodle stew for the urbanized folks. You know it doesn’t have to stay that way, you can always take the ingredients inside Pho and turn it into something more “street” friendly. So PHO is great and all but I have my phases. Sometimes I’m addicted and I […]

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Aug

07

No Dish Entertaining….

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Veggie with Hummus paste. Okay so you’re in a hurry, maybe 6-7 people are nearby coming to your house to meet up or whatever, this spread is a quick solution. Do it fast but not sloppy is always my entertaining motto. I hate the word “entertaining” when it comes to serving people food I mean […]

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Jun

26

Frozen watermelon cocktail with Vodka

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You can think of this as a watermelon slurpee, but looser. This recipe starts out with two watermelons, and the inspiration is from one of my favorite restaurants in Queens, SikGaek. They do a larger watermelon cocktail there spiked with soju but I much prefer this with Vodka. You can use whatever you want, just […]

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Mar

13

Edible Bomb Shot

So it turns out I was lying on my couch watching Terms of Endearment, and this familiar scene sparked just enough motivation. Aurora on her first date, asking for whiskey. “Preferably wild turkey” she says. Due to Instagram’s 15 second stipulation, the film scene is posted before the video. If you follow the account you’ll […]

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Nov

24

Edible Christmas Tree

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My philosophy on Christmas and holiday festivities in general is that all the family and friend gathering stuff comes second to the bottom line: Eating. What can I say? I coast holiday events to see what kinds of delicious foods I’ll get to consume- hopefully for free. Shameful, but too true. But…there’s slight a problem […]

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Sep

18

Mcdonald’s x Luxirare Mock Collab

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Is McDonald’s a luxury? Well surely. That indescribable smell of fries while you’re close to one, the super cheap meals…(one of my favorites are the grilled chicken chipotle wraps). When you have just left a party or bar a little too drunk, it would be hard to deny a box of chicken nuggets. And whenever […]

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Mar

01

4 American Classics, 1 machine

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So it’s pretty clear by now that I’ve made more than enough attempts at difficult recipes, things that aren’t exactly realistic for a person who has a serious job, or someone who has a family, kids to pick up from soccer practice, or for a typical twenty-thirty something that works 9-7 and then goes out […]

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Feb

14

Valentine’s day dinner with Luxirare

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This post is for all my readers who are either getting over a painful breakup, recently divorced, or single. But you know Valentine’s day is just another excuse for couples to go out to dinner or drink (or both)… and why shouldn’t this apply to people who aren’t coupled up?? Valentine’s day is pretty open […]

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Jan

30

Oyster Cleanser

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This was probably one of the most difficult projects I’ve had to take on thus far, and it wasn’t for this website. It was a project I had to complete for Nowness.com, which is a online magazine that features work by people who contribute creatively to the fashion and arts. As always I was a […]

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Nov

27

Crab Souffle

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One of my late night favorites: Crab Souffle. You’ll like this dish too if you’re into whole crab leg meat and spicy casseroles. This recipe looks complicated, but it’s actually quite simple. Some easy stacking and whisking and voila..you’ve got the perfect dinner. Two really important ingredients you’ll need, vodka and lemon juice + it’s […]

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Nov

21

Crab Cakes

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A while ago I had a wonderful package of stone crab legs from Florida sent to me. There were two different sizes, a bunch of medium sized ones, and two huge claws, this was really the first time I saw a crab claw so huge. I didn’t know what I was going to do with […]

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Oct

25

Edible shot glasses

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I should have done this months ago, like during the summer as these are frozen alcoholic treats, but better late than never.. I’ll start out with making the Grapefruit Margarita shot glasses first. I used fresh squeeze grapefruit juice, jalapenos, mint and lime juice to flavor the juice. Also added a bit of vodka in […]

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Sep

22

Korean Caviar

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Russians love their caviar and vodka, but Koreans love caviar and soju. I hate soju though. Anyway, super special delivery direct from Korea, some amazing korean caviar (spicy whitening roe). This small jar/package that houses about 30 sacs of roe is quite expensive and you can’t even get it in the US. Of course they […]

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Sep

22

Pancake Secrets

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For years I wondered what made restaurant pancakes taste so good. I’ve made them at home and they never looked like pancakes. The looked like FRIED cakes. Look at this picture here for an example. The restaurant pancakes were always slightly chewy, soft, airy, and the batter was never fried. In fact they had a […]

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Sep

21

A little of both

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I always like a little variety, even with pasta. But in really small portions. Here are two kinds I like. I dunno, having two kinds makes you feel fuller at the end, even though you eat less of each. My mouth gets so bored.   Egg noodles, parmesan cheese, and white truffle oil. And the […]

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Sep

15

Cheeky Packaging

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Always on the look out for cute food packaging ideas, and I really liked this one by Hugo & Victor for chocolates. The chocolates were so delicious too, very light shells with loose caramels or fruit jams inside.

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Sep
12

Scented Almond Milk

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One reader named Nikki had left a comment about almond milk, it’s something I like to drink now because it lacks that animal-scent you get with cow’s milk. I’ve never really been a fan of soy milk but almond milk is amazing. Anyway, in the comment she mentioned that it is so easy to make […]

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Sep

08

Don’t toss it

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What do you do with an empty Diptyque candle jar…too nice to throw it out..right? Use a damp towel to line the roots, I would even cut darts into the towel so it doesn’t pleat too much. ..from Balthazer..look at those vanilla seeds.

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Sep

07

Crispy Penne

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I love baked penne sometimes and the best part are those little crunchy edges. I boiled my penne until it was really soft and then I coated them in a little water and olive oil..Then I just baked them until they got very blistered and crispy on top. For flavorings, I used all the same […]

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Sep

06

Rose Granola

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Quick post here, this is part of a bigger post but I had to break it down because it’s too much. If you like rose scented things you will love this. I love rose flavored macarons, but it works beautifully with granola. Dip rose petals into the agave nectar. I use agave nectar because it […]

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