Jun

23

Quick Studio Snack

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On some weird avocado thing, but I love eating like this, especially at the studio when I need something quick and easy to clean. Always trying to find ways to eliminate delivery. Tried different ways to season the avocado, first time just salt, second time replaced it with soy sauce. This is my favorite seasoning..Dijon […]

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Jun

12

5 minute avocado sorbet

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No ice cream machine? No Kitchen-aid stand mixer? No time? Fine. I’ll make an avocado sorbet in 5 minutes (this does not include freeze time). Slice the avocados into thin strips and splash it with lots of lime juice. This is to keep it from browning, and it will add flavor to the sorbet. Freeze […]

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Jun

11

3 morning essentials

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Luxirare cage bag, ray bans, and fage total yogurt with honey + vitamins.

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Jun

09

Hot Chili on a stick

I saw these cute packages of Hot chocolate over at Selfridges in London and even though this seems to be a very easy d-i-y I thought the concept was clever. There is another brand that sells it here but I thought the one I had was better in terms of packaging. You notice the title […]

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Jun

04

Kitsune Soba (Vegan)

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1 thing that kept on happening since I started this blog: requests for vegan recipes.. I knew this would be a challenge… a world without Toro, Mcdonald’s chicken nuggets, caviar..or dry aged sirloin (cooked medium rare) would be a very depressing one for me! I had to look up “vegan” on wikipedia ┬ábecause I …

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May
29

Foie Gras Takoyaki

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How is everyone’s memorial day weekend going? Mine’s been pretty anticlimactic- as usual…Okay, I am pretty sure most of you have encountered a takoyaki ball (a popular yet humble japanese street food with grilled octopus inside). Of course I wanted to do my own version with decadent ingredients. It’s a great snack for a party. […]

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May
23

Sherbert Salad

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A fresh summer salad with savory lemon basil sherbert, stone crab legs, and mango salsa. For the mango salsa, chop mango, red onion, jalapeno peppers and basil, mix, add olive oil and some salt. The salt will draw out moisture from the mango, and this will act as the dressing. Also added to the salad, […]

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May
18

Slow and simple

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It’s truly a luxury to make everything from scratch, usually I buy pre-made butter and jam, but not in this instance. Can’t compare fresh butter and jam to store bought ones. The one thing I can’t control is scoring a baguette from Balthazar when it just popped out of the oven- Though I enjoy making […]

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May
16

Make pizza without dough

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I don’t really know why I’m hogging all my fashion posts, just don’t feel like posting them right now. Last week I was running back and forth between my desk and my kitchen. I was debating whether or not to just call for pizza- ugh- pizza…again? I’d sit in front of my computer for 5 […]

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May
09

Truffled shrimp tempura sliders

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For a while now I’ve wanted to make some kind of shrimp tempura sandwich- and I ended up doing two versions here, some sliders (built like a classic hamburger) and one as a regular-sized sandwich on brioche. These are not just your average shrimp tempura, the batter includes freshly grated truffle and the aioli sauce […]

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May
08

Vodka Mojitos by Luxirare

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Mojitos are my favorite cocktail, but I know everyone has their own little spin. I don’t like too many flavor twists, I just like the classic recipe but with a little more mint infused simple syrup and more lime (I like them to taste really sour), oh and I prefer vodka instead of rum. …

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May
02

Seafood Squares To Go

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A new little snack, and meal, using seafood and fresh herbs, light things I want to eat for spring…. Two of the fish I’m using for these squares (and shrimp). Salmon and cod, and of course the fresh herbs for both garnishes and sauces to go with each fish. This is somewhat inspired by dim […]

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Apr

28

Late night eggs

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A while ago I devised a no carb snack for whenever I couldn’t sleep and wanted to munch on something simple. I just ended up using ingredients I randomly found in my fridge at the time (portabello mushroom, eggs, a small handful of cherry tomatoes and store bought pesto), but for this I wanted it […]

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Apr

27

Hamachi Collar

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Over the weekend I went to the market and treated myself to a cut of Yellow tail (HAMACHI) collar. It’s one of the best cuts, the most flavorful- marbled with layers of fat and daggered with lots of thin collar bones that encase tender shoulder meat. Yellow tail is also commonly used for sushi but […]

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Apr
24

Italian style brunch

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Bend it like beckham was on this morning…. Some fresh mozzarella on an english muffin with prosciutto, pesto, and arugula. Bake at 450 for 10-20 minutes. This was delicious, make sure to toast the muffin before baking it in the oven so that the pesto and cheese doesn’t make the bread soggy. Serve with freshly […]

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Apr
21

Torched Sushi

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A simple little twist on sushi using my favorite cut of raw fish, Toro (Fatty tuna). I love making sushi at home even though I’m can’t cut raw fish professionally (sushi chefs make it look easy but it’s really not!). Today you can forget about using the stove, or utensils. Who likes doing dishes? Some […]

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Apr
03

Simple breakfast tart

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A little tart with eggs, capocolla, avocado, creme fraiche, and chives… Roll out puff pastry dough after flouring the board, you can also use filo dough if you want. After rolling out the dough, cut 5×5 inch squares, you should get four out of one puff pastry sheet. I think it’s better to roll the […]

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Feb

20

Les Cocottes de Christian Constant, Paris

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I don’t know how many of you guys have been to Les Cocottes in the 7th arrondissement…Last time I went it was bustling with people but I think it’s safe to say this is the perfect place to eat lunch. Though the vibe of this restaurant screams “chic diner” the food is too delicious …

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Jan

17

Istanbul

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I finally made it to Istanbul after staying in Paris for only about 1/2 a day..then London for two nights…First time in Istanbul! The first thing I wanted to do after dropping off my stuff at the hotel was go to the market. The cab ride from the hotel to the market was quite long, […]

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Jan

13

Borough Market, London

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On the 1 free day I had in London, I had 2 options allotted for leisurely roaming… Dover street market or Borough Market….I chose Borough Market… A 40$ cab ride was on the horizon but I didn’t care much….. the thought of getting to drink warm alcoholic cider and sampling a selection of cured meats […]

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