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Shrimp Mango Curry with Tamarind & Mint

April 9, 2013

I have really been crazy for Asian curry soups lately. Recently I posted about a Thai Curry Chicken Noodle Soup, and now here I am again with a Vietnamese-style Shrimp Mango Curry with Tamarind & Mint. Both dishes contain fresh ginger, shallots, coriander and fish sauce, but the Thai Curry was flavored with guajillo chiles, [...]

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Mango & Chicken Kabobs with Mango Ginger Dipping Sauce and Green Tomatillo Rice

May 28, 2012

For my Mango Madness #4, I present Mango & Chicken Kabobs with Mango Ginger Dipping Sauce and Green Tomatillo Rice. This would be perfect for your Memorial Day backyard party cooking on the grill. Or in the middle of winter when you need a reminder of summer and you can roast the kabobs in the [...]

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Mango & Banana Salsa with Talapia

May 23, 2012

Mango Madness #3 is Mango & Banana Salsa with Talapia, one of my favorite dishes using mangos. I could hardly wait to make this recipe, shoot it and EAT it. Sooo good. The bananas give this salsa a distinctive tropical Caribbean twist that enhances the flavor of the fish. I love the lime juice and [...]

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Mango-Glazed Bacon

May 19, 2012

Ok, all you bacon addicts, this one is for you. I know you’re out there, because my BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp recipe has had the most pageviews of all the posts on my blog. If you do a Google search for Bacon Addicts there are 1,530,000 results. In fact there is a website called that [...]

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Mango & Yogurt Parfait

May 14, 2012

I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I spent a really fun three-day weekend at CampBlogaway in the Los Angeles mountains, seeing all my blogger friends, listening to blogging presentations and learning all about the sponsor’s products. Which were all food related and potentially blog-worthy. I came home with 4 big totes filled [...]

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Cadillac Culinary Challenge Oct 15, 2011, Irvine, CA Chef Mary Sue Milliken vs. Chef Yvon Goetz

October 25, 2011

Aji Amarillo Ceviche by Chef Mary Sue Milliken
The Cadillac Culinary Challenge I attended took place on a beautiful, hot, Southern California day in the Irvine Spectrum Center courtyard next to the ferris wheel in a black open-sided tent. Inside there was a stage in front with two cooking counters for the two challengers, celebrity Chef [...]

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Blackened Salmon Tarts With Mango Salsa

April 6, 2011

The inspiration for this Salmon Tart came from a photo I had in my file. I have a big collection of food photos going back about twenty years and I have no idea where I saved them from. I had been wanting to create this dish since I started my blog, because it was so [...]

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Holiday Sweet Potato and Turkey Empanadas from Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms

January 19, 2011

The Holiday Harvest Afternoon Tea at Grace-Marie’s Kitchen was a cornucopia of six delicious dishes that could be prepared for your own holiday gatherings. It started off with Spirited Fruit and Cheese Hors d’Oeuvres, Roasted Pear and Blue Cheese Salad, and Savory Green Onion Scones. Then when our taste buds were all tingly with anticipation, [...]

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California Avocado and Mango with Honey Yogurt and Avocado Liquado with Lavender Shortbread Cookie

May 3, 2010

I have never thought of the avocado as a fruit. It’s not sweet. I think of it as one of those in between foods, like the artichoke. So there I was at Ciudad Restaurant for the Food Bloggers lunch and cooking demonstration with Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, and I was being served a [...]

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