Apr 182013
Easy Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Yep, it’s true. Hollandaise sauce. In a blender. 6 simple ingredients. How easy is that? And 15-20 minutes to make eggs benedict. YEP! This is seriously one of my favorite brunch dishes and something that I use to order almost every time I saw it on the menu. I’d get it because it was a dish I couldn’t make on my own…well, now I can! And you can too. *fist bump* Remember when I told you that I’m still a broke post-college student trying to make it in San Francisco? Yeah, that lifestyle is major inspiration for making these random, quick and easy creations :) Breakfast on the cheap and tasty. Then you can spend the rest of your morning reading a good book or drinking mimosas with friends (if that’s your thing!). Oh, you could also make this green monster smoothie to go with your breakfast/brunch! So grab these [Continue Reading…]

Aug 032012
Homemade (Thai) Sweet Chili Sauce

  You know that sauce that you want to slather on everything? That’s this Thai Sweet Chili Sauce. It’s the perfect dip for freshly fried egg rolls and wontons. I also like to add a little bit when I’m making stir fry or cooking up some chicken. One of my favorite dishes to eat with this sauce? Deep fried tofu. OHHHH, man. That’s some good stuff right there. I am use to buying sweet chili sauce in a bottle but when I saw multiple recipes pop up on Pinterest about making it at home, I was so intrigued! Then I found Picture the Recipe’s version and read it. Wait…I don’t have to go find exotic red chilies AND I already have all of the ingredients in my pantry? Seemed to good to be true!! Well, friends, it wasn’t. After a couple attempts, the sauce came out almost exactly like the bottle [Continue Reading…]

Jan 092012
Spicy Chipotle Pesto

It’s the start of a new year. Let’s be bold. Let’s be adventous. Let’s show some spontaneity. Let’s be fierce. Let’s kick it up a notch. Because we just can.  I’m game, are you? We can start by making some of this chipotle pesto–which I can’t stop eating, by the way. If you like a nice and spicy spread, this pesto is for you. Spread it on a baguette, top it off with some cheese, and toast it in the oven. Or mix it in with your pasta. OR spread it on your sandwich/panini…whatever you want really, the sky’s the limit with this delicious sauce. Also, it literally takes about 15 minutes to make. It’s so easy, garlicky, spicy, and delicious! Let’s do it! Chipotle Pesto (adapted from Food.com) 4-5 chipotle chilies (I used the ones in adobe sauce, cut them open and rinsed off the sauce and seeds) 1/3 cup cooking [Continue Reading…]

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