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HERBED CUCUMBER SANDWICHES

This isn’t your classic Edwardian-style cucumber sandwich, but it isn’t exactly Benedictine or Tzatziki either. Imagine a sort of happy middle, with thinly sliced cucumbers marinated in yogurt and herbs, served on lightly butters, crustless bread. It’s light, refreshing, and the perfect snack to populate an afternoon tea spread. INGREDIENTS 1 pound english cucumber (about 1 medium cucumber), sliced 1/8 […]
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ERICA’S BEAUTY SMOOTHIE

Everyone jokes that every family needs a lawyer and a doctor, but I’d like to add make up artist to that list. My cousin Erica is a fabulous professional makeup artist and the beauty blogger behind Pretty Pleased, her site featuring beauty tips and tricks, her insider advice. I thought she could bring a little of that beauty wisdom over to The Kitchy […]
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BI BIM BAP

Living in LA means I’m a fork’s length away from amazing food at any given time, which means I’ve eaten a lot of Korean food. Korean food is amazing because it balances spice, texture, and exceedingly generous portions all at once. They also love popping an egg on top of anything (including soup!) which I 100% cosign. Bi-Bim Bap is […]
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THE BEST SMOOTHIE EVER

This is my new green smoothie, and I’m pretty obsessed with it (hence the title of this post).  It’s sweet, it’s spicy, it’s green, it’s ALL THE THINGS. It also manages to be creamy, without having any type of dairy or almond milk in it. Hope you dig it as much as I do! INGREDIENTS For 3 cups 1 large […]
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SWEET PEA PISTACHIO GAZPACHO

I have a complicated relationship with puns.  I might groan and roll my eyes, but secretly, I kind of love them. This soup is a pun.  I was having dinner with my friend Yayo and his mom at Jason Neroni’s awesome restaurant, Superba, enjoying his delicious pea gazpacho, and Spanish vocab came up.  Yayo is from Hermosillo, and, as you’d […]
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BEER BRAISED SHORT RIB BANH MI

Banh mi is an entirely Vietnamese creation, stemming from the French Colonial period.  The name refers to the type of bread, a single serving French roll shaped like a torpedo.  It’s lighter and fluffier than a crusty baguette, so it makes for a perfect sandwich. This version is crunchy, spicy, salty, rich, refreshing, and sweet all in one bite. INGREDIENTS […]
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PICKLING

Pickling seems intimidating at first, but once you get inside the jar, it’s simple. The basic idea of preserving is that salt (like with cured meats) or sugar (like with jams) can extend the longevity of an otherwise perishable foodstuff.  With pickles, vinegar is added to the mix to aid in preservation and sometimes fermentation of perishables.  For me, I […]
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SPICY GRILLED SHRIMP WITH CUCUMBER CILANTRO RICE

My mom’s shrimp is one of my favorite Aussie recipes.  The marinade is  a lovely mix of honey, spices, citrus, and fresh herbs, so for this version, I took those same building blocks and added a different flavor profile. Paired with herbaceous and crunchy cucumber cilantro rice, you’ve got a full meal. INGREDIENTS (SHRIMP) Serves 3-4 1 pound fresh medium […]
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