Category Archives: Recipes

[ RECIPE ] Jean-Georges Cinco de Mayo Guacamole & Margarita

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Dear Food Diary:
I’m sure we all have our own guacamole recipe, but this Sweet Pea version by Jean-Georges really caught my attention! Just in time for today, this spring twist will surely brighten your fiesta.

[ RECIPE ] Best Bloody Mary in America with Absolut

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Dear Food Diary:
Happy Halloween! I’m not big on the festivities but thought a good Bloody Mary recipe would come in handy tonight. What other drink shouts halloween like this red concoction? Plus, you can pretty much dress it up any way you want it!

A few weeks ago, I attended Absolut’s Bloody Mary 80th birthday celebration. Did you know it was originally named “Red Snapper”?.

They had a recipe contest for the best bloody mary in America. Got to sample the winning one from Texas. And made my own Bloody Chubby.

[ RECIPE ] Provenzal Chimichurri Sauce

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Dear Food Diary:
Growing up in Argentina, salsa Provenzal and Chimichurri were quintessential to any good asado or parrilla aka BBQ grilled meats. The garlicky herb mixture, paired well almost everything. Honestly, I slathered it on anything from chicken to fries.

Because I could never chose between the two, I started making my hybrid recipe of Provenzal Chimichurri Sauce. Provenzal or chimichurri purists need not email complaints. Food is personal and we should be able to have fun and make it the way we like it.

[ RECIPE ] Dark Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding

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Dear Food Diary:
In an effort to eat healthier this year (wedding coming up), I’ve started cooking more. Adding my own twist to different recipes. One of my main concerns is flavor. It has to taste good above all.

The Dark Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding is the ultimate guilt-free dessert. The list of benefits from this little seed is long but “fight belly fat” caught my eye. Indulge in a chocolate treat while possibly getting a flat belly? My kind of delicious “exercise”.

[RECIPE] Roasted artichoke with lemon garlic aioli for Whole Foods

RECIPE roasted artichokes with lemon garlic aioli

Dear Food Diary:
Last weekend, I partnered up with Whole Foods to make a home video of my favorite Roasted artichoke with lemon garlic aioli recipe. Super simple and satisfying.

The challenge was to use one of their Madness Sale items and follow me from the Columbus Circle store to my kitchen. I chose the Chilean Extra Virgin Olive Oil.