Posts tagged love
Valentine's Day {RECIPE}

Sometimes we finish each other's sandwiches. (That's a Frozen quote.) Sentences, sandwiches, and strawberries. We have a lot of things that we share, romantic and ordinary.

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Breakfast in Bed | Valentine's Day Ideas

Breakfast in bed could be a good way to begin your Valentine’s Day this Sunday. A handwritten love note, your sweetheart’s favorite breakfast, hot tea or coffee, fresh juice. If you haven’t found the perfect gift, this breakfast in bed plan may suffice. Omelette? Breakfast bowl with coconut yogurt, fresh berries, cacao nibs? Strawberries? Dip them in dark chocolate. 

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Thanksgiving Gratitude

My grand idea for this year's Thanksgiving went to the wayside when several family issues occurred. Being a mother, I had to pay more attention to my children rather than anything else. I had been imagining what to make for Thanksgiving since August, staring out upon my barren backyard and dusty patio, visualizing a table full of feast, family and friends. 

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Love is All You Need in a Breakfast Bowl {RECIPE}

I’VE BEEN IN THE MOOD for overnight oats. It’s easy to make, all ready to eat by morning, and absolutely delicious whether I’m on the go or have a moment to savor breakfast awhile. I’ve made different recipes so far using oats as a base, but creating and discovering new flavor mixtures has become even better because I’ve added buckwheat.

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Spicy Love Affair

I know to feed my lover. It's true--- love is shown through cooking, and preparing a meal is giving love. I've poured out my full heart to overflow his cup, ladle, plate and bowl. He loves my cooking at home, sometimes more than dining out, which is a high compliment coming from a professional food critic.

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Love is in the Clay Pot

The Lunar New Year and Valentine's Day are a few days apart this year. My love is Chinese, born in Taiwan. He's a food critic and writer, so cooking for him isn't an easy task. When I want to show my love most, it's with a chef's knife, a saucepan and pot.

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Blueberry Almond Bliss by the Sea

This morning I slept in a little. The ocean's soothing sound outside my window, rolling and hushing, rolling and hushing. Being alone in bed, without jumping up to the 5:30am alarm to rouse my daughter out her slumber and hurry her off to school, without my other children, without school lunches to pack or any reason to get up, I felt a push-pull of ache and relief.

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Chocolate Maca Espresso Smoothie + 3 Tips on Getting Your Groove Back + Believe You Are Enough

Flavors that are strong, intense, and bewitching like chocolate and coffee have us under their spell, don't they? When we love chocolate, we crave it, want it, need it. Some are obsessed with chocolate, and there is no substitute. Coffee... the scent lures us, a taste, then another, and soon we are addicted.

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{RECIPE} Darling's Summer Shrimp in Mojito Dressing

I watch him peel shrimp in the kitchen. He’s holding the knife steady and with precision he deftly cuts along the spine of the shrimp, pink and quivering. At the wooden cutting block he conducts a jazz rhythm with his chef’s knife— finely chopping fresh leaves of mint and feathery cilantro, scooping the green herbs into a bowl. I am enthralled by the way he takes such loving care of the ingredients. 

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Darling's Summer Shrimp in Mojito Dressing

I am the sentimental kind. When I remember a moment, I am transported by all of my senses. So around this time last year, I was in Malibu, and I was falling in love.

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Make Food Love
Aphrodisiacs, Spicy Thai BBQ, and the Ginger Pork Curry