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Chilled Soups: What’s Hot This Spring

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

That’s right. Cold soups are the hot thing to make this Spring (oh, the irony). Eating chilled soup is a refreshing way to cool off in the spring and sneak in those fruits and veggies…just in time for bikini season! For extra bonus points, try a different colored chilled soup each day. Not sure what kind of chilled soup to make? Have no fear! Check out my Best Chilled Soups for Spring post over at Small Kitchen College. Oh, and just in case you were wondering, the soup in the photograph above is Mango Crab Gazpacho (perfect for lovers of mango salsa and seafood!).

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It’s Time to Mix Things Up

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

I’m barely back from spring break and things are already starting to get interesting around here. Yesterday we began filming for my web series, Bitchen in the Kitchen (more on that in just a second), when I accidentally sliced a huge piece of tissue on my right index finger. Yikes! I’ve never had an injury in the kitchen before, so this was a first. Needless to say, I got a huge adrenaline rush when I had to be rushed off to the hospital for stitches. The worst part is that we were almost done filming our segment when this accident occurred! Although I’m not allowed to go near water or anything else messy for a couple of weeks, I went ahead and pulled off this week’s recipe with my left hand (and some help from someone I appreciate very much).


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Appetizers for the Academy

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

When it comes to the Academy Awards, my family likes to host our own little party (yes, that means we even fill out our own ballots to predict the winners). Since I won’t be at home this year, I guess it’s up to me to make my own appetizers for the awards show. Any appetizers with smoked salmon involved are usually an automatic crowd pleaser, so I decided to make blinis with smoked salmon and a horseradish sour cream sauce. This recipe is surprisingly quick (don’t be fooled by it’s fancy appearance!). All it involves is some easy mixing and some mini-pancake flipping on the stove. (more…)

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WK Loves Tuna (and so does your heart!)

Friday, January 7th, 2011

It’s the beginning of a new year and a new school quarter, meaning it’s the perfect time to change your diet and begin eating more healthily if you aren’t already. This week’s recipe is all about heart health, and it’s pretty tasty, too! Since sushi (especially anything spicy) is one of my favorite foods to eat when I dine out, I thought a fish recipe would be a good one to try. While  my friend isn’t a huge fan of cooked fish, he really enjoyed this seared Ahi tuna dish for its texture and complementary cilantro sauce. For those of you who can’t stand the taste of fish, you can’t taste it at all (even without the sauce), so fresh Ahi tuna is a good place to start if you want to begin incorporating more fish into your diet. Not only is it healthy, but it’s so easy to make, too. I have ever cooked fish before and I found the searing process to be very simple and quick. Anyone can do it! (more…)

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Fancy in a Flash: Smoked Salmon Tartare

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Just because you’re a college student doesn’t mean you have to live off instant mac ‘n’ cheese for dinner every night. Why not treat yourself to a fancy dish after a long day of work? After all, you deserve it! When I come from a long day of classes, work, and clubs, this dish never fails to please me when I want something refreshing and flavorful. Best of all, it can be made in a matter of minutes with simple techniques like chopping, dicing, and slicing. Fancy dishes don’t always require hours of preparation or professional cooking skills, so don’t be afraid to try gourmet recipes like this one.

If you asked my family to name my signature dish, they would be quick to say, “Salmon tartare!” Even my youngest brother who can’t stand eating most kinds of fish loves eating this dish. (more…)