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brazilian açai palm heart pie

April 28, 2010

Açai isn’t just a fruit caught up in a massive health and diet food craze. The heart of this tropical palm is also marvelously tasty. And though this dish may not reduce your weight, it will certainly help you enjoy life even more. My sister Ana has been making açai palm heart flavored “pie” for […]

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rustic fava, edamame and dill tart

April 26, 2010

This recipe comes from Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey. I’ve been itching to make it for months but have had to wait for Spring and the return of fresh fava beans. I don’t usually go for making my own pie crusts but I’m so enchanted with Najmieh Batmanglij’s book in general and the picture […]

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mac’n’cheese for adults

November 24, 2009

This is the first recipe that I ever learned. Mac’n’cheese seems to have always been a popular thing with kids, though I couldn’t stand the stuff from the box. But the homemade was something completely different. I loved it and was constantly asking for it. My mother eventually got tired of these endless demands so […]

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raw wet granola or muesli?

October 13, 2009

I get confused with the names: granola or muesli. All I can say is that this is delicious for breakfast. Not to mention that it’s ultra granola healthy! It is very simple to make and you are going to love it! All you have to do is muesli* the ingredients below: Raw Wet Granola or […]

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corny coconut corn cake AKA bolo de flocão

October 1, 2009

We ran out of bread yesterday and I forgot to stop by Whole Foods to get some more on my way home. By the time I did get home, I didn’t want to go out again for anything! We’d have been forced to have oatmeal for breakie the next day. But Steven is constantly driving […]

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apple upside down cake

August 5, 2009

A few years before I migrated to the US, I lived with my older sister, Tinha, in a tiny but very cute house in Brazil. Tinha’s cooking is amazing, particularly in the cake department. She has a sweet tooth and makes great cakes from scratch. Lucky me! I could almost always count on a homemade […]

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my blueberry butter scones

June 9, 2009

Behold the power of butter! I woke up the other day thinking of the now defunct TV cooking show, ‘Two Fat Ladies.” I really used to enjoy TV cooking shows, esp. 2FLs, but I cannot stand them anymore. Nowadays it is just food contests, disrespect for the food and for one another, and packing as […]

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