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Strawberry Hibiscus Rose Sorbet

I love going to ethnic grocery stores, buying random things,…
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EGBOK Fragrant and Spicy Peanuts

The Universe always brings fellow food lovers across my path,…
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Lime-Cilantro Sugar Snap Peas

I ate a pound of snap peas last night. That's it. No protein.…

Mini Rose Apple Pumpkin Pies

THEEEE most popular recipe here on FMITK is, without a doubt,…
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Strawberry Cornmeal Cake

I was craving some sweet cornbread the other day, and as…
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Arzak Eggs and Crispy Roasted Greens

I don't know if this qualifies as breakfast for dinner. I…

The Best of 2014

 Here are your favorite recipes of 2014! Thank you…
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Onion Mint Kulcha with Cucumber Lime Yogurt

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Straus Family Creamery.…
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Rose Water and Cardamom Cornmeal Cake

It's like cornbread and cake had a delicious, floral baby!I…
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Spicy Coconut Braised Greens

As some of you may or may not know, my ethnic background…
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Adobo Long Beans (Adobong Sitaw)

Did you know you can "adobo" anything? In Filipino cuisine,…
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Asparagus Gratin

This recipe was a happy little accident. I originally intended…
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Old Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts : An Exercise in Experimentation

This post functions as both a recipe and a little behind-the-scenes…
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Mushroom Ragout with Goat Cheese Grit Cakes

I've been craving mushrooms A LOT lately, so I coupled my…
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FMITK's Top 5 Favorite Meatless Monday Meals

It's Monday again! Here are some of FMITK's favorite meatless…
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If I Were a Po'Boy: Chicken-fried Mushroom Po'boy Slider

Note: This recipe was part of a Beyonce-themed dinner party -…
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Bao! (Steamed Buns)

My good friend Jamie gave me her tried and true recipe for…
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Mushroom, Quinoa and Bok Choy Potstickers

Potstickers are a fun way to put stuff you have to use up…
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Chai-Spiced Pickled Grapes and Quinoa Salad

I had a big ol' bunch of grapes staring at me and I had no…
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Aged Gouda and Apple Grilled Cheese

My wonderful friends at The Cheese Store of San Diego hooked…
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Smoked Fig and Blu di Bufala Crostini

My wonderful friends over at The Cheese Store of San Diego…
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Mini Apple Rose Pies

I'm obsessed with mini things (see: mini cherry lime pies).…
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Wild Mushroom Arancini

Yesterday's leftover risotto is today's arancini! Arancini,…
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Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto

I recently discovered - a San Diego…
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Baked or Fried Falafel with Yogurt Tahini Sauce

The best falafel I've ever had was at L'as du Fallafel in…
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Toum (Lebanese Garlic Paste)

Southern Californians may know this as the cracky side of…
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Strawberry Cardamom Rhubarb Jam

Strawberries are back in season, thank goodness! Since they…
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This is one of my favorite quick and easy salads. Whenever…
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Sweet Cherry Cornbread Muffins

I think I've finally perfected my version of a sweet cornbread…
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Pretzel Bread Pudding with Cardamom Cajeta (Goat Milk Caramel)

You know how I feel about pretzels (case and points 1, 2…
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Vanilla Bean and Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

I know... vanilla beans in mashed potatoes, Holly? Really?Really,…
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Vegan Avocado Ice Cream

I LOVE avocado ice cream - it's easy to find at Filipino…
brussels sprout, lemon and egg pizza recipe from FMITK

Trader Joe’s Hack: Brussels Sprouts, Lemon and Egg Pizza Margherita

One of my favorite quick meals is to hack a Trader Joe's…
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

Swiss Chard, Mushroom and Lemon Lasagna

My old neighbors Nicole and Sean have a fabulous new home…
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Kaya Toast

I first had this delicious Singaporean snack food at Susan…
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Dark Chocolate Truffle Cakes

My dear sweet friend Janine just had a baby girl named Georgia.…
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Pretzel Rolls

Oh, more pretzel things? Listen. I would pretzel everything…
red wine poached pears in puff pastry from FMITK

Red Wine Poached Pears in Puff Pastry

This is a super easy and quite impressive dessert!The hardest…
vegan smoked corn and red quinoa salad from FMITK

Smoked Corn, Red Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

My dear friends Gill Sotu and Jerrica Escoto had a book release…
farro and roasted broccolini salad

Roasted Broccolini and Farro Salad with Almond Gremolata

This was inspired by a little antipasti I had at Piccino…
quinoa veggie burger

Quinoa Veggie Burger

Burger Lounge makes THEE BEST veggie burger I've ever had,…
caramelized onions

Caramelized Onions

Even the raw onion hater has a soft spot for a good caramelized…
pumpkin and swiss chard lasagna with homemade saffron noodles and truffled ricotta

Pumpkin and Swiss Chard Lasagna with Saffron Noodles and Fresh Truffled Ricotta

First of all, I'm not even gonna front and pretend this recipe…
pink peppercorn ice cream

Pink Peppercorn Ice Cream

I woke up one morning with this idea in my head for a pink…

Fresh Saffron Pasta

I don't know why fresh pasta seems so intimidating, but it's…
homemade truffled ricotta cheese

Homemade Truffled Ricotta Cheese

This is TOO easy to not try at least once. And who doesn't…
green tea and sour cherry rice krispie treats

Green Tea and Sour Cherry Rice Krispie Treats

I love experimenting with different flavor combinations,…
spicy crispy brussels sprouts

Spicy Crispy Brussels Sprouts

If you don't like brussels sprouts, it's 'cause you ain't…

Brown Butter Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

My friend Chelsea said "do you want to try these brown butter…
mushroom and spinach lasagna

Meatless Monday: Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

FMITK has hopped on to the Meatless Monday bandwagon! Yay…
brownie thins with preserved lemons

FMITK x Pigment: Ginger Brownie Thins with Preserved Lemon

To me, the best part of a brownie is that thin crispy layer…
spinach and coconut milk soup

Spicy Spinach and Coconut Milk Soup

  This is my favorite quick, easy and super…
goat cheese ricotta crostata with tomato vanilla jam

Fresh Goat Cheese and Ricotta Crostata with Vanilla Tomato Jam

I went into Pigment a few weeks ago and someone told me about…
saffron and cardamom pumpkin cheesecake

Saffron and Cardamom (inside of a) Pumpkin Cheesecake

Disclaimer: There is no pumpkin in the actual cheesecake…
dark chocolate cherry scones

Dark Chocolate Cherry Cream Scones

I woke up this morning and thought to myself "self... you're…

Humpday Hummus: Spinach and Feta Edition

If you still pay for hummus I feel bad for you son I got…

Humpday Hummus: Kalamata Olive Edition

Happy Humpday!I love this commercial, btw.  Every time…

Humpday Hummus: Edamame Wasabi Edition

Happy Humpday! You know what that means... hummustimes! This…

Sweet Potato and Chipotle Hummus

Right after I made the spicy avocado and cilantro hummus…

Spicy Avocado Cilantro Hummus

I stole some of Mikee's hummus at work today and thought…

Shirataki (a.k.a. "Miracle Noodles") Pad Thai

This is my first attempt at cooking with shirataki noodles…