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Pickled Red Onions

 5/5 What’s the one thing I always have stocked in my fridge? These pickled red onions! They’re tangy, sweet, with a slight bite that bring balance to almost any meal. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you guys that I add these onions on almost everything. They’re amazing on […]

round plate with layers of round watermelon slices, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil on a wooden cutting board.

Watermelon Caprese

 5/5 Watermelon Caprese all summer long, yes, please!  It’s summertime here in Los Angeles which calls for backyard BBQs, refreshing drinks, and juicy apps! I think we’ve all had a caprese before, you know the appetizer you usually see at Italian restaurants. With the juicy tomato slices, soft fresh […]

Three ears of roasted mexican corn on a plate with white cheese and cilantro

Mexican Street Corn

 5/5 I’m going to share with you all how you can make Mexican street corn two ways – baked and grilled! If you’ve ever had Mexican street corn, you know how unbelievably addictive it is, and if you haven’t then I’m honored to be one to introduce you to […]

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How To Cook Rice on the Stove

Food Crush B A S I C S Having trouble with cooking white rice? Don’t feel discouraged! Cooking the perfect rice can be more challenging than you think. Making rice was something that always made me feel unconfident, even when I used a rice cooker – I still felt unsure […]

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Sauteed Mushrooms

★★★★★ 5/5 I feel as though mushrooms are so underrated. These guys are packed with umami and elevate any dish you make for dinner. These basic sauteed mushrooms are a perfect recipe to know. Depending on your main entree you can enhance the flavor of the shrooms by simply incorporating […]

golden color vinaigrette in a clear mason jar next to a green salad in a bowl

Better than Sex Vinaigrette

★★★★★ 5/5 The name says it all. I promise after trying this recipe you’ll never buy a store-bought vinaigrette again. This sweet, zesty and light vinaigrette so simple to make. Literally pour six ingredients into a jar and shake. The mustard emulsifies with the olive oil, giving it a slight […]

Steak, red onion and bell pepper skewers on a white plate with a chimmichurri sauce in a small dish to the side

Chimichurri

This Chimichurri is the definition of addictive. Not kidding ever since I made this I’ve been adding it on top of my omelettes, salads and all types of meats. Chimichurri is a loose oil-based sauce originated from Argentina. It’s zesty, pungent and herbaceous. Yum The secret to making a flawless […]