Roasted Red Onions with Walnut Salsa

Roasted Red Onions with Walnut Salsa

This year, for our Christmas Eve gathering, I am making dishes that I have never made before. I decided to do that after I bough 4 brand new cookbooks this past October. As someone who has several cookbooks on her bedside, I was so inspired that I thought it is about time to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. And I am so glad that I did that, because lately I have been cooking up a storm from my new cookbooks and cannot wait to share them with you.

Roasted Red Onions with Walnut Salsa

One of those books is Ottolenghi’s brand new vegetarian cookbook, Plenty More. So far, I have made 4 dishes from it, and they were all SO delicious. I think he is one of the most creative chefs out there, who is very good at creating magical flavors with everyday ingredients that can easily be found, even on a small island in the Caribbean. This Roasted Red Onion with Walnut Salsa is no different. And yes, you heard it right; it is walnut salsa.
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Weekend Links and Inspiration

Weekend Links and Inspiration

Hi there, This week I am saying hello to you from one of my favorite beaches on Virgin Gorda, Savannah Bay. Dwight and I sometimes go there just to take a walk and clear our minds. As you can see in the photo above, it is simply breathtaking. I hope you are having a great weekend so far. Here are some fun links that I'd love to share with you for your weekend reading pleasure. Happy Holidays from the sunny Caribbean... … Read More...

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If you have been listening to the popular podcast, Serial, you probably know that tomorrow is a big day. They will release the last episode of the season at 7 in the morning. Even though I feel as though we’ll never know (or, will we?) who did it, I certainly hope that Sarah Koenig (the producer of the show) will come up with some sort of a closure to the story. I am not going to lie; I so badly want to talk about all the “whys” and the “hows” with you here, but I will not … Read More...

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Weekend Links and Inspirations

Weekend Links and Inspiration

Hello there, We are having the busiest time of the year on our small island. The beaches are full, and everyone seems to be enjoying the 80 + degrees in December. There is such a great energy in the air. I am heading out to a Christmas party tonight, but before I leave I wanted to share some of this week's favorite links for your weekend reading pleasure. Enjoy the rest of your weekend... … Read More...

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

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I am not the kind of person, who likes to categorize people. However, when it comes to gift giving, knowing that someone is a "foodie" will help you pick out the perfect gift. As a foodie myself, I scoured the internet and put together a list of gifts that may help you easily pick out a gift for the "foodies" in your life.  While looking for options, I made sure to (1) pick things that I use, recommend, and/or would love to own someday, (2) offer suggestions that promotes local businesses (as … Read More...

Weekend Links and Inspiration

Weekend Links and Inspiration

Oh hi there, Hope you are having a great weekend. Here are some fun articles, recipes, and other randoms things for your weekend reading pleasure. See you next week.. ~  Have you heard about the flat coffee yet? I hear, it is BIG nowadays.. ~  Speaking of coffee, meet ROK - the coffee grinder.. ~  I have never been to Iceland, but dying to go someday. Here is a glimpse of how beautiful it is. Oh and the chia pudding in 3 ways is a bonus.. ~ How to pipe a rose cupcake? How … Read More...