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Mango Arugula Salad

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Looking for a delicious summer salad? This mango arugula salad topped with cilantro lime vinaigrette is a must! The sweetness of the mangoes and tomatoes compliments the peppery flavor of the arugula so well. Want to make this a meal? Top with your favorite grilled chicken or shrimp!   Here is the recipe:   Ingredients: […]

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Buttermilk Ranch

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Ranch is the perfect condiment to almost every dish!Β It is creamy, tangy and packed with flavor. It is also really easy to make! After trying my recipe, you will never reach for the store bought stuff again.   Recipe is as follows: Ingredients: 1 cup olive oil mayo 1 pint buttermilk 2 tablespoons dried parsely […]

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Peanut Butter Nutella Cups

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From cookies, to crepes, cheesecake and pies, Nutella can be found on almost every dessert menu. The delicious hazelnut spread pairs perfectly with peanut butter, top it off with toasted pecans and chocolate and you have the most delectable treat! *Best eaten with a cold glass of milk! When I was searching around my kitchen, […]

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Easy Homemade Pita Bread

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I love pita!! It is so versatile. You can use it scoop your favorite dips, like my avocado hummus, or stuff it with shawarma or gyro meat. While living in Dearborn, I was surrounded by delicious pita, I never had to make my own. There was several local bakeries who made fresh pita daily. There […]

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Avocado Hummus

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Avocados are delicious. But when combined with chickpeas, in a smooth hummus blend.. they are out of this world! Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern side dish, made of smashed chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon. It is high in iron and vitamin C. It is also a good source of protein and fiber, making it […]

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Blueberry Pie

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Today was a beautiful day in the Puget Sound, meaning it could only be spentΒ  outdoors. Wish such lush land and all the rain, there are many farms, even in the cities. We decided to go to a local blueberry farm!   With the pulp berries we picked, I decided to make mini blueberry pies […]

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LA Bistro copy cat recipe

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If you live in Dearborn, Michigan you have probably been to LA Bistro at least once.. a week! They have many delicious dishes including “New Born Beef”, which I have recreated. During the month of Ramadan (Muslim Holy month in which we fast from sunrise to sunset), I like to prepare the ingredients ahead of […]

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The impossible cookie IS possible!!

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By impossible cookie, I am of course talking about French Macaroon. Many before have tried to conquer the most elite cookie of our time and have failed this quest. I too, have failed and failed again. There was always something wrong; the color, the shape, no “crown”. But finally, I have created the perfect French […]

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Balsamic Chicken with Red Kale Hash

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This light chicken recipe is packed with flavor! A delicious and easy summertime dinner recipe πŸ™‚   Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon mustard 2 ears corn 1 bunch red kale, chopped 1 large pealed potato, diced into […]

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17 Comments

  1. Hi Amanda! I saw the article about you in today’s Free Press and am writing to ask you if I can rerun one of your blog pieces in my blog, Feed the Spirit (www.feedthespirit.info). It’s part of David Crumm’s weekly e-mag, Read the Spirit (www.readthe spirit.com). I will include a brief introduction and link back to your blog. I’m looking for something for next week because I’ve been in vacation and haven’t got anything slated!

    Bobbie Lewis

  2. Hi Amanda. Now im your big fans.. in Asia. Indonesia… im watching Masterchef here. And just see your performance.. love it!

  3. Hello Amanda! I loved watching you on Masterchef and chatting with you on Twitter! I wish you all the best in your journey because I know you will go far!

  4. Love to see that you are accepted in the cooking world. I like cooking too. Maybe we can share the Malaysian cuisine.

  5. Hey Amanda!! Assalamu Alaikum! Haha
    I really enjoy ur blog and LOVE every recipe of urs! Oo and i also really luv ur instagram account! I hope you strt a YouTube channel soon! πŸ˜ŒπŸ™‚πŸ˜˜

      1. InSha Allah! I have question: im a home baker and i self taught myself to bake and decorate, i want to start doing a home business, and den in few years i want to open a bakery. Do u have some advice or suggestions?
        Thank you ☺️

  6. Hi Amanda! I wanted to know if you posted a kefta recipe on your blog? I can’t find a search option in your blog. Thanks so much !

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