Tag: recipe

Cornbread & Biscuits: Global Potluck

| November 15, 2012 | 4 Comments
Cornbread & Biscuits: Global Potluck




Global Potluck’s students share another culinary part of their rich culture in this installment! Ever  wondered the difference between cornbread & biscuit? Find some tried and trued recipes from the students and their families just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday! No less than 10 cornbread recipes, 3 biscuit recipes, and 1 Indian Fry Bread recipe.  […]

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Crisp and Crunchy Empanadas Fritas

| July 9, 2012 | 10 Comments
Crisp and Crunchy Empanadas Fritas




Every one knows what an empanada is. It is a half moon fried pocket that may be filled with queso blanco, ground beef, sautéed shredded chicken, really anything savory, that is fried to a golden crisp. Many people remember their first time having an empanada. I don’t remember my first, as I grew up eating […]

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5 Life Lessons from Food Trucks: Vegan Spring Rolls

| June 28, 2012 | 4 Comments
5 Life Lessons from Food Trucks: Vegan Spring Rolls




By now, most of you know my love and endless fascination for food trucks. From Durham’s Food Truck Rodeo to DC’s Truckeroo, I hardly turn down an opportunity to test out new ones and get some of my favorites. Which led to me to realize while I was last waiting in line for about 45 […]

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Easy Electrolytes

| June 14, 2012 | 3 Comments
Easy Electrolytes




Disclosure: I am not an athlete. I lack hand-eye coordination. Despite my love for the wonderful trails in North Carolina, running is an activity that belongs in the ninth circle of hell. But I have no problem with Bikram Yoga. Every 90-minute class consists of the same 26 poses in a heated, humid room, whether […]

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Smooth and Sweet Helado de Coco

| June 4, 2012 | 5 Comments
Smooth and Sweet Helado de Coco




Check out my food blog with more personal musings, First Generation Funk! When fruit is perfectly ripe, sunshine is bountiful and warm breezes define the day, I know that summer is around the corner. I think of the summers I spent in Venezuela, knocking sweet and juicy mangoes from the trees in our backyard and […]

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The Meaning of Rugelach

| April 18, 2012 | 4 Comments
The Meaning of Rugelach




I first learned about Abe when I was staying at a friend’s farm for New Year’s. We woke up on New Year’s Day to the smell of freshly baked rugelach in all sorts of jam and chocolate varieties. Over the BEST breakfast of hot coffee and rugelach, my friend enthused about his grandfather Abe, and […]

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Moist Coffee Cake: Sweet Beat

| April 3, 2012 | 7 Comments
Moist Coffee Cake: Sweet Beat




A lot of people find themselves craving a ‘coffee hit’ at some point during the day. Instead of indulging in a high sugar, high fat coffee drinks, why not try a slice of this delicious and deceivingly low-fat coffee cake. Even if you aren’t a massive coffee fan, like us, this cake is still deliciously […]

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Mama’s Famous Quesillo

| March 26, 2012 | 4 Comments
Mama’s Famous Quesillo




As I mature, I can’t help but think of all of the delicious things I have eaten thanks to my parents, and all of the flavorful dishes of my heritage that have yet to make it to my plate. That is why for some time now, I have been speaking to my grandmother, whom I […]

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Sassy Sweet Potatoes: Melissa@Market

| February 21, 2012 | 11 Comments
Sassy Sweet Potatoes: Melissa@Market




Oh, lord, this is a rough time of year. Yes, yes, I know I spent my last M@M post complaining about winter, but this precipice where the weather is just barely clinging to cold and appears thisclose to tipping over into spring leaves me clawing towards the light. It seems I can’t wish sunny days […]

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My Mom Wants to Die Without Her Legs

| January 5, 2012 | 12 Comments
My Mom Wants to Die Without Her Legs




Sounds pretty morbid, doesn’t it? Let me explain. It’s January, and my own health isn’t feeling so tip-top. During my journey on the Camino de Santiago, I walked 20 miles a day, ate whatever I wanted, and felt fantastic. The problem is I’ve kept eating that amount, and added a boatload of cookies, cakes, and […]

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