Crudités

We live in a nice little apartment on the west side of LA, just a few blocks away from the chocolate shop, the perfect distance for a nice little walk after a long day of work. Recently the weather has been very warm, during the day we do not notice it as much because we […]

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Stuffed Zucchini

It all started the other morning when our friend Catherine (she has an office right upstairs from our chocolate shop), surprised us with fresh herbs from her garden. I’m an herbs enthusiast and I use them to cook everything. This week was stuffed zucchini time and the herb gives a unique personality to the dish. […]

Portobello Mushroom Pizza

I love, love, love pizza, but since a few years refined grains and gluten in general are no longer part of my daily diet. Do you think I gave up my beloved pizza, no way, or better I indulge with real pizza very rarely and the rest of the times when I have a pizza […]

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Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Italy has one of the biggest productions of tomatoes and Italians are the biggest consumer of it. We literally love them and we created so many recipes with it that tomatoes can be part of every meal, and for all of this we have to thank America. Thankfully tomatoes grow well in each part of […]

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Champagne Truffle

If you would have asked me a few years ago I would have never refused a glass of Champagne, but now I don’t drink as much as I use to, so enjoying one of this chocolate masterpiece after dinner it gives me a great pleasure with zero hangover. Butter and Champagne are the basics of […]

Baby Spinach and Salmon Salad

A delicious dish for a beautiful day. Baby spinach and salmon salad is simple and light. We are trying to eat more seafood and salmon is one of our favorite fish. The first reason is that it goes great with everything, I can cook it in millions way and it always taste great! I grew up eating […]

Hummus with a twist

Hummus has really old origins, it’s known all around the world and mostly used in the Middle Eastern and all the Mediterranean areas. Hummus is traditionally made with garbanzo beans and is very tasty, especially if it’s home made, it makes a great dip and a side for many dishes. Hummus with a twist is […]

Pineapple Guacamole

Here in SoCal there is never a wrong season for guacamole, but the end of spring is my favorite time because you can find the best avocados. One of our local customer, Randy, live in a nice house in one of the Santa Monica Canyon, he has a beautiful avocado tree in the garden and […]

Pink Grapefruit

Which one is the fruit that is sweet and sour at the same time? The Pink Grapefruit is the perfect bland, a semi-sweet fruit with a delightful smell. On a very hot day there is nothing better then a fresh squeezed juice of grapefruit. I like to add a little bit of honey to the […]