Author: Karen Quinones

Tartine Challenge

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bread

I have always wanted to cook my way through a cookbook. The movie Julie & Julia was such an inspiration to all the “Renegade Foodies” as Amy Adams called herself in the movie. I saw myself as the RN working through a pandemic by day, and a renegade foodie by night. I have so many cookbooks and none of them ever really spoke to me like the Tartine Cookbook. I started down the sourdough rabbit […]

2020 A Home-Cooks Moment

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Sandwich

Happy New Year! I feel refreshed and hopeful with every new year.  This year in particular because we seem to be rounding a corner with the vaccination roll out.  Our hearts have been especially heavy because my husband is an Emergency Room Physician and I am a Registered Nurse.  In the back of our minds we always knew a pandemic was possible but never truly believed it would happen.  In the beginning, we were glued […]

Backyard Corn with Street Cred

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Mexican

Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elote) Corn in America is a backyard summer staple. In the City of Angels, the street vendors sell Street Corn like New York City sells hot dogs. It is often boiled and on a stick for easy on the go eating. Frequently, the corn is slathered in mayo and rolled in cotija cheese with various spices. Growing up we didn’t eat corn this way. We always grilled our corn and slather […]

A Golden Opportunity

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Appetizer

Let’s not “beet” around the bush. Beets are very earthy and challenging for most people to enjoy. I have found if the beet is golden and roasted, it’s delicious. This pandemic has really made me consider my nutrition and immunity. I am taking this time to work on self-care and re-think what I put into my body. I know that adding more colorful vegetables into my diet will benefit my health. At some point my […]