Archive - June, 2012

Nutella Cheesecake Brownies

Nutella Cheesecake Brownies // wishfulchef.comThe other day, I posted a recipe on how to make homemade Nutella. I needed a good amount of Nutella for today’s recipe. Cheesecake, brownies and Nutella are among my husband’s favorites, so I figured why not combine the three? The result is truly pleasurable and decadent. You’ll have to try it out for yourself!
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Homemade Nutella with Hazelnuts and Almonds

Homemade Nutella with Hazelnuts and Almonds // wishfulchef.comOne of my biggest weaknesses has to be the the chocolatey hazelnut spread Nutella. It’s so good I could just eat it right out of the container (and often do!). Today, I needed a good amount for a dessert I was making but didn’t have enough. Luckily there are many homemade Nutella recipes out there, so I made my own for the first time!
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Simple Tacos with Leftover Chicken and Kale

Simple Tacos with Leftover Chicken and Kale // wishfulchef.comI think leftovers are essential if you’re a home cook. I actually prefer some dishes the next day and look forward to a meal made of leftover food. Last night I made a delicious roast chicken and consciously decided to leave a couple chicken pieces to use the next day for some easy tacos with kale and fresh vegetables.
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Raspberry Banana Smoothie with Coconut Milk and Rosewater

Raspberry Banana Smoothie with Coconut Milk and Rosewater // wishfulchef.comThe past few days have been brutally hot here in New York and when it gets this way, my appetite isn’t quite the same. I usually like a big hearty breakfast, but now with the hot weather I just want to have refreshing drinks. So for breakfast today I made a blend of raspberries, bananas and coconut milk with a hint of rosewater. It’s delicious and light, yet enough to fill you up!
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Baked Vietnamese Pork and Mint Meatballs with Dipping Sauce

Baked Vietnamese Pork and Mint Meatballs with Dipping Sauce // wishfulchef.comWhen my husband and I lived in San Diego, we ate Vietnamese food pretty much every week. There was a popular Pho restaurant we would frequent for their delicious (and cheap!) Pho noodle soups, vermicelli noodles and Summer rolls. When I ordered vermicelli noodles I always had it with grilled pork or pork meatballs. The meatballs were so flavorful and juicy, made with fish sauce, sugar and mint, a popular Vietnamese combination. Here is my version of Vietnamese meatballs paired with a sweet and tangy dipping sauce.
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Raw Asparagus Salad with Pecorino and Red Onion

Raw Asparagus Salad with Pecorino and Red Onion // wishfulchef.comI love asparagus in all forms, grilled, roasted, steamed, baked or pureed. But rarely do we eat raw asparagus. If you haven’t tried making a salad with raw asparagus, you’re definitely missing out! When sliced thin and marinated in olive oil and vinegar, the asparagus turns into something quite refreshing and light. When my husband first tried it, he had no clue what it was but seemed to really enjoy it. In the end I told him what he was eating and he was pleasantly surprised.
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Roasted Pistachios with Fresh Thyme and Paprika

Roasted Pistachios with Fresh Thyme and Paprika // wishfulchef.comThere’s no easier snack to make than roasted nuts. I love the different variations you can do…salty, sweet, spicy, the options are endless. I’ve already made a few different roasted nuts recipes (check out my old posts, here and here) and decided to try pistachios with a mix of paprika. Straight from the herb garden on my balcony I tossed in fresh thyme and then some sugar for a salty and sweet combination.
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