It’s good to be back! I hope everyone is doing well and that the holidays is not stressing you out. I really enjoy the holidays; especially the weather. It could be that I live in Los Angeles. As you know, this city doesn’t get much foreplay or action from the cold front. Yes, it has gotten a little cold; but the sunshine is still doing a little flirting with us Angelinos.
I am piggybacking from one my post: Breaking the Month-Long Silence. At the time, I was taking a break from blogging due to job hunting.
Great News: A little over two months ago, I accepted a job offer from an amazing institution. So yay! The job hunt is over.
Not-So-Good News: During the same time in amidst of my excitement, a very dear and beloved person in my life was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I’ve been dealing with many mixed emotions since, but mostly I’m just heartbroken. But you know… Life goes on and no matter what, I just have to make the best out of every situation and move forward. Life always have these uncontrollable gimmicks and I truly believe that everything happens for a reason.
So here I am. Moving and trekking forward. I want to share my latest home-cooked meal because you know- this girl has got to eat! I’ve been obsessed with sesame oil and garlic lately. I pretty much add one or the other (sometimes both) to all my creations. I just love the aromatic scent and flavors.
Below is a recipe of my Pan-Fried Spicy Bucatini and Dumplings with Brocolini. I got most of the major ingredients from Milk & Eggs (I’ve talked about this Los Angeles-based online grocery company in this last post). They have an amazing promotion between 12/4-12/8 where you can receive 50% off on your order by using code “HAPPYHOLIDAYS17”! I highly recommend hopping on this deal if you’re in the L.A or O.C area. I already made an order this morning because like I said, this girl has got to eat and I love that it delivers affordable, fresh groceries straight to my home!
Now time for me to to draw the curtains and introduce the AMAZING, MOUTHWATERING BUCATINI AND ITS DUMPLING + BROCCOLINI COMRADES.
|Items I got from Milk and Eggs:
• Domenico’s Bucatini
• Northern Cafe Dumpling Chicken
• Northern Cafe Dumpling Shrimp, Pork, Egg, ChiveOther Items:
• Spicy Sesame Oil
• New Mexico’s Dried Chiles
• Chicken Broth
Bucatini and Broccolini (15 minutes):
Dumplings (15 minutes):
Serve Bucatini, dumplings, and broccolini on plate/bowl.
This meal can feed up to four servings! Cost: Under $25.00
Disclaimer: Ingredients were complimentary, but these opinions are strictly voices of my taste buds.
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