Author Archives: KarmaCucina

KarmaCucina Is Relocating

KarmaCucina is relocating to it’s new permanent home.  Please update your bookmarks and check out the new site at  While it does not look much different than it’s predecessor, this new site offers me far more functionality and opportunity for … Continue reading

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Cilantro-Honey Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is one of winter’s greatest bounties.  Its nutrition laden insides hide beneath a drab, tough, creamy-beige skin.  But don’t judge a book by its cover.  Once peeled back, the less than enticing outer shell reveals a low fat … Continue reading

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Get Your Gaucho On!

In celebration of the recent booking of our upcoming holiday in Argentina, I have prepared a mouthwatering skirt steak topped with a super fresh and tasty chimchurri sauce.  I suspect that upon our return, I might have a few pointers … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Grilled Caesar Salad

Regardless of what kind of restaurant I’m dining in, I love to enjoy Caesar salad for my second course.  I’ve sampled many varieties, but the one that has struck me the most in recent years is the Black Trumpet‘s Grilled Caesar. … Continue reading

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Om Nom Bombs: Goodness Gracious, Great Balls…

So many cookbooks, so little time…  I’m a self-admitted cookbook enthusiast with an insatiable appetite for both the classics and avant-garde. I collect volume upon volume and liken each book to a piece of art:  the author, the artist; the book, … Continue reading

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Spinach Pasta Fagioli

2011 is here and after week upon week of holiday festivities and overindulging in chowtime cheer, I am ready to return to my prior life of lighter, nutrition-laden fare.    As a matter of fact, I am sprinting back with open … Continue reading

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White Truffle Grilled Cheese

One of my favorite coworkers and food-minded friends gave me an incredible gift this Christmas season and I was absolutely over the moon when I received it:  a bottle of white truffle oil.  Countless times I have watched Mario Batali finish a … Continue reading

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