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Confessions of a Foodie



From clean eating to modified paleo, from my versions of the Mexican dishes of my childhood to vegetarian and vegan recipes, this San Diego based food blog written by Anita L. Arambula is about cooking whole, seasonal and locally sourced foods from scratc



Updated: 2017-11-18T09:51:00.751-08:00

 



Need to indulge? True Pound Cake to the rescue

2017-11-15T01:25:14.731-08:00

It’s the scent that grabs hold of you first.  Escaping through the nooks and crannies and crevices, seeking out a willing host, penetrating your nostrils as it races towards the memory center of your brain and suddenly, you’re 7 years old again, pulling out your very first cake from the red Easy Bake oven you got for Christmas just a few days earlier.  You can’t help yourself. You



Is it real or fake? Learning about extra virgin olive oil with Cobram Estate + Olive Oil Tea Cookies with Rosemary & Lemon { #IFBC17 }

2017-10-27T18:51:37.433-07:00

The extra virgin olive oil scandal continues but with a little knowledge, you can become an olive oil shopping expert. Read on to learn what to look for when shopping for your next bottle of EVOO. One-year-old olive trees on Longview Ranch, one of the Yolo County growers partnered with Cobram Estate in California. Cobram grows 14 varieties with an aim towards the high-end market. An



{ in the kitchen with … } Jo's Grilled Soy Sauce Chicken
with Cold Sesame Noodles and Tofu Salad

2017-10-15T03:48:08.662-07:00

Hanging out in the kitchen with my friend Joanna cooking up some easy Chinese food perfect for summer. Want an easy vegetarian meal? Skip the soy chicken–the sesame noodles along with the tofu salad make a great vegan meal. Grilled Soy Sauce Chicken using Joanna's homemade teriyaki marinade. It started with a text. Jo: “



How to cook beef tongue, Part 3: Chile Verde Lengua Tacos

2017-07-12T00:40:53.095-07:00

Part three of a three-part series on how to cook a 5-pound beef tongue for three different Mexican dishes. Today, it's chile verde style! Chile verde is not something I learned to appreciate until well into my 20s. Dad made it occasionally with its most frequent appearance at my grandmother's table for special dinners during the holidays or my grandfather's birthday. And even then, it



Moroccan Vegetable Tagine {vegan}

2017-07-05T02:27:35.320-07:00

Bringing the taste of Morocco home is made easier with the help of Mina Tagine Moroccan Cooking Sauces. Today I'm sharing the one formulated for fish which I've used to make this satisfying vegetable tagine. I'm back with another tagine sauce today from Mina. If you've been following along on this tagine journey of mine, you know that tagine is Moroccan and it refers to both the cooking



How to cook beef tongue, Part 2: Lengua a la Mexicana

2017-07-03T10:05:45.919-07:00

Part two of a three part series on how to cook a 5-pound beef tongue for three different Mexican dishes Even though I'm Hispanic, the only time we heard Spanish in the house while I was growing up was when either set of grandparents came over. Being third generation, none of us girls learned how to speak the language. I was around it enough to get the gist of a conversation when I hear it



How to cook beef tongue, Part 1: Chile Colorado Lengua Tortas

2017-06-23T03:03:57.063-07:00

This is the first in a three part series on how to cook cow's tongue (lengua) then use it in three different Mexican dishes: chile colorado tortas, a la Mexicana, and in chile verde for tacos. First up: chile colorado tortas (sandwiches). When I was probably about 5 years old, Dad asked me to go to the kitchen and grab him a drink from the refrigerator. I remember happily bouncing to the



Easy Beef Tagine brings Moroccan spice home

2017-06-07T02:00:05.114-07:00

Last month I introduced you to a new line of tagine sauces. It was a big hit in my family so this month I'm sharing my results with Mina Tagine Moroccan Lamb or Beef Cooking Sauce. Hands on time is 15 minutes and depending on the cut of meat, you can have dinner on the table in about an hour-and-half. The smell while this is cooking? Oh my goodness, I just can't stand it! All those warm



My Favorite Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

2017-06-05T12:16:52.889-07:00

I love cornbread. It’s pure comfort food. One that I still indulge in every once in a while. Cornbread can be a very controversial subject so let me just get something out right here and right now: This post doesn’t profess to be sharing the definitive cornbread recipe because I have no intention on stepping on anyone’s toesies. I’m not going to get into the sugar/no sugar debate because



{ cooking for one } Fava Bean Toast with Poached Egg

2017-06-03T20:09:38.895-07:00

a breath … grief can linger so don’t beat yourself up over it May Gray has transitioned into June Gloom here in San Diego. For a city that has the reputation for being bright, sunny and easy going, this weather is contrary to the image my hometown likes to project. Truth be told, the gray weather kinda suits my mood these days. I’m going to talk a bit about this awesome breakfast



Chicken Tagine with Lemon-Scented Herbed Couscous

2017-05-04T10:31:32.512-07:00

Bringing the taste of Morocco home is made easier with the help of Mina Tagine Moroccan Cooking sauces.  There is something really comforting to me about the smell of chicken roasting. It brings back memories of an easier time when all you needed to worry about was which sneakers to wear to school and whose backyard you were going to play in this weekend. Roasting a chicken at home



First Look: The Migraine Relief Plan + Maple Sesame Glazed Chicken

2017-02-14T01:54:30.205-08:00

For my first post of 2017, I'm taking a look inside the new book by health and wellness coach and life-long migraine sufferer, Stephanie Weaver called "The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health." Copyright 2016 by Laura Bashar I get headaches. Sometimes I get them accompanied by nausea, light sensitivity, or dizziness. I've



Test driving Blue Apron {review} + Cabbage Pizza with Romaine & Apple Salad {recipe}

2016-11-21T03:47:53.527-08:00

Imagine not having to spend hours of your weekend at the grocery store, list of meals for the week in hand and having to buy more than you know you need for any given recipe (how often will you actually use oyster sauce or an entire can of chipotle in adobo sauce?). I've been cooking, styling and photographing a lot for the newspaper over the last few months and with the emotional roller



Rosemary Olive Oil Popcorn with Garlic, Parmesan and Smoked Paprika {Recipe+Travel}

2016-08-22T03:39:40.825-07:00

Inspired by my recent trip to Capay Valley, this rosemary olive oil popcorn is a spicy variation of my classic stovetop version. When it comes to salty snacks, popcorn is at the top of my list. Growing up, the smell of popcorn being made in the large lidded pot normally reserved for making a big ol' pot of frijoles de la olla would bring all of us girls streaming into the kitchen in



Roasted Cherry Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt {recipe video + product review}

2016-08-08T17:47:50.583-07:00

Try this healthier frozen treat that is lower in fat with less cholesterol and sugar than a traditional custard-based ice cream. Most cooks love kitchen tools that make prep easier. I'm no exception. I recently received a cherry pitter from Crisp, a line of tools created to promote healthy living. When our SoCal weather went from warm to hot, I knew that I wanted to put this new tool to



Traveling to Sacramento? Visit Tequila Museo Mayahuel for a killer flan

2016-08-04T20:12:31.546-07:00

California State Capitol Building If you follow me on any of my social media channels, you might already be aware that I just spent a long weekend in Sacramento, California for my second attendance of the International Food Bloggers Conference. It’s also my second visit to California’s capitol, the last having been more than 15 years ago in which we only spent a little time visiting a few



Mujadara, aka, a big o'bowl of comfort #MeatlessMonday

2016-06-12T16:47:24.309-07:00

Follow my blog with Bloglovin With a few personal tweaks, I show you how to make Mujadara, easily one of my favorite comfort foods. Here, I've used Royal Brown Basmati to add another layer of fragrance and flavor. The roasting onions filled the kitchen with one of my favorite aromas, a nice pay off after enduring those tear-inducing fumes just minutes earlier.  I slit open the bag of Royal Brown



Meatless Monday: Warm Farro Salad with Roasted Mushrooms and Butternut Squash

2016-02-15T17:35:35.536-08:00

One of my guilty pleasures is risotto. Especially creamy, cheesy mushroom risotto. I can't remember the last time I indulged. With it's high caloric value, blood sugar-spiking starch, and often large amounts of cheese, it's not a dish I can eat these days.  That's how this dish was born. I wanted something that hinted of mushroom risotto but wouldn't throw my hours of working out with



Healthy Eats: Mexican Lentil Stew { #MeatlessMonday #Vegan #GlutenFree #DiabeticFriendly }

2016-02-21T16:37:25.313-08:00

Move over cauliflower. This year’s food darling will be pulses (legumes, beans, peas). At least they will be if you believe everything you read on the inter-webs. Personally, lentils are one of my absolute favorite pulses of all. From soups and curries, to salads and burgers, these tiny little legumes are nutritional powerhouses capable of improving digestion, helping to maintain a healthy



Wanna get lucky for Chinese New Year? P.F. Chang's wants to help

2016-02-08T21:45:21.871-08:00

My idea of Chinese food growing up was my dad's chop suey. Everyone in my family loved it. I remember thinking how worldly we were every time he made it as it was always enthusiastically inhaled by us girls. Of course, I learned later that it's actually an American-Chinese dish created mostly to appeal to American tastebuds but that doesn't diminish my love for the dish – it started my love



The Top 10 posts of 2015 on Confessions of a Foodie

2016-01-11T01:30:08.859-08:00

Thought I'd start a new January tradition here on 'Confessions': sharing with you the most popular posts of the previous year. If you missed one, or pinned one to come back around to, hope this jogs your memory and inspires you to try something new this week. Ready? Just click on the titles to go to the recipe. Here we go: 10. Frijoles de la Olla {vegan} 9. Spreading the cookie joy with



Chocolate Peppermint Snowflake Sugar Cookies

2015-12-16T02:13:23.429-08:00

I gotta say, in all my 40 years of baking, these are the prettiest cookies I've come up with to date. When I was a confirmed to be participating for the third time (first was here and second here) in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap benefiting Cookies for Kids Cancer, I started thinking of what kind of cookie I wanted to make. Then I quickly forgot about it until, weeks later, I received my



Herb Chicken Flatbread with White Beans and Spinach (product review + recipe + GIVEAWAY!)

2015-12-07T08:54:45.611-08:00

Foster Farms' new Sauté Ready marinated raw chicken cooks from frozen in 10 minutes for a quick and healthy meal any day of the week December is a busy time of year for most people as calendars quickly fill up with holiday gatherings, baking, shopping, visiting friends and family, baking, gift wrapping, caroling, Nutcracker performances, and oh! –  did I mention baking? So, as tempting as



Spreading the cookie joy with Krusteaz { #Review + #Giveaway }

2015-12-09T11:10:46.425-08:00

Today is officially the start of the cookie season – it's National Cookie Day! Yup. There is such a day and to celebrate, I'm reviewing four mixes from baking experts, Krusteaz (the name comes from the words "crust" and "ease"). Krusteaz sent me a care package which included five flavors of cookie mix to try: Shortbread, Snickerdoodle, Gingerbread, Oatmeal Scotchie and Butter Vanilla



Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Carrots & Rum Raisins #Recipe + #Giveaway

2015-10-29T19:04:08.060-07:00

Keep Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice mixes on hand to take the stress out of holiday entertaining. Use them as is or embellish like I did here with carrots and rum soaked raisins. I'm faking fall weather here at 'Confessions' today. Sunny San Diego is no where near fall weather yet and we're rounding up on the end of October already. I come home from work and can't hardly wait to strip out of my