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Finally used this cute fry holder, but filled it up with yummy sorullitos (Puerto Rican fried corn meal sticks) and mayo-ketchup for the Father's Day brunch at our home. Super cute! Bought this at @boscovs-- regular price $25; snagged for $5! What yumminess did you eat this morning?
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#cookingwithniss #sorullitos #mayoketchup #cornmeal #corn #fathersday #brunch #puertorico

Breakfast today: freshly made egg salad sandwich and vanilla greek yogurt with coconut chia granola sprinkled on top. What are you having?
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#cookingwithniss #breakfast #weekend #saturdaymorning #greekyogurt #granola #coconut #egg #eggsalad

[➡️ for more pics] This morning my childhood BFF text messaged me from Florida to share the tragic news about @anthonybourdain -- I couldn't believe it. My husband and I have been huge fans of his for years-- I mean, how could you not be? His genius writing, unfiltered love for food, appreciation for culture, and strong voice for the immigrant community here in the United States were powerful-- just to name a few.
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Whenever my family travels, we try to visit places he's eaten at and loved. This trip to Istanbul was our favorite "Anthony Bourdain experience" -- everything from getting lost for hours trying to locate eateries to communicating with locals (we didn't speak each other's language) -- we went through it all. The outcome was delicious and memorable. You can see me "fan-girling" out with either Anthony's wall photos/homages & a restaurant owner Bourdain interviewed/broke bread with. I'll never forget our experiences (and the food), thanks to Anthony Bourdain. Here's to more food adventures in memory of AB and the overall love for food. ❤
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Don't let my silly and joyful food photos fool you, I too, have had my bouts of depression. Going down various mental health rabbit holes can be taxing on your soul and life. If you are in need of a listening ear, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at
1-800-273-8255 today. You matter; you are worth more than you know -- let's keep holding on. ❤
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#cookingwithniss #anthonybourdain #ripanthonybourdain #anthonybourdainfan #suicide #foodislife #istanbul #youmatter #suicideprevention #suicide #youareworthit #culinarytravel #heavyhearted #heartbroken #eachonereachone

[➡️for more pics] Blueberries and peaches growing at my Mama's Delaware home. Can't wait to sink my teeth into them later this summer! .
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#cookingwithniss #gardening #garden #peaches #blueberries #growingpeaches #summer #delaware #easternshore #memorialdayweekend

[➡️for more pics] Royal wedding fever-- even at Trader Joe's! Checked out one of the newest TJ's in the city and loved it. Hope it remains as calm as it was today (and not crazy hectic)-- doubt it though. .
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#cookingwithniss #royalwedding #traderjoes #crumpets #dc #dctraderjoes

Tried these vegan meatballs from @aldiusa this evening and I must say they were tasty! Can't beat this for the price (and taste). Have any of you tried it?
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#cookingwithniss #aldi #aldifinds #aldiusa #vegan #meatballs #weeknightdinner

[➡️ for more pics] The brunch table decor for my angel Mama on Mother's Day. ❤ Didn't need to purchase anything and just used everything in my entertaining storage. On the menu: very berry french toast casserole (1st time making and turned out DELICIOUS), custom ordered omelettes, turkey bacon (spicy and non), herb oven roasted breakfast potatoes, individual berry parfaits, and "Mom-osas" (with blueberry mint ice cubes, orange juice, and sparkling white grape juice). I've had a lot of tragedy in my life recently and had stopped cooking, so it felt AMAZING to cook and entertain. The overall consensus was, "this brunch was one of the best I've had!" ❤ .
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#cookingwithniss #tabledecor #mothersday2018 #mothersdayfood #brunch #fancybrunch #ilovemama #entertaining #momosas #frenchtoast #tabledecor

[Happy Mother's Day] to all the Mamas out there! ❤ Hope you're eating lots of goodies and enjoying every moment with your loved ones.
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#cookingwithniss #mothersday #mothersdayweekend #notmyphoto #ilovemama #mama #mothersdayfood

Going through some of my entertaining/hostess goodies with [Mother's Day Brunch] in mind. Decisions, decisions...❤
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#cookingwithniss #hostingbrunch #hosting #hostess #mothersday #brunch #mothersdayweekend #tabledecor #grownupthings

Trying to make myself a soy chai latte.
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#cookingwithniss #chailatte #chai #sundaymorning #dranks #weekendeating

Angel hair pasta with a fire roasted tomato sauce for lunch today. What did you eat?
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#cookingwithniss #pasta #simplemeal #angelhair #tomato #pastasauce #lunch #saturday #vegetarian

[➡️ for more pics] It has become a Sunday tradition to buy fresh-out-of-the-oven bread from our local mom and pop bakery (see second pic). Also wanted to post the newest tea at Trader Joe's-- berries & cherries-- wonderful caffeine free tea option. Do you have any weekend food traditions? .
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#cookingwithniss #weekendcooking #freshbread #bread #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #dmv #maryland #dc #bakery #bakeries #traditions #foodtradition #tea #traderjoes #berries #cherries #foodphotography

[➡️ for more pics] Happy Easter! // Happy Resurrection Sunday! No fancy table setting or brunch pics today (laying low), but made the yummiest egg sandwich with avocado slices and chipotle aioli. The fruit salad was also refreshing and delish! What are you eating today? Going or hosting any Easter brunch or dinners? Enjoy this blessed day!
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#cookingwithniss #easter #resurrectionsunday #easterbreakfast #fruitsalad #egg #eggsandwich #eastermeal #springcolors #happyeaster

Good Friday morning! I'm here trying to start the last day of the work week right-- eating oatmeal with fresh blueberries, Omega fortified cranberries, almonds, pistachios, pepitas, walnuts, and pecans (in other words, Trader Joe's Omega Trek Mix). What are you having for breakfast today?
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#cookingwithniss #work #tgif #oatmeal #goodmorning #blueberries #soymilk #traderjoes #healthybreakfast

[➡️for more pics] One of my amazing colleague friends (yep, talking about you @hanknaack) traveled to Kansas City, MO recently and brought me back some local bbq sauce! Thank you so much, Hank! Made bbq grilled tofu steaks with red potato garlic mashed potatoes (never from a box) and oven roasted corn. De-li-ci-ous!! My husband and I had a wonderful dinner tonight. What are you having?
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#cookingwithniss #dinner #bbq #kansascity #kansascitybbq #tofu #vegetarian #tofusteaks #mashedpotatoes #castironskillet #mycolleaguesareamazing #lovemyjob #lcbbq #missouri #frommissouritodc #corn #deliciousmeals #easydinner

[➡️ for more pics] Dinner tonight was sopa de gandules (pigeon pea soup) and tostones with mayo-ketchup (such a Puerto Rican condiment)! Hit the spot. .
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#cookingwithniss #gandules #sopa #sopadegandules #puertorico #puertoricancuisine #mayoketchup #tostones #puertorico #boricua #plantain #dinner #vegetarian

Making tostones for dinner! Have you had the "Caribbean french fry?" It's delicious!.
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#cookingwithniss #tostones #puertorico #boricua #puertoricancuisine #plantain #dinner #vegetarian

Happy Saturday! I repurposed the cajun home potatoes I had in the fridge and made a stovetop frittata (sprinkled in some sauteed spinach and onions too). So tasty! What are you having for breakfast today?
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#cookingwithniss #weekendeats #weekendcooking #saturday #breakfast #frittata #repurposedfood #leftovers #diningroomdecor #foodphotography #cactus

[➡️ for more pics] Dinner tonight was half homemade and half not. Made roasted garlic cream sauce from scratch and poured on top of these Trader Joe's porcini mushroom and truffle ravioli. Fast and yummy! .
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#cookingwithniss #traderjoes #porcini #porcinimushroom #ravioli #truffle #homemade #roastedgarlic #garlic #ilovegarlic #snowydays #snowdays #dmvsnowdays #vegetarian #pasta

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