Sticky Toffee Pudding

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I often swing back and forth on the introvert/extrovert pendulum. I enjoy sitting on my couch, in my sweatpants, watching The Bachelor (don’t start), equally as much as I like going out and being in the company of others. Could I be equally introverted AND extroverted? Continue reading

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Avocado Egg Rolls with Tamarind Honey Dipping Sauce

Avocado Egg Rolls with Tamarind Honey Dipping Sauce | Rivka's Kitchen

My feelings towards the Cheesecake Factory have always been apathetic at best, slightly resentful at worst. We go way back, the CF and I. In high school I happened to be a frequent  patron of the establishment. Young and highly impressionable, I was in awe of their ability to offer 36 different flavors of cheesecake. Sometimes, I had to hold myself back from pressing my nose against the glass and ever so softly whispering, “I’ll have one of each.” Continue reading

Pear, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad

Pear, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad | Rivka's Kitchen

Over the course of my not very eventful life, I have developed a very invaluable useless skill. So while I don’t often toot my own horn, please excuse me while I do. I am really good at ordering food at restaurants. Who cares? I care! I finally found something that I am good at, something I can be proud of. Continue reading