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Two Food Bloggers in the Kitchen

February 26, 2014 by Joan Nova in "Foodie" Activities, Beans/Legumes, Blogging, Fish/Seafood, Salads, Seafood, Spanish/Tapas | 20 Comments

I love when friends visit, especially friends who share a love of food, cooking, blogging and photography.

Many readers know my friend Norma of Platanos, Mangoes + Me!  I always look forward to her visits and today was no exception. We walked the beach in the morning, had lunch out, saw a movie and then ‘mixed it up’ in the kitchen! I wanted to cook for her and she wanted to cook for me so we decided to split it and blog the results.

We foraged the freezer, refrigerator and pantry and came up with a pretty delicious dinner.

Norma made the first course.

Super tasty jumbo shrimp and chorizo cooked with peppers, onions, mushrooms and wine and served over toast.

I took on the second course which was an avocado and cauliflower salad with tomatoes, capers, scallions and a citrus dressing.

and a lime, cilantro and chili crusted tilapia over a white bean puree cooked with roasted garlic and parmesan.

And that’s what happens when two food bloggers get in the kitchen. Don’t you wish we set a place at the table for you too? You would have been welcome.

Can’t wait to see what Norma posts on Platanos, Mangoes + Me!


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  1. I love this post. I bet you had a blast in the kitchen!
    Brenda Benoit recently posted..Yet Another Visit To Juvia – This Time With My New Friends Norma & PhilMy Profile

  2. bellini says:

    What no dessert:D JUst kidding. I know the two of you will be having fun in and out of the kitchen.

  3. Marie says:

    2 masters in the kitchen, everything looks delish, wish I was there!

  4. Love this post. It exudes the joy of sharing good food and ingredients with friends.

  5. It is always fun being in the kitchen with you two. Loved the photos. Loved the food. I always regret that most of my photos are snapped so quickly during class, with no time for really setting them up. I plunk the plates on the coffee table so as to take advantage of the natural light, and call it a day. I dream of having a proper set-up and white background. These were fun!
    Victoria of Flavors of the Sun recently posted..Mushroom Kofteh with Green HarissaMy Profile

  6. So cool when two people share the same creative passion. The pix are fabulous. I wish I could reach into my computer and eat them. Next time invite me too.
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  7. It all looks fantastic!

  8. The food looks amazing and so does the photography. Love the little photo setup you arranged. But being at the table enjoying these dishes and the ones that prepared them would have been the best.
    Patricia Durr recently posted..Shoot Miami 52 Week Photo Challenge: WaterMy Profile

  9. Eha says:

    What a gloriously full and happy day! Love all your very ‘real’ food and shall copy your fish and bean puree dishes for the weekend – what wonderful flavours in store!!

  10. Erica says:

    Wow!I would love to eat your food!Two of my favorite bloggers cooking together!
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  11. sippitysup says:

    Spinach Tiger and I once did something similar. It was fun. GREG

  12. Joan, where did you get that light do-hickey thing? Did you make it or do they sell those? I just did my photo for my new post and the light was not good. The photos look great, especially the shrimp. Well done!
    La Diva Cucina recently posted..Meatless Monday: Cauliflower, Chickpea and Potato CurryMy Profile

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