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Alejandra Ramos
Works at Alejandra Ramos Culinary & Lifestyle
Lives in New York City
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Avocado & Red Onion Salad
I do this really dumb thing every single time we order sushi. I think to myself that I'd like some kind of light and fresh salad to go with the sushi, so I go through the options and pick out an avocado salad . I don't know why I do this. It's always overpr...
An easy avocado salad recipe with red onions and fresh lime juice.
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Chocolate Honey Layer Cake with Salted Honey Flour Buttercream & Raw Cocoa Nibs
My husband Eugene is in a cake club at work. He and a group of other guys in his office pool together money that they then spend on monthly birthday cakes celebrating the guys in the group. The bakery options near his office are kind of limited, so they usu...
Recipe for dark chocolate layer cake with honey buttercream made using a flour-thickened stovetop method.
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How to Make Labneh
Because I'm Puerto Rican, people often assume that Latin food is my favorite. It's definitely very high up there, and I do tend to cook with those kinds of flavors and ingredients often, but the truth is that given the choice, I'm more likely to pick Middle...
Learn how to easily make Middle Eastern-style labneh using yogurt, lemon juice, and salt.
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The Best Paleo Blueberry Muffins
My friend Monica and her husband were visiting NYC last weekend, so we planned to have them over for a relaxed brunch at home before they left town. Since her husband can't eat gluten, I decided to use the opportunity to play around with some gluten-free an...
The best gluten-free and paleo blueberry muffins made with almond flour, tapioca starch, and coconut palm sugar. So good even non-gluten-free folks love them!
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Vegan Double Chocolate Banana Bread
I'll be honest: vegan baking is usually not my go-to. I love baking with butter. I love baking with eggs. I love baking with milk (or cream!). I use them liberally and think there is nothing wrong with that. But... I can also really appreciate the value of ...
Recipe for Vegan Double Chocolate Banana Bread with cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Perfect for when you have no eggs or butter left!
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Easy Homemade Passion Fruit Curd
I woke up the other morning with an intense craving for passion fruit. It started in the night, actually, dancing around my head as I slept, the scent lingering in the air as daylight crept in. There are a few flavors that I can never resist. Bitter almond....
Easy recipe for homemade passion fruit curd made with frozen passion fruit puree, egg yolks, sugar, and butter.
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Orange Cocoa Chip Coconut Macaroon Cookies
Growing up, classic coconut macaroons were a favorite in our house. We called them besitos de coco (coconut kisses), and enjoyed the chewy treats as often as possible. I've made several versions of them over the years, but these Orange Cocoa Chip Coconut Ma...
An easy coconut macaroon cookie recipe made with condensed milk, orange zest, and raw cocoa nibs.
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Spicy Chorizo Clam Chowder
Last weekend, Eugene and I met my brother for brunch at a restaurant here in the city. It was kind of late in the day, and freezing outside, so as soon as I spotted clam chowder on the menu, I was sold. It was listed under the lunch entrees for $13, so I fi...
Recipe for a spicy and brothy chorizo clam chowder with milk, cream, bacon, and plenty of diced vegetables.
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Nigella's Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake
In an interview a few days ago, the reporter asked me if I think of my blog as being more savory or sweet. Because of the name, people always assume it's a dessert blog, but it is not! It's everything. It's savory and sweet and parties and occasionally I'll...
Recipe for Nigella Lawson's Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake made with whole oranges, almonds, and cocoa.
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$500 Anthropologie Gift Card Giveaway!
I teamed up with some of my favorite and most inspiring female bloggers and entrepreneurs this year for a group Instagram giveaway that's all about supporting and encouraging each other. I strongly believe that there are few things more powerful than women ...
Enter to win a $500 Anthropologie gift card in this inspiring #girlpower giveaway!
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Lemon Curd Cupcakes + Chocolate Frosting
I'm not sure why the combination of lemon + chocolate doesn't get as much attention as some other chocolate marriages. It's one that I fell in love with a few years ago when reading a novel called The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake . Not that you asked, b...
Recipe for tart lemon curd cupcakes with easy whipped chocolate ganache frosting.
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Easy Vanilla Bean-Orange Angel Food Cake
What do you say we break a few rules together? Angel food cake is usually one of those fussy cakes I prefer to completely avoid. Anything that requires special pans and beating and sifting or other extra steps beyond "dump ingredients into a bowl" is just u...
Recipe for light and fluffy Easy Vanilla Bean-Orange Angel Food Cake made in loaf pans.
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Food & Lifestyle Writer, Blogger, TV Lifestyle Expert
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  • Alejandra Ramos Culinary & Lifestyle
    Food & Lifestyle Writer, Blogger, TV Lifestyle Expert, 2011 - present
  • Hearst Corporation
    International Editions Editor, Cosmopolitan, 2007 - 2011
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Food & Lifestyle writer; Blogger; TV Lifestyle Expert. Ditched the 9-5 & now I cook, teach & talk about food for a living. I blog at http://AlwaysOrderDessert.com.
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Alejandra Ramos is the creator of AlwaysOrderDessert.com, an internationally recognized home cooking and entertaining blog featuring original recipes, cooking tips, do-it-yourself crafting tutorials, and ideas for creative and inspired entertaining.

Alejandra's recipes and expert advice have appeared in O Magazine, Real Simple, Cosmopolitan, ReadyMade, Saveur, BonAppetit.com, MarthaStewart.com, Oprah.com, The Times of London, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn, AOL Slashfood, YumSugar, and many more.  Always Order Dessert has been called one of the "Best of the Web" by Saveur magazine, and in 2009, the leading new media website Mashable.com named Alejandra one of the top "55 Foodies to Follow on Twitter."

While she considers herself primarily a home cook, Alejandra was professionally trained at Apicius International School of Hospitality in Florence, Italy. Alejandra and her husband, Eugene, live in New York City.
 
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