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Ginger Peach Moscow Mules
I absolutely adore summer, and though we may be approaching the end of it for the year, I'm not quite ready to say goodbye just yet. Hence this perfectly timed Ginger Peach Moscow Mule cocktail! Juicy and ripe peaches meet the warm Fall spiciness of ginger ...
Try this easy Moscow Mule recipe made with fresh peach and ginger puree, vodka, and ginger beer.
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Mini Kimchi Quesadillas
The combination of kimchi, melted cheese, and crisp tortillas is one of those things that sounds weird, but somehow totally works. I didn't come up with the concept of Kimchi Quesadillas ; that honor goes to Roy Choi of the amazing Kogi BBQ truck in LA. I t...
Spicy kimchi and melted cheese are an unexpectedly awesome combination. Try this easy snack recipe.
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Cream-Braised Pumpkin Scapes
It's the word "scapes" that got me. They were piled up by the kale and beets on the farmer's table, large flat green leaves with soft, hollow-looking stems and the occasional corkscrew tendril flying out like a tiny green telephone cord. The sign said " Pum...
Learn how to cook pumpkin scapes or pumpkin leaves and turn them into this creamy vegetable side dish with garlic.
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Spicy Chipotle Salmon Tacos
It's been at least two months since my last taco recipe so we are WAY overdue, friends. This time around it's all about these spicy Chipotle Salmon Tacos with an easy Cumin-Lime Mayo sauce. Salmon is already packed with tons of great flavor, so you really o...
Try this recipe for spicy Chipotle Salmon Tacos with Cumin-Lime Sauce for your next weekday meal.
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Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca
Just a quick and simple recipe for you, today! Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca is a cool drink made from pureed cucumbers, lime juice, and a bit of sugar. It's kind of like a cucumber lemonade, except the fresh cucumber is the predominant flavor. It's spectacular...
A cool and refreshing cucumber drink with a hint of lime.
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Feed Your Passion Episode 3: Gluten-Free Colombian Treats at Big Booty Bread Co.
Gluten-free baking might seem like a totally new thing, but many cultures have actually been making incredible gluten-free baked goods for thousands of years. In this episode of my web series Feed Your Passion , I head to one of my FAVORITE bakeries in NYC-...
Alejandra visits Big Booty Bread Co. to learn about gluten-free Latin breads and pastries that are so delicious, everyone is lining up to eat them.
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Smashed Watermelon Rum Cocktail
On Saturday night, Eugene and I went to a show followed by drinks at a bar. Technically we went in looking for food, but the kitchen had closed early at 10PM. We decided to stay for a drink anyway, and each picked out something from the seasonal cocktail me...
Watermelon and rum are magic together in this easy watermelon cocktail made with fresh lime juice and dark rum.
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Feed Your Passion Episode 5: Kitchen Essentials
This week on Feed Your Passion , I invited Chef Grace Ramirez over to talk kitchen essentials and decluttering. I have a thing for kitchen gadgets so my pantries are stocked (perhaps...overstocked?). As a chef who has had to move quite a bit, Chef Grace kno...
Chef Grace Ramirez helps Alejandra declutter her cabinets--and talks essentials for a lean-mean kitchen.
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Syrup-Soaked Almond Semolina Cake
In New York City, ordering food is a pretty common thing. Even though I love to cook, I also really love craving something like zucchini fries or basil fried rice or blackened salmon, clicking a few buttons online, and having that very specific thing arrive...
Try this Middle Eastern-style semolina cake soaked in an orange blossom honey syrup.
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Feed Your Passion Episode 4: Vendy Plaza Food Market in Harlem
In this week's episode of Feed Your Passion , I brought Eugene along with me to explore Vendy Plaza in Harlem's La Marqueta . Tucked under the Harlem train tracks, this cool food market features live music, wine, and some of the best food vendors from aroun...
Alejandra Ramos visits Vendy Plaza in Harlem's La Marqueta to try dishes from some of the best food vendors from around the city.
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So much fun eating our way through Vendy Plaza in Harlem!
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A simple watermelon fruit salad with mint and lime dressing. Perfect for summer desserts or brunch!
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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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