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How to Make Homemade Marshmallows (step by step with photos)

These are easier than you think. And the possibilities are endless. Try your favorite extracts (coconut marshmallows?!), or food coloring to match your party, or covering them in chocolate. Once you make them, it’s hard to remember why you went so long without trying your hand at these. Step one: Prepare the pan. Grease well […]

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Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are naturally dairy and gluten free, take 5 minutes and one bowl to throw together.    There is really nothing simple about my life these days. Between two blogs, freelance work, a book, a book tour, another super secret project I hope to tell you about soon, and […]

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Jamaican Coconut Cornbread

In the midst of the chaotic tilt that my life has taken lately, I keep being overtaken by the feeling that these are the good ol’ days. This is the time I’ll look back on, as an old woman, and wish I could revisit. I’ve had to remind myself of that, when I feel overwhelmed, […]

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California Quinoa Bowl

California Quinoa Bowl is healthy, naturally gluten free, dairy free, and complete delicious in just 15 minutes.    There are a few things we like here in California when it comes to naming dishes after our state. First, it should be healthy, we like to at least pretend that we lean towards the health conscious […]

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers

My grill could replace my oven at this point. I love the smokey char, the quick cooking time, and the way that food just tastes transformed. This is a really quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for weeknights, but fit for weekend parties. I would absolutely recommend chicken thighs for this. The flavor is so […]

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Fried Coconut Almond Shrimp with Apricot Dipping Sauce

  When I edit photos, I just pick the ones that I think are the stand outs (often only one or two) edit those, export and review what I’ve done. It wasn’t until I pulled this set up in review that I saw that it seemed to tell the story of shrimp desperation. Maybe it’s […]

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Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Strawberry Balsamic Glaze over Orzo Summer Salad

This is that savory strawberry recipe that I was telling you about. I made this three times, and loved it more and more each time. This is how I love to eat on a regular basis: fresh produce, healthy fats,  no dairy (I love dairy and I eat it, but I try to eat as […]

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Strawberry Granita with Candied Mint Leaves

  I’m so excited to tell you that I’ve been asked to be a Brand Ambassador for California Strawberry Commission. Given my complete love of strawberries, this is fantastic for me. To be honest, I’ve been asked to be a brand ambassador before but it was never a good fit, I ended up turing other […]

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Paprika Shrimp and Sausage Quinoa Paella

Life’s funny, isn’t it? One minute you’re sitting there enjoying a nice Mother’s Day breakfast that your husband made you, and the next minute you’re talking to The Today Show and agreeing to take a last minute flight to JFK so that you can stand behind a podium for 3 minutes and pretty much say […]

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Beverly Hills Potatoes with Pesto Butter

I’m cooking on The Today show on Wednesday. I wish I was cool enough to have a witty lead in and build up to the exciting news, but I’m just going to digitally blurt it out: I’m cooking on The Today Show, in New York, on Wednesday. I’ll be battling it out with two other […]

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