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Creamy Vegan Broccoli Avocado Soup & Five Foodie New Years Resolutions

Five New Year Food Resolutions to Make   Let’s stop vowing to cut things out of our lives at then beginning of each year, and start promising ourselves we’ll add some great things in. Can’t we all just agree that those “I’m going to lose weight/stop eating sugar/give up carbs/cut out coffee” resolutions are just […]

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Pomegranate And Bourbon Braise Oxtails with Smokey Cheddar Grits & What Sandy Hook Elementary Taught Me

  As a mom, this tragedy has left a deep wound on my soul. I see my own baby in the faces of all of the victims. Not an hour has gone by in the past few days that I haven’t had those lost lives on my mind. Playing blocks with my daughter brought me […]

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Chilean Salmon with Avocado Cream Sauce

I’ve always wanted to go to Chile. Since I started traveling, I’ve had a deep love for Spanish speaking countries, I want to visit them all. Although, other than language, they seem to have little in common. Other than maybe a shared love of food and family. I spent some time in Spain, missing my […]

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Oven Steamed Salmon with Blueberry Balsamic Reduction

Every once in a while this happens. I made a recipe I love, and then it sort of slips away and never gets posted. This is one of those recipes. I can’t even remember why it didn’t get posted, maybe because I don’t really like the photos (sorry my ego got in the way of […]

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Five Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

    It’s the day before Thanksgiving and I am already thinking about the leftovers. I will not be participating in Black Friday.  Unless it takes place in my refrigerator, I will be staying far, far away from any post-thanksgiving debauchery. Besides, I plan to make most of my Christmas gifts, but more on that […]

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Potato Artichoke Bisque & Support for Sandy Victims

As we leave the most divisive election in modern history, we need to remember that we are still a Nation. One Nation, Under God, Indivisible by politics, that comes together to help others. (Photo, AP:  Frank Franklin) Red state or blue, that is what we are. We are also a Nation that loves to help, […]

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Pad Thai Soup

Living in LA during “fall” makes you feel like a bit of crazy person. I’ll pull on my tall boots and a chunky sweaters that I am rightfully entitled to wear in late October, later realizing that the weather will creep up into the 80′s by mid day. And I’m the crazy lady at Starbucks […]

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Butternut Bisque With Pomegranate and Goat Cheese

I’m so excited to share this with you. It is my favorite soup right now, and one of my favorite recipes so far this year. It’s interesting to see which posts get tons and tons of traffic and which ones get ignored, because really, you never know. My highest trafficked post isn’t even in my […]

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Kale Caesar with Goat Gouda, Avocados and Homemade Croutons

  A few weeks ago I was invited to the opening of Messhall in Los Angeles to partake in an amazing media dinner. I was stuffed with steak tartare tacos, lobster mac n cheese, incredibly memorably cheese grits, the best pork chop of my life and a kale caesar salad I can’t stop thinking about. […]

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Coconut Cornmeal Shrimp With Jalapeno Peach Jam

  I’ve had a busy week, and my body has decided to request that I slow down. On Friday, I was asked to do a cooking segment on CBS news in Los Angeles. I’ve spent the week preparing. My husband helped me run through the segment in the evenings, and for an entire week my […]

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