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Ten Ways to add BIG Flavor for 10 Calories or less

About the time I started to get really into cooking was right about the time I was talked into doing some runway modeling. At 5 foot 7 and 120 pounds, I was know as the “short chubby model,” which was equal parts laughably ridiculous and self-esteem crushing. I only did a few runway shows before […]

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Spaghetti Squash Alfredo: 125 Calories

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo: 125 Calories. Skinny and guiltless version of a favorite pasta dish

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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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How To: Make Pickled Jalapenos

Jalapenos are abundant right now, but that’ll change very soon, when fall starts to chill the fields. I love the brightness of fresh jalapenos, but pickled jalapenos are a staple. Once I figured out how incredibly easy and cheap it is to make my own, I’ve never gone back. I even learned how to water […]

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Kids Lunch Box Idea: Strawberry Lovers Lunch

This post is sponsored by California Strawberries. All thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own. Lunch box meals are an enormously difficult challenge. You need to have the ability to create a meal that will dazzle a tiny human (no small feat), have the staying power to last in a little box that’s been tossed […]

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After School Snack: Chocolate Banana Pops

  Before I became a member of Club Mom, I had no idea how much time I would spend obsessing over school lunches and after school snacks. Along with how hard it is to cut tiny fingernails and how accustom to contact with bodily fluids you become, these are things not mentioned in those baby […]

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Grilled Watermelon Salad

Grilled watermelon salad is the perfect summer side dish. Slice up some watermelon rings, throw them on the grill (literally if you’re brave enough), wait for some gorgeous smokey grill marks to spear and you’re half way there. If you don’t have a grill, a grill pan will work fine. You can also skip the […]

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Strawberry, Chicken and Goat Cheese Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are Asian, right? Those PF Change guys make one that people seem to like. I love Asian flavors, but giving you a new take on an Asian dish isn’t at the top of my current skill set. So I went a new route, and put in some of my favorite flavors that also […]

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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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