01 Feb 2015

Moroccan Red Lentils

No Comments Gluten Free, lunch, Vegetables

Although Spring is approaching and warmer days will  follow, it’s still ef-fing cold! So, this dish–– a mix somewhere between a soup and a vegetarian stew–– is perfect for when you’re so cold you can’t feel your toes and just want to curl up into a small ball. Not only does this dish warm you up, but the great spices make it taste like you ordered in from a favorite neighborhood Middle Eastern restaurant.  Really, however, you will have created a Moroccan meal at home.
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04 Jan 2015

Chia Pudding

4 Comments Breakfast, Gluten Free, Raw

Ever since discovering a great raw food stand at the La Jolla Farmers’ Market this past Fall, I have gotten this treat on every Sunday visit. It has been my perfect Sunday morning breakfast.  I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions this year because I believe I have the willpower to change when I want to !  So, this past Friday I decided I wanted to start to make, cook and bake more of  the things I love. With that in mind, I looked through my favorite food blogs in search of a recipe for the market-style Chia Pudding. I found a simple recipe, and it really couldn’t be easier. Thanks to Oh, Ladycakes, my perfect and delicious breakfast was home-made this morning. And I didn’t even have to get out of my pjs ! Read more

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05 Oct 2014

Apple Spice Shake

No Comments Breakfast, Drinks, Gluten Free

Inspired by my weekend trip to Julian, CA –known locally for their apple cider and pies– I felt it was time for a shake that reflects this time of year! I added all my favorite warming spices to my basic shake recipe along with some fresh ginger and apple.  It’s addicting. Get ready!

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07 Sep 2014

Chicken with Bacon and Fresh Figs

1 Comment Bacon, Fruits, Meats

It’s official. School has started so summer is over. Sometimes we like to pretend it isn’t done yet through the flavors we produce in the kitchen. Our dear friends Toni and Lauro gave us about a dozen figs a little while ago. My mom and I wanted to do something different than serving them with prosciutto and Parm. Read more

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19 Jul 2014

Potato Gnocchi

No Comments Favorites, Food Experiences

Gnocchi has been one of my all-time favorite dishes ever since the first time I had it in Tocchi, Italy (Gnocchi in Tocchi!). A lot of restaurants in the U.S., however, serve dough balls instead of the light, fluffy pillows of heaven this recipe produces. Italians are known for authentic home cooking, so what better way to spend an afternoon than channeling the classic home cooks!

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01 Jun 2014

Gluten Free Apricot and Raspberry Tart

2 Comments Favorites, Fruits, Gluten Free, Sweet Treats, Tarts & Galettes

Summer is basically here, but I still have to pull through 2 more weeks of school. The sun has been shining with not a single cloud in the sky and the farmer’s markets have been in full bloom. One of my favorite aspects of Summer is all of the fresh and beautiful fruit. I used to say that strawberries were the best, but right now there are too many good ones to pick a favorite. Read more

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