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Debate Food or Food for Debate…

So last night was the last debate. Enough about that. The thing is I needed food. So I whipped up a yummy, easy vegetarian meal that didn’t require too much actual cooking. I put on a little Shooter Jennings and set to work in the kitchen. 1st, make a little tomato sauce. I sauteed 3… Read more »

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Fabulous Fall Farro Pasta

It’s fall again already! Where does the time go? Came home on a Sunday night after a week packed with a month’s worth of events and realized I hadn’t thought about dinner. A quick check of the fridge yielded some fresh baby greens that needed to be used, mushrooms and peppers. I also had onions,… Read more »

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Carrot Souffle

  Wyatt’s favorite vegetable is carrots. In fact he likes all vegetables that begin with “C”. Carrots, cauliflower, corn. “C” vegetables are good in this household. Suffice to say we eat a lot of carrots, cauliflower and corn. My tried and true go to for the carrots is usually to braise in stock with a… Read more »

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Braised Chicken Tacos

So last week-end I was really in the mood for chicken tacos. Usually I just throw some chicken on the grill and then assemble in a corn tortilla with some avocado and onion. But this time I was in the mood for something a little more authentic. I decided to braise my chicken similar to… Read more »

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Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches

  It’s been a long sweet summer so far. Just back from 3 great weeks in the mountains of North Carolina, time spent with good friends & family and more great memories for Wyatt. Back in California one the first things to catch my eye at the local market are the heirloom tomatoes. It’s prime… Read more »

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Pancakes for Breakfast

Wyatt & I love making pancakes for breakfast. We always make our own mix and do not use a box mix. It’s so easy and only takes a couple of minutes to mix up your own. And it’s fun. The easiest and most reliable recipe I use is this Sunday Pancakes recipe. I like that… Read more »

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Summer Breakfast Sandwich

I love the combination of eggs, greens & tomatoes. In the summer especially this is a sandwich that I make endless variations of. It’s a great way to start your day and it’s also just as good for a quick lunch or dinner. Basically I just toast a whole wheat english muffin and spread it… Read more »

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Wild Rice Salad

For some reason I make wild rice salad every summer. This would be just as good in another season but I only seem to make it in summer. I guess because there is such an awful lot of good produce around in summer and I usually just toss whatever I have lying around or leftover… Read more »

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Shrimp Salad

Shrimp salad…sigh…how can something so right be done so often so wrong? It’s so simple. The perfect summer lunch on a crusty french baguette, with a glass of Rose and some nice fruit, sitting on the deck…well you get my drift. So here’s the deal, I’m from Florida. That said, I’m a little particular about… Read more »

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Eggplant Parm…Again

So I know I’ve posted about Eggplant Parmesan before. But it’s one of my all time favorite summer meals so I find myself making it over and over again, always in search of the ultimate concoction! I’ve deep fried, pan fried and fried every which way you can fry my eggplant. I love fried eggplant,… Read more »