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Really Simple & Tasty Veggie Quinoa

Whole grains. We have all heard a lot recently about the benefits of adding whole grains to our diets. I love making quinoa salads and farro salads. Quinoa and Farro are two of my favorite whole grains and they are really my go to’s when I want to add texture and big flavors to my… Read more »

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Root Soup

Hi! long time no chat. Sorry I’ve been gone for a while. First, I got this new trainer who is training me to be a badass weight lifter, kind of like Linda Hamilton in The Terminator, so that’s been going on. And really, I’ve been in NO mood for any funny stuff or anyone messing… Read more »

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Grilled Chicken Lavosh with Tomato Yogurt

Tonight when I was making ketchup to go with my parsnip fries I was trying to decide just exactly what I would like to accompany said fries. I was making breaded chicken tenders for Wyatt and I knew I had a beautiful grilled, skinless, boneless breast that I had grilled to perfection the other night… Read more »

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Christmas Casserole

Hello hello! I took the month of November off from blogging:-) Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving. I can’t believe we are well into December, time does fly. This year for the first time in many years I have decided to throw a Christmas Brunch at my house here in California before leaving back to… Read more »

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Salad of The Moment or The Best Steak Salad Ever!

I love salads. That said I am also an extremely picky salad eater. Really there is nothing worse than a bad salad, but a good salad is oh so delicious. Recently I have been majorly crushing on this salad at a local restaurant here in Marin called Il Fornaio. They call the dish Insalata con… Read more »

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Why I love Fall

I love Fall in Northern California. Typically in early fall here we experience Indian Summer. The days are shorter but the weather is just gorgeous. Our leaves are changing and the nights are cool. The light changes as well. It is not as bright and sharp as a summer day but softer somehow. The picture… Read more »

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Roasted Chicken Soup

Yesterday I was feeling a little tired and low energy. I just did not want to go anywhere or do anything. Some days are like that. I figured I could laze around and do nothing or I could do something for myself to lift my spirits. I chose to lift my spirits. For me that… Read more »

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Beef Rib Ragu

Ok, so I know I have not posted in a while but September has been a craaazy month! School started up again for my son and this year for me too! So things have been hectic around here. That said I made this pasta sauce the other night when my parents were in town and… Read more »

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Block Party Salad

So my neighbors had a block party last week-end. The party was on Sunday afternoon and everyone was supposed to bring a dish to share as we mingled with old neighbors and met new ones. There’s something so comforting about a block party. It seems like everyone is so busy with work, and kids and… Read more »