Recipes & Food

Garden Spinach and Herb Pesto

Garden Spinach and Herb Pesto

PESTO FOR EATING PLEASURE It’s the season for palate-pleasing pesto! Summer is officially in our midst and with that comes many opportunities for parties, picnics, and finding simple ways to delight and share in its endless possibilities. Pesto is a personal favorite that’s fun to make and can serve as a nutritional pharmacy with flavors that rarely […]
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Sweet Potato Pasta with Greens, Olives & Sun-dried Tomatoes

Sweet Potato Pasta with Greens, Olives & Sun-dried Tomatoes

A SWEET WAY TO SAVOR PASTA The Sweet Potato Noodle This delicious sweet vegetable is rated as one of the most nutritious, according to The Center for Science in the Public Interest. Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene, a compound that helps maintain healthy skin and plays a vital role in eye health. Individuals who consume […]
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Rice Pasta Lasagna with Swiss Chard, Zucchini & Crimini Mushrooms

Rice Pasta Lasagna with Swiss Chard, Zucchini & Crimini Mushrooms

GETTIN’ HOT AND HEALTHY! Winter is in full swing in San Diego – it was 37 degrees here this morning! And since these record breaking cold temps are not typical, I’m doing everything I can to stay warm and sick-free. This weekend I cranked up my heater, turned on my oven and got busy in […]
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Eggplant Fries with Garlic Truffle Aioli

Eggplant Fries with Garlic Truffle Aioli

HAVE A HANKERING FOR FRIES? Botanically a fruit, eggplant combines with other foods like non-starchy vegetables and as I discovered, makes for a delicious crispy french fry! I like french fries, but I haven’t quite discovered a homemade “healthy” version that I really enjoy until this weekend. I’ve never been a big eggplant eater but […]
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Spinach Frittata

Spinach Frittata

IF MOMMA AIN’T HAPPY… …ain’t nobody happy. That was one of the many the bumper sticker on Moms car growing up. That said, my amazing sister & her equally awesome husband took extra care in making a delicious Mothers day feast for all to enjoy at a fun family gathering in Nor Cal. We celebrated […]
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Pesto and Asparagus Cornmeal Crusted Pizza with Fresh Parmesan

Pesto and Asparagus Cornmeal Crusted Pizza with Fresh Parmesan

A SIMPLE MID-WEEK PIZZA Having just returned to San Diego from Nashville after a two week stint of festivities including my sister’s wedding, a baby shower for my sister-in-law & moving my parents out of our childhood home, it was exhausting to say the least. That said, my weekly meal prep was moved to mid-week. […]
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Summertime Zucchini Pasta

Summertime Zucchini Pasta

SUMMERTIME CREATIONS Hi Everybody! Week 2 recipes are here for YOU. Summertime is my favorite time to prepare dishes that hit the spot when it’s just too darn hot for a heavy meal. This is when I like to experiment with raw food creations choosing fruits & veggies in season to reap the benefits of […]
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