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Bruschetta Eggs

Sometimes it feels like I have the eating habits of a (very sophisticated) toddler. When I find something I like, I want to eat it exclusively and constantly. That’s how it’s been since I made these bruschetta eggs a few weeks ago– nothing sounds better to me, and I try to make sure we always […]

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Breakfast

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10 Tips for Going Grain-Free

There are a lot of different reasons that people decide to switch to a grain-free diet, and I know it can be really helpful for a lot of people. Some hardly have a choice– their own health or that of their child is suffering, and things have got to change, now. I get it. I […]

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Health

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Steak Frites– the Perfect Celebratory Meal

While many people were starting their diets on January 1st or eating black eyed peas and greens, we were indulging in our favorite celebratory meal– Steak Frites.  Today I am celebrating again, and rather than sharing just one recipe with you today, I’d like to do the whole fantastic meal– in honor of releasing my […]

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Mains

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Whole Roasted Chicken with Lemon & Rosemary

Roasting a whole chicken is one of the first things a home cook should learn, in my opinion.  First of all, it’s really much simpler than you’d expect– and you end up with a confidence-inspiring presentation for your table.  Roasting a chicken fills your home with warm, delicious smells, and then provides you with another […]

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Roasted Pepper & Eggplant Gazpacho (Grain-Free)

I have long been a huge fan of gazpacho.  It’s just so fresh, and the flavors, to me, are the essence of summer.  In light of our recent news, I thought it would be fun share a couple of my favorite Spanish-inspired recipes with you this week.  So let’s start with Roasted Pepper & Eggplant […]

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Sides

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Chocolate Black Beans with Oranges and Cinnamon

Have you had Chocolate Black Beans before?  If not, you are in for a big treat.  This is my favorite way to prepare black beans to go with Mexican or other Latin American food.  I enjoyed so much amazing Latin American food in Los Angeles, and I honestly can’t remember where I got the idea […]

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Sides

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (Super Quick!)

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again– warm weather makes me crave certain flavors.  And usually ones that I enjoyed while living in Los Angeles.  I have had a lot of hankerings for Mexican / Central American food lately.  I was thrilled to find tomatillos at the organic stand at our local market […]

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Condiments & Sauces

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Thai Grilled Chicken With Lemongrass, Basil and Lime

Which sorts of flavors do you crave when it’s hot out?  For me, it’s a tie between Central American and Southeast Asian.  And we’ve been alternating the two at our house lately.  Yesterday I had an intense craving for some pungent Asian flavors.  But I wanted something light– not like curry, but more reminiscent of […]

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My Cookbook: And Here We Are At The Table

Hi everyone!  I’m so pleased and excited to announce that my cookbook is now here! It has been such a joy to put all of these recipes together for you, and to share so many stories and memories that go with them.  I hope that it will inspire many wonderful memories and meals in your […]

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Recipes

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Turmeric Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes are one the those wonderful foods that you can create all sorts of deliciousness with. I love them steamed, boiled, fried (in beef tallow!) and sauteed. And what I really love to make with them is turmeric roasted potatoes– which includes steaming and roasting.  And butter.  This is a family favorite, and although it […]

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