Food: Let Them Eat Cake…

Better yet, let me eat cake. Especially this one with hints of lemon-lime in the recipe based on the chef, is one baked good paired with a perfectly brewed cup of tea. I mean why not get a slow start this morning and simply indulge. l i m e , y o g h u […]

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Health And Beauty: Super Healthy Smoothies

I have a severe weakness for smoothies and do my best to veer from the pop-up smoothy places all about the city for fear of getting myself in a sugar-overload addiction. But, once in a while, I want to indulge – at home mostly – being super careful with the combination of fruits and veggies […]

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Food: How To Buy Eggs

When I visited a friend in England last March, she had her dozen eggs in a small cage-like container on the counter in the kitchen and when she offered to make me breakfast, I cringed at the idea of eggs being stored outside the refrigerator – like we do in the states.  There is a […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Cuban Chicken in Avocado Salsa

After every successful meal, my family asks what we are having for dinner the following night. And my answer is always – I don’t know yet. And then I get to work and search online for ideas, or variations for the norm. Chicken is something we either hate or love in our household and adding […]

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Food: You Had Me At Peanut Noodle and Lime

Exotic soups or noodle dishes are my favorite and recently have become a craze in San Francisco, with noodle shops popping up everywhere, even kiosks I’ve seen. So, for tonight’s dinner and a movie, I am going for this amazing noodle dish. Thank goodness I don’t have peanut allergy. INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 […]

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Food: Let’s Face It We All Need Soup Right About Now

It’s been crazy cold around the country, with sub-freezing temps and dangerous conditions, forcing most folks to stay indoors, craving mostly comfort foods. Well, at least I feel that way. But I also love soup. Home made more so than store bought. And figured I’d share these wonderful soup recipes I found – for every […]

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Christmas Morning Breakfast – Cinnamon Swirled Baked French Toast

Oh the smell of cinnamon on Christmas morning is one I am more than certain everyone around the wold appreciates and since naturally that is the way to go in our household, I plan to make this amazing treat for the family: INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup real maple syrup 1/2 cup brown sugar 6 tablespoons butter, melted 8 large eggs beaten 2 1/2 cups whole […]

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I Love the Idea of A Relish Tray

What a wonderful idea for those watching or trying to watch their weight during the holidays – A Relish Tray full of healthy bites INGREDIENTS ½ bunch dill, large stems removed, divided 6 teaspoons coriander seeds, divided 6 teaspoons fennel seeds, nigella seeds, or mustard seeds, divided 2 Fresno chiles, thinly sliced 2½ cups thinly […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight: White Bean Beef Stew

Although it isn’t as cold as everywhere else in some parts of the world – I am craving a more heartier meal every day and since I am in charge of dinner at my house – I decided to make this beef stew variation. You know me, I can’t conform to the norm: INGREDIENTS 2 pounds beef […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Chicken In White Wine

Dear heavens above, I couldn’t be more happier stumbling upon this recipe and called home to demand the chicken pieces be taken out of the freezer – for we are feasting on a masterpiece tonight: INGREDIENTS 2 pounds skin on, bone in chicken breasts (about 4 breasts) kosher salt and pepper 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 sweet onion, […]

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