Thanksgiving: Easy Casserole Side Dishes and Other Ideas

Casseroles are the easiest of side dishes – and here’s a list of recipes to include some of the traditional favorites with a twist – naturally – because that is how I roll 🙂 And then there is this dressing: Okay, okay – don’t panic – here’s a easy to make menu for that first […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts are in season and naturally this is the time of year, I make this vegetable in so many variations and just devour a bunch in one sitting.  So you can imagine my excitement when I saw this recipe and of course I had to share. Is your mouth watering yet? INGREDIENTS 2 slices thick cut […]

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Food: Potato and Cauliflower Curry

Oh heavens above, this is the most amazing dish I’ve yet tried, and as we all know by now, I felt the need to share 😉 INGREDIENTS 1/4-1/3 cup Thai Red curry paste or Khao Soi Paste 2 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk 2 cups low sodium veggie broth 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses (or regular molasses) 1 pound baby potatoes, halved if […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Spinach, feta, rosemary, pine nuts mini-pies

I love how everyone has added a certain twist to  my Mediterranean background traditional dishes and in some cases it’s worked just fine, others it was a total disaster. This mini-pie recipe is something I’ve appreciated for a while now and will make a batch for dinner, with a side of plain yogurt for dipping. […]

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Food: Roasted Squash, Caramelized Figs and Feta Salad

I normally don’t eat as much salad as I should once it’s Autumn and surely not at all once it’s Winter. But I will pass on this amazing recipe of the perfect Fall Salad I am going to surprise my family , paired with a wonderful bottle of wine of course 🙂  My choice Cabernet […]

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Healthy and Beauty: Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Recently, or as I see myself aging, I search for ways to stop or slow down the process. First consideration is always trying to maintain as peaceful a life as possible, with minimal stress and maximum time to breathe in and out, and a good night sleep. In addition to the simple steps that my […]

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Health: Flatter Stomach Debate

Let’s face it. Losing weight around the belly is the most difficult for anyone whose body doesn’t metabolize through good genes (a.k.a naturally skinny folk) The sad thing is – most everything we eat can cause bloating, swelling and all things that strip our changes to a flatter stomach.  The foods that come to mind […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Poblano Corn Chicken Tortilla Soup

Although we are in the middle of our Indian Summer in San Francisco, I have been craving soup – not a creamy one but a light, broth and just the right amount of flavors, kind of like this one: Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 sweet onion, chopped kosher salt and pepper 4 tomatillos, skin removed and […]

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Things to Do and Eat Labor Day Weekends

Every city and state in the U.S. has a dozen or more events planned for Labor Day Weekend and if you go here you’ll find the list for your neck of the woods: But if you are planning on a simple family get together somewhere outdoors, for us San Francisco natives – that means leaving […]

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