Food: Dinner Tonight – Chickpea, Tomato, Peanut Stew

While going over the ingredients for this recipe, my eyes lit up, thinking just how delicious the combination will be. It’s funny my family normally frowns upon me switching up recipes, and even make alternative plans. But I always say, try something once and if afterwards you have regrets, never try it again. This is […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Chicken Soup and Here’s Why

I normally do an inventory of what’s in my refrigerator the night before to see what dinner I can create from the ingredients  within.   Simply put, I don’t like when fresh food items go bad or expire. So, I make do with what I have – even if it means altering ingredients suggested in a […]

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Dinner Tonight: French Onion Soup With A Twist

The weather turned or as everyone would say, has become ultra unpredictable – where one day it is in the high 80’s and the next, down to the low 50’s.  I would say, I guess this is Fall, but the weather in San Francisco is a toss-up every day of the year. Hardly sun, some […]

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Food: A New Take on Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Whatever this year’s Indian summer is in San Francisco; it seems to last only from noon to four in the afternoon. The rest of the time its been crispy, windy and chilly outdoors and indoors to the point I was actually freezing last night, and needed to bundle up while reading, before turning in for […]

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healthy eats: lentil, yogurt and prosciutto

Some night, well mostly Friday nights, I prefer an array of appetizer-sort eats  paired with a bottle of my favorite cab, than a full meal. It’s my way of winding down. I pick a film or two on Netflix, organize the appetizers and uncork the bottle…and I have to tell you I couldn’t ask for a […]

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healthy cooking to healthy choices to healthy you

Funny, how in the 50’s and 60’s all the way to about early 2013-2014, it was all about canned goods, frozen packaged foods, and boxed goodies here in the U.S. (I can’t really speak for the rest of the world). Although disappointingly, I found the same sort of push in most of Europe, tapping heavy […]

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healthy eating: Spaghetti with Kale

I have a weakness for spaghetti, and have pretty much mastered a recipe making the typical version by using organic tomato sauce, olive oil, garlic, and chicken sausage, and fresh basil leaves. The pasta can be any style. I use spaghetti pasta. Anyway, The other day, I came across this recipe online and want to […]

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healthy eating: kale salad with lovely vignaigrette dressing

Kale is one of those things you either love or hate. I happen to love it, up to now mostly steaming it to make it easier on the digestive system. The other reason is because I haven’t yet found the best dressing to pair it with. So, as you can imagine, I paused here while searching online […]

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untraditional thanksgiving menu

I am always looking for healthy ways to make a meal, mostly switching out the butters, fatty oils and starchy foods for the healthy alternatives. So, it’s no surprise to anyone who knows me that I came to a screeching  holt on the internet when I stumbled upon these amazing recipes  from my favorite blogger […]

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healthy recipe – fig chutney

I have to admit, I love figs, fresh ones or otherwise. When they are in season, I gorge on them until I am sick to my stomach and just when I swear I wouldn’t eat  anymore, I find myself always in the gourmet section of a grocery store searching for anything made with figs. So, […]

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