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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healthy eating: roasted eggplant sandwich

Eggplant is definitely one of my favorite vegetables but I am particular on how they are prepared.  Although most restaurants and delis pride themselves in offering eggplant sandwich on their menus, often times I find how they have prepared them isn’t  pleasing to my seasoned pallete.   I think the key to serving a successful eggplant […]

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