Food: Butternut Squash Cake And A Cup of Coffee

When I work from home, I opt for a slice of something baked from scratch with my cup of coffee. More so,during the winter months. And this gluten-free cake will be baked tonight for my Friday work from home ritual. Ingredients 350 g of butternut squash peeled and cubed 180 g of fruity extra virgin […]

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Recap and a Brioche Bread Recipe

I realized while pacing the airport waiting for a flight to board, that I haven’t added my two or three cents here for your reading pleasure or boredom – depending on your mood while scrolling through the madness otherwise known as the web and stumbling upon my blog. But truth be told, I was also […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – White or Cannellini Bean Stew

In Rome, for a mid day fuel, I searched for restaurants which served Cannellini bean stew and if they didn’t offer it, I kept on walking until I found the one place that did. Cannellini bean stew drizzled with olive oil and dusted with fresh Parmesan cheese – is probably the best meal I’ve had […]

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Food: Are You Particular About Your Pasta?

I ask because I am. I take my pasta very seriously and will only buy certain brands from different grocery stores and a few from specialty stores. I also appreciate how wonderful home/restaurant-made pasta is. So, here’s an article you can read on your train commute home, about pasta and one chef’s list of which […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Buttered Wild Mushroom Pasta

My body is a temple and I listen to it wholeheartedly, especially when it craves…PASTA! Here’s what’s happening for dinner tonight: Ingredients 3/4 pound tagliatelle or other long cut pasta 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 pound mixed wild mushrooms kosher salt and pepper 6 tablespoons butter 2 cloves garlic cloves, smashed 1 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh chopped sage 3/4 cup dry white […]

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Food: Avocado, Zucchini Pasta Carbonara

In Italy, everywhere I sat down for dinner or lunch even, I ordered Pasta Carbonara – my favorite – but only in Italy.  I haven’t yet found a place in San Francisco that serves such an authentic dish. The downside to this tasty meal is the carbs it is packed with  – so when I […]

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Food: Cheesy Zucchini Ravioli

I never say no to Italian food, but I know that since I need to watch what I eat to maintain a healthy lifestyle, I try to minimize eating Italian to once a month. Okay, maybe twice a month if I happen to be around pizza I cannot resist at a company lunch or a […]

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comfort food – lasagna with caramelized onions

Eating healthy is a challenge during the colder months of the year, and although I maintain a pretty regimented meal plan on a weekly basis, once in a while I crave the greasiest, the fattiest meal and no matter how much I fight the crave, I give in to it, once a week. Here is […]

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recipe: panna cotta perfected

Yes I am going to start the week off with a recipe because I feel as if I need a pick me up and usually sensual – yes food can be sensual – dessert recipes will do the trick, that is only if I cannot travel to Europe at the particular time. Anyway, I found […]

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