Category Archives: Healthy Foods

Mandarinquats

As it so often does; the process of my dinners reveal a culinary gem that wouldn’t fruit* without the lack of a shopping list.  What I mistakenly called Tangiquats are actually called Mandarinquats.  Lovely little fruit if you’ve ever enjoyed … Continue reading

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Big Parties, Small Parties…Whatever.

Did a few cool parties around July 4th.  I had the pleasure of cooking for a proposal dinner…she said yes :-)  I also did two totally different parties for the same client.  They were in east county, which is great…cause … Continue reading

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Antelope…at Sprouts

My go to local grocery mart tends to be Sprouts. Recently I noticed they had stepped up their game meat game. Antelope, bison, lamb and wild boar, all ground and frozen. I’m loving that they give an option to the … Continue reading

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Kale

I realize this piece is 10 years late but…meh, better late then never sometimes. Making kale awesome, is easy.  Here are three ideas that always win. One: Throw it into soup; (any type of kale). Cook it until the pretty color goes … Continue reading

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Fun In The Southwest

Wife and I took a little mini vacation to Arizona.  Pit tickets to “The Boss” in Phoenix then up to Sedona for a couple days of hiking and no kids.  Sedona is known for having Energy Vortexes around specific areas … Continue reading

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“Foraging” Mt. Helix

I use the term foraging very loosely here.  A few weeks ago I cooked a lovely dinner party in Mission Bay for a ladies getaway weekend.  I had taken my kids up to Mount Helix that morning to play around and as … Continue reading

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Your New Favorite Leafy Green

Chinese Broccoli, Chinese Kale or Gai-Lan.  These are the names you seek.  Now go…go forth into a new realm and feel all the pleasures that lie within.  For your journey has begun and your world will never be greener.  Lol. … Continue reading

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“Tangerine, Tangerine…

 Living reflection, from a dream.” This cake is indeed a dream come true.  I once again was a non-paying customer of McAnally Farm Organics–growers of premium citrus and avocado trees since 1975.  Tangerine season is upon us and although we’re … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Mysteries

Go to almost any farmers market and you’ll see something new. Usually the vendor is the grower, or close to it, which is nice for any questions you might have. Asking questions is for me, part of the fun. Even … Continue reading

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Little Earthen Miracles of Nutritional Density

Chia seeds are tha bomb.  Seriously…I love these little bastards.  I was introduced 6 years ago and am in fact drinking some right now–(in watered down OJ in case your were curious.)  Chias make sense to me; which is why … Continue reading

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