Roasted Brussels Sprouts Are Back!!!!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Are Back!!!!

  I’m just so excited about this!  Most people start to get grumpy and lethargic as summer comes to an end and the Northern winds…

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Try a new grain: Spelt

Try a new grain: Spelt

“What is spelt?”  Spelt is a nutty flavored ancient grain related to wheat.  Spelt has been around since 7,000BC, served in Germany as dinkel.  Although…

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Stone Fruit Jam

Stone Fruit Jam

The grocery stores are unloading the last delights of summer… peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines.  They might start to look soft or wrinkled, but don’t just…

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Fig Jam For Your Soul

Fig Jam For Your Soul

Why is it when someone is ‘only’ cooking for themselves, they typically just throw something together?  If you’re making a meal, ESPECIALLY IF IT’S JUST…

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Christina's Homemade Granola

Christina’s Homemade Granola

Last year I decided to give out little bags of homemade granola to my friends as a personalized holiday gift.  I was so impressed with…

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Curry Chicken Salad

Curry Chicken Salad

When I was shopping in the public markets in India, the air was so hot and stagnant, every aroma, from dried fish to fresh fruit,…

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Best Foodie First Date: Pintxo

Best Foodie First Date: Pintxo

             If you’re familiar with the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, you may describe it with conflicting opinions: lots of great restaurants, if-y social scene, home for douche…

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S'mores Upgraded

S’mores Upgraded

                   Why has it been socially acceptable to eat s’mores with cold chocolate for so long?  The marshmallow is fluffy and warm, the graham cracker…

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S'mores in the City

S’mores in the City

A few days ago, I was wondering around World Market (also know as Cost Plus).  This store is wonderful and terrible at the same time. …

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Broiled, Not Grilled Cheese

Broiled, Not Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese can seem like a luxury item.  It’s cheesy, greasy, fatty and rich.  But not always.  I actually prefer my sandwich with a little…

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Mixed Greens with Raw Beets and Mustard Vinegarette

Mixed Greens with Raw Beets and Mustard Vinegarette

Even when I was little, I was always doctoring up recipes.  I always had to get my taste and two cents into the meal.  These…

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Grilled Summer Vegetables with Garlic and Lemon

Grilled Summer Vegetables with Garlic and Lemon

One of the things I love most about BBQing with friends on a warm summer night is the culmination of a meal.  Everyone has a…

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Fresh Herb Water

Fresh Herb Water

I visited a friend in Santa Monica this spring and we went to the local Sunday market.  We both got breakfast at a booth serving…

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Peas with Arugula, Sun-dried Tomato and Mint

Peas with Arugula, Sun-dried Tomato and Mint

Simple and great as a side salad – this is perfect for a warm summer evening. Serves 2 as a side dish: 2 cups peas…

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