Vegetables

Artichoke Flowers

Artichoke Flowers

I have a love hate relationship with these little orbs because they always manages to prick me with their tiny thorns not once but several times while I'm cleaning them! The needles are so fine that I have difficulty finding and pulling them out. Ouch! I do it though...

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Add Avocados and Whole Grains to Your Diet!

Add Avocados and Whole Grains to Your Diet!

A diet high in whole grains and fresh organic fruits like avocados cut the risk of heart disease and lower LDL, "bad cholesterol. This helps to reduce the risk or plaque build up, enhances blood flow and reduces inflammation in the brain. Avocados have fat, but it's...

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Sad Veggies :(

Sad Veggies 🙁

I was rummaging through my refrigerator the other morning for something to eat for breakfast. I decided I would make an egg-white omelet from the eggs that I purchased at the open market. I opened the bins to find veggies to put inside my omelet only to discover that...

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BRAIN FOOD, BEETS

BRAIN FOOD, BEETS

Beets have been gaining in popularity as a new superfood due to recent studies. The health benefits of adding beets to your diet are significant. Studies show that increasing consumptions of plant foods decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and also...

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Roasted Red Potatoes

Roasted Red Potatoes

RED POTATOES WITH CLARIFIED BUTTER, ONIONS, & ROSEMARY Serves 6 12 small to red potatoes 1/3 cup clarified butter or Ghee* 1-tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped 6 sprigs fresh thyme; pull about 1 teaspoon of the leaves off to sprinkle over the potatoes while they...

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Tuscan Bread Soup

Tuscan Bread Soup

A satisfying bowl of comfort, tomatoes in a savory soup! Tomatoes contain an antioxidant called lycopene which is responsible for their red color. Lycopene improves heart health by lowering blood pressure, which helps prevent coronary heart disease, fights toxins in...

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Zucchini Cakes From Kokkari Restaurant in San Francisco

Zucchini Cakes From Kokkari Restaurant in San Francisco

I married a Greek man and along with that came all the wonderful family traditional family recipes. One of my favorites is the Zucchini Cakes that his YAYA would make. I thought Tonys' family recipe was the best until I had the Zucchini Cakes at Kokkari Restaurant in...

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

ROASTED CARAMELIZED CAULIFLOWER! I'm all excited about Thanksgiving as I am every year. Our home is alive with the aroma of the holidays quickly sneaking up on us. I already made the 3 stuffings and froze them so all I have to do is take them out of the freezer the...

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CAULIFLOWER PUREE

CAULIFLOWER PUREE

I'm adding this delicious smooth, creamy, cauliflower puree to our Thanksgiving meal this year. This recipe is from my "Food for Thought" cook book that I would like to share with you before it is released late Just a side note because you know I like to share the...

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES     Bake your sweet potatoes in the oven instead of frying them in oil or use an air fryer, my choice is Phillips Air Fryer  You can enjoy the crispness of a fried potato with a fluffy inside by using an air fryer with only 1...

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RISOTTO WITH FRESH ENGLISH GARDEN PEAS AND ASPARAGUS

RISOTTO WITH FRESH ENGLISH GARDEN PEAS AND ASPARAGUS

Authentic Risotto like you would get if you were in Italy!  Fresh garden peas in the pod are at their sweet peak of flavor in the spring and summer. I combined the risotto with the fresh snappy green goodness of asparagus. I'm not going to lie and say this is a quick...

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CUCUMBER & ZUCCHINI CARPACCIO!

CUCUMBER & ZUCCHINI CARPACCIO!

CUCUMBER & ZUCCHINI CARPACCIO  This is my go-to salad for the whole month of August when cucumbers and zucchinis are at their peak of flavor. I go to the farmers market to pick mine and always buy organic. Because they are vine-ripened you can taste the clean,...

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Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus

I love to go to the Santa Monica Open Air Market which is one of my favorites here in beautiful Southern California. I'm obsessed with all the organic fruits and vegetables that are available year round!    http://bit.ly/jD4bnp Please take the time a read the health...

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Potato Plates, Smoked Salmon with Creme Fraiche

Potato Plates, Smoked Salmon with Creme Fraiche

POTATO PLATES, SMOKED SALMON WITH CREME FRAICHE I was inspired by Chef Wolfgang Puck many years ago when he served up a new pizza combination in the early days of Spago! He took his unbelievable tasting pizza dough rolled it thin, and baked it to perfection with...

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CHILLED TOMATO SOUP WITH GRILLED NAN

CHILLED TOMATO SOUP WITH GRILLED NAN

When it's really hot out I don't know about you but I don't have much of an appetite. I prefer to have meals that are light while giving me the energy I need to get through the day. I make soups out of most vegetables and serve them chilled or hot depending on the...

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SUMMER FRESH TOMATO SAUCE

SUMMER FRESH TOMATO SAUCE

                                                             SUMMER FRESH TOMATO SAUCE     I am always so excited for the summer months of July and August. This is when all of the summer fruits and vegetables are at their peak. Vine ripened, sweet, and full of...

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PERFECT SUMMER DIP!

PERFECT SUMMER DIP!

                          I made this perfect summer time dip with Hummus!    First, what is Hummus? Hummus is a traditional blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, (which is sesame paste) lemon juice, and spices. When creamed together it makes a delicious...

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COLD ASPARAGUS WITH CUCUMBER SALSA

COLD ASPARAGUS WITH CUCUMBER SALSA

I get so excited to share recipes with you but for me it’s not just about posting a recipe, it’s about bringing you the healthiest form of what you are about to eat. If I’m going to share a recipe I feel it’s important to provide information on what you are going to...

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Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Ingredients 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans , rinsed and drained 1/2 cup red bell pepper , chopped small 1/4 cup red onion , chopped small 1 ripe mango , cut into bite-size pieces 2 Tbsp. cilantro , finely chopped 2 scallions , chopped 1 Tbsp. jalapeno , finely...

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Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes

Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes

I love potatoes and this is my very favorite way to cook and eat them! Smashed gently and broken open to release the soft buttery middle then sauteed to crisp up the skin! I rather have potatoes prepared this way then French fries any day. (not that I don't  LOVE...

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