14 Things To Do With Zucc...

From giant home grown monsters to finger-sized baby zucchini, this thin-skinned summer squ...   Read More

30 Minute Pasta Sauce

Whether you call it spaghetti sauce, pasta sauce, tomato sauce, or marinara, it is a stapl...   Read More

All About Quinoa and How...

If you are unfamiliar with quinoa, it’s time to learn about this amazing, ancient h...   Read More

Almond Coconut Tart Crust...

Grain-free, gluten-free, and almost like a cookie, here is a basic tart crust recipe that...   Read More

Apple Pecan Coffee Cake &...

The scent of cinnamon filled the house with an irresistible aroma while I was testing this...   Read More

Asian Coleslaw

Colorful, cool and crunchy. Try giving your next batch of this classic cabbage salad a hea...   Read More

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wrap...

Perfect for hungry Superbowl guests or a busy weeknight dinner for family, Asian turkey le...   Read More

Avocado Toast with Tomato...

Beautiful California avocados. I eat them every day. Buttery, creamy, healthy, and totally...   Read More

Baked Corn Tortilla Strip...

Details, details. The right little garnish can make a simple soup or salad a lot more fun,...   Read More

Barbecue Glazed Meatloaf...

Barbecue Glazed Meatloaf Classic American comfort food, meatloaf is enjoying a revival. Wh...   Read More

Basic Broccolini: A Fast...

For a quick, easy and healthy dinner side, make basic broccolini. In less than three minut...   Read More

Bison Bolognese Meat Sauc...

Pasta with meat sauce, a time-honored classic that never goes out of style. This traditio...   Read More

Blueberry Brain Smoothie...

Making this year a success requires making good decisions. And we can’t make good de...   Read More

Braised Cabbage with Leek...

Humble cabbage becomes a savory side dish in just minutes. It’s nice along side roast ch...   Read More

Braised Chicken with Cash...

Braised chicken with gravy. Just the mention might conjure up happy memories of a family d...   Read More

Caramelized Sweet Red Oni...

Humble Onions Craving something sweet? Don’t turn to something sugary. As crazy as...   Read More

Cauliflower Colcannon

An Emerald Isle tradition, colcannon is a combination of mashed potatoes mixed with eith...   Read More

Cauliflower Rice with Par...

If you ditched white rice for a healthier, lower carb, grain-free diet, try making caulifl...   Read More

Chia Muesli Breakfast Pud...

While I’ve called this chia breakfast pudding, it’s really something called Bi...   Read More

Chicken Noodle Vegetable...

As we start a New Year,  its time to return to healthy, comforting foods to ward off the...   Read More

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Here’s one of my favorite ways to use leftover chicken: Chicken tortilla soup. This sou...   Read More

Chocolate Chip Granola Bi...

. Who doesn’t love granola. Crunchy, nutty, maple-y, spiced and a great way to start the...   Read More

Chocolate Coconut Ice Cre...

Rich, chocolatey and incredibly creamy, this chocolate coconut ice cream recipe is a knock...   Read More

Chocolate Cranberry Bites...

Chocolate Cranberry Bites. Everyone goes crazy over them, and they are so easy to make wit...   Read More

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

When dessert has to be chocolate, this recipe will knock your socks off. Decadent, rich, s...   Read More

Classic Cobb Salad | Ben...

A much loved classic, the Cobb Salad was created in the 1930’s at the famous Hollywood r...   Read More

Cornbread Cranberry Dress...

Contemplating my holiday menu, I thought about many friends who have adopted a gluten-fre...   Read More

Creamed Pearl Onions

Creamed Pearl Onions. I hated them as a kid, and love them as an adult who finally wised u...   Read More

Creamy Dairy Free Asparag...

Asparagus is my spring obsession. Long considered a gourmet delight, I can’t get eno...   Read More

Creamy Leek and Mushroom...

Mushroom soup is one of my favorite soups, yet it’s one I’ve not made for ages because...   Read More

Creamy Quick Chicken Curr...

It was hard to decide whether to call this recipe easy or quick, because it's both! You ca...   Read More

Cucumber Mint Salad

Crisp, almost sweet, mini Persian cucumbers make a cool, refreshing salad. Toss with fresh...   Read More

Dairy Free Cheesy Sprinkl...

Cheesy-tasting but no cheese? Yes! This versatile, dairy free cheesy sprinkle tastes sort...   Read More

Dairy Free Creamy Corn Ch...

At end of summer good fresh corn is in abundance. Golden kernels and pale, soft green hus...   Read More

Deviled Egg Lettuce Wraps...

What to do with all of those pretty eggs you’ve hard boiled for Easter? Make egg salad o...   Read More

Dutch Babies | Easy Oven...

A cross between a pancake, popover and soufflé, Dutch Babies are an easy breakfast treat...   Read More

Easy Chicken Parmesan

When your schedule is hectic (and when isn’t it?) and you need a hot, comfort food dinne...   Read More

Easy Smoked Salmon Dip

A few years ago I posted my recipe for an easy smoked salmon dip. It’s a recipe I make r...   Read More

Easy Zucchini Casserole

Got zucchini? At the end of summer, markets and gardens have it in abundance! Skip the bre...   Read More

Eggs Benedict with Smoked...

Whether Mother’s Day, New Year’s Day or I Survived Another Week Day, Eggs Benedict mak...   Read More

Gluten-Free Cornbread wit...

With cornbread baking, the aroma wafting from the kitchen was wonderful. Who can resist a...   Read More

Golden Chicken Cutlets

Need a fast dinner? Here’s a recipe, really more of a technique for golden chicken cutle...   Read More

Greek Pasta Salad

The fresh air off the Pacific Ocean cleared not only our lungs but our heads. Camped on a...   Read More

Green Quinoa Salad with S...

Shopping at a favorite health-food market my tummy was rumbling, so I headed to the fresh...   Read More

Green Tea Avocado Smoothi...

Start your morning a healthy glass of creamy green goodness, my new Matcha Avocado Smoothi...   Read More

Grilled Artichokes

See that platter of grilled artichokes? After we shot the photos for this post we were hun...   Read More

Grilled Corn and Quinoa S...

While fresh summer corn lingers at the market, grill a few cobs, cut off the caramelized...   Read More

Grilled Flank Steak Mexic...

Planning to fire up the grill for Father’s Day? Treat dad to a great dinner with grill...   Read More

Grilled Shrimp Salad with...

Crisp salad greens and grilled shrimp are the basis for a new grilled shrimp salad with fr...   Read More

Healthy Homemade Tomato S...

Say Goodbye to Store Bought Soup Do you have canned or boxed soups in your pantry for mea...   Read More

Hearty Turkey Bean Soup

What to do with leftover turkey? Make soup! Here is a hearty turkey bean soup with lots of...   Read More

Herb Roasted Cherry Tomat...

Sweet and rich with concentrated tomato and herbal flavors, these herb roasted cherry toma...   Read More

Homemade Cocktail Sauce

This homemade cocktail sauce is quick to make and sure beats anything out of a jar. Smoked...   Read More

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

Years ago, I loved Hoisin sauce for barbecue, slathering it over grilled chicken or seared...   Read More

Honey Nectarine Sorbet

Before summer nectarines disappear for a year, make this sweet, refreshing sorbet for dess...   Read More

How to Make Homemade Brea...

You might scratch your head and wonder why I would post a recipe for homemade bread crumbs...   Read More

How to Make Zucchini Nood...

Zucchini noodles? Yes! Long strands of zucchini that look like pasta noodles and taste ter...   Read More

How to Roast a Whole Chic...

Whole roast chicken is a Sunday dinner tradition in our house. Golden-crusted and crisp-sk...   Read More

How to Toast Pumpkin Seed...

How to toast pumpkin seeds. Such a simple thing. So tasty. And do you know good for you t...   Read More

Ingredients A-Z: Zucchini...

From giant home grown monsters to finger-sized baby zucchini, this thin-skinned squash is...   Read More

Irish Soda Bread-Gluten F...

Baking Irish soda bread was the perfect opportunity to test a new gluten free flour called...   Read More

Italian Chicken Marsala

When I want to serve a special chicken dish that I know everyone will love, I make Chicken...   Read More

Kale Salad with Roasted V...

Here’s a delicious way to get more veggies on the table and change up your usual sal...   Read More

Lemon Almond Polenta Cake...

From the first bite, you experience the soft crunchy texture from cornmeal and ground almo...   Read More

Lemon Chicken Salad Pita...

Hot weather calls for cool salads, and here’s an unbeatable classic with a twist – lem...   Read More

Lemon Pasta with Kale, Ri...

One of the highlights of our trip to New York City was a visit to the incredible Italian m...   Read More

Linguini with Clams | A F...

Steamed Clam on Malibu Beach The first time I remember eating steamed clams was at Gladsto...   Read More

Mediterranean Potato Sala...

If it’s 4th of July, then there MUST be potato salad. That was true when I was growing u...   Read More

Mexican Turkey Meatloaf

With holiday madness in full swing, you’ve got better things to do than worry about than...   Read More

Mint and Melon Kabobs

With a wide variety of melons at the market, you know the end of summer is near. Their jui...   Read More

Not-ella Carob Butter|The...

If you suffer from migraine headaches, vertigo or Meniere’s Disease, chocolate migh...   Read More

Orange Almond Torte

With a delicate orange flavor and tender texture, this single layer orange almond torte is...   Read More

Pan Seared Halibut with M...

Go fish! Does anyone still play that card game? Anyway, for Valentine’s dinner, here is...   Read More

Panzanella Salad

Mid-summer markets are overflowing with beautiful, colorful, heirloom tomatoes. Need a gre...   Read More

Parmesan Gougeres Cheese...

The irresistible French cheese puffs called gougeres (goo-zhare). They are great with a g...   Read More

Pasta with Chicken Sausag...

When time is short and you’re hungry, here is a quick dish I turn to over and over again...   Read More

Perfect Cheesecake In the...

Cheesecake is pretty hard to resist. It’s simple, rich and creamy. Sometimes there is a...   Read More

Poached Eggs with Quinoa...

Seems like everyone is rediscovering the simple joy of poached eggs. After being demonized...   Read More

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cake...

With pumpkin puree and maple syrup instead of refined white sugar, coconut oil swapped for...   Read More

Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes

Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes Here’s a colorful last minute update for your Thanksgiving t...   Read More

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Rich and smooth with coconut milk, creamy from a little banana, spiced with cinnamon, nut...   Read More

Pumpkin Polenta with Chic...

Between cheesy grits for breakfast at Cow Girl Creamery in San Francisco’s Ferry Bui...   Read More

Quick & Crispy Chick...

With leftover roast chicken in the refrigerator, chicken quesadillas became the lunch solu...   Read More

Quick Strawberry Muffins...

Roadside strawberry stands are a common site in Southern California during spring and earl...   Read More

Quinoa Tabouleh Salad

When one of my best friends said “tell me what to do with quinoa”, this is first recip...   Read More

Raspberry Balsamic Seared...

Crisp seared salmon and a ruby red sauce made with frozen raspberries, raspberry balsamic...   Read More

Raspberry Shrub

Need a refreshing, thirst-quenching drink to combat the heat of summer? Here is your answe...   Read More

Ribollita | Tuscan Vegeta...

There is nothing like a warming bowl of soup to satisfy the soul. The Tuscan bean and vege...   Read More

Risotto Milanese With Saf...

Therapy in a Pan Making risotto is like therapy in a pan. When the day has left you frazzl...   Read More

Roasted Butternut Squash...

Whole foods, prepared simply are tasty and healthy. Perfect for fall dinners, roasted butt...   Read More

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower that tastes so incredible you cannot stop eating it. No kidding. It...   Read More

Roasted Cauliflower and G...

Toss cauliflower florets and whole garlic cloves with olive oil, then roast and puree. It&...   Read More

Roasted Maple Granola

After years of baking boatloads of homemade maple granola for my family, friends and clien...   Read More

Seared Scallops with Vege...

Always looking for a way to get more vegetables into our diet and knowing my husband will...   Read More

Southwestern Turkey Chili...

My leftover Thanksgiving turkey needed to be finished up. I debated what to make with it....   Read More

Spiced Coconut Mango Smoo...

Transport yourself to the islands for breakfast with this spiced coconut mango tropical sm...   Read More

Spiced Pumpkin Tart

This spiced pumpkin tart is just what to serve for your Thanksgiving feast finale. Make it...   Read More

Spicy 10 Minute Taco Fill...

Spicy, juicy, with choose your choice of ground meat, chicken, turkey, beef or bison. Use...   Read More

Steel Cut Oatmeal with He...

Spring might be here on the calendar but mornings are still chilly. Instead of my frozen f...   Read More

Strawberries with Balsami...

Berries and vinegar might sound like odd partners, but they’re actually wonderful togeth...   Read More

Stuffed Mushrooms with Su...

Stuffed mushrooms are a quick way to quiet growling stomachs while you are getting dinner...   Read More

Summer Gazpacho Tomato So...

Summer in a bowl. Take the edge off of summer’s heat with a chilled, refreshing bowl of...   Read More

Summer Tomato Zucchini Ca...

Layers of red ripe tomatoes and green zucchini baked with a crisp, cheesy tasting herb top...   Read More

Summer Zucchini, Corn, an...

When clients asked for this dish three times in one week, I knew I had to post it for you....   Read More

Sweet Cherry Cake

Fresh cherries are one of the highlights of summer fruit, but beware their high-staining j...   Read More

Thai Shrimp Soup

Perfumed with aromatic lemongrass and ginger, zing from lime juice, and heat from a jalape...   Read More

The Best Gluten Free Bana...

This Mother’s Day, remembering my mom and all of the baking we did together, I decided t...   Read More

The Perfect Blend | Tess...

From recipes that give you energy and help you detox, to probiotic-promoting recipes to fe...   Read More

Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed...

Traditional versions of stuffed peppers use green bell peppers, ground beef and rice. Here...   Read More

Turkey Meatballs

From A to almost Z (actually Afghanistan to Vietnam), all cultures around the world have r...   Read More

Vegan Cheese Sauce

No-cheese sauce. Vegan cheese sauce. Cheesy sauce. Non-dairy cheese sauce. I’m not s...   Read More

Vegetable Miso Soup with...

If your New Years eating plan includes lighter, healthier foods, this vegetable miso soup...   Read More

Vegetarian Shepherds Pie...

Packed with vegetables and beans, then topped with creamy mashed potatoes, don’t tell th...   Read More

Warm Kale Salad with Cran...

A simple combination of sweet and savory, green and crunchy all at the same time. Warm kal...   Read More

Whole Roasted Carrots

With year-round availability, carrots are dependable and budget-friendly vegetables. Not...   Read More

Zucchini Applesauce Muffi...

Zucchini in muffins? Yes! Zucchini applesauce muffins. If the thought of that throws your...   Read More

Zucchini Noodles with Pas...

Zucchini noodles? Yes! They are terrific. If eliminating pasta is too much of a switch all...   Read More