How to Sear Scallops

May 28, 2014

Big sea scallops, also called diver scallops, are a wonderful treat when you can find them. Scallops cook quickly and can be served with many different sauces for a variety of flavor options. With a simple technique and the right pan, seared scallops are ready in minutes. 

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How to Safely Handle Raw Chicken

May 22, 2014

Open a package of chicken and you expect a quick, healthy dinner that is safe for your family – but is it? While raw chicken does not come packaged with a bright yellow caution label, it should.  Here are tips on how to safely handle, store and cook raw chicken. 

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Asian Almond Butter Sauce

May 19, 2014

Sauces are powerful tools in your kitchen. Sauces are transformative. They can make a basic recipe into something different and delicious. Sauces can transport you around the world in just a spoonful. Here’s my latest no-cook quick sauce, made with creamy almond butter. 

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Lemony Chicken Salad Pita | The Daniel Plan

May 16, 2014

Hot weather calls for cool salads, and here’s an unbeatable classic with a twist – lemony chicken salad with fresh chopped dill. Stuff into pitas, pile on English muffins, scoop into lettuce leaves or stuff into a tomato. It’s always good. 

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How to Choose A Protein Powder

May 13, 2014

Smoothies can be an energizing and nutritious way to start your day. But with a bewildering array of protein powders on the market, how do you choose one? Here is information on what they are, why to use them and tips to help you make a smart choice.

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Mother’s Day Recipe Roundup

May 7, 2014

Planning a special day to honor mom? Here are a few recipes and menu ideas to get your creative cooking juices flowing for a wonderful Mother’s Day celebration.

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Huevos Rancheros and the Ojai Valley Inn

May 5, 2014

A relaxing weekend away is a rare thing for us, and probably for you too. Life is so crazy busy. With an invitation to a friend’s 40th birthday party, we headed up the coast and stayed at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. My breakfast two mornings in a row was their terrific Huevos Rancheros. I recreated the recipe for you when we got home.

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Parmesan Potato Wedges

April 29, 2014

Crisp, golden baked potato wedges lightly crusted with Parmesan cheese. Great for Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch, and equally good for dinner along side roast chicken. Cook potatoes a day ahead to save time.

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Spiced Coconut Mango Smoothies

April 23, 2014

Transport yourself to the islands for breakfast with this tropical smoothie. Coconut milk makes the base and spices add an unexpected twist. Whip one up in seconds for an easy but healthy start to your day.

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Deviled Egg Lettuce Wraps

April 14, 2014

What to do with all of those pretty eggs you’ve hard boiled for Easter? Make egg salad out of them, then spoon it into lettuce cups for Deviled Egg Lettuce Wraps. 

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