All About Nutritional Yea...

While it might not sound too appetizing, nutritional yeast has a pleasant, cheesy, savory,...   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

Avocado Basil Dip

Creamy and healthy, this bright green avocado basil dip is terrific for holiday entertaini...   Read More

Avocado Pomegranate Guaca...

For the love of avocados, here is a twist on traditional guacamole you’ve got to try...   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 Chicken with Cash...

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

Broccoli and Cabbage Slaw...

Spring weather is so unpredictable. Today is a cool spring day, but recently it hit the 90...   Read More

Caprese Skewers with Basi...

Featuring juicy summer tomatoes, creamy mini mozzarella balls and fresh, bright green basi...   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

Chicken Tomatillo Soup

Get Ready for Thanksgiving While preparing for Thanksgiving is everyone’s focus, we...   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 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

Classic French Mushrooms...

Mushrooms Duxelles – The classic French mixture of finely chopped mushrooms, herbs, garl...   Read More

Cornbread Cranberry Dress...

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

Cream of Broccoli Soup wi...

Bright green and velvety smooth, here is my latest soup recipe –  cream of broccoli...   Read More

Creamy Dairy Free Asparag...

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

Crispy Seared Duck Breast...

If you are considering what to serve for Valentine’s Day, here is an easy dinner th...   Read More

Curried Chicken Salad

Creamy curried chicken salad. Classic chicken salad gets a tasty flavor twist with an Indi...   Read More

Dairy Free Carrot Top Pes...

Carrot top pesto made with fluffy green carrot tops. For years they ended up in the tras...   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

Daniel Plan Chocolate Cra...

For the perfect Valentines Day treat, make these Daniel Plan chocolate cranberry bites. Ev...   Read More

Dark Chocolate Dipped Str...

A dessert that is actually good for you? That would be dark chocolate dipped strawberries....   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 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 White Chicken Chili...

When your family is hungry and time is short, make this hearty white chicken chili. Done i...   Read More

Edamame Succotash

Edamame succotash – an easy, healthy recipe that works as we transition from summer...   Read More

French Market Vegetable B...

French market vegetable beef soup is a meal in itself. It’s got everything from the mark...   Read More

Garlicky Caesar Salad wit...

Caesar Salad: A Great Classic Created by an Italian chef in Tijuana, Mexico around 1924, C...   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

Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bo...

Here’s a quick bowl I’ve been making recently as an alternative breakfast to m...   Read More

Green Beans Almondine

Since just about every body loves green beans, it’s fun to create new ways to serve...   Read More

Grilled Artichokes

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

Grilled Chicken Salad wit...

A good salad must have great dressing.  What’s a Caesar without the Caesar dressing or...   Read More

Grilled Hoisin Chicken Ka...

Kabobs, kebabs, or skewers: they go by many names. Food on a stick is part of the fun of s...   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

Hawaiian Green Smoothie

It must be the anticipation of our fall trip to Maui, because I am in a Maui state of min...   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

Homemade Cashew Milk

Homemade cashew milk. Make it: don’t buy it. It’s so easy. Soak raw nuts over...   Read More

Homemade Herbed Mayonnais...

The simple emulsion of oil and egg yolks, a little mustard, vinegar, spices (and herbs). W...   Read More

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

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

With three simple ingredients – lemons, salt and lemon juice – learn how to m...   Read More

Italian Braised Chicken T...

Made from economical chicken thighs and a few pantry items, this chicken dish is a basic,...   Read More

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

After being gone for a month with spotty internet access, it’s good to be back in t...   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 Gelato

Yesterday the thermometer registered a scorching 104°F at our house. Late summer in Calif...   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

Maple Glazed Pecans

Crunchy, rich, and lightly sweet with warm spices. From breakfast through afternoon snacks...   Read More

Mediterranean Chicken Thi...

Recently I grabbed chicken thighs at the store with no idea what I was going to do with th...   Read More

Mexican Turkey Meatloaf

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

Mushroom Stuffed Sole

If you are pining for spring when more fresh wild fish comes into season, make use of a l...   Read More

My Tour at Sub-Zero Wolf...

Who could resist an invitation to a culinary playground? Not me. Last week I had the oppor...   Read More

Not-ella Carob Butter|The...

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

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies...

With Christmas right around the corner, I just had to bake cookies. It’s like an it...   Read More

Orange and Fennel Salad

It might be winter, but that does not mean we can’t have wonderful salads. With wint...   Read More

Parmesan Gougeres Cheese...

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

Preserved Lemon Sauce

So you started your jar of preserved lemons last week, right?  If so, keep this recipe ha...   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 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

Raspberry Balsamic Seared...

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

Raspberry Pomegranate Glu...

Golden, gluten free waffles with raspberry sauce are a holiday treat. Add pomegranate se...   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

Rice Salad with Corn and...

We seldom eat out, but I can’t resist Gulfstream in Newport Beach, CA. You can always ge...   Read More

Roasted Butternut Squash...

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

Rosemary Maple Roasted Ca...

This holiday season, share a gift from your kitchen – rosemary maple roasted cashews...   Read More

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Tender shrimp, quickly cooked in a bubbling, spicy tomato sauce, “brother devil̶...   Read More

Southwestern Turkey Chili...

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

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Tacos are one of our mainstay lunches. We often assemble them with leftover roast chicken...   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 Tomato Zucchini Ca...

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

Superbowl Party Dips

While the Superbowl is synonymous with great football and must-see commercials, snacks a...   Read More

Superfood Blueberry Green...

Since we drink smoothies every morning for breakfast, I am continually in creative mode co...   Read More

Sweet Cherry Cake

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

Thai Lemongrass Chicken

Take a trip to the orient with Thai Lemongrass Chicken. One of the most important flavors...   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

Turkey Tortilla Wrap with...

A nice change from sandwiches, wraps are easy to make. Fill with thinly sliced turkey (nit...   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

Warm Shaved Brussel Sprou...

Dining at a favorite local restaurant, my grilled fish arrived with a light and fluffy veg...   Read More

Whole Roasted Carrots

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

Zucchini Ribbon Salad wit...

A few weeks ago I was playing with my spiral vegetable slicer. Sure, I use it for spaghett...   Read More

Zucchini Roll Ups with Go...

Creamy, bite sized vegetable bombs. When my neighbors kids wolfed these down for an aftern...   Read More