14 Things To Do With Zucc...

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

24 Heart Healthy Foods

Everyday, your heart beats more than 80,000 to 100,000 times a day and pumps around 2,000...   Read More

30 Minute Pasta Sauce

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

A Clean Plate: Ten Tips f...

A clean plate. The New Year is the perfect time to let go of the past and focus on new pos...   Read More

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Great food makes for great bribery. With the promise of a fabulous feast, we invited ourse...   Read More

All About Asparagus

The vegetable world’s herald of spring is fresh asparagus. One of my all-time favorite v...   Read More

All About Nutritional Yea...

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

Asian Almond Butter Sauce...

Sauces are power tools in your kitchen. Sauces are transformative. Sauces can turn a basi...   Read More

Asian Coleslaw

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

Asian Flank Steak with Gi...

When you’re in the mood for Asian flavors, don’t head for takeout. Try this recipe for...   Read More

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wrap...

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

Avocado Basil Dip

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

Avocado Hummus Wraps

Like wraps? Here is something new to try. A Wrawp. Smear with hummus, layer in some avocad...   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

Black and White Sesame Sa...

Many people love salmon but are afraid to cook it at home. Try this easy, Asian-inspired r...   Read More

Black Bean Pumpkin Soup

In this busy season when days zoom by and temperatures drop, it’s comforting to have an...   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...

Chicken with gravy. Just the mention might conjure up happy memories of a family dinner at...   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

Brussels Sprouts with Bac...

Brussels sprouts. Those cute little mini cabbages. They make a great side dish to accompan...   Read More

Caprese Skewers with Basi...

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

Cherry Tomato Tart

Maybe it was the fresh cherry cakes I’d been baking weekly at the request of visiting fr...   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 Tomatillo Soup

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

Chinese Chicken Salad wit...

Crunchy, colorful vegetables team with shredded chicken and a creamy sesame ginger vinaigr...   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

Classic Cobb Salad

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

Coconut Oil Healthy or No...

Is coconut oil healthy or not? If you’re confused, it’s no wonder. Last week&#...   Read More

Cream of Broccoli Soup wi...

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

Creamy Butternut Apple So...

Velvety smooth and vibrant orange, this creamy butternut apple soup is easy to make and h...   Read More

Creamy Dairy Free Asparag...

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

Creamy Golden Hummus

Homemade hummus is a mainstay snack in my kitchen. When I made a batch this week for a vid...   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

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

Easy Healthy Party Dips

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

Easy Lemon Hummus

We spent last weekend visiting family and friends in beautiful Colorado. It was so nice to...   Read More

Easy Roasted Brussels Spr...

My little cabbage might be a French term of endearment, but many people are not in love wi...   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

Eat Fat Get Thin | Dr. Ma...

For decades, fat has been imprisoned, falsely convicted in the court of public opinion b...   Read More

Edamame Succotash

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

Fast and Flavorful Chicke...

In the heat of summer, hot soup is the last thing most people think of eating, much less c...   Read More

Forgotten Cookies

Softly leafing through an old, faded notebook, I came across a recipe that looked familia...   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 Yogurt Breakfast Bo...

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

Green Bean Salad with Swe...

I had a friend whose idea of green bean salad meant draining canned green beans and dousin...   Read More

Green Beans Almondine

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

Green Juice Recipe

With a new juicer in my kitchen, I’ve been concocting all kinds of healthy juice recip...   Read More

Green Mojito Smoothie fro...

Do you love smoothies? I do, and have had one most mornings for the last fifteen years. Sm...   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 Corn on the Cob w...

The crunch when you bite into golden kernels. An occasional squirt of corn juice when the...   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 Lemon Mint Chicke...

Fragrant emerald mint growing outside my kitchen door beckoned with the freshness of sprin...   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

Healthy Homemade Tomato S...

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

Healthy Yogurt Hollandais...

Creamy, buttery, and as thick as mayonnaise, Hollandaise is a much-loved, classic French s...   Read More

Herb Roasted Cherry Tomat...

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

Herbed Baby Dutch Potatoe...

Little golden orbs of buttery delight, that’s what I call Baby Dutch Potatoes. You eat t...   Read More

Homemade Cashew Milk

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

How to Make Clarified But...

While I cook mostly with olive oil and coconut oil, sometimes only butter will do. Someti...   Read More

How to Make Perfect Hard...

Frustrated by hard boiled eggs that are hard to peel then look like a train wreck? Here is...   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 Poach Chicken Brea...

How to poach chicken breasts: a simple, classic cooking method that really comes in handy...   Read More

How to Read Food Labels

The New Year is a great time to recommit to your journey to a healthier life. And learnin...   Read More

How to Sear Scallops

Big sea scallops, also called diver scallops are a wonderful treat when you can find them....   Read More

How To Steam Salmon

With time-starved schedules and the desire to eat healthy, everyone needs fast recipes the...   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: Black Ri...

The legendary black rice once reserved for Chinese Emperors, “Forbidden” rice is fable...   Read More

Ingredients A-Z: Zucchini...

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

Italian Braised Chicken T...

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

Italian Lemon Almond Mous...

Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California Cruising slowly along Marine Avenue on Balboa Isl...   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

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 Chicken Salad Pita...

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

Lobster Salad with Creamy...

Recently we spent a few glorious nights at the beautiful Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, Ca...   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

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

Moules Mariniere | Mussel...

Cooking with liqueurs brings unique flavors and flair to dishes. Adding Pernod, the famed...   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 | T...

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

Orange and Fennel Salad

Sweet oranges, tart ruby pomegranate seeds, buttery avocado, peppery arugula and licoricy...   Read More

Pan Roasted Halibut with...

Pan-roast halibut filets in a hot non-stick skillet and finish them with a brief steaming...   Read More

Poached Eggs with Quinoa...

Seems like everyone is rediscovering the simple joy of poached eggs. After being demonized...   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 Homemade Coconut Mi...

Homemade coconut milk is a delightful option for a morning breakfast smoothie.  How to av...   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

Roast Chicken Breasts –...

The store is out of what you need, creativity is running low and dinner hour is looming. W...   Read More

Roast Halibut with Roast...

Mild flavored and pearly white, there is nothing like fresh Alaskan halibut.  I’m alway...   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 Garlic Shrimp

It was not until this weekend that I thought to share this recipe with you. One I have use...   Read More

Roasted Vegetable Ratatou...

Friday morning usually finds me shopping at a local farmers market. The vibrant colors, th...   Read More

Seared Scallops with Hois...

Seared scallops make for a fast, tasty and healthy dinner. They are sweet, meaty, and tend...   Read More

Seared Scallops with Oran...

With Valentines being mid-week this year, I wanted to share a recipe with you for an easy,...   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

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We all try to shop smart and make healthy decisions for our families. That’s even m...   Read More

Simple Seared Salmon

If just thinking about cooking fish makes you nervous, try this simple way to cook perfect...   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 Pudding

For the perfect finale to your Thanksgiving feast, here’s a creamy, sweet and light pump...   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 Fra Diavolo...

Have you ever made Shrimp Fra Diavolo? While it sounds fancy, it’s an easy, no-fail...   Read More

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Tacos are one of our mainstay lunches. Sometimes I use leftover roast chicken, but our fa...   Read More

Steamed Artichokes with L...

Steamed artichokes with dipping sauce, one of my standard friends-are-coming-for-dinner ap...   Read More

Strawberries with Balsami...

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

Strawberry Banana Smoothi...

A strawberry banana smoothie is a much-loved classic. In my continued attempts to add more...   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

Superfood Blueberry Green...

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

Thai Lemongrass Chicken

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

Thai Shrimp Soup

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

Thanksgiving Green Beans...

Planning and preparing for a big holiday dinner can stress even the most seasoned of cooks...   Read More

The Danger of Hidden Suga...

As sugar consumption in America skyrockets, so have lifestyle-related diseases like obesit...   Read More

The Perfect Blend | Tess...

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

A warming soup filled with nutrition, this brothy bowl is a twist on miso soup served at J...   Read More

Vegetable Quinoa Breakfas...

Who doesn’t love a good casserole? A breakfast casserole is a comfort food kind if w...   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 Roll Ups with Go...

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