Quinoa Tabbouleh

I need to preface this recipe with a story that happened over 30 years ago. I was the director of a church preschool and happened to meet the coolest lady when enrolling her son in the program, Lanaya… Read More

Tapioca Spring Rolls

I love Asian food and my favorite is the fresh spring rolls stuffed with fresh veggies and shrimp.  I know the ones in restaurants are made of rice paper and wished I could find a substitute instead of… Read More

Dark Chocolate Covered Sunflower Truffles

OK yes, I know cut back go clean. THESE are really, truly I promise! So simple, quick and you can change them up with a whim. I was having a young, old friend coming for lunch and decided… Read More

Italian Zudooles

I just love going to the open market on Saturdays in Germany. It’s alive with smells, people, and color! The stands are decorated and the displays resemble fresh food sculptures. Such a fest for the eyes. I happened… Read More

South of the Border Slaw

My California family has a long-standing tradition that whenever I’m “home”, in the USA, we go to La Especial in Leucadia California. This is where the family goes at least twice a month, what can I say! One… Read More

Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms

Oh, the joys of being in San Diego in the winter! Fresh seafood every day of the week! These stuffed mushrooms accent the amazing variety of delicacies from the sea and are quick and easy to prepare. They… Read More

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

I could live off of gluten-free appetizers and plan to do just that this Christmas! Our family tends to make holidays a marathon of eating and I love to bring my own appetizers that are gluten, soy and… Read More

Roasted Salsa My Way

Way tooooo easy. Who said good things take time and precision? Well, I’m here to say that’s not always true. I’ve so enjoyed spending time with my extended family from Mexico and have learned a lot about Mexican… Read More

One Pot Pasta!

Fall is upon us and time is ticking. Between soccer, ballet, gym, and your personal tasks, cooking something super quick for dinner can be a challenge. But have no fear! This one is a weekly regular at our… Read More

Grilled Asian Meatballs & Veggie Pocket

These meatballs were so easy to make and I actually made them the day before. I fried them just to seal them up then put them in the fridge for the next evenings’ barbecue (you can cook them… Read More

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