Balancing the Plate with Convenience Foods {Client}

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Ahhh it’s time to come out of hiatus. Between a very active baby, an overseas move, adjusting to a totally new culture, amidst countless travels, and a new book (Born to Eat, coming to you in May 2017) I am … Continue reading

{Recipe Redux} Weeknight Chicken & Dumplings #samples #AD

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It’s a chilly Tuesday night and amidst all the boxes for packing up our home we are craving  comfort foods.  Although most comfort foods can take FOREVER in the kitchen.  With the help of Progresso, tonight we are cooking up … Continue reading

Kicking off the New Year with a taste of the Mediterranean

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Happy 2016…my year of presence.  That’s my “buzzword” for the year, just to be present in my life, with my family, and in all that I do.  What’s your buzzword for the New Year?  I’ve tossed out resolutions and opted … Continue reading

{Recipe Redux} Almond Butter Lactation Cups (Think Reese’s)

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Happy October! It’s time to get a little “nutty” with Recipe Redux. This month’s recipes will all have some sort of nut.  I’m going to be a bit selfish and create something to help me out—I’m breastfeeding and sometimes it’s … Continue reading

Nothing Says Fall Quite Like Chicken & Dumplings

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The leaves are changing, temps are getting cooler, and pumpkin spice is everywhere…. Who am I kidding?!  It’s 90+ degrees, I’m still wearing flip flops daily, and hitting the pool as often as possible.  However, pumpkin is everywhere and {by … Continue reading

{Recipe Redux} Freezer Friendly Lentil Soup

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Fall is in the air…well, I wish it would hit Southern California, but perhaps this post will urge Mother Nature to bless us with fall-like temperatures.  This month’s Recipe Redux challenge is to share a fabulous freezer-friendly recipe.  I’ll be … Continue reading

{Recipe Redux} School’s In Session—It’s Pizza Time!

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As we kiss summer vacation goodbye and the mayhem of the school year begins it’s important to find easy meals for the whole family.  After the hustle and bustle of the holiday/vacation season, August is the time many families get ‘back … Continue reading

{Recipe Redux} Fresh Figs for a Simple, Sweet Treat

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One of my favorite Mediterranean fruits are fresh figs. It is actually quite astonishing to me that there are many Americans who’ve only tried a dried fig or think it’s merely a flavor of a newton. I grew up eating … Continue reading