Garden Broccoli

Not all recipes have to be fancy. Sometimes their only value is to remind us how to cook the thing we already love. I take it for granted that I know how to cook salmon. Crispy on the outside, silky smooth on the inside. For those of you looking to perfect restaurant-style seared salmon, this post is for you. It’s simple, straight forward, and nearly foolproof.

Seared Salmon

Not all recipes have to be fancy. Sometimes their only value is to remind us how to cook the thing we already love. I take it for granted that I know how to cook salmon. Crispy on the outside, silky smooth on the inside. For those of you looking to perfect restaurant-style seared salmon, this post is for you. It’s simple, straight forward, and nearly foolproof.

Cacao Tahini Balls

If you love my Key Lime Matcha Balls, you must try their dark and luscious counterpart – Cacao Tahini Balls.

Key Lime Matcha Balls

Fortunately for my sweet tooth, I discovered Key Lime Matcha Balls! They are 100% raw, vegan, organic and filled with antioxidants. They taste sinfully delicious, but they’re made with nothing but heart-healthy plant-based ingredients.

Caramelized Pearl Onions

Pop one of these buttery, sweet onions in your mouth and you’ll know it was worth the wait.

Carrot Ribbons

Why are vegetables 1000 times more fun to cook and eat when they look like ribbons?

Pasta Bolognese

Good food is made with love. Love, spices, and time.

Bolognese sauce is centered on the meat and tomatoes, so spare no expense when it comes to ingredients. Grass-fed beef, 90% lean, and all-natural ground pork are key. Add San Marzano tomatoes and you will have your family begging for Pasta Bolognese for every meal. I make this every year for my hubby’s birthday!

BROWN SUGAR BRAISED PORK TENDERLOIN WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND FENNEL

It doesn’t rain often in San Diego, CA, but when it does I like to pretend it’s a cold, dreary, Midwest afternoon. I imagine myself bundled up in front of a fire place, with a book in my lap and cup of tea in my hand. I start craving a warm, comforting one-pot meal. Pork chops, apple sauce, the flavors of home.
I elevated my desire for comfort food by using pork tenderloin, and adding anise-flavored fennel to offset the sweetness of the pork and squash.

CARNE ASADA STREET TACOS

In January 2017, I visited Chicago to celebrate the birth of my beautiful niece, Virginia Abbe Strange. I arrived at the airport to find the entire city hibernating against the cold (-20 with windchill!), and found myself determined to bring my SoCal sunshine to the
The key to a juicy and flavorful skirt steak is in the marinade. Do not fast track the marinating time, and give this pedestrian meat all the TLC it deserves