Lime Jalapeno Chicken Soup

Lime Jalapeno Chicken Soup

There's a lot going on here on the home front this weekend.  I thought I'd shoot this recipe for a light spring soup your way real quick. It's perfect for the weather we're having right now.  It's still a bit chilly so I find myself wanting a warming soup but not a heavy one like one I'd crave in the ... Read More
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Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

Inspiration often strikes when my pantry is near empty and I find myself rooting around to find something to eat.  Arriving home late from being out of town (like 2 am) and needing to be at work at 9 am, left me wondering what there was in the pantry and fridge for breakfast and lunch??? You know the old saying ... Read More
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Sides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class

Sides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class

Brand new – a Sides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class! More people want to get more veggies on their plate and they want to know HOW.  It’s been said again and again; eat your vegetables.  Learning how to prepare a variety of veggies with 4 easy sauces that compliment them, is what this class is all about. The cooking and … Read More

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Strawberry, Fennel, and Arugula Salad

Strawberry, Fennel, and Arugula Salad

We were hoping to plant our garden this week, which would have probably been the earliest we've ever planted.  But lo and behold we've had really frosty mornings so we've decided to wait.  Instead I took advantage of the sunny (but chilly) mornings and have been out doing yard work while Jack does further prep on the garden (more tilling). ... Read More
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Wellness Soup

Wellness Soup

We got away to Maui-land for some rest & relaxation.  It was lovely.  We had a zip lining adventure that was oh. so. fun.   Watched gorgeous sunsets, swimming turtles and humpback whales. With a Farmers Market within walking distance from where we stayed, we enjoyed lots of fresh food right on our Lanai. But we also enjoyed some of Maui's ... Read More
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DIY Garden Tools

DIY Garden Tools I Love

We are about to get our hands dirty with planting season right around the corner.   Why not take the time now to build these DIY garden tools I love – an outdoor garden sink and garden colander.  These tools have saved me so much time and have eased the process of harvest and cleaning. A few years back I … Read More

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Ribboned Asparagus and Fennel Salad

Ribboned Asparagus and Fennel Salad

After months of the long cold and dark days of winter; green shoots, robins, sparrows and extended sunlight make me giddy for spring.  Asparagus start showing up in markets, giving us hope for the arrival of assorted fresh and local greens to come. To say I'm excited for this next season is an understatement. Ribboned Asparagus and Fennel Salad is ... Read More
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Hazelnut Espresso Truffles

Hazelnut Espresso Truffles

This is my new favorite "healthy" treat that delivers satisfaction in a bite.  I was going for a hint of decadence while consuming a nourishing snack.  Make them and tell me what you think.  They definitely have layers of flavor with dark chocolate under tones. Use roasted and finely chopped almonds if you don't have hazelnuts in your pantry.  I ... Read More
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Zoodles Red Curry Bowl with Cod

“Zoodles” Red Curry Bowl with Cod

If you lived with us for a week, you would be served up meals in a bowl not just for dinner, but for breakfast and lunch too.  I'm kind of crazy about the concept of a meal in a bowl.  It's a fun way to present food and layer flavors.  A protein and a green veggie makes it complete. Like ... Read More
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Wild Tuna, Orange and Parsley Salad

Wild Tuna, Orange and Parsley Salad

Do you know about Wild Planet Tuna?   They hand-cut and pack delicious premium tuna steaks in a micro-cannery process using BPA free cans.  All of the Omega 3 oils are retained and no liquid is added (BTW, they recommend not draining this tuna).  Because they select smaller albacore, the fish accumulates less mercury.  Wild Planet is a company committed to ... Read More
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