Garbage Gazpacho and Crispy Cashew Salmon

muted bubble-gum pink nails. pedicure massage. scorching sun. toes in the sand. ocean breeze. sun kissed skin. beach side bar. grilled fish taco. balsamic honey sweet potato fries. pina colada. bloody mary with three olives. girl talk. artist friend painting beach scenes. convertible bmw with the top down. homemade baba ganoush and pita. saint patty’s…

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Peach Dish Review | Compared to Blue Apron, Home Chef, Hello Fresh & Plated

It is unfortunate that we, as a culture, have become too busy for simple errands, like running to the store to grab dinner. Even those who appreciate the beauty of food often skip over the opportunity to peruse the produce section for seasonal vegetables and then drive over to the butcher shop to choose a…

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Rosemary Artisan Bread

  In his book “Cooked”, best-selling author and food advocate Michael Pollan closely examines the effects that the elements (air, water, fire, and Earth) have in food preparation. Now Netflix has developed “Cooked” into a four-part documentary series that inspires cooks with stunning cinematography and a message to appreciate the cooking process. In the Air…

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Spiced Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles

Valentines Day is around the corner and indulging in creamy bittersweet chocolate is the best option. These no trouble Truffles will knock the socks off of your Valentine… and maybe even their pants? Each decadent morsel is coated with spices like Madras Curry, Chinese Five-Spice, Cardamom and Clove. Intrigued? Read on for the recipe.  …

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Coffee Macarons with Maple Bacon Cream

  Imagine the perfect complete breakfast. Rich creamy coffee. Pancakes doused in maple syrup. Crackling bacon piled high. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Now you can get all those flavors in one satisfying bite. I present the Coffee Macaron with Maple Bacon Cream! Read on for the recipe and tips on how make these…

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Grapefruit, Avocado & Prosciutto Breakfast Salad

Happy New Year! We all take time to look back on the last year as we look forward to what the new year has to offer. How did 2015 turn out for you? As I reflect on last year, I realize that 2015 brought on changes, triumphs and hardships. 1. I began my journey as…

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Home Chef Review | How it Compares to Blue Apron, Plated and Hello Fresh

Imagine a world where you don’t have to be rich to have someone do your shopping for you. I was at a party a while back and chatted with a woman about our shopping practices. The conversation started with her complimenting my attire. “Oh, I like your dress.” “Thanks, it’s from Forever 21.” I went…

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Clementine and Mascarpone Tart in Gingersnap Crust

This Clementine and Mascarpone Tart bursts with notes of fresh citrus from orange zest and marmalade glaze. The creamy, light and buttery mascarpone mixture is encrusted in a zingy gingersnap crust.  So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let’s gab as we nibble. If you read my previous post with the…

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