Lemon Cucumber and Mint Water

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What’s new in my refrigerator?  In an attempt to drink more water and fewer store bought beverages, I have started making my own infused waters, similar to the ones in spa waiting rooms that are so refreshing.  A combination of lemon, cucumber and mint seems to be the most popular combination and for a great […]

Wheatless Wednesday – Cucumber Ribbons with Red Onion, Feta and Mint

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Are you a lover or a hater?  Cucumbers have a reputation for being boring. I don’t agree.  I love cucumbers and this salad, which is refreshing and definitely not boring, brings it!  There is a bit of a kick and crunch with added jalapenos, lemon zest and pistachios. Topped with crumbled feta and a drizzle […]

Watermelon Breeze

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California is experiencing a typical Indian Summer with hot and dry temperatures, little fog and no rain.  Yesterday I did a hike with my dog and came back so thirsty, water didn’t help.  I have been trying to eliminate soft drinks and bottled ‘juice type’ drinks from my diet and go with more natural beverages.  I am still […]

Citrus Strawberry Infused Water Plus 14 more Amazing Recipes

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  Several weeks ago, I whipped up a pitcher of LEMON CUCUMBER MINT WATER in an attempt to drink more water and fewer store-bought drinks.  It has been a very successful exercise and I love opening my refrigerator to see a colorful and delicious, cold beverage always on hand. I refill with plain water every time I pour a glass and […]

Meatless Monday – Asian Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce (v,gf)

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THIS IS SERIOUSLY GOOD! Low Carb + High Protein + Spicy Peanut Sauce = #NeedWeSayMore  It’s the perfect balance of hot and cold, savory and sweet, crisp and tender.  The tofu, mushroom and water chestnut combination is really flavorful, picking up the garlic and ginger flavors, with the soy adding a pleasant saltiness. The beauty of […]

Meatless Monday – Asian Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce

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  THIS IS SERIOUSLY GOOD! Low Carbs + High Protein + Spicy Peanut Sauce = #NeedWeSayMore  My family loved this meal! In spite of their lukewarm (at best) love for tofu, they dug in to these wraps and came back for more. Everyone was really polite though and tried not to be the ‘One Who […]

Bridal Showers 101: Or How To Throw a Bridal Shower

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You’ve sent out the invitations and the RSVPs are in.  Now what?  I have attended many bridal showers over the years, including my own, but I have never planned one, until now.  I recently hosted a shower for my beautiful future daughter in law and I turned to the internet (doesn’t everyone?) to make sure […]

Avocado Mango Smoothie

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It’s the first day of Spring and you know what that means…Yes, it’s that time of year.   The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is already out and soon we will be digging for our beachwear beachcoverups, bathing suits and for the bravest of the brave, bikinis. So when I ran across an article in Prevention Magazine […]

Wheatless Wednesday – Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Coconut Rice & Bok Choy

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  They’re Back! ( in sing song voice) With graduations and summer approaching, we have gone from being empty nesters to having a full house again. One of the biggest adjustments this time has been for the ‘kids’ because of my meatless diet.  They are more likely to cater to my diet now, which is a complete switch from when I used […]

Mango Margaritas & “Homemade” Tortilla Chips with Grilled Pineapple Salsa!

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TGIF! Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and you know what that means – Margaritas! In the interest of having a good time research, my trusty pals and I decided to go in search of the new perfect margarita. Sure the lime margarita is delicious and traditional but why limit yourself? One click of the […]

Recipes

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Appetizers Antipasti Platter – Roasted Eggplant, Peppers and Tomatoes with Burrata Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart Buffalo Wing Popcorn Buffalo Wings Two Ways Chevre with Lemon, Pepper and Herb Crust Cranberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip Crostini with Fava Beans and Lemon Ricotta Endive Salad Bites Feta, Chili and Lemon Dip Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk […]

Wheatless Wednesday- Dhal Lentil Soup with Quinoa Cauliflower Cakes

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Red Lentil Soup with Quinoa  Cauliflower Cakes I have an ongoing love affair with lentils which come in various colors and sizes.  I’m not picky.  My favorites are the French Green and the Black Beluga, both which hold their shape and don’t turn to mush unless you overcook them. I use them often for salads […]

Wheatless Wednesday – Seared Ahi Tuna & Sunomono

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Wheatless Wednesday – Seared Ahi Tuna with Sunomono, Edamame & Ahi Poke With Guest Chef, Eric Porter  We are filled with great joy to have all three of our sons home for Christmas, the first time we have all been together since June.  Our oldest son, Eric, has been interested in cooking since he was […]