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17 Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Winter Squash Recipes!

17 Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Winter Squash Recipes!

Visiting the pumpkin patch is one of my favorite things to do in the fall. Not only do I like to get jack-o-lantern pumpkins and decorative squash, but also edible squash! My favorite winter squash are kuri, butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash. Kuri squash are […]

Sesame Maple Balsamic Roasted Beets and Brussels Sprouts

Sesame Maple Balsamic Roasted Beets and Brussels Sprouts

In Sacramento there is an amazing farmer’s market. It just happens to be under an overpass, which may seem sketchy, but if you get the chance to check it out, it’s definitely worth it. There’s the obvious, seasonal fruits and vegetables, but also lots of […]

Golden Beet and Orange Salad with Toasted Sunflower Seeds and Pickled Red Onion

Golden Beet and Orange Salad with Toasted Sunflower Seeds and Pickled Red Onion

A lot of people can’t stand beets. I used to be one of them. I’m not sure what my motivation was to start tuning my taste buds to like beets, but one thing that made me love them was a mandarin orange and beet salad. […]

Recipe Roundup: 9 Salads Perfect for Summer

Recipe Roundup: 9 Salads Perfect for Summer

I’m not sure about the rest of the US, but in California we’ve had unbearably hot temperatures lately. Even in an area of the state that’s supposed to be cooler, we’ve been having triple digit temperatures. I work outside several days a week during the […]

The End of BlogHer Food and the Rise of the “Lifestyle” Niche of Blogging

The End of BlogHer Food and the Rise of the “Lifestyle” Niche of Blogging

A friend on Linkedin forwarded an article to me yesterday written by well-known food writer Dianne Jacob explaining why BlogHer Food has ended after eight years. BlogHer is an online community and media company dedicated to contributing content written by and for women. While I […]

Maple Sugar-Sweetened Strawberry Rhubarb Apple Jam

Maple Sugar-Sweetened Strawberry Rhubarb Apple Jam

I was at Whole Foods a few weeks ago and saw a huge display of strawberries and rhubarb, which reminded me that my boyfriend requested that I make strawberry rhubarb pie. I guess I am a good girlfriend because I made a strawberry rhubarb sweet […]

Spanish Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Spanish Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Recently I had tapas at a restaurant called La Taberna in downtown Napa, Ca. My boyfriend and I shared Squid a la Plancha, which was pan-seared pieces of squid dressed with a vinaigrette. Just by taste, the vinaigrette had a good dose of garlic, bits […]

Paleo Buddha Bowl (Vegan-Friendly Too!)

Paleo Buddha Bowl (Vegan-Friendly Too!)

I’ve never had a Buddha Bowl at a restaurant before, but I like the concept of them. Basically, you’re putting nutrient-dense foods into one bowl in a visually appealing way. Most often, they are vegan and consist of a bed of grains plus legumes, vegetables, […]

Winter Citrus Salad

Winter Citrus Salad

I love watching interviews of chefs because you get amazing cooking advice. After watching an episode of Julia Child: Cooking with the Masters featuring Alice Waters, I decided to arrange a salad of winter fruits and vegetables a bit differently than I normally do. In […]

Spicy Roasted California Blend Vegetables

Spicy Roasted California Blend Vegetables

When I hear the phrase “California Blend Vegetables,” I think cafeteria food. I think mushy vegetables: the broccoli so overcooked it’s almost grey, the cauliflower almost green from sucking up the chlorophyll leaching from the broccoli, and the carrots…don’t get me started on the carrots. […]