A Perfect Autumn Recipe: Butternut, Carrot & Orange Soup

September 23, 2015

It sure doesn’t seem like it’s autumn, but then again, autumn doesn’t really exist in Los Angeles. It’s 85 degrees today – and that’s not a brag, by the way – I want it to cool down! But leaves are turning in other parts of the country, and I just created a soup that screams Autumn, so I’m gonna share! It starts with this stuff:

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The recipe is for Butternut, Carrot & Orange Soup, and believe me, Read the rest of this entry »

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I Made a Sandwich with Green Beans (!) and Here’s How I Did It

July 13, 2015

I got a giant bag of green beans (haricots verts for you fancy folks) from the LA Salad Company (where I’m a guest blogger), and immediately the gears in my head started turning. What would I do with them?

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I love green beans, but they’re not a staple vegetable in my kitchen, because I Read the rest of this entry »


Parmesan Zucchini Chips

May 27, 2015

There’s nothing better than a crispy, crunchy snack. I crave potato chips (and corn chips) (and Cheetos) frequently, so I like having a way to satisfy that craving that’s actually nutritious. Enter zucchini chips. They are exactly what they sound like… and they start with zucchini.

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These are Read the rest of this entry »


A Double Carrot Kind of Day

April 17, 2015

Ever have a day where you just end up eating a whole lotta carrots? I just had one of those days. It started when I was decided to make, as a mid-afternoon snack, some roasted, glazed carrots. I had these beauties in my fridge, from the Los Angeles Salad Company:

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They call them Baby Carrots with Tops, but I call them Read the rest of this entry »


Butternut and Bison (!) Casserole

October 6, 2014

I’ve eaten bison before, at restaurants. I love a bison burger. But I’ve never cooked with it. That’s why, when I saw bison during a trip to Costco with my friend Jen, I snatched some up.

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What should I make with it? That question became easier to answer once Read the rest of this entry »


Snow Pea Salad with Lime and Ginger Dressing

August 21, 2014

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I recently went to a potluck dinner when my friends Katie and Julie were in town. Katie was the guest of honor at the event, so you believe I put her to work in the kitchen!

I decided on a snow pea-based salad, partly because I Read the rest of this entry »


Paprika Chicken and Green Beans

July 31, 2014

Ready for a healthy dinner option? One with no added fat or sodium? Check out my recipe for Paprika Chicken and Green Beans!

I started with 1 pound of haricot verts (the fancy way French folks say ‘green beans’), which I Read the rest of this entry »