Springtime = Scafata

When winter finally packs its bags, it’s time to keep an eye out for the first spring vegetable bounty.  Tender baby artichokes, spring onions, and favas are some of my favorite seasonal veggies and when I am able to get them straight from the farmer’s market, I don’t have to do too much to enjoy […]

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a celebration of spring

I look forward to the spring each year, because Jules’ annual company meeting happens around that time, and that means I get to tag along and head to Europe with him. The weather in France at that time of year is completely unpredictable, and I usually spend an unusual amount of time figuring out what to […]

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salmon banh mi wrap

Last weekend, I attended my first Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, also known as Expo West on the West Coast.  I only did three days of it, but it was so amazing and full of fantastic new items – as well as a handful of familiar favorites!  I left the show with three packed shopping […]

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pumped up pizza.

I have long resisted using protein powder regularly because it always conjured up images of hulking bodybuilders, with bulging biceps and tree trunk thighs, in muscle tees and spandex, possibly wearing a terry sweatband.  I’m a child of the 80’s, what can I say? Today’s protein powders are a bit more refined and high quality than […]

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game day eats: hot “wings”

Ever get a hankering for bar food?  Oh man, I do.  When I was single and living in the middle of San Francisco, one of my favorite bars had the best bar menu, from tater tot nachos to fried chicken and waffles.  My friends and I used to meet up here for happy hour or post-dinner […]

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life changing crackers {gluten-free, paleo}

The amazing woman who owns the Pilates studio where I teach is a nutritionist and expert in cooking for people with numerous dietary restrictions.  I’ve been fortunate enough to get some of her advice for baking gluten-free and paleo, like which almond flour to buy and where to look for a crowd-pleasing paleo chocolate chip […]

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warming up with zucchini oatmeal

I am a @shutthekaleup fangirl, and this recipe is inspired by her (Jeannette Ogden) many postings on “zoats”, a warming breakfast that has an extra helping of veggies thanks to shredded zucchini added to an oatmeal base.  Think about it – zucchini bread is a hit, so why can’t zucchini + oats = magic? Spiced […]

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the birth of a cookbook.

This week has been a particularly busy week for me in terms of work and events, in the best way possible.  Last night, I went to the book release party at Omnivore Books for Sous Vide at Home: The Modern Technique for Perfectly Cooked Meals, written by my friends Lisa Q. Fetterman, Monica Lo, and Meesha […]

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