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Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

During the winter, I like making large batches of soup that my family and I can enjoy all week long…

Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash and Goat cheese Crostini

Last year in the chaos of prepping for my family’s elaborate Thanksgiving meal , I realized I had forgotten about…

Mint Chocolate Irish Cream Tarts

  Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been obsessed with York Peppermint Patties. From that spawned, my love…

Avocado White Bean Hummus

    Swapping out Chickpeas with White beans and Tahini with Avocado may technically not be Hummus but I like…

March Into Spring With Green

After what feels like MONTHS of gloomy weather, I'm SO ready for some sunshine and warmth! The month of March…

Cheesy Broccoli Asparagus Quinoa Fritters

As a mother I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate more veggies and whole grains into my family's diet.…

The Best Guacamole and the Amazing Health Benefits of Avocados

Coming from a Latin Family, Guacamole is staple condiment. We eat it on/in many dishes and of course for a…

Healthier Potato Leek Broccoli Cheddar soup

Potato Leek Broccoli Cheddar cheese soup !!!!! Yes you read that right. I've combined my two favorite soups into one.…

Coconut Cardamom Almond Granola

If you're a granola fan, then your going to love this recipe. Crunchy Oats and Almonds, with chewy sweet Dates…

Mini Lemon Berry Tarts

My kids love making and giving gifts to they're grandparents and special friends. So each holiday I like to create…

Sesame Ponzu Marinated Chicken

This easy to make marinade is great for chicken, but also delicious with fish, tofu or veggies.  One of the…

Miso Ginger Soba Noodle Veggie bowls

In my cooking classes, I love introducing plant-based meals to avid Meat Eaters. Especially, if they are suffering from conditions…

Salted Caramel Brownies

I've been making Salted Caramel brownies for almost a decade, and each time I make them, my husband exclaims "…

A Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Brunch

My daughter's favorite color is pink. As much as I try to stay away from that color for home décor,…

Easy Lemon Poppy seed cake with Tangerine Vanilla Curd

When its Citrus season, I get in a baking and cooking frenzy because I love all kinds of citrus !…

Salted Caramel Sauce

If you've ever had Salted Caramel, you already know how rich and delicious it is. Its depth of flavor can…

Mushroom Spinach Goat Cheese Frittata

Brunch. I love brunch! All the food, décor and act of brunching. Its my favorite type of meal besides a…

Banana Chocolate Chip Power Cakes

On a recent trip to Costco my husband and I found Kodiak Cakes. We have been searching for a protein…

Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

I'm calling this dressing, Goddess dressing, because its beautiful, delicious and healthy. A trifecta if you will.  For the decadent…

Tropical Sunshine Oatmeal Bowls

By now most people know that Oatmeal is health food but often people are eating it in the wrong way.…

Meyer Lemon Tropical Green smoothie

It's Citrus Season! This is an exciting time of year because I'm obsessed with Lemons and all kinds of Citrus.…

Five tips for making a great Super Green Smoothie

After a decade of helping people learn to eat healthy in an approachable way, I have found that starting with…

Easy and Elegant New Year’s Eve Party Decor

New Year's Eve is one of my favorite holidays.  It is the one night where you can unapologetically be your…

Healthier Eggplant Parmesan Heirloom tomato stacks

I have a serious love affair with Heirloom tomatoes.  There is no comparison to they're beauty, aroma and flavor. When…

Cranberry Apple Cream Cheese Galette

 Christmas morning with my family has got to be the very best moment of Christmas. Its the only day I…

Holiday Turkey Brine

      Keeping your bird juicy isn't that hard -- all you need is the right seasoning and a…