Crispy Chickpea Salad with Fresh Herbs

I always have two kinds of fresh herbs in my fridge. (more…)

Smoky Potato, Onion and Pepper Skillet with Chicken Sausage

With Christmas around the corner, I am in full gift-buying, chocolate-melting, house-decorating mode.

But I’m mostly just dreaming about what I am going to cook on Christmas day…

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Holiday Chocolate Bark

I try to make the holiday season as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

This holiday bark helps in a few ways…

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Endive Boats with Bacon, Walnuts, Cranberries & Gorgonzola

This is a perfect Thanksgiving appetizer.

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Sweet & Spicy Sesame Carrots

No more boring Thanksgiving dishes, please.

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Brussel Sprout Salad with Apples, Golden Raisins, Walnuts & Parmesan

This is my Southern California spin on Brussel Sprouts.

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Macaroni & Butternut Squash with Crispy Pecan Topping

I got in trouble in culinary school last week when we were cooking butternut squash.

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Black Bean Rice Bowls

No, they’re nothing groundbreaking. But they are healthy, easy, inexpensive, filling and sooooo flavorful.

And those are the kind of meals we tend to make over and over again, si?

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Cauliflower Soup with Garlic & Cheddar

For some reason I always buy a head of cauliflower in the grocery store thinking I’ll use it up right away.

But I never do.

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