When In Rome…

Well, the same rules apply “when in Okinawa”! When in Okinawa, you trim fresh sprouts for dinner! Spicy Bok Choi and Sprouts 3 baby bok choi bulbs, washed, halved and roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 hot pepper, seeded and chopped 1 c fresh sprouts, trimmed and washed 1/2 inch piece of ginger, chopped…

Everything is coming up pumpkin…

Yes, I know fall is behind us and the big box coffee shop hoopla with all their spiced-pumpkin-brûlé-latte-topped-with-a-nutmeg-laced-whip, (non-fat, that is!) is now moved on to some other-worldly concoction! I am an equal flavor rights person! Lemon bars in the winter and pumpkin bread in the not-fall! Buying extra pie pumpkin in November ensures that…

Mmmm… coffee

Today marks day 46 ~ 46 days of no sugar, no caffeine, lots of working out and a grilled taco at every meal.  Ok, the grilled taco thing is a slight exaggeration, but really, 46 days of no sugar, no caffeine?  Today I have decided to put the kibosh on my hiatus from that dark,…

Breakfast BETA Sandwich

Good morning! Here’s a little a.m. twist on the old American classic, the BLT – my breakfast version is the bacon, egg, tomato and avocado toast! Enjoy! 2 slices brioche bread 2 large eggs 4 slices best quality bacon Avocado Mayo Salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes to taste 2 cloves garlic, mashed 1…

Gangnam Style

Originally posted on delectablediction:
Mmmm, soup! ? ? ? ? ? Toren and I had a great night last night ~ playing the piano together, singing and dancing.  I tried teaching him the Tango, which ended badly for both of our knees (the kid has legs like a colt!)!  And we both hilariously got taken…

Cafe Balena

There is something purely satisfying to enjoy simple food prepared with amazing care and detail. Shrimp tempura with toasted mustard sauce.

Cinnamon Roll Biscuits 

Yes, biscuits! If you’re looking for a good, flakey, layered with butter, cinnamon and raisins biscuit lightly kissed with creamy, silk-like glaze – look no further!  Crazy menopausal cravings are worse than the pregnancy ones for me- sweet one minute salty, the next… moist (sorry Tyler) one bite, then crunchy the next… wonderful woes of…

roasted butternut squash and poblano risotto

risotto is almost done ~ if you can boil water and stir a pot, you can make risotto! Simple ingredients are magically transformed into luscious, creamy bites of this Italian staple. • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 onion, diced • 2 cups diced peeled fresh squash • 2 cups arborio rice • 6 cups…

A Summer Grill

Lazy days spent trying to overcome the intense heat – but for some reason, you just can’t bring yourself to stay indoors…  listening to the waves crash gently to the shore, then role back out like a tender lullaby- Laughing and playing with your family on the homemade “slip and slide” in the backyard- Working…