Berry Limoncello Verrine

Limoncello Berry Terrine

I first ran across this recipe for Berrymisu in Sunset two years ago and have been looking for a chance to make it ever since. We’re not big dessert people so it’s been trickier than you’d expect. I thought I’d make it last summer and even bought a bottle of limoncello in anticipation but never… 

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Thai Chicken Curry with Potatoes and Carrots

Thai Chicken Curry with Potatoes and Carrots

I love curry! Yes, because it’s insanely delicious but also because it’s so easy to throw together for a healthy work night meal.  For this particular version I used potatoes and carrots in addition to my usual peppers, mushrooms, and snap peas.  Use whatever veggies you love – baby corns, peas, broccoli, tomato, etc. PrintThai… 

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Shredded BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken

I’ve been struggling to find crock pot recipes that don’t require pre-cooking but also don’t result in a pot of mush. After mixed success, I asked my Super Mom sister for help.  I had a hunch that someone balancing three kids, a high powered job, and a commitment to healthy eating might know her way… 

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Basil Strawberry Refresher

Strawberry Basil Refresher

Strawberry season is starting and I’ve had a pint sitting next to some leftover basil in the fridge.  I’ve been dreaming all day about combining them for a “Welcome Spring!” cocktail. I was expecting a little trial and error but I must have rehearsed so many times in my imagination that the first version turned… 

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Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

We’re expecting rain in LA tomorrow. While it won’t be enough to put a dent in our drought, I’m still looking forward to snuggling up inside with a warm cup of hearty soup like this creamy chicken gnocchi soup. I found the recipe on Mel’s Kitchen Cafe and it was as delicious as her pictures… 

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Baking Mix 2

Make your own Baking Mix

Last year I discovered Skinny Taste’s easy garlic cheddar biscuits and added a box of Heart Smart Bisquick to our pantry. While I appreciate that a “Heart Smart” version with no trans fats is out there, I’d also rather avoid the enriched flour and preservatives. I started making my own biscuit mix and couldn’t be… 

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Caprese Tilapia: fish with tomatoes, mozzarella, and pestp

Baked Tilapia Caprese

This dish was completely unplanned but I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.  Earlier this week I was trapped late at the office so Brad offered to make dinner and picked up some fish.  I worked much later than expected and we ended up skipping dinner that night.  Friday of that week I… 

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Homemade Paleo BBQ Sauce 2

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

We were having a really hard time finding a BBQ sauce made without corn syrup and, when I started thinking about making my own, I had just as hard a time finding a recipe that didn’t start with ketchup. After a little trial, error and inspiration from Nate Elston, I was finally able to make… 

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Chicken Paprikash with noodles

Lightened Up Chicken Paprikash

Brad and I joke that we could have named this blog 800 ways to cook a chicken. As a semi-recovered vegetarian from birth, I’m only comfortable with small amounts of seafood and lean poultry. Brad is a classic omnivore who likes at least half his meals to have some kind of meat. We’re both frugal… 

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chicken creole2

Crockpot Creole Chicken

One of the many things I was looking forward to as part of the kitchen remodel – in addition to a brand new dream kitchen – was diving into the whole new (to me) world of crock pot cooking while we’re under construction. I had a fantasy of throwing some pre-prepped ingredients into the pot… 

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Cauliflower Soup Hero

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

This soup is so rich and creamy, it’s hard to believe that it’s dairy free and low fat.  It also happens to be paleo, gluten-free and vegan. This is a go-to perfect weeknight dinner at our house. I come home, throw everything in a pot, and make some quick biscuits or a salad while it’s… 

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