Sundried Tomato Risotto ~ Easy Elegant Entertaining

What I love about entertaining at home, is spending time with my friends and family, so that means, not being in the kitchen all day, while everyone is having a good time in the other room. Who doesn’t want to be a part of the party?¬† I even bought our new house with that purpose […]

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Homemade Nut Free Cranberry Quinoa Granola bars

So here it is guys! The recipe from my Facebook Live this morning. I love love granola bars, but it’s hard to find some without nuts, especially when nuts are not an options. I love to eat all kinds of nuts, but sometimes we don’t get along, but I will not bore you with that […]

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Five things you can do to stay on track for the New Year

  Today I am talking about “food for the soul”, but will be back to our regularly scheduled food program tomorrow. ūüôā Did you know According to U.S. News, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February, so the odds are against you. Source:¬†Business Insider Wow! Really?¬† That means we only have […]

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Three Bean Vegan Burger with Triple Berry Srirachi Sauce

Here is what we will be making at Williams Sonoma on Saturday, for my “Plantiful and Healthier You” in 2018. I did a cooking class and these burgers were a hit, even the meat eaters loved them. The thing about this recipe, is you can add different beans and legumes to give change the texture […]

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Healthy Alternatives for Chips ~ Roasted Red Curry Chickpeas

So the biggest thing that gets me when I am trying to eat healthy, is having that crunchy and salty experience of a potato chip. I must have the crunch! I am slave to the crunch. The great thing is there is so many other alternative out there, that is so much more healthy for […]

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Vegan Coconut Curry Sweet Potato Soup with Spicy Chickpeas

It is sniffle season and we all are looking for ways to keep the yuckies away. I love to use food to help my family stay healthy and to get us back on our feet when the household is being raided by a stubborn cold.¬† My go to is a good clean, healing soup. I […]

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Vegan Sloppy Joes Stuffed in a Sweet Potato

Growing up as a kid. I absolutely loved eating sloppy joes. They were one of my all times favorites, but not the healthiest. So what does a girl do when she is taking on a 30 day vegan challenge and craving sloppy joes. No problem, add beans, instead of meat. This recipe has everything in […]

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Millet and Red Quinoa Balls

I love this dish, because it is one that brings beautiful memories of me sitting in my friend’s garden, enjoying a nice glass of Pinot Noir, along side her olive tree, with yummy crusty bread on the side, lots of laughs and a few tears. One of my favorite memories, is just watching the hummingbirds […]

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Guacamole Stuffed Zucchini Cups

This week I am sharing recipes from my cookbook, Set the Table with Love. I hope you enjoy these recipes and share them with your family and friends. I had so much fun doing this shoot with my friends and eating all the yummy food afterwards. Photography credit: ROB POLANCO. Art Design by: KEEGAN LEIBA. […]

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Antioxidant Powerhouse Spaghetti Squash Bowl

Today on my Facebook Live video, I talked about eating Antioxidant Powerhouse foods. ¬†Here’s the deal, we get these list of foods to eat, and then what? ¬†How do we¬†convert them into delicious and balancing meals? Well no worries, I got you. Today I made a Spaghetti Squash Bowl using foods high in antioxidants. So, […]

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S3 ( Smoothies, Salads and Soups) For A Happy Healthy Summer

Today on my Facebook Live post I talked about something I love sharing with my clients. ¬†Most of them have super busy schedules, but want to incorporate a¬†healthier lifestyle and perhaps lose a few pounds, but do not need all the fuss. I like to call this my S3 plan, Smoothies, Salads and Soups, we […]

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If life gives you Lemons, Make Meyer Lemon Confit

I love trying new things. ¬†My new love outside of poaching white fish in butter, is this making confits. ¬†What does confit mean:¬†Confit (/k…ínfi/, French pronunciation: [k…ĒŐÉfi]) comes from the French word confire which means literally “to preserve,” a confit being any type of food that is cooked slowly over a long period of time […]

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Farm to Williams Sonoma’s Table Cooking Demo Recipes

What a fun day?! ¬†I so enjoy coming out and cooking for the customers and staff of Williams Sonoma in the Forum. The staff is like family! I have been demoing and educating the customers about eating and supporting local farmers for the past 6 months and it has been a beautiful partnership. ¬†So many […]

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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Heart Shaped Quinoa Coconut Macaroons¬†

This is one of my favorite holidays. I am such a hopeless romantic. I love Love.‚̧‚̧‚̧ Valentine’s Day can be decadent and nourishing. We usually see quinoa used for savory dishes, but this is one of my favorites. You guys know how much I love quinoa. Check out all the delicious recipes here on my […]

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