Scrambled Egg Stack with Hash of Sweet Potato, Onions, Peppers, Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Kale Recipe

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Let’s call this post: How to impress your house guest with a scrambled egg breakfast. … My spring garden pot with Tuscan kale and purple basil. The husband went out of town this weekend so a girlfriend stopped by to keep me company. In actuality, I begged her to sleep over because I didn’t want… 

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Knockin’ Off Whole Foods | Greek Orzo Salad

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Earlier this year, I found myself in a jam and wound up in the Whole Foods prepared foods section. Desperate to quickly feed a crowd, I purchased a 5-pound container of the Greek Orzo Salad. At $9.99/pound, plus tax, this was not a cheap box of… pasta. Really?! Fifty bucks for orzo?!

Five Rules to the Make the Best Bruschetta

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For what seems like the forty seventh Sunday in a row, I had a late start. Rolling out of bed at 8:38 AM, I had exactly 22 minutes to brush my teeth, get some clothes on, comb my hair, make “something with tomatoes or zucchinis” for this months’ Food Bloggers Los Angeles (FBLA) meeting, and… 

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Bistro Eats | San Marzano Tomato Puree

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Ouch. I’m at home recovering from having my wisdom teeth yanked. Don’t ask me why I hadn’t done it sooner. Afternoon bounty. Evidently, this is what I miss every afternoon while I’m at work. Mr. Bistro took in a record-breaking 7 eggs today. Two of them are from first-timers. We suspect the French Marans and… 

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Baked Eggs on Sourdough with Garden Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella and Basil-Mint Pesto

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We’re surrounded by chickens… because the eight baby chicks we picked up in June have somehow multiplied into eighteen. I don’t know how it happened. We officially fail at chicken math. Sunday was a big morning at the RGB: it was the day fifteen baby chicks were old enough to move from the brooders in… 

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Summer Market Platter

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If I had a second sub header for the RGB blog, it would probably be: How to make really complicated food using over ten ingredients, three burners, two people and a very long time. This doesn’t work very well when you’re in the middle of a remodel.

Vietnamese Chicken Pho Ga Recipe

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It’s frightening how quickly the weather can turn. Last week, it was so hot we initiated a mojito-of-the-day routine. This week, we’re putting on our boots and slushing through the rain. And with that, we’ve officially embrace cooler weather, the umbrella and a free car wash. To celebrate the splash, we’re offering a bowl of… 

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Celadon Mojito | Bon Appetit RSVP Redux

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Be careful what you wish for, right? It got hot this week. So hot, we broke all-time high temperature records in Southern California. Have I mentioned we live without air conditioning? And in a house with picture-windows that don’t open? We’re dying here. Because I’m a big procrastinator, I waited until Monday evening after work… 

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Mozzarella Sliders with Aioli and Roasted Red Pepper Spread

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I’m beginning to think that all we do is experiment. While reading one of Kelly’s posts at Sass and Veracity a while back, I was inspired to make some garlic confit and aioli. The trouble with that is… what the heck do you do with all the garlic confit (about 3 heads’ worth)… and the… 

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Happy Summer, Y’all!

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RGB Caprese Salad   Can you believe it’s already summer?!?! Yikes!!!! While most of you may be looking forward to the warm days and sunny skies, we’ve been dreading this moment. Absolutely dreading it… Because, my dear friends, we live in Southern California. Without. Air conditioning. To reiterate, we live… in Southern California… without… air… 

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