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?!

Holiday Breakfast | Spinach Mushroom Omelet with Tomato Puree

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Breakfast is generally pretty hard for me. Most mornings, over-snoozing the alarm means scrambling out the door, full of frazzle and empty in the tummy. But then there are holiday mornings, like today. Nowhere to go, nothing to do… Check-in on the chickens? Absolutely. Wander through the herb garden? Sure. Brainstorm a breakfast concoction? Game… 

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Soup for the Weary | Udon Noodle Soup with Fresh Spinach and Chicken Egg

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It happened again. I made a poor, poor decision that led me down a treacherous road… a path of tremendous discomfort and violent consequences. Looking back, the cues were so obvious I’m stunned I missed them. We were the only patrons on a Saturday night, and I ordered food from the sea, in the form… 

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Grilled Chicken, Spinach and Blueberry Salad | Quick Weekend Getaway

Grilled Chicken, Spinach and Blueberry Salad with Blueberry Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

   Sometimes, a girl just needs a weekend Holiday. Not because the house is a disaster, the spouse has gone missing, or the dog has gone batty. Just because.  So this past weekend, a girlfriend and I holed up at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, CA. It was everything we wanted it to be:… 

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Creative Use of Eggs, Take 1

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It’s another gloomy day… but look! A freesia popped up by the parsley over the weekend!     Also, our chives just came back. Hello, early spring!   I’m officially in detox mode. After being on the road for the better part of a week eating lots of meat, cream and cheese (oftentimes together (!!!!!)),… 

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Arugula, Prosciutto and Gruyere Omelet | Banishing Arugula

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On my way to a friend’s house in Newport Beach on Monday, I snuck in a visit to our favorite nursery: Roger’s Gardens. In honor of the Season, they’ve got all sorts of holiday lights up. They also have a lot of fake Christmas trees. ??? OK, I won’t judge.   While I was there,… 

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Sweet Memories | Zuppa Toscana

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When I think about college, I often think about 146 Esplanade; the place where I became an adult. It was during this time in my life that I was also addicted to study breaks at The Olive Garden. My druge of choice: bread sticks and zuppa toscana. I had to have it. all. the. time…. 

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