Crab Stuffed Avocados

This dish is inspired by an appetizer at one of my favorite restaurants, Uchi. Uchi’s Avo Bake is definitely a lot different than the one I made but that’s where the inspiration for this came from. Here goes! You’ll need: 8oz crab meat (I used claw meat because it is sweeter) 2 Hass Avocados 1 … Continue reading

Prosciutto and Cantaloupe Arugula Salad with Spicy Mustard Balsamic Dressing

I guess the warm weather has me feeling fruity fresh! After a long and glorious weekend in Santa Barbara, CA I’ve been craving fresh produce and warm sunshine. I haven’t made a salad in a while and in a salute to bikini season, let’s get started on this delicious taste of spring! For the salad, … Continue reading

Chicken Soup

This soup is one of my favs. It’s something between traditional chicken noodle soup and chicken tortilla soup. But this soup doesn’t have any noodles or tortilla strips, just veggies and chicken. It’s pretty flavor packed and is great to make and share or store and keep for a few days. You’ll need: 4 cups … Continue reading

Spicy Apple Salsa with Lemon Butter Shrimp

This dish is one of those that I started with one idea, for spicy apple salsa, and then as I cooked I kept adding stuff. I was gathering the items to make the salsa and realized, “oh, black beans and rice would be great with this!” Then I opened the fridge and was like, “hey! … Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash Bake

I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not but there’s lots and lots of winter squash in the grocery store lately. I have always been a little curious about the spaghetti squash and if it’s really like spaghetti on the inside. Well, it does pull apart and the strands of squash do look a lot … Continue reading

Creamy Avocado Pasta

The cooler weather definitely has me craving some more hearty dishes but with plenty of summer produce in the stores and my love for avocados this dish really hit the spot. The avocado really tames the heat of the jalapeño and cilantro while allowing their flavors to still come through. This would be great as … Continue reading

Poached Egg Salad

Ive been craving poached eggs lately. Not sure why, maybe I need more protein or something. Anyways, I decided to add a poached egg to my staple salad: spinach with strawberries, cucumber and avocado. Don’t be afraid… it may sound hard but I’ve had great success using this method to poach an egg. 1. Bring … Continue reading

Aspen, Colorado

I recently visited Aspen, CO for a friends wedding. The wedding was beyond gorgeous (see mountain top picture) and the food was delightfully inspiring! I wanted to share all the amazing photos and you will definitely be seeing me try to use some of these things in my cooking! Check out some of the cool … Continue reading

Roast Beef Panini with Horseradish Cheddar

After having a panini at Enoteca, I had been craving one and decided to do my own take on this sandwich. This hearty, cheesy little morsel was created right on my very own George Foreman Grill i.e. no fancy skills required! Soft Sourdough Bread fresh from the Bakery Fresh Spinach Boar’s Head Roast Beef thinly … Continue reading

Baked Salmon with Sweet Potatoes

I have my twitter followers to thank for this tantalizing dish! This came out of a night when I had a salmon filet that needed to get eaten. I tweeted that I had salmon, a sweet potato and an avocado. Out of that the tweeters had given me several suggestions that wound up creating this … Continue reading

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