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Fiore Market Café Roast Beef

Fiore Market Café Roast Beef

Sincere thanks to Bill Disselhorst for contributing this week’s recipe. He and Ann have just released their first cookbook—Fresh—and will have a signing on Saturday, December 20th. Only thirty dollars, Fresh makes for a great holiday gift and supports our local independent entrepreneurs! Thank you, Fiore Market Café, and congratulations…(We’ll be seeing you in a […]

Meat Pies!

Meat Pies!

Growing up in Fiji, meat pies were a part of everyday life. It is your afternoon snack after school or your dinner at the Royal Suva Yacht Club (who served the BEST meat pies). You can find meat pies at the local bodega or the Chinese take out place. They are everywhere. So this is […]

Creamy Spiced Oatmeal with Pumpkin Seeds & Figs

Creamy Spiced Oatmeal with Pumpkin Seeds & Figs

Here’s a perfect breakfast for a late fall morning. Ingredients: 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (preferable organic) 2 tsp. virgin coconut oil ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. cardamom ½ tsp. cinnamon ½ tsp. ground ginger ¼ tsp. black pepper 2 cups water 1¼ cups milk, cream or coconut milk 2 tsp. honey 4 figs, […]

Potato Vegetable Soup

Potato Vegetable Soup

What to do with those post-Thanksgiving leftovers? If you included a ham on your table, save the bone, and check this out… I’ve been hesitant to share this recipe because it looks intimidating with the multi-steps, but it is seriously easy-peasy. Trust me. This is a HONKIN’ sized recipe perfect for a house full of […]

Lemon Poppyseed Yogurt Bread

Lemon Poppyseed Yogurt Bread

Lemon poppyseed bread is one of those snacks (desserts?) that pops into my head and I just have to run out and buy a loaf or make it myself. Usually I choose the prior, out of sheer urgency to fulfill my craving. But this time I made it at work and I found it hard […]

Butternut Squash & Spinach Lasagna

Butternut Squash & Spinach Lasagna

Is it possible to make a super-healthy lasagna? I’m sure it is, but I am not one to skimp on cheese, and going vegetarian with a lasagna is about as close to healthy as it gets for me. Both my bosses and the kids I nanny really enjoyed this lasagna—it is a great fall family […]

Curried Veggie Stew

Curried Veggie Stew

This is my take on curry made with whatever seasonal vegetables I have, coconut milk or coconut cream (depending on how decadent I’m feeling), some raisins and an apple for a bite of sweetness and warm spices that are perfect for a chilly day. About 5 years ago, I ate a coconut curry at the […]

Michelle’s Pumpkin Waffles

Michelle’s Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin Waffles!! I cannot write the name of this recipe without at least two of these: !! I also cannot make this recipe without doubling it—thus the mountain of pumpkin waffles featured today. Why make a mountain of waffles? Because they keep in the fridge for a week and in the freezer for far longer—and if you’re […]

Thai Crab Fried Rice

Thai Crab Fried Rice

A few years ago, when I worked at a small marketing communications firm in Old Pasadena, I became a regular at a local Thai restaurant. A colleague and I never grew tired of sharing the lunch special four times a week at our desks. The owner Sue, aware of our frugal ways, would always slip in […]

Green Beans in Tarragon Dressing

Green Beans in Tarragon Dressing

This is one of my favorite ways to eat green beans. So simple. It is a good idea to make the dressing a few hours or even the day before, so the tarragon flavor has time to seep in. And sorry, I never write down exact amounts, so these are guesses. Taste and adjust. TARRAGON DRESSING: 2-3 tablespoons […]

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