CHICKPEA SOUP

Despite its simplicity, this soup is packed with flavor and a perfect way to welcome the new season. I used dried chickpeas, soaked them overnight, and cooked them in a little water, cinnamon,… Continue reading

HOMEMADE BEEF STOCK

For some reason, I have always been intimidated by the idea of making my own beef stock. I make homemade chicken stock all the time but, in my mind, beef stock seemed like… Continue reading

POPCORN SNACK

My sister gave me this popcorn recipe years ago and I have been making it ever since. I even make batches before going to the movies because it tastes so much better than… Continue reading

CURLY KALE AND POTATO SOUP

People often ask me about cookbooks and which ones are best suited for those who are just starting to get into the kitchen. My recommendation is always The Art of Simple Food by… Continue reading

CHICKEN CHILI VERDE WITH ANASAZI BEANS

Even though today felt like summer again, fall is slowly starting to show its face here and there. I am looking forward to cold windy days and making dishes that are comforting and… Continue reading

LOS POBLANOS

Last month I went to a beautiful wedding in Albuquerque, New Mexico and stayed at the Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm. This place is heaven. It exceeded even my highest expectations… Continue reading

HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK

There is no going back. Now that I have made homemade almond milk and tasted how delicious it really is, there is no going back to the store bought brands, most of which… Continue reading

TEA TO CURE THE COMMON COLD

Andre and I have been feeling a bit under the weather this past week and have been living on this tea. It is a game changer. Ginger, jalapeno, lemon, and water. Heat and… Continue reading

BLAT’S AND A BIRTHDAY

Our best friend, Chad, recently had a birthday. It seems like the older people get, the less they want to celebrate, but Andre and I decided to throw a BLAT’S & BEER dinner… Continue reading

BUTTER LETTUCE SALAD WITH PINENUTS, POMEGRANATE, AND PARMESAN CHEESE

Andre and I get a box of local produce delivered every Tuesday morning from Farm Fresh to You. It is one of my favorite surprises. I wake up, go to the front door,… Continue reading

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