Sweet Potato with Spiced Cream Cheese Meatless Monday, Lactose Free

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Gluten Free Peppermint Brownies

My dad was a cookie guy. Every morning, he ate a couple of Chinese almond cookies with his milky tea. I can still see him sitting at our kitchen counter with the newspaper and a small plate of golden-hued cookies.

My husband is a cookie guy, especially if there is chocolate involved.…

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Gluten Free Cauliflower Gratin, low carb, paleo/primal

I was early, too early to knock on my friend, Joe’s door. It was a blustery fall day and the thought of waiting on his stoop was really unappealing, so I walked towards Valencia. Surely there was something open for a little warmth and nourishment.

As I walked through the doors of The Last Supper Club, I was welcomed with the smells of garlic and butter and caramelized veggies.…

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Good Food Does not Have to Be Complicated, Just Delicious. Wolfgang Puck quotes.

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Thanksgiving Essentials

I’ve been hosting holidays for a long time. I love to host friends and family in my home. Preparing food for people I love… can’t imagine anything I’d rather do. These days, because of my dietary restriction, I almost always wear the hosting hat (or apron such as the case may be).…

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Even after all this time The sun never says to the earth, "You owe Me." Look what happens with A love like that, It lights the Whole Sky."

“Even after all this time The sun never says to the earth, “You owe Me.” Look what happens with A love like that, It lights the Whole Sky.” –Hafiz

I like to think of November as a whole month of gratitude. I keep a regular gratitude practice throughout the year and especially lean on it when times are tough.…

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The Tomato Tart, Instagram

I love Instagram. I think it’s my favorite social network (with Pinterest being a close second). From a sharing and documentary perspective, Instagram is amazing because I can keep an in-the-moment photo diary that reflects the life I’m living and the food I’m making.

Since I prepare an average of two to three meals a day and I have a full-time job, most of the food we eat never makes it to this blog.…

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