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French Apples

Flour. Butter. Salt. Water.
Her hands moved quickly, but without a hint of hurry.
Scoop. Slice. Sprinkle. Roll.
I stood at her side watching her work the dough. As her rolling pin moved across the counter, I noticed a small break in the pastry.

“Oh no!” I cried.
Dipping her fingers into a cut glass bowl filled with water, she smoothed the surface until the fracture was healed.…

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Paleo Tomato Tart

Reflecting on the last four years of writing The Tomato Tart, I feel like I should share something profound. Instead, I am on a plane to Pennsylvania, squished not unlike an overripe tomato, desperately needing to pee, but unwilling to wake the sleeping man next to me.

Flying Alaska Air

The fellow in front of me has no such pretense of consideration.…

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Goat Cheese Appetizer Gluten Free Primal

Hors d’oeuvre, antojitos, pupus, nibbles, amuse bouches, canapés, finger foods, apertivos… No matter what you call them, the hors d’ouevre is my favorite course. The perfect hors d’oeuvre is a splendid little treasure– abundant with flavor and contrast and harmony. Above all, that perfect bite makes you reach for just one more.…

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Paleo Sweet Potato Salad with Bacon and Hatch Chilies

Why Sacramento?

Nearly everyone I know has asked me this question in the past couple of months- except my friends from Sacramento.

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and after spending most of my life there, I’ve made a BIG change. I am now a proud and very happy Sacramentan. …

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yogurt with Rosemary Infused Honey

In the fat phobic 1980s, my mother was prone to buying fat free yogurt in flavors like Boston cream pie. You don’t hand a kid a container of slimy coagulated milk and tell them it tastes like pie. That’s just rude.

It wasn’t until my mom started making her own yogurt, that my feelings about cultured milk changed.…

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Paleo Granola No Grains No Sugar

Time is the ultimate trickster. It moves at alarming speeds when you are under deadline, it whirs by when carving out a moment to relax, and it chugs along ever.so.slowly. when you’re waiting for news. And waiting for news, we are. We made an offer on a house, so tick tick tick, we’re waiting for Wednesday to come into view.…

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Spicy Roasted Sweet Potato

 

The mornings are still misty here in Sonoma County. As I steered my little hatchback through the windy forest roads, this morning, I wondered if we were in for a grey day. Then, I rounded a corner and it was as if the fog magically disappeared. The sunlit fields were covered in bright yellow mustard and I couldn’t help but smile.…

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Fish en Papillote on the BBQ Gluten Free Paleo Friendly

I can’t help but admire the gutsiness that is spring. Spring, with its buds pushing through branches and its bright green optimism, signals that it’s time to wake up. And though the official end of winter is not until later this week, spring doesn’t care about official schedules. Spring forges its own way in its own time.…

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