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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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It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when quiche was all the rage. That time was the 1970’s, and any hostess worth her salt had to serve quiche… quiche Lorraine. Of course, I love a quiche Lorraine, but it doesn’t quite stack up to a grain-free quiche filled with roasted pumpkin, caramelized onions, and local grass-fed blue cheese.…

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Paleo Chili Recipe

In my Californian naïveté, I assumed that the great chili debate was simply a question of “to bean, or not to bean”. Apparently, I was wrong. Feelings run deep and they run hot over the “right” kind of chili powder, whether or not tomatoes can be added, to use ground meat or stew cuts, and don’t even get folks started on where chili actually originated.…

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Little did I know, when Maggy Keet of Three Many Cooks. invited me on a trip to Redwood Hill Farm and Creamery, that I would meet some of the loveliest people I know.  One of those folks was Jess Goldman Foung of Sodium Girl. Jess and I sat across from one another at my favorite Thai Restaurant, Lers Ros, but Jess wasn’t eating.…

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Maggy and I are both getting a little sweaty in the heat of Becky’s Salt Lake City Kitchen.  The tomatoes are roasting, the olives have been pulsed into garlicky, briny, tapenades, and Becky is snapping away as Maggy and I work the dough for our two tomato tarts.

It started as an idea to highlight summer’s best seasonal ingredient (the tomato, duh!), a way for a few food-blogging girl friends to make lunch together, and then Becky (of The Vintage Mixer fame) had to go suggesting we turn this thing into a competition.…

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Cinco De Mayo Spinach Shitake Goat Cheese Quesadilla Gluten Free

Cinco De Mayo Spinach Shitake Goat Cheese Quesadilla Gluten FreeLast weekend, was one of the most joy-filled, sweet, beautiful, energetic, weekends I’ve had in a good long while. Thanks in no small part to Miss Maggy Keet of Three Many Cooks who organized a trip to Redwood Hill Farm with friends old and new. I’m feeling full of life (and goat cheese).…

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Dear California A Love Letter

Dear California,

I know you hear this from an awful lot of girls (and boys), but I have to say it anyway. I am in love with you. But, California, before you dismiss me as just another of your millions of admirers or, worse yet. one of those interloping social climbers, please hear me out.…

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Participating in the Burwell General Store Vintage Recipe Swap is one of the highlights of my month. In addition to working with a fantastic community of bloggers, I also get to push my creativity. If you’re not familiar with our swap, I’ll explain. Each month, Christianna chooses a recipe from a vintage recipe book, and we, the bloggers, re-imagine it.…

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