Sambal Matah (Balinese Raw Shallot and Lemongrass Relish)—Celebrating Jalapeno Mania!

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I am a chilihead, so I always have my eye out for new ways to enjoy hot chili peppers.  My newest chili recipe acquisition was a recipe for Balinese Sambal Matah.  My take on this recipe will be the next thing I submit to a site I recently found out about that I am super […]

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No-Churn Sweet Cream Gelato

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Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month and tomorrow, July 19th, is National Ice Cream Day?  My Mom’s side of the family has an affinity for ice cream.  Actually, that may be too mild.  Obsession may be more accurate.  They reverently celebrate Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day on the first Saturday […]

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Steak Satay with Spicy California Avocado Dipping Sauce

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Father’s Day came and went during my long forced posting drought, which is a bummer, because I shared a recipe for a Balinese-inspired Steak Satay with a Spicy California Avocado Dipping Sauce for Father’s Day.  Luckily steak never goes out of style and we’re still in the middle of avocado season, so you can still […]

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The No Good, Very Bad, Litter Box Day

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This week I’m sharing an experience I recently had with our cat’s litter box, my children, and a well-timed text from a friend.  So hop on over to Multiply Goodness to read my post about “The No Good, Very Bad, Litter Box Day.”  

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Reuben Sandwich with California Avocados

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I adore a good Reuben sandwich.  Hop on over to The Scoop to see my version that includes slices of California avocado.

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Fennel and Strawberry Salad with Aged Cheddar Cheese

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It’s kind of ironic that I write a blog, because I may be one of the most technologically inept people of all time. (Ok, that may be a gross exaggeration, but you get what I mean.)  

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Cantaloupe Calabrese Naan Pizza (Kids Cook Monday)

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Last weekend Bug and I were at Harmons Grocery picking up provisions for the coming week and they had a few booths set up where you could sample different products.  Bug is never one to pass up free food, so of course we had to stop and taste.  One of the booths was featuring a […]

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Cheesy Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

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When it comes to breakfast, I’m a savory girl.  I used to love my French toast dusted with powdered sugar and drowned in maple syrup just as much as the next kid, but then we moved to Japan for the first time back in 2002 and my palate began to change.  Traditional Japanese breakfasts are […]

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Family Mealtime Challenge and B.E.A.Ch. Burritos

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My June post is up on Multiply Goodness and it includes a family mealtime challenge, plus a recipe for B.E.A.Ch. (Bean, Egg, Avocado, and Cheese) Burritos!  See the post here.

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Asian Fruit Salad with California Avocados

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Did you know that June is California Avocado Month? Woohoo!!!  Oh darn, I guess I have to eat more avocados this month. (Yeah right, like I actually need an excuse!)  My newest recipe that I developed for the California Avocado Commission is up on The Scoop, a fruit salad inspired by my travels in Asia! […]

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