Perfect Pesto Recipe

This post and all its lovely pictures have been moved to CaliCooking.com! http://www.calicooking.com/perfect-pesto-recipe/   Please Enjoy resposibly! 🙂     In honor of St. Patty’s day, this Sunday I made a delicious pesto sauce. So what if pesto sauce is more Italian than it is Irish…it most certainly is a bright vibrant green! And I … Continue reading

Smoked Salmon, Egg, and Pesto Breakfast Sandwich

Wow, sorry it’s been so long since I last posted! I’ve had a lot of things going on and for some reason my pictures weren’t uploading to wordpress…and I definitely can’t have recipe posts without pictures! =] On to the post! This is one of my favorite weekend breakfasts. I typically have a healthy green … Continue reading

Healthy, Easy, Simple Asparagus Soup or Purée or Sauce Recipe…

Forgive me for the title of this recipe being weird… I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to use this asparagus concoction for until it was done and surprisingly it’s very versatile! Either I’m just that good (highly likely)…or I’m just that crazy (equally as likely), but I made this recipe work for me 3 … Continue reading

The Perfect Meatloaf Recipe (shhh it’s all natural and healthy!)

This post and all its lovely pictures have been moved to CaliCooking.com! http://www.calicooking.com/the-perfect-meatloaf-recipe-shhh-its-healthy/   Please enjoy responsibly! 🙂       Ok, if you’re like me then you might think of meatloaf as “mystery meat.” EEEK! I’ve never made meatloaf before, I don’t think it’s typically healthy, and I’ve never ordered it at a restaurant. … Continue reading

Quinoa and Whole Wheat Couscous Blend with Mushrooms and Truffle Oil

I hated mushrooms growing up. I thought they were all the same boring brown or white mushrooms with the same boring bland taste and texture. I had no idea there was a whole world of mushrooms out there with many varying flavors, shapes, and textures that you could cook with. If this sounds like you, … Continue reading

Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Muffin Cookies…

Have you every tried making cookies and substituting the eggs with bananas? I remember one of my brother’s friends tried it once and the cookies came out super moist and chewy–similar to the tops of muffins! Now, years later, I’ve decided to try this myself. I wanted to make a lower calorie & lower fat … Continue reading

Tasty Green Smoothie

This is not a rhetorical question…who doesn’t love a good smoothie? Honestly!? If you answered “me” then you need to stop reading and check your tastebuds…you may not have any. Seriously though, smoothies are a great way to add some extra nutrients to your diet while enjoying some great fruity flavors. You can add vitamins, … Continue reading

Healthy Seafood Rice

Sorry it’s been a few days since I’ve posted anything! I was enjoying a little snow with friends this president’s day weekend. It’s amazing how you can go from the beach to snowboarding within 2 hours when you live in Santa Monica! Anyway, I wanted to share a recipe that I made last week which … Continue reading

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

I just threw this smoothie together to help wake me up on this gorgeous and sunny Friday morning. The portions aren’t exact but it’s roughly what I used. The result is a deliciously creamy blueberry smoothie. The blue and purple in the blueberries definitely seem to overpower the green in the spinach because even with … Continue reading

Mushroom and Asparagus Quinoa with Teriyaki

So this might not look beautiful to your eyes, but I promise, your taste buds will disagree. I threw this meal together based on a couple ingredients I bought at the local farmers market over the weekend: some giant shiitake mushrooms and an asparagus bundle. I love shiitake mushrooms and they always go great with … Continue reading