Healthy, Easy, Simple Asparagus Soup or PurĂ©e 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

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

Roasted Rainbow Carrots Recipe

I stumbled upon these awesome organic rainbow carrots in the local Santa Monica Co-Op market and thought I would try my hand at making something with them. I mean, how could I resist something so colorful!? If you know me, you know I love color. I’m always trying to add more natural color (keyword natural) to my … Continue reading

The Best Hummus Recipe

This post and all its lovely pictures have been moved to CaliCooking.com! http://www.calicooking.com/the-best-hummus-recipe/   Please Enjoy Responsibly! 🙂       Ok, maybe this isn’t the world’s best hummus…but it’s my favorite, so it’s my “the best” hummus recipe. I love hummus as a snack or part of a meal for 2 obvious reasons: 1) it tastes good, … Continue reading

Top things to do for Valentine’s Day in Santa Monica

Whether you love to love it or love to hate it, Valentines Day is coming again, and it’s only one week from today. So I thought I’d share a few unique ideas for things to do in Santa Monica this year in case you are a little behind on the planning or just looking for something fun … Continue reading