12 Weeks of Brown Rice and Salads to $800 and a Sexier Husband

Hmmmm….interested in our new healthy quest? Here’s our first rice bowl to start us off for a 2017 challenge. . . . → Read More: 12 Weeks of Brown Rice and Salads to $800 and a Sexier Husband

Tangy Cumin Citronette and a Salad Trifecta

This tangy vinaigrette is perfect for greens. It is perfect for a composed chicken salad. It is perfect for quinoa and kale. Cumin Citronette is so good, I tried it on all three salads. . . . → Read More: Tangy Cumin Citronette and a Salad Trifecta

Spicy Southwest Chipotle Salad for #HotSummerEats

Today is the final day of #HotSummerEats which was organized by Culinary Adventures with Camilla.   What a ride it’s been.  Thanks, Cam!  Camilla is so creative with her events and she definitely secures some of the best and most delicious sponsors.  To win some of this great swag, remember that it is also the last day to enter . . . → Read More: Spicy Southwest Chipotle Salad for #HotSummerEats

Guacamole Hummus

Here is my post for August’s Secret Recipe Club. . . . → Read More: Guacamole Hummus

Quinoa Fiesta Salad

This salad is my SRC post for July. I was very intimidated by my pairing this month. 🙂 . . . → Read More: Quinoa Fiesta Salad

Avocado Fudgesicles

And now for something completely different (and unexpected) . . . → Read More: Avocado Fudgesicles

Avocado-Lime Popsicles

It’s popsicle time and here is a cool, limey unexpected one. . . . → Read More: Avocado-Lime Popsicles

Another great new appetizer: Not your ordinary cheese dip

Who knew there was a World Cheese Dip Championship? Here is a great recipe for Avocado Goat Cheese Dip that would get my vote! . . . → Read More: Another great new appetizer: Not your ordinary cheese dip

My final “Best Burger” installment (at least for now)

“Poblanocado” Burgers with Jicama-Radish Salad and Lime-Chipotle Vinaigrette. This was my best hope for winning in 2009! Foiled again! . . . → Read More: My final “Best Burger” installment (at least for now)

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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