Goat Cheddar Pale Ale Fondue


A couple of weeks ago my husband and I went to Paso Robles with three other couples and had an amazing time wine tasting and dinning at restaurants that focus on farm to fork cuisine.  My favorite dish of the weekend was a Goat Cheddar Cheese fondue served at a restaurant called Artisan.     The…

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Chai Spiced Health Bars


Once you taste these Chai Spiced Health bars, you’ll be turning your nose up at store bought brands.  I have made so many variations of power bars, but these are my favorite.  The warm spices, cinnamon, clove, ginger and cardamom infuse these bars with a slight spicy flavor.  They are not too spicy, just think of a…

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Guacamole with a sprinkle of toasted cumin


Guacamole is so easy to make, and living in California we have access to some of the freshest, best tasting avocados on earth!Not only is guacamole delicious, it can lower your cholesterol and help regulate blood sugar.  And adding the cumin will promote digestion.    I like to leave the avocado in big chunks and…

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Hope’s Chicken Escarole Soup


A big thanks to my mother-in law who taught me how to make this nutritious soup.  This Chicken escarole soup is a powerhouse of nutrition.  It’s is packed with celery, carrots, onions and vitamin rich escarole.   Chicken Escarole Soup with Popovers   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 60 mins Total time 1…

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Garam Masala Hummus


Garam Masala Hummus? You may be asking…what is garam masala and why should I add it to my hummus?  Garam Masala is a spice blend made by combining ground coriander, cumin, black pepper, ginger, clove, and cinnamon.  Garam is an Sanskrit word for “hot” and Masala means” a blend of spices.   When you add garam masala to hummus…

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