Shrimp & Avocado Stir-Fry for Food Network’s “Healthy Eats”

Avocado toast may be the quickest and simplest way to get that luscious, creamy avo-fix. And while it may be perfect for breakfast, lunch, and okay maybe even a mid-afternoon snack, a girl needs a little more for dinner. This 5-Ingredient Shrimp and Avocado Stir...
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Recipe Roundup: Healthy Seafood Recipes for Spring

I absolutely love fresh seafood. While I eat it all year long, it’s perfect the perfect springtime protein. Fresh and healthy, it takes swimmingly (if you will) to being grilled, baked, steamed, and everything in-between. Alaska salmon, halibut, shrimp, mussels, scallops–you name it, I’ve got a recipe...
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Blistered Shishito Peppers with Garlic Chips

Combine tender shishito peppers with garlic chips My first shishito pepper encounter was more than five years ago at Elements restaurant at Sanctuary. Tender, with a salty, sweet and deep smoky taste. While shishitos were once reserved for fine dining and niche Japanese restaurants, today...
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California Avocado Breakfast Casserole with Spinach and Sweet Potatoes, and Giveaway!

Avocados Shine at Breakfast Sponsored post This casserole showcases the versatility of avocados–baked for breakfast. Whip up this vibrant casserole the next time you’re serving brunch, or bake it the night before to have at the ready for early risers. Each serving provides an excellent source...
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Warm Mushroom and Spinach Salad with Shrimp

I love it when my husband cooks for me, and I especially love his new twists on lovely, mouth-watering salad recipes that I can recreate for you all. His latest dish is this satisfying warm and springy salad of shrimp and mushrooms, plus I...
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California Avocado & Egg Breakfast Salad, and Giveaway!

  Sponsored post Each week I hard-boil a batch of eggs for a weekday morning quick source of high-quality protein for my husband, 3-year-old and myself. Typically I season my quartered egg with olive oil, salt and pepper, and enjoy it with a side of toast...
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How to Use California Avocados: 5 New Ways for this Spring and Summer

Sponsored Post March officially kicked off California Avocado season, so I was delighted to share my latest and greatest usage tips with host Destry Jetton on Arizona Midday on NBC12 in Phoenix. Why now is the perfect time to enjoy California Avocados With peak availability March through...
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Halibut en Papillote with Cherry Tomatoes, Capers & Garlic

Steam up veggies, fresh halibut in parchment paper   There are very few proteins that I simply bake without first searing or browning. You will usually end up with a lackluster lump of pale meat if you skip this step. Fish prepared en papillote (in paper–parchment),...
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Kale, Grape & Walnut Salad and Lunch with Ellie Krieger at FNCE

Grape expectations for autumn salad Now that tomato season has ended, we need a satisfying substitute for this quintessential salad ingredient. Fortunately, California grape season is in full swing, from late spring through December. I keep grapes on hand for snacking, but with their sweet, juicy pulp and...
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