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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Creamy Rosemary-Chive Cashew Spread

Nutritious breakfast spread options are typically limited to vegan buttery spread and traditional nut butters. I am also a fan of mashing fresh avocado on toast. Here is another savory topping to add to the mix that provides you with nearly a half serving...
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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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How to Make a Beef Tenderloin Roast

Sponsored post One of my family’s favorite holiday traditions is cooking roast beef tenderloin on Christmas Day. Once you know the proper technique of cooking a roast, it is so simple to prepare some steps in advance, and then finish cooking it in the oven...
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Pear, Apple and Grape Salad with Thyme and Walnuts

While lush summer berries and melons are frequently enjoyed as fruit salad, it is a mystery to me why seasonal fall fruits don’t get the same treatment. I’m trying to change that by tempting you with this salad made of the season’s bounty, including...
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Creamy Vegan White Bean Ranch Dip

Ranch dressing….what’s not to love? The complex blend of herbs, spices and salt. The acidic tang of buttermilk. Its versatility on vegetable crudités, French fries, and dare I mention bad pizza crust? But the downside: 2 tablespoons delivers 145 calories, 13% of the Daily...
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Angel Hair Pasta with Wild Salmon, Corn & Basil

What to Do with Leftover Salmon and Corn Now that summer is in full swing, I buy fresh wild Alaskan salmon regularly, since it’s abundant in peak season and often on sale. When my husband travels to the big box retailer, we take advantage of...
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Spring Sugar Snap Pea Shooters

 Puree makes eating veggies a snap It can be so tempting to skip vegetables at lunch. Maybe you have healthy pasta dinner leftovers, but no vegetables to serve on the side. That batch of chicken breasts that you grilled to last all week is protein-packed,...
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Endive Salad with Beets, Blue Cheese, and Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

Recently I received a gorgeous bouquet of California endive as a gift and was excited to prepare it my favorite way with sweet salad ingredients to balance the leaves’ mild bitterness. Endive is available fresh year round at many major supermarkets and specialty stores. Wrap...
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