Monday, March 16, 2015

Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Green Tahini Sauce


I know it's been a tough winter for most of you, but at this moment I am sitting in my San Diego living room with every window open and a very warm Santa Anna breeze wafting through. It's about 80° outside, down about 5 from yesterday. So yes I've been grilling and since Spring is only 3 days away, I hope most of you will be too - very soon.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins



I woke up last Sunday morning craving something sweet, chocolatey, light, fluffy yet full of texture. On my gluten free diet I will get these attacks of just wanting something really "gluteny", especially in the morning. The great thing is, if you're willing to put in a little work, you can create an amazing muffin that doesn't need gluten at all.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Frozen Raspberry Mint Margarita


This raspberry mint margarita is the perfect celebration of National Margarita Day! Yes this Sunday, February 22nd is #NationalMargaritaDay and Casa Noble asked me to create a perfect cocktail using their Crystal Tequila.  Crystal is a well-balanced, smooth tequila with flavors of raw and buttery sweet cooked agave, mango, and a hint of citrus for the perfect finish.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Coconut


With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, there is no simpler or more beautiful dessert to represent this day of love than the chocolate covered strawberry.  I truly view it as one of the most perfect desserts. A ripe, sweet ruby strawberry covered in a thick shell of rich, creamy semi-sweet chocolate – yup faultless!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Strawberry Orange Smoothie


Since we are now in the thick of winter and flu season, it’s a good idea to fortify ourselves with some serious vitamin C. This strawberry orange smoothie is packed with amazing flavor and vitamin C – it may get you through to spring without a sniffle.

Winter is peak time for citrus in California. The tangerine tree in my backyard is dripping with sweet juicy fruit. We can hardly keep up and I have found juicing them is an incredible way to use them up before they start dropping off the tree.