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Cilantro Garlic Chicken Wings

IMG_2727There is nothing better than crispy chicken wings. This recipe is no exception, especially when you happen upon a spot with a little extra crispy sauce! [click to continue…]

Baked Coconut Chicken with Pineapple Salsa


Spring has sprung in Oakland! To celebrate the beautiful weather I wanted to make something light, but filling. This recipe keeps the chicken moist and has a wide range of delicious flavors that bring your tastebuds to a warm, sunny place! I put mine on top of basmati rice that I prepared with a little bit of coconut oil to make all the flavors come together!

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Beet Chips with Cilantro Hummus

Beet Chips and Cilantro Hummus Recipe

Beet Chips with Cilantro Hummus is the perfect recipe to make for a fun get together. They compliment each other deliciously and is a great gluten free option.

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

Bacon is one of those wonderful foods that make everything taste a little bit better. This hors d’oeuvre is fast and easy and it isn’t greasy because the bacon is par cooked before you put it together. You’ll love this recipe because when your guests arrive you can put it in the oven and it will be ready in twelve minutes and it is delicious.
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Roasted Red Potatoes and Baby Green Beans


The other day I invited 12 girl friends over for an impromptu dinner and everyone brought something. This is a perfect company dish; prep it early and about forty minutes to an hour before your guests arrive you can throw it together and let it sit at room temperature. It was delicious and this recipe could serve a much larger crowd. [click to continue…]

Bakewell Tart


I first tasted a Bakewell Tart about a month ago. Christa Jostock was visiting from England and threw together a couple of these wonderful almond and raspberry tarts. It was love at first taste of this tart.  This is my gluten free version of this English classic. [click to continue…]

Boozy Baked Beans


These baked beans are so good we ended up snaking on them all night. There is definitely heat and the whiskey cooks off but imparts just that extra flavor.  I never realized how much I loved them until I started making them from scratch.

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Roasted Potato and Arugula Salad

Today I am venturing to one of my favorite spots in San Francisco, Dolores Park. Dolores Park is beautiful and amazingly fun on weekend afternoons. Dozens of people and their pets come out and enjoy yard games, picnics, and cocktails while enjoying the art of people watching. Looking for something fun and different to include in my picnic lunch, I decided to make this roasted potato and arugula salad. It is the perfect accompaniment to any meal, twisting the old potato salad into something funky and original that will have you begging for more!

Roasted Potato and Arugula Salad

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Roasted Jalapeño and Tomatillo Guacamole on Brown Rice Tortilla Chips

I am obsessed with avocados! They are one of my favorite foods in the world. Yesterday, I wanted to make a snack to enjoy while I watched my beloved Nittany Lions. I make guacamole all the time, so I decided to spice it up a little. Roasting the tomatillo and jalapeño gives this guacamole a smoky flavor! Enjoy :)

Roasted Jalapeño and Tomatillo Guacamole

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Slow Roasted Oven Dried Tomatoes

Slow roasted oven dried tomatoes are so fragrant and flavorful. If your tomatoes are just starting to go soft you can roast them and they have a whole new life. You’ll love this recipe because you can put the tomatoes in a small container, pour some olive oil on top and keep them in your refrigerator. I’ve followed this with a post using the slow roasted oven dried tomatoes in an orzo salad.
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