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Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

Salted Caramel Oats

Salted Caramel Oats

Avocado, Corn and Tomato Bruschetta

Avocado, Corn and Tomato Bruschetta

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Loaded Red Skin Potato Salad

Loaded Red Skin Potato Salad

Who doesn’t love a potato? As a child, I remember eating french fries for lunch, french fries for dinner…and french fries any other time I could get my hands on them. Bottom line…I loved those little night shades. I also have fond memories of my  sweet neighbor lady,

Sweet Pea + Savory Mushroom Salad

Sweet Pea + Savory Mushroom Salad

If a “salad” doesn’t contain lettuce is it really a salad? From one foodie to another we all know the answer is “yes”. Truth is I have never been much of a lettuce fan but throw a bowl of fresh cut veggies in a bowl with some oil, vinegar and salt and that is what I call a salad. Since I can remember my mother has made such salads and there was never one

Balance Bowl with Blackberry Maple Tahini

Balance Bowl with Blackberry Maple Tahini

It’s official, summer is knocking and it is blackberry month. Technically, every month is blackberry month in our home wether they come fresh or frozen.  It would suffice for me to say that our family of four will eat 3 clamshells of berries per day. Usually the berries are mixed but blackberries,

Protein Bowls with Salted Maple Tahini Sauce

Protein Bowls with Salted Maple Tahini Sauce

Last week I spent a day at Avalon, an outdoor entertainment, dining and shopping experience that is so well planted right off the freeway that it doesn’t feel like you are a shopping center in the city. It’s like a sweet neighborhood with beautifully manicured lawns, landscaping and curved sidewalks with smiling faces and neighborly conversation it as a place we visit frequently.

Daytime Exploring at Avalon

Daytime Exploring at Avalon

Is it really February? Like already? The answer is a bittersweet, yes. February is a short month, a fun month and a loveable month. After all, the big V Day falls in February and you gotta love that. It is also a short month and comes up on me way to quick letting me know Spring is on its way. So, I did something today that I have been wanting to do for months which is visit  Avalon, a fun, lively outdoor dining, shopping and entertainment area which is growing monthly with new attractions and retailers.

Why Choose Better Beauty

Why Choose Better Beauty

Hi, friends! As you know through talking with me and following me on social media I have been making changes to lead a more conscious lifestyle: mind, body and spirit. Though I have always been conscious about what I eat and feed my family I haven’t always paid attention to what I am doing for the largest organ,