Archive | August, 2011

Lemon Blueberry Clafoutis by

Lemon Blueberry Clafoutis

A funny conversation occurred yesterday afternoon. My hubby had his monthly scout leader meeting at our house. I don’t attend as I am an unofficial volunteer (being married to the cubmaster), so I hover in the kitchen and listen. If I sit down, then I get sucked into the entire 2-hour meeting and I’ll probably […]

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Quinoa Fruit Salad by

Tangy Quinoa Fruit Salad

School starts today for my kiddos! Where did the summer go? You spend the last weeks of summer rushing with back-to-school shopping and back-to-school pool parties. We sneaked a few more beach visits since our San Diego summer was a bit cold at the beach. And true to San Diego style, the weather warms up […]

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Quinoa Shirazi Salad by

Quinoa Recipes: The Gluten-Free Pseudo Grain

Quinoa has taken over the food community by storm. The gluten-free crowd loves it because, surprise: it’s a seed & gluten-free. The paleo crew loves it because it’s an ancient “grain” and unprocessed. The low-carb enthusiasts love that this is fiber rich and high in protein. And vegetarians love quinoa because it’s a complete protein […]

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Roasted Tomato Salsa by

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Shopping with kids is always a challenge. Shopping with three kids is simply awful. When they were babies, it was a horrendous experience. I used to wait for the mornings where at least one child was in preschool so I could shop with one less kid. Then the kids got older. Instead of the experience […]

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Roasted Summer Vegetables

If you haven’t noticed, this week I am taking a break from desserts. Not because I haven’t been making any desserts my house, but to highlight my garden vegetables. I’ve kept dinners simple this week since the kids are in a beach camp. This is their major camp for this summer and they are HAVING […]

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Provencal Tomatoes by

Provencal Tomatoes

Wow, it’s August! Already??? I’m so not ready for summer to end. There’s so much left for the kids and I to do! We want more beach days, pool parties, sleepovers, Mommy sleeping in (’til 7:30, mind you) and of course, summer produce! Fresh berries, peaches, corn and tomatoes are at their peak in the […]

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