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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Tangy Quinoa Fruit Salad with Feta 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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