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Peach, Crab and Avocado Salsa by

Peach, Crab and Avocado Salsa

  There’s nothing like returning from a two week “vacation” and assimilating yourself back into your normal routine. My vacation wasn’t off to some far, exotic locale. It was a two-week road trip from San Diego to Houston with my dad, three kids and a puppy. I must be a masochist signing myself up for […]

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Summer Harvest: Kale and Heirloom Tomato Crustless Quiche

Some say tomato, others say frittata. Huh? Or is this a crustless quiche? In farsi, we call these egg dishes, kookoo. I tend to over think things when I’m naming a new recipe. Remember my not-too-long-away slushy-icee-cooler dilemma? Although I do have Italian flavors in this egg dish, including parmesan cheese, I decided  to name […]

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Summer Bites: Pineapple Caprese Salad

Summer vacation is just around the corner for us. Our house is abuzz with the usual end-of-school parties, projects and field trips. And I go an get sick in the heart of the storm. Yes, timing is everything and I caught a doozy of a cold last week, which laid me up IN BED for […]

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Healthy Breakfast: Baked Eggs with Kale and Mushrooms

Just a few days ago I looked at the calendar and realized that Christmas was on Tuesday and not on Wednesday. My kids were thrilled with this realization, but I went into full panic mode! Since we are not traveling during the holidays, I wasn’t paying as close attention to the dates as I thought […]

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How to Get Kids to Eat Veggies: Kid Friendly Pasta Primavera

When I see a new mom, I start to remember how naive I was before I had kids. My neighbor and I laugh at our former selves and how we used to judge other moms and their children crying at the supermarket or throwing a tantrum at a restaurant. Now, instead of giving glaring stares, […]

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Apple and Avocado Salsa

Well today we are all detoxing on our crazy Halloween block party and the sugar overload I’m sure my kids went through. Luckily, Halloween is only ONCE a year! While the kidlets are at school, I will scavenging the Halloween candy, pulling out and hiding my Whoppers and secretly donating the bulk of the loot. […]

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The California Grilled Cheese with Avocado

Cheese. I’ve been in love with cheese all my life. When I was a wee tot, living in Iran, every morning I ate my lavash (flat bread), feta and jam. This was all the cheese I knew. Things changed when we came to the U.S. and moved to Texas. I became one of many elementary […]

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Marital Bliss Found in an Avocado

The following is a typical scenario at our house, and did actually occur just last week: Thursday night, hubby asks me after dinner: “What are you making for breakfast when my buddy M comes over to make that pomegranate wine?” My response, “Huh? What time is he coming over?” Hubby responds, “The whole family is […]

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Tips & Recipes for Dad about Mother’s Day

Yes, that’s me. I am in front of the hospital going in to deliver baby #3, my Princess. There’s no other way to say it: I wAS HUGE!! It’s only normal for me to think about my own babies as Mother’s Day is approaching. Honestly, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to […]

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Quinoa: The Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dish by Family Spice

Quinoa: The Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dish

If you haven’t noticed, I am on a quinoa-kick. I discovered this wonderful non-grain a few years back, but I didn’t really know how too cook with it or what to do with it. And so, the internet search began. It only took a few recipes for quinoa to receive my love and adoration. I’ve […]

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