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Braised Baby Artichokes and Mushrooms with Garlic and Lemon

Feeding kids has certainly been a adventure. Before kids, I had this vision that if I introduced a food or vegetable to my child at an early age, they would eat it and love it. But the ugly truth is, babies have taste buds and preferences just as we adults do. If  they don’t like […]

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Low Carb Snack: Baked Jerusalem Artichoke Chips by

Low Carb Snack: Baked Jerusalem Artichoke Chips

My week started off fantastic! I went to the gym, worked out, felt energized, cooked up a storm, cleaned up a storm – I was on a roll! Then Middle Child came home from school sick – super bad cold. BAM! Home for three days. I began to feel his cooties creeping into my system […]

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Roasted Balsamic Vegetable Salad

Happy Spring! Last Thursday around 10am PST Spring arrived. It is also Norouz and the Persian New Year. The family and I were busy getting the house in order (hence the origins of “spring cleaning”) as we had a big family dinner to celebrate Thursday night. Needless to say, my workouts with Mamavation were a […]

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Norouz Twist on Kookoo Sabzi (Persian Herb Quiche with Chard and Kale)

In a blink of an eye, winter is almost over (well, for most of us) and Spring is around the corner. March 20th marks the first day spring and the first day of the Persian New Year (Norouz). I decided to grow my sabzeh this year for our haft sin, as my mother-in-law is still in […]

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Vegetable Latkes

Vegetable Latkes and a Giveaway

Who would have thought that my 12-year old Professor would eat vegetables. This is the boy who wanted plain noodles and bland food when he was old enough to express an opinion. Now he eats broccoli, brussels sprouts and <gasp> tomato soup! It goes to show that you should never give up introducing veggies to […]

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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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Mayo-Free Cider Vinegar Potato Salad

We are a scout family. I have two boys and my eldest right now is spending this week frolicking happily at Emerald Bay, the Boy Scout camp at Catalina Island (off the California Coast, West of Los Angeles). Middle Child is a Webelo in Cub Scouts, and my Princess is a Brownie in Girl Scouts. […]

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East Meets West: Bok Choy Pesto with Cilantro and Black Sesame Seed

I feel like the grinch right now. My kids are in their last week of school and it’s party, party, party. Really? My sixth grader has been watching movies in almost every class, as text books were turned in last week. Really? One teacher is “still fighting it” (as the Professor puts it) and is […]

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Braised Baby Purple Artichokes with Olive Oil and Wine

Yes, it happened again this year. I’m in love. Artichoke season is upon us and the most brilliant artichokes are available, if you are lucky enough to find them. These gorgeous Baby Purple Fiesole Artichokes were sent to me by Frieda’s Produce again this spring. I gushed about them last year – along with my new […]

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Kale Pesto with Tarragon and Walnuts

Think Green! Kale Pesto with Tarragon and Walnuts

I am so thrilled that March is here! It is quickly becoming my favorite month because it means that winter is behind us, and Spring is around the corner! Our sad San Diego hills are mostly green this time of the year, as we usually have all of rain in the winter months. Flowers are […]

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