A Perfectly Moist & Lightly Sweet Dessert that will make you Swoon!

Sometimes referred to as liquid gold, a good olive oil is something to behold. Pair it with one of the wonders of the citrus family; blood orange, and you have something sensuous and alluring. For a person who is fond of desserts that are not overly sweet, this Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake is just the ticket! My recipe uses every luscious part of the orange, … Read more A Perfectly Moist & Lightly Sweet Dessert that will make you Swoon!

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Get your “Healthy” on with this Nutrient Packed Soup!

Many people ask me how I continue to come up with new ideas for my Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA produce. Well I must admit, it does take some research and thought to create something new every week. But it never ceases to amaze me at the infinite number of ways there are to combine and create new recipes with their fabulous produce! Lately I have resorted … Read more Get your “Healthy” on with this Nutrient Packed Soup!

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One of my Favorite Restaurants has now become Two!

I remember when Thomas Hill Organics (THO) in Paso Robles first opened. We were so excited to have a new “farm to table” restaurant in the area that we made sure to be one of their first customers. Debbie Thomas, the owner, was the quintessential host and made us feel at home right away. Her sales and marketing background gave her the savvy to know that one of … Read more One of my Favorite Restaurants has now become Two!

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I’ve Turned into a Coconut Lover, Milk that is…

While trying to stay away from sugar as much as possible, I have found Coconut Milk to be a fabulous condiment to use in my recipes. There’s only 1g of sugar in the Trader Joe’s coconut milk that I use and it has a sweet, subtle coconut flavor that goes really well with a whole bunch of things! I have been using it for making … Read more I’ve Turned into a Coconut Lover, Milk that is…

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Roast Lemons and Broccoli together for Mouthwatering Goodness!

Whenever you are planning to pair citrus with a roasted dish, use every part of the citrus to create an amazing depth of flavor. If I am using lemon juice, for instance, adding some zest to a recipe really perks it up nicely. When roasting vegetables, fish or chicken, adding some thinly sliced lemon to the roasting pan creates the most mouthwatering caramelized fruit ever. The lemons turn a wonderful mix of … Read more Roast Lemons and Broccoli together for Mouthwatering Goodness!

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How to Make a Salt-Baked Sweet Potato a Complete Meal!

I love baked potatoes. I love stuffed baked potatoes. Using a sweet potato for my potato choice and then stuffing it? Well now you’re on to something! The only problem with eating a stuffed baked sweet or white potato is that it can become a meal in itself, so if you pair it with a steak and another vegetable or salad, you are seriously overeating. … Read more How to Make a Salt-Baked Sweet Potato a Complete Meal!

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For the most Tender, Succulent Chicken, cook it in Coconut Milk!

I have had so much fun cooking from the Half Baked Harvest blog lately. It was my choice for cookbook club as we were taking a departure from books and trying out some of our favorite blogs. I have been thoroughly inspired by their photographs as well as the some of the food combinations in their recipes. Today I lightly adapted a recipe for Thai … Read more For the most Tender, Succulent Chicken, cook it in Coconut Milk!

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Calling all Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA members – Have I got Something for You!!

If you are a Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA member, then I’m guessing you might have a few sweet potatoes sitting in your vegetable bin. Am I right? Well, I have something great for you today! If you follow me at all, you probably know that I seldom post anything twice. I usually refrain from re-visiting recipes or menus because… well because, there are just so many new … Read more Calling all Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA members – Have I got Something for You!!

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My Favorite Dinner of the Week!

I have to admit, the carnivore in me craves a piece of roasted meat now and again. And since I don’t indulge that often, when I do, it requires a high quality piece of meat. To satisfy this craving, I opted for a Lemon-Basil Rack of Lamb. And of course, I also needed something worthy of pairing with my lamb, so I created a Shaved Brussels Sprouts and … Read more My Favorite Dinner of the Week!

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Two Soups are Better than One!

I wanted to make some soup today and was wondering what I should do. I decided to use one of my favorite vegetables as the base; celery root (celeriac), and pair it with apple. But when making soup, I am a proponent of garnishing it with something to add some excitement such as fried pancetta or croutons and cheese, etc. Due to the diet restrictions I am … Read more Two Soups are Better than One!

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