Butternut Sage Frittata

Yesterday’s workout was a KILLER. 4 min Rounds with 1 min rest in between rounds. Do all three rounds twice through. Round 1 150 m row, 10 dumbbell thrusters Round 2 100 m sprint, 10 push-ups Round 3 30 dubble unders (90 single jump rope passes), 10 kettlebell front rack lunges (5 each leg), 5…

Ginger Butternut Squash Tart

If you are reading from a place that isn’t 99 degrees, then I suggest you make this dessert. For those of you residing in Southern California; Bake at your own risk. I had an itch to create a sweet treat with butternut squash and lots of fresh ginger. The result was an (almost) pumpkin pie. Seriously….

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Fall has officially “fallen” around here. Not that it’s cold or anything… let’s be real, this is Southern California. The seasons are Cool, Cool and Foggy, Warm and Sunny, Hot, Warm and Windy. And at any point in those seasons we could just be Warm. If you’ve grown up here, you can smell when the seasons change….

Sweet Potato Mash

As the Fall season approaches, I find myself more and more looking for some yummy, warm, satisfying root vegetables, squashes, and exotic spices. Don’t get me wrong, I love yams at anytime of the year. But there’s something about the season that makes my body WANT root veggies. Tomatoes, watermelon, basil; These summer delights are…

Cinnamon Chipotle Pumpkin Soup

I think we’ve officially reached fall-time here by the beach. I mean, the temperature hasn’t risen over 80 degrees in at least 2 weeks. Oh, autumn in Orange County. Here’s an idea: This recipe will definitely help you contribute to your awesome day. Why? Well, for starters, it’s obscenely simple. Like… a caveman could do…

Persimmon and Pecan Breakfast Cereal

I used to be CRAZY about cereal. A staple of my childhood (and early adulthood) cereal was a delicious and fun beginning to almost every day. Frosted Mini Wheats, Crispix, Lucky Charms, Oh’s, Honey Bunches of Oats, Puffins, Chex…. I could go on forever. When I went gluten-free, it was pretty easy to switch over…

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

We are supposed to be neck deep in Autumn, but SoCal has decided to stay summer for a while… It was 95 degrees on Monday! WHHAT?! I know, crazy. Looks like the weather is finally starting to shift this week and we may even see some rain by Friday. Which is good, because if you…

Apple Crisp with Molasses Drizzle

The Fall weather has been AMAZING! Great poofy clouds and good temperatures beckoned me outdoors this week. I decided to explore the hills of San Clemente and I found these awesome dried-up POOFY FLOWERS! So neat looking! For this recipe I thought I’d divert away from pumpkin to pay attention to another great Fall-ish flavor… APPLE!…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins remind me of a friend. This friend is probably one of the funniest, most creative, and longest lasting friends I have ever had. She’s fantastic. And it just so happens that the flavor marriage of pumpkin and chocolate is her favorite thing… (well, one of her favorite things.) This friend is Kiki. You should…

Turkey and Cranberry Salad

A few reasons I love the Fall season: Persimmons The smell of brush fires Winter Squash That’s about it. I really love summer. Long days, warm temps, suntans. Summer is amazing. But Summer 2012 has come to a close so… on to Fall! Fall is pretty cool too. It’s nice to have a drop in temperature…