Jalapeño Chimichurri Sauce

If you add one recipe to your culinary arsenal this summer, it should be this sauce. I’m not even kidding. The light and fresh herbs plus a mildly spicy jalapeño kick and a wallop of salty garlic… it’s literally the perfect companion for EVERYTHING! Fish. Yes. Shredded Pork. Yes. Grilled Steak. Yes. Eggs and Bacon. Yes….

Berry Chocolate Pudding Tart

My Memorial Day weekend was filled with bags of clothing and furniture and box cutters. Everyone’s favorite kind of weekend activity : Moving! We didn’t move far but that doesn’t change the fact that we had to move ALL THE THINGS.  My poor 8 1/2 month pregnant body was definitely feeling the burn.  Fortunately, some…

Mango Chili Lime Salad

Before we dive into the specs of this beautiful salad, I have an announcement! If you haven’t seen it yet, I’m teaching a workshop in August! If you live near the San Diego area, come join me at Grotto Climbing Gym for a night of yummy, nutrient rich food talk! There will be plenty of…

Pineapple Teriyaki Patties

  There are so many wonderful paleo-friendly and gluten-free products out on the market these days that sometimes I forget how difficult it was when I first started eating gluten-free back in 2008. The options in the stores were pretty limited, restaurants had absolutely NO CLUE what gluten was, and reading labels was misleading and downright confusing. Especially…

Spicy Ranch Yam Fries

Take your sweet potato fry addiction to a new level. You’re welcome. Spicy Ranch Yam Fries 5 small yams, chopped lengthwise and into strips 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. chili powder 1/2 tsp. dried chives 1/2 tsp. dried parsley 1/2 tsp. dried dill pinch of red pepper flakes 2 tsp. salt…

Greek Quinoa Salad with Red Pepper Sauce

A colorful quinoa recipe for my plant-based friends! I generally don’t eat quinoa, but I do have some vegan/vegetarian skills up my sleeve. I also occasionally receive requests from clients to prepare quinoa or rice dishes. I felt inspired to share a vegan-friendly dish in light of this week’s book release from Rich Roll and Julie Piatt, The Plant Power…

Three-Potato and Bacon Salad

This week, my clients received the benefit of my recent exploration of a local eatery. What a difficult self-imposed assignment… to be searching out delicious meals through out San Diego’s endless food scene. (ummm… kidding). This salad was born in my new favorite MEATery, Sausage and Meat in the North Park/Hillcrest/University Heights area of San Diego. They have…

Sunshine Salad

The ingredients for this dish are actually more closely associated with the winter season, but the colors are just so gloriously reminiscent of the springtime Southern California sunshine! Actually, I suppose that winter in SoCal is just as sunshiney… My apologies to all the cold states out there! If your part of the world is not…

BBQ Chicken Salad

Happy Sunday! It’s been pretty warm around these parts. BBQ weather for sure. I’ve been craving fresh and colorful foods lately. Like sushi… and this BBQ chicken salad! I left out the typical roasted corn and dairy-filled ranch dressing but I promise you won’t notice the difference! First you have to go and make my…

Grilled Sweet Potato BLAT Sliders

This deliciousness was most definitely not MY IDEA. It is from the brilliant mind of Brittany Angell over at Real Sustenance. I receive her blog updates through email and as soon as she posted this recipe, I set to work. Unsurprisingly, I had all the necessary ingredients on hand. I usually bake my bacon but,…