Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad

I have found that one of the best ways to stick to eating real, whole foods is a crazy delicious sauce. Some people use ketchup, others are impossibly addicted to hot sauce. Whatever your preference, if dousing your broccoli in butter is going make you more likely to eat your veggies, then I say go for…

Lemony Greek Quinoa Salad

I don’t typically post a lot of grain-friendly recipes on this site, but I choose to include a few because I always want to support clean, nutritious, whole-food eating regardless of our respective “diets”. Some people just really jive with a more vegan/vegetarian approach and there are a bunch of great meal possibilities for you plant-based folks! Here’s one of them that…

StoneHaus’ Prosciutto, Fig, and Goat Cheese Sandwich

I was travelling back from Santa Barbara to San Diego and the traffic report made it necessary for us to stop and eat in order to wait out some terrible bumper to bumper action (#thanksLA). We ended up at a fun little spot in Westlake Village called StoneHaus. It’s a miniature winery with a tasting…

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…

Simple Antipasto Salad

We got a puppy! His name is Tiny, and he’s a 9 month old St. Bernard rescue. We took him to the beach the other day.   He ran and played in the water until he was so tired that he passed out in the back of the car. Which was good, cause by the…

Mango Blueberry Salsa

I was fortunate enough to spend this past Sunday having a picnic with my family. My Dad has a connection to a winery somewhat near his home in Ventura and we always seem to congregate there for any family gatherings. It’s a really beautiful and low-key place. You can bring all your own food and…