Breakfast Carnitas

This isn’t so much a recipe as it is a recommendation for things to buy at Trader Joes. My husband and I are doing a Whole 30 right now. A Whole 30 isn’t all that different from how I normally eat. It is basically strict paleo with No Sugar, No Dairy, No Paleo Treats, and…

Pineapple Salsa

It finally happened. I legitimately hurt myself at work. When you’re a cook, there’s a general understanding that you are going to end up getting little nicks and burns here and there. For me, there has always been a nagging dread of the one day when occupational hazards and fate meet in one perfect pain…

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…

Orange Cucumber Salsa

  Seasonal eating. Some find it limiting, others find it inspirational. For example, if you’re looking to make a decent salsa in the winter, you’re going to be pretty hard pressed to find some juicy and delicious tomatoes. They just don’t exist. Even the hot-house, hydroponic, gene-spliced super tomatoes are no match for the heirloom…