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How Long Can You Store Your Frozen Food?

I live with an untrained health food inspector. Really. Or at least that’s how it feels sometimes when my wife and I have conversations around how long has <insert food item> been in the freezer? Plus we have debates about how long after a “best buy” date can you still eat something. Fortunately, Freezer Labels […]

Farro with Cherries and Walnuts

  Earlier this year I had the opportunity to participate in the filming of a TV show.  While that was fun and I’m still awaiting to see when it will air, the other positive was meeting some fellow food writers such as Rachel from Little Chef Big Appetite. I have been following her blog posts for […]

Jamie Oliver’s Vegetable Bolognese

This has become one of my favorite vegetarian dishes, vegan if you skip the shredded parmesan cheese. There is so much flavor from this rather simple recipe. It only takes about 40 minutes to prepare from start to table. The porcini mushrooms, red wine, fresh herbs and breadcrumbs add so much enjoyment to each bite. […]

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

I tend to think of squash in October when front porches are getting filled with pumpkins and gourds and comfort food permeates the desire to stay warm as the weather cools down from the summer heat. While that may be the case through the years, I’m starting to change the behavior each time I enjoy […]

Why Am I Eating Vegan Bacon?
A Review of Silverlake’s Flore Vegan Restaurant

I am on Day 30 of trying to complete 30 Days of Vegetarian eating. This was lunch. Meaning I only technically have one meal – dinner – and possibly an evening snack to go before I can successfully say I did 30 days with zero meat. So to not bury the lead, that is why I’m […]

Cocktails to Stimulate the Mind & Body

I have always wanted to up my cocktail game at home, but really haven’t put in any effort. Part of the reason is I’m the sole drinker in our house and mixing a drink alone sounds well…like something an alcoholic would do. I’m far from that. It’s rare for me to even order a drink […]

Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Quinoa

If I’m being honest, this recipe is a bit “kitchen sink.” Meaning, I looked into the refrigerator wondering what to make with all the various vegetables I had after a stop this weekend at the La Canada Farmers Market and Whole Foods. I then took a look at my pantry to figure out which grain or bean […]

Asparagus Soup

This is simple, quick recipe that only takes about 20 minutes to prep and make. Add a salad with some cut apples and red onions and some crusty bread to make it a meal. Asparagus Soup Serves 4 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup onion, diced 1 bunch asparagus, tips and mid section cut into […]

They’re Gonna Getcha, Getcha, Getcha, Getcha

  I have never vaped. I did smoke. When I was 14, I started having a cigarette here and there, usually when friends and I would head down to the teen dance clubs in Portland, Oregon. The harsh flavors of a Camel or Marlboro didn’t really do it for me when I started. Fortunately, for […]

Fava Bean Spread

The past two weekends I bought some fresh fava beans.  They’re hard to miss. Giant peapods with a rich green color usually next to a box of beans, fava beans are sure to catch your attention. The next thing to wonder is what to make with these colorful bean monstrosities. For me, there was an […]