Local Eating and Lemon Bars

By | 2016-03-07T18:25:48+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A few years ago, around this time, I made a decision. You could probably call it a self-challenge. I committed to only eating and drinking at local food businesses. That is, if a business had locations outside of Los Angeles County (or perhaps Orange County) I decided not to eat there for a year. So I was determined to frequent only local coffee shops, coffee roasters, fast food, bars, and restaurants. I like giving myself challenges like this. Maybe some [...]

Rainy Days NEVER Bring Me Down

By | 2017-01-27T11:22:59+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Karen Carpenters' song, Rainy Days and Mondays, could totally apply to my day today.  It is cold, cloudy and looks like it might rain AND it is Monday!  Days like today are rare in Southern California, but they might be normal for you (wherever you live), but I encourage you to take time on days like this and cook a BIG pot of soup, chili or some other scrumptious dinner. Last weekend I was able to cook a large pot of [...]

Pumpkin + Acorn Squash Soup

By | 2017-10-29T19:17:45+00:00 December 4th, 2012|Categories: Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , |

My tree is decorated, my wreath is hanging on my front door, and the only thing missing is the freshly baked smell of cookies in my oven. However, this time of year is not just about sweets--it is also about yummy and delicious soups! I had some extra time on Saturday afternoon, so I used it cooking up some different soups, as well as a gluten and corn-free mac and cheese! For the soup, I used a pumpkin I had [...]