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Southwest Tomato Gazpacho

Southwest Tomato Gazpacho

For the past five years or so, my very best friend and I have diligently gone to Tomatomania each April when it comes to town.  We may have missed a year somewhere in that time, but still buy tomato plants elsewhere so we can make […]

Chicken Stuffed Poblano Chilies with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

Chicken Stuffed Poblano Chilies with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

When you live in San Diego, it’s not difficult to find great Mexican food as long as you’re willing to avoid the more obvious chains.  Each neighborhood seems to have a local favorite and as much as many can agree that there are special places […]

Rethinking Breakfast

Rethinking Breakfast

Kefir cheese with a bit of honey and sliced strawberries on sprouted grain toast.   For most of my life, my morning routine involved waking to an alarm set to sound well before the the sun had even thought about sending its rays to brighten […]

Coming Clean:  Detox Soup

Coming Clean: Detox Soup

  It’s that time of year, isn’t it?  The time that many think of being more healthy, adding wholesome food to their diets, exercising more, and yes, losing weight.  There’s nothing quite like a fresh, new calendar year and January 1st to motivate us — […]

Roasted Sweet Pepper Soup

Roasted Sweet Pepper Soup

  The calendar asserts that summer is dwindling, but I know better. Damp air, flat, steely skies until late in the morning and an urge to put on a sweater are only teasers of what will come much later here than most other places in […]