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Pumpkin Zucchini Latkes

October is the month of the PUMPKIN. Here’s a simple recipe you can enjoy for breakfast (with eggs) or brunch (with a large green s…

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Mexican Egg Wrap

At our house, we love eggs for breakfast.  However, sometimes we want to change up the typical omelett…

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Breakfast Veggie Omelette

Did you know that in the United States the average American family of four will toss out $1600 dollars…

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Quick and Easy Spinach Quiche

This Quick and Easy Spinach Quiche makes a perfect dish for breakfast or brunch.  Serve it hot or cold…

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Banana Pineapple Bread

Banana bread is fantastic with eggs for breakfast, for a snack, or with afternoon tea.  This particula…

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Super Quick Natural Nachos

For a fun appetizer when I’m having guests over for a casual affair, or when my family wants to kick back and enjoy a yummy snack, I’ll m…

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Pumpkin Zucchini Latkes

October is the month of the PUMPKIN. Here’s a simple recipe you can enjoy for breakfast (with eg…

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Middle Eastern Hummus

This is such a simple, yet delicious appetizer, dip or spread.  I love to serve it with fresh cut vegg…

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Sweet Potato Puree

My “Sweet Potato Puree” goes great with a meat or fish entrée — especially during th…

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Pumpkin Zucchini Latkes

October is the month of the PUMPKIN. Here’s a simple recipe you can enjoy for breakfast (with eg…

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Healthy Dessert Idea: Frozen Persimmons

This is the most SIMPLE and AMAZING dessert idea.  Freeze a Hitachi Persimmon and then, when you’re ready for a yummy dessert or he…

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Chocolate Fruit Mousse

My friend Maxine makes a killer chocolate mousse and she shared her recipe with me some time ago. I’ve…

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All-Natural Coconut Pudding

In my quest for an organic, all-natural pudding, that’s not from a box or plastic container, I’ve been…

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Cranberry Apple Crisp

  Cranberry Apple Crisp is a delicious way to say “I love you!” this Valentine’s Day…

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Tequila Grilled Salmon

Eating fresh fruits and veggies in season that you purchase locally is good for your health, stimulates the local economy, and helps your…

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Avocado Ginger Ice Cream

I recently interviewed Main Course California Corporate Executive Chef Rachel Main in an article for T…

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Fall Flavor

Fall is a a gorgeous season that showcases so many beautiful colors with the turning leaves — golds, r…

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Exotic Summer Table Settings

During summer, my husband and I enjoy delicious retreats at our Hawaiian home away from home.  To crea…

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Tequila Grilled Salmon

Eating fresh fruits and veggies in season that you purchase locally is good for your health, stimulate…

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Pork Chops with Cherries

Looking for great meals in 30 minutes or less?   I make this pork chop recipe with fresh rosemary and …

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Effective Communication

In this Simply Delicious Living Podcast, Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to two of her BFFs, Barbara Cowan Berg and Dr. Ennette Morton, abou…

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FREE Seafood Watch APP

Our ocean sustains life on earth. That’s why the more we know about our ocean, about how to treat it and what species that live in it may…

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Food Waste Prevention Tips

I’m working with the City of Ventura educating residents about food waste prevention. Did you know tha…

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Organic Labeling & Costs

“Natural” and “All Natural” Food Labeling When shopping at the grocery store, outdoor market, or other…

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What’s in Season for Spring?

What’s in season for spring? When you eat farm to table, fresh, in season produce from your local cert…

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Green Home Renovations

“When doing a home renovation, it’s important to think sustainably and be stewards of our environment,…

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Effective Communication

In this Simply Delicious Living Podcast, Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to two of her BFFs, Barbara Cowa…

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