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Simple Lemony Chicken & Spring Veggie Soup, A Little Sunshine In My Spoon

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There's a quality to the late spring and early summer sunlight that is different from any other time of year; it's yellower, brighter and seemingly more deliberate, somehow. The sun shines down on us from a high point in the mellow blue sky in this warm season, and for me, takes on an almost “tangy” quality—a lemony and piquant “high note”. Late spring and early summer remind me of one of my favorite pieces of produce that I so often use to liven up so many ... {more please!}

A Cozy Lunchbox: Southwestern Red Quinoa & Rice Salad, Revitalizing From The Inside Out

A Cozy Lunchbox: Southwestern Red Quinoa & Rice Salad, Revitalizing From The Inside Out post image

Something surprising yet wonderfully necessary happened in southern California this past week that happens only on rare occasion, unfortunately; it rained. And it rained down-right hard. And though my drive on the 101 freeway towards my client's house moved at a lethargic and sleepy snail's pace as people tried to figure out what the clear, liquid substance falling from the open sky was, I couldn't help but feel so very comforted by that sweet, precious, cleansing water that fell in cascading sheets onto my windshield, and ... {more please!}

A Cozy Resolution: Chicken & Quinoa Bowl with Veggies, And Losing That Christmas Cushion

A Cozy Resolution: Chicken & Quinoa Bowl with Veggies, And Losing That Christmas Cushion post image

I'm a firm believer in the notion that the holidays are definitely NOT the time to try to keep to a diet. Show me a person that's genuinely jolly while simultaneously dieting during the holidays, and maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to convince me that it can be done without utter bitterness—but I'll still have my suspicions. With all of the various yummy-yummies out there from cookies, to cakes, to chocolate treats, to roasts, to biscuits and all of the delectable accoutrements one could slide ... {more please!}

Salmon Skewers With Quinoa Pilaf, And My Steamy Affair With Food

Salmon Skewers With Quinoa Pilaf, And My Steamy Affair With Food post image

I had decided to take a teeny break from working on the blog this past couple of weeks, just a brief moment to clear my head a little. I truly looked forward to a bit of a refresher, one in which I could find some shiny new inspiration and strengthened longing for the work that I do here on my site—this wee-small corner of the vast, world-wide web. My desire was to return to working on the blog after not thinking about culinary combinations, food styling ... {more please!}

My Muse, The Stuffed Bell Pepper

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I’ve often wished that I could draw or paint well, but alas, that’s never been one of my strong points. Rudimentary stick figures or some truly “abstract” expressions, to put it kindly, are pretty much all that I can offer up, but my admiration runs deep for those that are gifted in that way as I enjoy good paintings and drawings. Something happens to me when I look at an intriguing piece of art -it pulls me in. I get lost in the details, the colors, ... {more please!}