Purchased hummus gets the star treatment from a few aromatics, which takes it to an astral plane of deliciousness.
Pasta and wilted greens with a quick pan sauce of grape tomatoes, capers and tuna in olive oil makes a fast, healthy and delicious weeknight dinner.
Spuds, sandwich art, custom cookies, new candy, cheese, boxed healthy treats, superfoods juice and a salad spinner are among my favorite things for May.
Low and slow in the Crock-Pot is the perfect way to caramelize heads of garlic. When done, use the garlic oil and spread the softened cloves on good bread.
Made easily with a few pantry ingredients and a new fresh things, this tasty vegetarian salad can be quickly assembled for a fast weeknight meal.
Make your own Chia seed drink by adding Chia seeds to homemade lemonade. Much cheaper than store-bought!
Crazy deep purple in color, delightfully berrylicious in flavor with a light hint of an indescribable floral background, this is the best Blackberry Sorbet ever!
Chia seeds are all the rage these days, having gone from gag gift to goopy necessity. Stirred into drinks to thicken them or sprinkled on yogurt or cereals, chia is the 'it' food of the year!
An extremely beautiful dinner salad with complex flavors from slightly bitter arugula, smoky trout, sweet fruit, herby cheese and lemony dressing. It’s a flavor explosion!
Tuna with a peppery kick teams up with avocado and pineapple as the perfect stuffing for colorful mini bell pepper poppers for Cinco de Mayo finger food!
To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, all you need is one perfect margarita and one perfect appetizer. Here you go -- Basilrita (Basil Margarita) and Walking Tostada.
You can call it muesli or raw granola, but I call it simply delicious, with a perfect balance of oats, nuts and seeds and dried fruit to power you through the whole morning.
If you buy a bunch of beets, be sure to use the green tops in a saute, a soup or any other place you might use spinach or chard. Beet greens are mild and delicious!
Flowerpot Crudites is easy with crushed ice, fresh veggie spears and little pots of hummus and dip alongside. The idea comes from the Malibu Beach Inn.
A little bite of tasty, peanut buttery goodness makes a satisfying surfing snack. Great for pre-surfing, soccer, baseball or any time you need to power bite to keep you going.
Baking polenta in the oven is a revelation -- so much less tedious than standing over a stove and stirring it.
Herbaceous, lightly sweet and a touch lemony, Spring Herb Water is a refreshing antidote to overly sweet soda.
Dio is a new social media site that allows you to create your own house or place, with different rooms, and put in photos, video, text, even interactive objects.
I need YOUR help figuring out what to make from my mystery box of Foods from Chile. Help a girl out, please!
Rich with cheese, verdant with kale and spiced ever so lightly with Hatch chiles and chili powder, this savory tart makes a great brunch, lunch or light dinner.
CravOn Unfried Fries, Unicorn Fart cookies, Zyliss can opener, Blue Goat Fig Bagel Panini, Sunbelt Bars, Vanilla Sugar, Melissa's Crepes, Idahoan Steakhouse Potatoes -- these are a few of my favorite things for April 2013!
Limoncello Italian lemon liqueur is sunshine in a bottle – light, lemony, lethal, complex, nuanced and addictive! Serve it chilled, over ice or cut half and half with seltzer.
Crunchy, smoky chickpeas lightly fried in grapeseed oil are a protein-packed, healthy nibble.
Gently baked eggs rest atop a flavorful, tomatoey lentil bed, with Parmesan and pine nuts on top, for a fast Meatless Monday.
With seasoned, dehydrated potatoes, a quick potato soup is a mere 10 minutes away, embellished with some ham, veggies and a pesto swirl.
A plethora of fresh tropical fruits take canned tuna to a whole new lunch level in this heart-healthy, tongue-friendly salad.
A hint of sweetness, a perfume of vanilla and the tang of Meyer lemon create a flavorful and versatile dressing for salads or even fruit.
Fresh banana and pineapple blend with exotic guava and lilikoi juice for a perfectly tropical smoothie.
For a big batch of perfectly cooked, chewy, nutty brown rice, use the oven! Easy, no-fail method.
What's it like to travel with Dorothy from Shockingly Delicious? Why, it's a dream, says Patti of Worth the Whisk. And no, I didn't pay her to say that.
Whole grain farro, sliced banana and a spoon are all you need for a filling, satisfying breakfast that will stay with you.
This classic cartoon ever gets old, at least to me. Happy Easter!
Rhubarb Tea spirits, Melissa's Produce home delivered, Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup, Green Giant Snack Chips, Pixie Tangerines, Bee Squad
Creamy avocado dressing enrobes raw kale and garbanzos, decorated with sweet grapefruit and toasty pine nuts in this vegetarian kale salad.
Put down the Paas and this year use different foods to naturally color Easter eggs. The colors are gorgeous and it's easy.
Simple, comforting chicken and spicy red sauce over pasta -- this easy slow cooker recipe takes weeknight dinner to a new level.
It’s easy to be green if you stir some Kale Pesto into dehydrated Idahoan mashed potatoes. Simple for St. Patrick’s Day!
Melissa's Produce offers a new organic vegetable and fruit box for weekly delivery in Southern California. It's a great deal for high quality produce!
Have a little fun with Pi Day and Pieku, while baking a sweet or savory pie.
Food Bloggers L.A. celebrate their heritage recipes with a fabulous collection that has something for everyone -- nibbles, main dishes and desserts.
Ripening an avocado at home is easy, if you know a couple of simple steps.
Cheesy, tomatoey gnocchi is chock full of veggies and flavor for an easy, comforting, vegetarian skillet dinner.
California avocados come straight from the grove to the packing house, where they undergo washing, waxing, sorting, culling, sizing, ripening and boxing.
Brand new, the biggest, best tasting mandarin you'll have, is Sumo Citrus, a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, from California's Central Valley.
California avocados -- high quality, reliable, delicious, local -- are in season from March through October. The eatin's good!
Kale Pesto, ultra green, lemony and Parmesaned-up, is a kitchen workhorse. Never be without it!
Shockingly Delicious is the featured blogger on Edamam, a new food/recipe search engine!
Gritty, chewy, rustic yet elegant cake has a light, sweet, nutty top crust. It’s lovely as dessert with whipped cream and berries, or for breakfast with lemon curd.
Craving the flavor of old-time Italian Easter bread, made the easy way, using the automatic bread machine.