Strawberry Ginger Powerhouse Granola

Strawberry Ginger Powerhouse Granola

I’m a little bit obsessed with this granola.  I’ve had it for breakfast over yogurt nearly every day for over a week now.  And yesterday I made my second batch and then promptly had it for dinner.  It takes quite a few ingredients and nearly a hour (maybe a little more) or your time.  But, trust me, this is worth it!

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Grilled Tofu with Sweet and Spicy Sauce

Grilled Tofu with Sweet and Spicy Sauce

I live in Los Angeles and it takes me an hour to drive 12 miles twice a day just to get to and from work.  By the time I get home each day I’m exhausted and need to be able to throw together something quick, easy and tasty.  Yesterday’s dinner was just the right combination.

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Breakfast Oatmeal with Blueberries and Chia Sprinkles

Breakfast Oatmeal with Blueberries and Chia Sprinkles

I remember my first migraine like it was yesterday.  And that’s not just because I’m having one today, although that certainly helps revive the nostalgia.  At the time, I was 8 and my parents were embroiled in a bitter custody battle over me and I was scheduled to talk to a social worker and give input on my current and future living arrangements.  I knew that both of my parents were going to be there and that added to the anxiety.

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Thyme-Roasted Carrots with Purple Maui Onion

This morning I came across two beautiful things at the Farmer’s Market:  deep purple sweet Maui onions and bright orange carrots.  They didn’t immediately seem to go together but I knew right away that I wanted to roast the carrots so, at the last-minute I thought the onions would be a nice addition.

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Rainbow Quinoa with Leeks, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Quinoa is one of those foods that makes last-minute, thrown-together, dinners feel like culinary haute couture.  It’s ready in less than 3o minutes and, like rice and pasta, has lots of options.

Last night was a night that called for something quick and easy.  Work was exhausting and traffic was excruciating (2 hours on the 405…too bad I’m not drinking anymore).  Looking around I gathered a leek that had definitely seen better days, some sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil and a cup of rainbow quinoa.  Since the sun-dried tomatoes also came with great herbs I was even more ahead of the game.

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