Atlantic Salmon with Citrus Soy Glaze

Atlantic Salmon with Citrus Soy Glaze

At our home, Monday nights are almost always fish nights. We tend to crave something healthy and easy to prepare at the beginning of the week. Salmon is one of my favorite ingredients because it’s a great source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, it’s quick, easy to cook, and very versatile. I decided to infuse some Asian flavors into the fish dish, so I selected a few of my favorite vegetables and seasonings to make Atlantic salmon with citrus soy glaze…. 

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Old Towne Orange Farmers and Artisans Market

Old Towne Orange Farmers and Artisans Market

Does your town have a farmers market? If not, you should be inspired by the story behind the Old Towne Orange Farmers and Artisans Market located in Orange, CA. One of the common known facts to cooking great food is finding a source for fresh high quality local ingredients. I’m happy there is a local market to shop at…. 

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San Francisco Style Mussels Cioppino

San Francisco Style Mussels Cioppino

At today’s farmers market I saw the most incredible sustainably farmed mussels and oysters from Carlsbad Aquafarm. The Old Towne Orange Farmers and Artisans Market vendor had completely inspired my main course for tonight’s dinner. After getting some information and tips from the farmer, I immediately thought of steaming the mussels in a tomato broth to create a San Francisco style mussels cioppino dish, especially since tomatoes are ripe and in season. I would also complement this dish with a raspberry and roasted peach salad…. 

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Raspberry and Roasted Peach Salad

Raspberry and Roasted Peach Salad

Today I visited the Old Towne Orange Farmers and Artisans Market in Orange, California. It was a beautiful sunny day and I was ready to be inspired for tonight’s dinner. My eye caught the bounty of stone fruit from the Mt. Moriah Organic Farms from Lodi. Initially I thought to make a peach crumble, however a friendly farmer suggested that it would be better to incorporate into a refreshing peach salad…. 

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On the Grill: Trader Joe’s Chimichurri Sirloin Steak

Chimichurri Sirlon Steak

The summer weather has been a perfect excuse to get outside and fire up the grill. My best friend Kristina and her husband Soren work at Trader Joe’s in the Bay Area, so I always get great insider tips on delicious new products! They recommended us to try the chimichurri sirloin steak with herb and garlic seasoning…. 

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Sunrise Smoothie

Sunrise Smoothie Drink

Lately I’ve been looking for a healthier, more satisfying breakfast option to start my day. During the week my day begins around 5am, when most people are still counting sheep. So I was looking for something I could make at work that was quick, easy and not heavy (I love pancakes and eggs, but at 5 am, I need something that can get me energized!). Here is how I incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my day:… 

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Chicken Yakitori Recipe

Chicken Yakitori Recipe

If you are in the mood for savory and sweet flavors to spice up some boring chicken, than try this Japanese style chicken yakitori recipe. The chicken is marinated in a soy sauce, sake and ginger, then threaded onto skewers and broiled. I’m always looking far ways to change up the types of cuisines we eat at home each week that aren’t too complicated yet flavorful. This recipe is simple, quick and delicious!… 

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