Game Day Black Bean Dip and Skillet Nachos

If you love homemade black bean dip and easy skillet nachos, these two recipes are quick and easy appetizers to take with you to those game day parties. It is football season and our favorite teams are doing really well this year! (Seriously, this never happens!) We are so excited because it means lots of […]

Cucumber Gazpacho with Mango Habanero Salsa

This cucumber cilantro gazpacho with mango habanero salsa is a chilled soup that is perfect for a hot summer day. I don’t know about you, but it has been so hot this summer here in the Bay Area. Many houses don’t have air conditioning (thank you global warming) and the thought of using an oven […]

Spring Onion Breakfast Tacos with Mango Habanero Salsa

These spring onion breakfast tacos are a crowd pleasing breakfast. Topped with my favorite mango habanero salsa, these are hard to resist. Our family is all about breakfast tacos. The possibilities are endless when it comes to filling them. Fresh vegetables, sausage, herbs…they all work together and create beautiful flavors. And even better? My kids […]

Easy Salmon with Tomatillo and Papaya Salsa

Grilled salmon with a fresh tomatillo and papaya salsa is a fresh idea for a quick and easy dinner. Last fall my husband and I attended a dinner and talk about sustainability sponsored by our local CSA, Farm Fresh to You. There were several local vendors there including a small olive farm, Capay Valley Ranches. […]

Dragon Fruit Salsa

Chips and salsa is always a popular appetizer or snack. How about surprising your party guests with a dragon fruit salsa? I found dragon fruit marked way down at our local Oakmont Produce shop. It was on the verge of being over ripe, and just begging to be put to good use.   Have you […]

Salsa Verde with Tomatillos

Our tomatillo plant has finally produced enough tomatillos to make a homemade salsa verde. I am so excited to use the fresh produce from our garden. When I first bought this little half dead tomatillo plant, my husband laughed and my kids didn’t know what a tomatillo was. Well, after lots of love (and crushed […]

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