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    Tahini Date Shake Smoothie

    Growing up my family frequently enjoyed a breakfast of warmed pita bread dipped in tahini and date syrup. We called it the Middle Eastern Peanut Butter and Jelly. This is […]

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    Pineapple Cucumber Refresher Smoothie

    When I feel like having a light, nut and dairy free smoothie in the morning, I turn to this refreshing pineapple and cucumber combo! The consistency is not thick so […]

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    Welcome Fox 5 Morning Show Viewers, December 15, 2014

    Thank you for visiting CookingwithMelody.com. I hope you enjoyed the show on San Diego’s Fox 5 news this morning and gained some new recipe ideas for your Holiday gatherings this […]

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    Roasted Veggies with Cranberry Balsamic Glaze

    Holiday celebrations are filled with fun and good food, but most foods during the holidays can be a little rich and heavy.  If you’re like me, you will appreciate a […]

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    Brown Sugar Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Cranberry Wine Sauce

    Feast your eyes on this juicy cut of beef. They call it tenderloin because it’s the most tender meat you will find. It’s also the leanest, which I love because […]

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    Welcome Fox 5 Morning Show Viewers, November 10, 2014

    Thank you for visiting CookingwithMelody.com. I hope you enjoyed the show on San Diego’s Fox 5 news this morning and gained some new recipe ideas for your Thanksgiving gatherings this […]

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    Holiday Mousse Tart

    I love chocolate mousse!  The smooth and creamy texture is irresistibly satisfying.  I created this raw/gluten free mousse tart that will give you that warm and fuzzy feeling of Christmas […]

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    Raw Vanilla Nut Cheesecakes

    Ever since I started making raw desserts I rarely bake traditional sweets that require flour and sugar. Raw desserts are indeed high in calories, as most desserts are, but the […]

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    Savory Bread Pudding Rolls

    I’ve been busy in the kitchen creating new recipes for the holiday season and I am very excited to share this one with you all! When I dream up dishes […]

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    Sweet Potato Mash Martinis

    It’s October and the holidays are approaching! This new Sweet Potato Mash Martini recipe will make a fun and exciting addition to your holiday menus. The traditionalist in me likes […]

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    Rose Water, Cardamom and Walnut Date Bites

    In my culture, Christmas isn’t Christmas without a traditional Middle Eastern cookie called Kalecha, a light and crisp dough stuffed with a sweet filling. Some are stuffed with walnuts, others […]

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    Autumn Salad

    During the Fall season I have an abundance of persimmons, pomegranates and apples growing in my garden. I was inspired to create this vibrant salad for my family’s Thanksgiving feast […]

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    Pumpkin Pecan Bars

    It’s pumpkin season and I couldn’t resist buying my favorite Sugar Pie Pumpkins from the store. They are small, easy to use and sweeter than larger pumpkins which make them […]

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    Sweet Potato Carrot Mash

    Did you know that Sweet Potatoes are one of the top anti-inflammatory foods you can eat? That’s not all; they are loaded with vitamins such as B6, C, D, iron […]

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    Sun-Dried Tomato and Mushroom Cauliflower Rice

    Trying to cut down on carbs?  Don’t fret! There are plenty of foods that will fulfill your appetite. With the help of a food processor or grater, cauliflower will resemble […]