Author: Melody

All of my posts in one spot!
September 8, 2013
Homemade Plain Yogurt

Most people would agree that homemade food tastes better than store bought. There are several reasons why it does, like freshness, being able to use good quality ingredients and adding your own personal touch to the recipe.  There are also great health benefits to cooking at home too, like controlling what goes into your meals […]

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August 26, 2013
Cherry Almond Dream Smoothie

My Vitamix blender has been my favorite kitchen gadget since I’ve significantly lowered my intake of gluten, wheat and grains. My morning breakfast frequently starts off with a smoothie or fresh pressed veggie juice. Smoothies are easy and fun to make. The blender does all of the work for you while you creatively invent delicious […]

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August 8, 2013
Caelis Barcelona, Spain

Impressed, flabbergasted, and speechless is how I felt during my visit to Caelis, a magnificent French inspired restaurant situated inside the luxurious El Palace Hotel in Barcelona, Spain. Caelis is the place to feast for a special occasion, a culinary dream experience or to have an extraordinary over the top meal of a lifetime. The […]

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July 24, 2013
Mamma Agata’s Cooking Class on The Amalfi Coast "The Hidden Treasure"

My husband and I recently celebrated our 10 Year Wedding Anniversary visiting parts of Italy and Spain. Our time in Italy was spent at the Amalfi Coast. Our entire experience felt like a dream. Each town was breathtaking in its own unique way. Our home base was the lovely town of Sorrento.   From there […]

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July 18, 2013
Banana Nut Fudge Bites

I am constantly making changes in my diet for the better. It’s a learning experience and a life change that is gradual. This year I have significantly reduced sugar from my diet. It’s been a while since I’ve baked a dessert with flour, butter or sugar. Instead, I’ve been experimenting with raw desserts and have […]

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June 15, 2013
Smart Brownies

The raw food diet is attractive to me because I’ve always loved fruits and veggies. Raw food recipes also incorporate herbs and spices that have many health benefits and create delicious flavors. You wouldn’t believe how creative you could get with foods in their natural form. Instead of cooking food, there is preparation, mixing and […]

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May 7, 2013
Welcome Fox 5 Morning Show Viewers, May 10th, 2013

Thank you for visiting I hope you enjoyed the show on San Diego’s Fox 5 news this morning and gained some great recipe ideas to prepare  for a  fabulous Mother's Day Brunch! Be sure to browse the website for  more delicious recipes. I would love to hear your comments and/or suggestions. You can send […]

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April 4, 2013
The Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar San Diego, CA

You will feel right at home as soon as you enter The Red Door. Its stylish charm and character will instantly warm your heart and your stomach will be filled with all of the deliciousness. Every visit to this cozy Mission Hills jewel has been spectacular. The menu features updated American comfort classic dishes using […]

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March 20, 2013
Breakfast Popovers

If you’ve ever had popovers, you may agree with me on the fact that they are both addicting and adorable! These light and airy bread rolls make a delicious starter or side and definitely draw interest due to their unique cloud-like corky shape. The possibilities are endless with the flavors you can incorporate with the […]

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March 14, 2013
Orzo, Sausage and Smoked Cheese Mini Frittatas

I’m a big fan of Easter Brunch gatherings. I love seeing everyone in their colorful Spring attire, energetic and ready to feast and celebrate the holiday. My Mini Frittatas will make a brilliant addition to your holiday menu. They are baked in muffin tins making them a perfectly sized individualized portion for your guests. They […]

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