No-Bake Fruit and Nut Bars

Guilt free bars perfect for school lunchbox or snack anytime! Made with almonds, cashews, coconut,figs, dates, honey and chocolate, these bars come together super quick in a food processor. Grind all nuts and some chocolate together and then the figs, dates and honey together. Mix both with your hands to form a dough ball. Why […]

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Salted Triple Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

An intense chocolate cookie with three types of chocolate and salty pretzels! Calling all chocolate lovers…… Semi sweet chocolate, cocoa powder and chocolate chips come together in creating a dark, intense cookie. Pretzels add a wondeful crunch and saltiness. A one bowl cookie! Melt chocolate in a bowl, mix all the other ingredients together, scoop […]

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Grilled Summer Fruits with Mascarpone Cream and Honeyed Pistachios

Bounty of summer in a platter! Sweet summer fruits grilled and served with mascarpone cream and salted pistachios,honey, olive oil and pomegranate molasses. If you haven’t tried grilling fruits, then please cancel all your weekend plans and do it this Saturday! Ok ….just kidding:) But, you seriously have to try it! Grilling makes the fruit […]

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Roasted Broccoli and Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Finger licking gooood! Roasted broccoli, garlic and sesame seeds blended with sun dried tomatoes and garbanzo beans  makes the most delicious hummus you’ve ever tasted! All hummus fans, look what I made today….. You will never go back to the same old hummus again!  And it has a green vegetable people. Broccoli,garlic, sesame seeds and […]

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Pumpkin Spice Croissants

The perfect fall coffee house treat! Pumpkin-almond filled croissants with warm spices makes an indulgent pairing with your coffee or just enjoyed plain! Is it Fall already? Are halloween decorations out yet? Have the trees started taking on the majestic shades of orange and red? No….no….no! On one of our recent trips to Starbucks, Sylvester […]

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Baked Peaches with Oat-Pecan Streusel

Soft baked peaches topped with crispy streusel, served with creamy greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream. Makes for an easy breakfast, snack or dessert! While the kids are wandering around with phones to catch Pokemon and battle gyms, they return home (along with an army of friends) HUNGRY!! Summer vacation is all about 8 snacks […]

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Blackberry-Almond Clafoutis

A rustic baked breakfast dish with almonds, blackberries and honey!  Am I in love with blackberries? Gosh… looks like I’m posting too many recipes with blackberries. It’s California! It’s peak SUMMER! Blackberries have been so plump, juicy and sweet this season… please don’t blame me 🙂 Have you had those Saturday mornings, when the kids wake […]

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Baked Beet Falafels

Most easiest and flavorful version of Falafels that you will ever make! No dipping sauces required. First things first… lets talk about these falafels. A far cry from the traditional kind, these bite size nuggets require a maximum of 30 seconds in the food processor (ok .. ok.. may be additional 1 or 2 minutes for peeling […]

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Honey Roasted Plums And Strawberries

Summer fruits roasted with honey and rosemary, served over greek yogurt for a light breakfast or vanilla ice cream for a  delicious  dessert! Y’all remember my wonderful neighbor with a luscious blood orange tree? Well, they also have plums and nectarines to offer! We were showered with baskets of sweet, juicy fruits…lucky us😊  The plums […]

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