December 5, 2018


  • 1 large salmon filet

  • 1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup), slightly melted

  • 2 large shallots finely chopped

  • 3 limes, juiced

  • 2 Tbsp. fresh dill finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar

  • 1 Tbsp. pepper

  • Kosher salt


  • Set the grill for indirect heat, preheating to very hot (500 degrees), then turn it down to 300 degrees, or as low as you can go.

  • Prepare one large foil tray for cooking the salmon. [Make your own: Layer two 16-inch pieces of foil (one directly on top of the other) and fold up each side about an inch, to create a rectangular “tray.”

  • Pat-dry the salmon (with paper towel). Place on the foil tray.

  • In a small bowl mix together the butter, shallots, lime, dill, brown sugar, and pepper. Press evenly over the salmon. He...

November 18, 2018

This simple, nutritious recipe highlights the finest of our local southern California cuisine!


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons chile powder

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • a few turns of freshly ground black pepper

  • 2-pounds California Purple Sweet Potatoes


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and adjust a rack to the center (or a bit above).

  2. In a small bowl, mix the oil with the lemon juice, chile powder, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Set aside.

  3. Wash the potatoes very well and rub them dry with a towel. (You can peel them instead if desired -- I leave the skin as it's thin, tender and full of vitamins.)

  4. Cut the pointed ends off each of the potatoes and then cut them into approximat...

August 11, 2018


This Pan-Seared Watermelon Steak is made by transforming juicy watermelon into a deliciously chewy steak with a quick sear in the pan! And topped with feta cheese and balsamic reduction, this looks as good as it tastes.


1/2 large seedless watermelon1 Tbsp flavorless oil

3 Tbsp balsamic reduction

2 Tbsp honey

2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Garnish with edible flowers optional


Cut watermelon in half lengthwise. Place flat side down, and cut 1 1/2 to 2 inch wide slice (erring on the side of too wide). Cut the largest rectangle possible from each of these slices. You should be able to get about 6 good steaks from 1/2 a watermelon.

Pat dry each of the steaks with a paper towel, then place in refrigerator, uncovered, for 1 to 2...

August 12, 2015

Carrots are a root vegetable usually orange in color but can also be found in other colors including white, yellow, red, or purple. Carrots are best stored in water to keep their moisture and crispiness. 1 cup of chopped carrots are 52 calories and very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Carrots are high in Vitamin A which improves vision, prevents cancer, anti-aging, prevents strokes, prevents heart disease, promotes healthy teeth and gums, and is used as an antiseptic (prevents infection). They are also a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate and Manganese They have a very high content of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Potassium.


Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Serves: 6 to 8



  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 2 medium onions, sl...

August 1, 2015

We love cucumber water in the summer! Did you know that eating cucumbers can help soothe the skin, helps the body flush out built-up toxins, and can help the body fight cancer? Learn more, plus five different recipes for Cucumber Water, HERE!  



August 1, 2015

We're kicking off the recipe section with this first post for one of our hot-weather favorites: Cucumber Soup. Garnished with mint, this cool summer treat is quick to make, and full of nutrition!

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