Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Holy Whole30…

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So you’re asking yourself, what the hell is a Whole30?

Can I actually complete a Whole30? Just lean protein, fish, veggies, fruit, nuts and seeds for a month? No booze, sugar, grains, dairy, or legumes… 30 days?

Yes, you can do it. I swear, you can. If I can do it… anyone can. And it will, in fact, change your life.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Roasted Beets with Burrata and Blood Orange Vinaigrette

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You know how hearing a certain song can transport you back in time?  Instantly, you’re in the 7th grade, or on a family vacation, or having you’re first kiss all over again.  We produce our own life’s soundtracks through our experiences.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Everyday Whole Grains; Part 2

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As Steph recounted recently, French & Farrar had a wonderful day in the kitchen with Ann Taylor Pittman, executive editor of Cooking Light Magazine a few weeks ago.  She joined us at Steph’s house on a Sunday morning to cook a few recipes from her gorgeous and enlightening new cookbook, Everyday Whole Grains.  We had a blast.  With no pressure to feed a waiting party of people, the three of us were able to just casually cook, swap stories, and enjoy ourselves.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Feels Like Summer, Must Be Summer

Chicken Enchiladas So Easy!

I moved to Los Angeles exactly four days after I graduated from college. The only reason I didn’t start my drive West the day after receiving my diplomas: graduation-party-drunken-barefoot-tennis-broken-foot happened. It was my left foot, and I drove an old-school stick shift Pathfinder at the time, like a good Southern gal. So, like any amazing mother would, mine flew to Dallas on a whim to drive my broken ass to L.A. Thank God, as that drive alone is brutal.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lemon Yogurt Cake

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Well, we’ve almost made it through the first month of the new year.  The holidays are over and done with.  Champagne and Auld Lang Syne are a distant memory once steeped with positivity and eager foresight.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Everyday Whole Grains; Part 1

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One half of French and Farrar, me … Steph … is 5 days into an elimination diet called the Whole30. Two days ago, day 3, I was feeling strangely hungover and sluggish after wiping all traces of sugar, grains, dairy and alcohol from my system. My first thought upon waking up that day was, “what the hell am I doing?” and “I didn’t drink last night, did I?” and “isn’t this cleanse supposed to make me feel better?”

Then I channeled an incredible Sunday, two weeks ago, where I indulged in delicious, healthy whole grains, drank Rose’ and played in the kitchen with friends. Only 25 more days to go, and until then, I’ll reminisce.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

One Pot.

One Pot of Heaven

One of something. One of anything. One of one thing!

Let’s keep it simple. That’s my motto. A one-pot meal always works. For everyONE.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Apple Pie

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The weirdest thing happened…

I missed a season.  Seriously.  It vanished.  First came Spring then came Autumn.  Summer vaporized into a vortex.

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