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2011-12-05

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Epicurean Mom combines stunning photography, food styling and recipes that are simple, decadent and.. family friendly. Her recipes have been noticed by many noteworthy magazines, such as Cooking Light.

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  • Coconut Curry Shrimp
    on Jul 6, 2012
     I love love love coconut! It adds a creamy dreamy pizzazz to all my Thai inspired dishes.  There can never be enough coconut in my world! For the rice be sure to use coconut milk instead of water.  It really takes...
  • Mango-Raspberry Sangria
    on Jun 18, 2012
    I'm extremely thrilled to be posting for Good Life {Eats} today! I'm sharing one of my favorite cocktails that highlights how tasty summer really is!  There's nothing better then sipping on a nice cold cocktail on a hot summer day.
  • Blogher Food Conference and a Tree Top Orchard Tour
    on Jun 13, 2012
    (Roni from Green Lite Bites, yours truly :) and Heather from The Diet P.I.) Whew!  What a busy, wonderful and tiring week! I hope all my loyal readers haven't felt too neglected.  Last Thursday I hopped on a flight an...
  • Grilled Turkey Burgers with Greek Yogurt-Based Sauce
    on Jun 8, 2012 in Burger turkey healthy
    Barbecuing is one of our family's favorite summertime activities. Just imagine...listening to burgers sizzle while sitting by the pool with the kids splishing and splashing, while you sip on a cold cocktail. It doesn't get much better, does it?
  • Kahlua Oreo Milkshake {Adult Milkshake}
    on Jun 3, 2012 in fruit milkshake drink Dessert Cookie
    Milkshakes, lovely milkshakes!  Do you love them as much as I do??  I thought this sweet dream up while having a mommy playdate/happy hour.  It was a 'grueling' 80 degrees (yes, we are pansies here in Santa Barbara!) and we were sippin...
  • Amaretto Apple Streusel CupcakesOur darling sweet Lo turned 2!   It's amazing how fast these precious moments fly by.  It feels like yesterday she was a newborn and just fit into our hands... This Memorial Day was not only celebrating our wonderful veterans, b...
  • Summer Cucumber Salad
    on May 25, 2012 in vegetable flower easy healthy Salad
    A healthy and light veggie salad is perfect for beautiful summer weather.  Santa Barbara has been pleasant, slightly breezy and glorious in the mid 70's this past week.  Perfect for trips to our exquisite SB harbor! Life doesn't get mu...
  • Pan Seared Salmon with a Coconut Thai Curry Sauce
    on May 22, 2012
    Hubby and I frequent Opal restaurant here in Santa Barbara. When we are able to break free for the night this is where we always decide to dine. Actually, this is where we had our very first date!  We still order the same exact meal we ordered t...
  • Honey Citrus Salad
    on May 15, 2012 in Citrus Lunch appetizer easy healthy Salad
    Often Lo (2) and I will stroll through the Farmers' Market in the mornings after we get Ky (5) off to school.  Lo sits happily in her stroller sampling all the delicious food as I chat and mingle with all the friendly vendors.  One of our f...
  • Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp Recipe
    on May 11, 2012 in Seafood sauce Shrimp appetizer healthy light
    We just bought a large bag of quinoa and I needed some inspiration to use it up.  I recently saw a very enticing chimichurri skirt steak recipe by Sage Recipes that has had my mouth watering for weeks.  Emily's chimichurri skirt s...
  • Raspberry Granita
    on May 7, 2012 in fruit granita Ice Cream light Dessert
    Granita, originating in Sicily, is found all over Italy.  It's a cinch to make and really, there isn't a wrong way to make it! In Italy, you will find a crystallized granita in the west to a smooth almost, sorbet-like, granita in the east.
  • White Bean and Kale SoupKale.  Lovely Kale!   Besides being incredibly delicious, these healthy curly leafs contain a chemical called, sulforaphane, that has potent anti-cancer properties!  Awesome, right?? Makes you want to eat loads more! Sulforaphane is...
  • SuperSeed Green Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette
    on Apr 28, 2012 in Lunch dinner healthy Salad Dressing
    Hubby and I try to eat salad dinners at least 5 days a week.  They are healthy, delicious and so easy!  Plus, you can save yourself hundreds of calories by making your own dressings.  A simple vinaigrette only needs a few ingredients a...
  • Shabby Apple Giveaway {$75 Gift Card!}
    on Apr 27, 2012
    We all know how important health is.  90% of my posts are healthy, wholesome, real foods. With health comes fitness.  I don't know about you, but I live in my workout clothes.  Being a busy mommy of 2 girls, I find it's the easies...
  • Blood Orange Sangria Recipe
    on Apr 18, 2012
    Here in So Cal the weather has been more then inviting the past few days.  Gorgeous clear skies, beautiful mid 70's and a gentle breeze to help cool you off.  After the gloomy rainy days we've been having this is the type of weather to help...
  • Healthy Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe
    on Apr 12, 2012
    Chicken Salad sandwiches would have to be one of my favorite classic sammies.  Although when you order from a deli they seem to lose sight that not every single person likes their sandwiches weighted down with tons of mayo.  Don't get me wr...
  • Cream Cheese Deviled Eggs
    on Apr 7, 2012
    Happy 'almost' Easter!!  Do you need a last minute Easter appetizer??  Well, look no further!   Yes, most of us have had the creamy dreamy egg appetizers that are deviled eggs!  To me they are heaven! I adore every last bi...
  • Sun Dried Tomato and Balsamic Tapenade
    on Mar 31, 2012
    I don't know about you, but I just love a great tapenade!  Olive? Sun dried tomato? Artichoke? Garlic? Yes please! Tapenade is an appetizer that is mainly based on pureed olives but can also consist of many other veggies.  My favorite be...
  • Strawberry Sorbet {Sorbet Cookies}
    on Mar 26, 2012 in fruit Ice Cream sorbet Dessert
    When life gives you sorbet, make sorbet sandwiches!   The last few days Ky (5) has been begging for ice cream. Flavor? Cone? Who cares, says a 5 year old!   Let's just say my little sorbet princess was in heaven!   This si...
  • Lemon Trifle
    on Mar 19, 2012 in Trifle easy Lemon Dessert
    Cherry blossoms are in full bloom and spring is officially here!   Except for the unexpected snowfall we had here in Santa Barbara this weekend... (Picture courtesy EdHat.com) I'm all about convenience; aren't we all??  This lemon...
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