Terra’s Chocolate Mousse, and The Curious Case of The Missing Tofu

Like chocolate? How about sinfully rich {yet super healthy} chocolate mousse??? Yes??? Then I have just the recipe for you. But first a little story about the case of the missing tofu... Once upon a time {1 week ago}, I took a trip to my neighborhood Trader Joes to pick up some tofu for Terra's Chocolate Mousse. I came home and deposited it in the fridge in my garage, only to forget about it until yesterday when it was time to make the mousse... So, I went to the fridge and looked all around for the tofu. It couldn't be … [Read more...]

Luscious Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies {Regular and Gluten-Free}

Today, Ian, SiSi, Big Tex and I are headed to the "Happiest Place on Earth". Disneyland! We're hoping to beat the crowds before everyone in Southern California gets out of school for summer break. Wish us luck... But, before we go, I wanted to leave you with a luscious recipe for Lemon Curd Thumbprint cookies. JUST in case you are in the cookie baking mood this weekend :-) I first made these cookies this past Christmas.  I was inspired by Wendy Jo's recipe over at her fabulous nutrition and recipe blog, Edible … [Read more...]

Kids in the Kitchen…Quesadillas with Homemade Pineapple Salsa.

So how's everyone doing getting lots of color on your plate this month? As I promised in my first "Eating a Rainbow" post, here's a little bit more info on what all those gorgeous colors are providing in your diet... Carotenoids are natural plant pigments found in red, orange, yellow, and green foods.  Beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin are just some of the carotenoids.  These are found in a wide range of fruits and veggies including tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit, sweet potatoes, carrots {Yes, … [Read more...]

Navy Bean Ricotta Dip with Caramelized Onions and Rosemary

Today's post was going to be on popsicles.  Gourmet popsicles.  Luscious layered gourmet double fruit popsicles.  Made with our new Zoku popsicle maker that Santa Claus brought us for Christmas. The popsicles were to be in honor of the heat wave we'd been having here in San Diego lately. But then the weather did a cruel and devious thing.  It turned on me.  This morning the clouds rolled in and the air cooled off.  And all of a sudden, it ceased to be popsicle weather... What to make instead... Something warm, hot, and … [Read more...]