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Valentine Aphrodisiac Chocolates with Chrissy Lucia

A recipe for the delicious treats

February 14, 2017 | 2 Comments
Valentine Aphrodisiac Chocolates with Chrissy Lucia

I eat chocolate every day ~ Every day I want the LOVE hormones that chocolate induces like serotonin and dopamine. In the past we have made delectable chocolate treats here to bring in the day of love, and this year Chrissy Lucia shares her incredible recipe. I first tried Chrissy’s sensuous chocolates when I held ...

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Good Luck Noodles

A dish that warms both body & soul

January 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Good Luck Noodles

Being a proper superstitious soul, I love a good tradition that supports the notion of good luck. I always make black eyed peas on New Years Days, since this Southern tradition supposedly brings prosperity for the new year. There are several different thoughts on why black–eyed peas have come to symbolize good luck. In America, ...

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Nuts For Sacha Inchi

A discovery of the superfood

January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Nuts For Sacha Inchi

One of the marvelous things about the times we live in, is discovering rare and unique gems from what once were far away lands. Remember when quinoa was an exotic grain and no one could pronounce it correctly? Remember when you couldn’t spell Ashwagandha for the life of you? Now wonderful herbs, tonics, and super ...

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Pistachio Rose White Chocolate Bark with Sweet Laurel

A sweet holiday treat

December 19, 2016 | 4 Comments
Pistachio Rose White Chocolate Bark with Sweet Laurel

Making heartfelt gifts for friends at home is one peaceful way to bypass the shopping frenzy that can overwhelm our nervous systems. I always love to receive home made cookies or treats, and this is a festive activity you can do with the sprites. Laurel Gallucci  from Sweet Laurel Bakery came by to teach us how ...

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Persian Autumn Dish ~ Adas Polo ~ Lentils and Rice

A favorite hearty recipe

December 8, 2016 | 7 Comments
Persian Autumn Dish ~ Adas Polo ~ Lentils and Rice

For me Autumn conjures up warm and hearty Persian dishes that are scented with the ancient aromas of cardamon, cinnamon, turmeric and coriander. One of my all time favorite Persian rice dishes which I love to serve with the Winter Pomegranate Walnut Stew , is this easy to make lentil and rice dish. You can substitute ...

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Persimmon Colored Memories

A recipe for the orange-colored fruit

November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Persimmon Colored Memories

One of my fondest memories is of having Persimmon cookies made by an adopted grandmother named Betty. She had adopted my father when he was a young exchange student coming to America as a wide eyed 19 year old.  Grandma Betty always smelled of powder, and would always spoil me with persimmon cookies. The texture ...

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