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Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica Presents a Guest Chef Dinner with Baker/Author Chad Robertson of Tartine

Santa Monica is host to many great restaurants, but none has as unique a concept as the Rustic Canyon Seasonal Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen. Growing out of founder Josh Loeb’s love of serving intimate dinners for friends at his … Continue reading

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Cook up Some Jambalaya for Mardi Gras

In the Catholic church, Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” is the last day of celebration before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. There used to be so many restrictions on food during Lent, people would have a big bash on … Continue reading

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Simple New Year’s Dinner for Good Health and Wealth

I grew up eating black-eyed peas and cabbage every New Year’s Day – especially with cornbread – which is supposed to give you good health and wealth for the new year. There may be luck in there too, but I … Continue reading

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Food Kick Pick: Kale

Kale here, kale there, kale, kale every where! All this talk about kale! I know you’ve seen more kale snacks in your local health food stores lately.  If you’re like me and were asking, “what the kale is going on here?” … Continue reading

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Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Summer is around the corner and it’s sad to say I’ve fallen off the wagon. You know… the one shaped like a carrot? Or a bell pepper if you’re me. I’ll have to admit, I’m an emotional eater and I think it’s safe … Continue reading

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Bulgarini’s Affogato: Drowned with Pleasure

It’s a desperate but luxurious move to add ice cream to your coffee. but thanks to the proliferation of gelato bars with espresso machines, we are able to take the idea a step beyond. Affogato is becoming increasingly popular in LA. … Continue reading

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Dude Food: Eggplant Parmesan

‘The Dude’ constantly checks and works on his recipes to determine if this or that is needed or improves the situation. Man, the new changes to this one really seem to make a difference and so it stands…(for now)   … Continue reading

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Mohawk Bend

When Mohawk Bend opened last year, it was with a lot of press and hoopla. I’ve been quietly slipping in for lunch and dinner since last Halloween, and have yet to be disappointed. Like its sister restaurant, Tony’s Darts Away, … Continue reading

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Dude Food: Blueberry-Apple Pie

Blueberry-Apple Pie 1 pkg.(2 crusts) Marie Callender’s frozen pie crust..(These are just as good as any ‘from scratch’ recipe I have.) 24oz. pkg. fresh bluberries 5 Granny Smith or Pippen apples (peeled,cored, sliced) 2 cups organic sugar 1/3 stick butter … Continue reading

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Dude Food: Chili Mac Casserole

  Chili-Mac Casserole Ok.. Here we go: This recipe is sized to go into a Large disposable turkey roasting pan. 1 1/4 lbs. lrg. elbow macaroni (lt. al-dente) 2 quarts ‘Tommy’s chili’ or comparable substitute  Sauce:  1 1/2 lb. Velveta … Continue reading

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