Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Pancetta Cornbread Stuffing

You know its those first few chilly days of fall if you find yourself splitting two cords of wood with a stuffy nose and pockets full of tissues before autumns first storm rolls in. I spent all morning working my way through biscuit after biscuit of pine with our splitter, while watching the fog slowly …

Parathas, Roti’s, Puri’s and Vada’s Oh My! How to Find India’s Ethnic Food in America

If you live in a larger metropolis town like Los Angeles or Chicago then you may have all kinds of ethnic grocery stores within walking distance perhaps. Living at 7,000 feet in a well-known southern California ski town we are hours away by car to the nearest natural, organic or ethnic grocery store. It sucks …

Curried Eggs with Avocado and Purple Sweet Potatoes

I simply adore my small town Big Bear Lake life; trail running, mountain biking and just breathing in the crisp cool and clean air amongst the pines of this resort town. In the valley below this rural mountain hamlet you would not even know that it’s fall. It’s over a hundred degrees most October days! …

Brown Rice Protein Bowl with Fennel, Pesto and Argentine Shrimp

It was September 16th and overnight autumn was here with chilly breezes, ripe golden delicious apples on the trees and pine needles covering the back yard pavers. Life in a small mountain resort town at 7,000 feet means when fall shows up at our doorstep, summers hot days are definitely over almost before you can say …

How to Throw a Donald Trump Themed Birthday Party

My boyfriend and the love of my life turned 43 today and I found myself asking the question, how can I make Adrian’s birthday great again? My boyfriend simply adores our 45th president and when I sent out the Facebook invites I knew he would love the Donald Trump theme. Then all of our liberal …