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Check out 12 Summer Seafood Dishes by Fallon Carmichael at Foodie.com Lately, it seems like all I have been doing is eating.  Between trips to New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Cincinnati over the last two weeks, let’s just say I have been staying pretty well feed.  One of the common threads amongst all of the amazing dishes I have had lately is that they have all been sea food.  In New Orleans, naturally seafood was on the menu for basically… Read more »

Cauliflower Salad Recipe, Sage + Sparkle

For most of my life I have shunned cauliflower.  Cauliflower was always the one I picked out in the standard “mixed vegetable” assortment. Carrots and broccoli, always won.  Not sure why I stared discriminating against cauliflower, maybe it was because as far as vegetables are concerned, white cauliflower is pretty boring looking… yes, I admit it, I judge my fruit and vegetables by how they look, how vibrant their color is.  But for the past year, I have been loving… Read more »

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Have you ever had one of those crazy weeks, where the last thing you want to do is cook a big meal come Sunday night? This past week was that week for me. Unfortunately, it started with the stomach flu, but I couldn’t let that slow me down. My schedule was packed and I had no choice but to be on my “A” game. The week was filled with recording voice-over for a training video at work, followed by three… Read more »

hearty egg drop soup, recipe, sage and sparkle, food blogger

So according to GMA this morning, it hasn’t been this cold in NYC since 1896!  Currently the temps are a whopping five degrees and with the windchill factor, it feels like -18! Yes, that was NOT a typo… there is in fact a minus sign in front of the 18. Yikes! What’s a girl to do?  Well for me, my warm up plan exist of lots of layers, an obscene amount of tea, and this hearty egg drop soup! I have… Read more »

PEAR AND PROSCIUTTO FLAT BREAD, sage and sparkle

  What a week… but Friday is finally here! One more day of zipping around the bay area for work, first stop San Jose, then I am off to spend the weekend with my family.  Blogging has suffered a little this week, honestly I have just been exhausted.  But know I have tons of content lined up and planned to work on it this weekend and next so that the next couple weeks of crazy travel do not suffer. In… Read more »

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In my opinion, ”Taco Tuesday’s” should be mandatory!  Street tacos, chicken tacos, carne asada tacos, fish tacos with picked cabbage, the list goes on, and I love them all, but then you add pumpkin into the mix and I start doing my happy dance.  Now, I know what you’re thinking… pumpkin tacos? ehh, really?  But, hear me out… think of the pumpkin as a sauce of sorts, not sweet, but savory, mixed with sautéed chicken breast and jalapeños, creating an amazingly delicious… Read more »

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  Fish plays a starring role in dinners around her at least 2-3 times a week.  Typically we love salmon (wild only, never farm grown), trout, halibut, or cod.  But for this particular meal we went with swordfish, which was super easy to make and very yummy. And for those of you that don’t like fish that is too fishy and the texture is pretty firm, so give it a try.  Although be warned, this is not a fish you… Read more »

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Vegtable pasta and gazpacho soup is a perfect summer meal that you can easily prepare any night of the week. I made this this particualr meal a few nights ago and instantly fell in love with the combination of flavors.  I used fresh pasta (which was delicious) however, store bought works just as well.  In total this meal took no more than 30 minutes, from start to finish, was yummy and filling, yet healthy at the same time.  Give it a try this week… Read more »

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I was finally able to dive into my “Cuisine Tonight For Two” – Fall 2013 magazine, that I picked up at Whole Foods a few weeks ago and literally I want to make everything featured.  Over the weekend I was craving Mexican food (typical Cali girl) but instead of going the usually route of tacos, or enchiladas, the Southwestern Grits in the vegetarian section of the magazine caught my eye. My grandma on my dads side is from Louisiana while… Read more »

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This particular dish I have made twice now, so simple and amazingly delicious! Originally inspired by Cookie & Kate, I changed it up a little with a gluten free pasta and added shrimp.  This time I skipped the parmesan on top and removed the pine nuts to make this a gluten-free, dairy-free meal, nut-free meal,  but you can always add this step back it as both are equally delicious. The thing I love about this meal is that first, it’s so… Read more »