I’m pleased to announce the debut of my new radio show: The Dish with Nancy Newcomer. My passion for fresh food, farmers markets, and family dinners are just the beginning of the conversation. I’ll share my favorite foodie finds, kitchen & entertaining tips and feature interviews with experts in cooking, health, nutrition, food, wine, & more. Provocative, informative, fun and fabulous, The Dish with Nancy Newcomer airs Tuesdays, 12noon PST and on-demand on Empower Radio. Thanks to my amazing sponsor, Go Cleanse for making it all possible! Also available on-demand through i-heart radio, i-tunes, & Stitcher Radio. To order Go Cleanse or for more info, call the FAB coaches at (805) 500-4644.

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Grab a copy of my e-cookbook,  The Best of Back to the Kitchen, Soups & Salads, Vol 1,  a collection of 16 of my most favorite recipes using fresh, farmer’s market bounty.  It makes for a perfect “go to” in the kitchen when you’re looking for a healthy meal to serve your family. Read it on your ipad, laptop, desktop or download in PDF form to print out.

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About Nancy:  Nancy Newcomer, is a food blogger, radio personality and an accomplished cook & creator of simple, healthy meals made from fresh, organic  ingredients. With an emphasis on local farmer’s market bounty, her Facebook blog, “Back to the Kitchen: Healthy Living with Real Food” is followed by people in more than 28 countries. She is a contributor to Empoweradio.comGeffner TV, and Santa Barbara Dining & Destinations Magazine.  Nancy is featured on:

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Summer Squash Chicken

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by Nancy Newcomer

Here’s a quick and easy skillet dinner for the summer using all that fresh garden bounty~ Summer Squash :) You’ll have dinner ready in 30 minutes flat! And…this recipe fits into the GoCleanse protocol if you’re on an 11 or 30 day cleanse.

Summer Squash Chicken

Serves 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes


2 TB olive oil

½ white onion, thinly sliced

9 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

6-8 thinly sliced summer squash

1 cup carrots, peeled, sliced, & quartered

1 cup celery, sliced

½ cup chicken broth

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp white pepper

2 TB chopped parsley


In large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on med/high~ add onion and chicken. Sautee until brown on both sides, pull out of pan and set aside. Add second tablespoon of olive oil on medium, add summer squash, carrots, & celery~ sautee for about 2 minutes. Add chicken back into pan. Add chicken broth, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, white pepper and chopped parsley. Cover with lid and let cook for about 7 minutes on a low to medium simmer.

Serving Size:
1½ thighs
Calories per serving:
317 calories


Rib-Eye Steak

June 20, 2015
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With summer here, what could be better than cooking steaks out in the back yard? I recently interviewed grilling expert, recipe developer, & food blogger Christie Vanover of Girls Can Grill on my podcast, The Dish with Nancy Newcomer.  We discussed her ideas on the best way to approach your  grilling. From technique to rubs and […]

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Asian Summer Soup

May 23, 2015
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Here’s a great summer soup that can be made in about 30 minutes or less depending on how fast you chop! I love all the veggies and you are welcome to add others that are in season or fit your personal taste buds. This recipe is also compatible with the GoCleanse Program that I have […]

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Santa Barbara Sunset Cocktail

May 14, 2015
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This week on my podcast, The Dish with Nancy Newcomer, I shared my favorite Summer Cocktails, including this one, the Santa Barbara Sunset. Super refreshing and truly an excellent libation that you may enjoy any time of year. This recipe is also in the Spring/Summer 2015 edition of Santa Barbara Dining & Destinations Magazine along […]

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7 Rituals for Spring Renewal

May 14, 2015
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I stumbled upon this article and it resonated with me so much that I decided to dedicate a podcast to discuss the subject with my pal Lisa Brown~Just 2 girlfriends chatting at the kitchen table Listen in on The Dish with Nancy Newcomer. Here’s the original post published by Abigail Brenner M.D. on March 28, 2013 […]

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Super Shrimp Salad

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People have asked me what I eat while I’m on the Go Cleanse program~ this would be one of my “go-to’s”. My Super Shrimp Salad is tasty, beautiful, healthy, and easy to make~ perfect choice for a meal while doing the cleanse or just about anytime! (FYI, I’ve lost 50 lbs on Go Cleanse~ for […]

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Tangerine Dream Halibut with Arugula & Heirloom Tomato Salad

January 25, 2015
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For the key to your sweetie’s healthy heart, how about a home-cooked dinner made with love and fresh ingredients? Set a pretty table, light some candles, and get ready to cook! Fish is always a good choice and takes minimal effort to prepare. Try my heart-healthy Tangerine Dream Halibut with Arugula & Heirloom Tomato Salad. […]

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Happy New Year~ New Me, New You!

January 8, 2015
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Happy New Year! I’m thrilled to be starting 2015 down 49 lbs from where I was a year ago. Many of you have followed my progress with Go Cleanse and I’m feeling fantastic!  Last year, I started the program after a friend experienced great results. I watched her for months, did my own research about […]

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Derby Pie

November 27, 2014
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Derby Pie was introduced to our family when our cousins moved to Kentucky and they would ship this delectable dessert out to us in California.  In those days, it seemed very decadent and exotic to receive it special delivery and it always came from a special bakery in Louisville, KY. Not sure which one, but […]

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Before & After on Go Cleanse

November 18, 2014
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WHOO HOOooo!! Down 47 lbs on the Go Cleanse Program~ If you want to find out more, please pop over to the site and you can chat with the awesome coaches. If you talk to Rita, tell her “hi”–she’s my coach and she herself lost 50 lbs many years ago and has kept it off. […]

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