I’m pleased to announce the release of my NEW cookbook, The Best of Back to the Kitchen, Soups & Salads, Vol 1. Over the past 3 years, I’ve paid close attention to what you like and have chosen the most popular recipes on my blog and put them together for you in an easy “E-book” format, handy for your ipad or laptop. Inside you’ll find some of my favorites too, like my Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Basil Soup and my lovely and colorful Thanksgiving treat, Persimmon Pomegranate Salad. Filled with vibrant photographs and handy cooking tips, this book is a collection of 16 fabulous 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.com, Geffner TV, and Santa Barbara Dining & Destinations Magazine.  Nancy lives in Santa Barbara with her husband and daughter. Her son attends college in southern California and visits often for a home cooked meal.  Nancy is featured on:


Avocado Deviled Eggs

by Nancy Newcomer

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Yield 24 eggs


1 dozen hard boiled eggs

1 large avocado

1 TB lemon juice

1 tsp lime juice

1 clove minced garlic

½ tsp sea salt

¼ tsp black pepper

cilantro & cayenne pepper to garnish



Slice hard boiled eggs in half lengthwise. Place yolks in medium sized bowl. Scoop out avocado and, using a fork, mash in bowl with yolks. Add lemon and lime juice, garlic, and salt & pepper, continue to mix until fully combined.
With a spoon or small scooper, add filling back into egg white halves. Lightly sprinkle with cayenne pepper and garnish with sprig of cilantro.


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