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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I love talking with foodie friends, sharing recipes, ideas, life philosophies, and hearing how about what inspires them. If you ever want to eavesdrop on the conversation, make sure you tune in for my weekly podcast, The Dish with Nancy Newcomer. One of my favorite past guests is fellow blogger Alice Phillips of Ally’s Kitchen. I love her down to earth quality and her Bohemian Bold style of cooking and approach to life. I always learn something new from Miss Ally~ this woman cooks more than anyone I know! When putting together ideas for a recent show, I wanted to include some crockpot recipes…who better to consult with than Ally!

My lovely friend has created a 6 ingredient slow cooker recipe that’s so simple that just about anybody can handle…even those of you who say you hate to cook (who are you people anyway?!).  Her Picante Chicken Tinga is especially great because it saves tons of precious time especially when you’re trying to get other things done AND it’s easy, on the cheap and super healthy. Trust me, this one is tasty! Thank you Miss Ally~ I appreciate you letting me share your “love in a pot”! Original Post: Picante Chicken Tinga

Picante Chicken Tinga

serves 6+

3 lbs. chicken (I used 2 thighs, bone-in, skin on for flavor & 3 chicken breast filets)
1 jar (16 oz.) Medium spicy salsa
1 cup water
2 tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. sea salt
1 can (4.5 oz.) green chiles, diced


Put the chicken, salsa, water, cumin, and salt in a slow cooker. Cook on high for about 3 hours. Check a couple of times just to blend and stir. After about 3 to 3 ½ hours, chicken will be tender and can be shredded with a fork.

Use tongs to remove the chicken skin and bones from the thighs. Add the green chilies and blend. Ready to serve however you wish—over rice, on a bun as a sandwich, with beans—get creative!


Summer Squash Chicken

July 10, 2015
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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 Ingredients: 2 TB olive […]

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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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