Order Nancy’s Cookbook

August 31, 2014
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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 […]

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Tuscan Kale & White Quinoa Bean Salad

August 12, 2014
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How about a super easy salad that’s full of good, healthy stuff? You got it My Tuscan Kale & White Bean Quinoa Salad is loaded with vitamins, packed with flavor, and it’s vegan & dairy-free. Perfect for a summer barbeque or a fall potluck. Enjoy! Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 1 bunch Tuscan kale, washed, chopped in […]

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Dairy Free Fudgsicles

May 13, 2014
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Dairy Free Fudgsicles yield: 6 Ingredients: 2 cups coconut milk ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp vanilla ¼ cup honey or maple syrup   Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender for about 1-2 minutes, until fully blended. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze overnight. **Recipe Note: You may use almond milk instead of […]

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15 Minute Healthy Skillet Dinner

May 1, 2014
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Here’s another one of my infamous meals that was created spur of the moment with the ingredients I just happened to have in the fridge. Funny how some of my “fly by night” meals end up being the most popular! This is just a testament to the fact that people love fresh food, cooked simply, […]

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Greening up the Kitchen

May 1, 2014
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Earth Day has come and gone, but really, we should be “living green” every day. Here are few new habits you can implement that will move you toward a healthier, sustainable & “greener” lifestyle. Feel free to add more ideas to the list in the comments section. I LOVE to hear from you. NN *Buy […]

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Prickly Pear Ice Cream

April 29, 2014
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You may have noticed that I rarely post dessert recipes on my blog, but when I do, they have to be exceptional. I absolutely LOVE this recipe because it’s a little different than your average bear and it’s super easy to make. Most people are intrigued when I serve it because they’ve never tasted prickly […]

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Avocado Deviled Eggs

April 22, 2014
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How about a change-up to your good old-fashioned deviled eggs?  Adding avocado not only boosts the flavor of a classic recipe, but you’ll reap ALL the nutritional benefits as well. Avocados are loaded with vitamin B5, B6, C, E, K, folate and have more potassium than a banana! Don’t forget the heart healthy monounsaturated fat […]

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Natural Easter Egg Dyes & The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

April 14, 2014
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Basic Recipe for Natural Dyes Ingredients: 4 cups of water 2 Tablespoons White Vinegar 2 Cups Chopped Veggies/Fruit/Flowers of Choice OR 2 TB Chosen Spice (Turmeric or Paprika work well) Directions: In a sauce pan, add 4 cups of water and 2 TB of white vinegar. Add chopped veggies, fruit, flowers or chosen spice. Bring to […]

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Grilled Salmon with Nopales Salsa

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Twice a year, 3 of my recipes are published in Santa Barbara Dining & Destinations Magazine and I always have fun coming up with a theme that’s local and seasonal.  Festive occasions including Cinco de Mayo, Summer Solstice, and Old Spanish Days/Fiesta attract visitors to our town and bring out the inner-hostess in most of […]

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Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen

March 23, 2014
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Open the windows, let the fresh air in, roll up your sleeves and let’s get cracking on Spring Cleaning your kitchen. First things first: Get a good pair of rubber gloves, soft cloths, and your favorite cleaning supplies. Checklist:  Dusting: ~Door frames and baseboards ~cabinets ~shelves ~chairs/stools/table ~windows & window sills ~light fixtures ~houseplants ~decorative […]

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