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Information, Ingredients, Miscellaneous, Update

Old Town Spice & Tea Merchants

Spice Shopping – Yes, Again! Going to one of my favorite places in Old Town Temecula – The Old Town Spice & Tea Merchants. These awesome ladies have VERY FRESH spices all the time and even if its not on the shelf, just order it, they’ll make it, and drop […]


The Journey is expanding!

There are amazing restaurants, E.A.T Marketplace in Old Towne Temecula being one of the better ones under Chef Leah Di Bernardo (Leah is AMAZING !!!) and other Executive Chefs I have met – what an INCREDIBLE group of nutritional-minded chefs! Cheers to their leading with healthy alternatives! And, incredible farmers […]

Breakfast, Lunch

Avocado Baked Eggs

I like having these once a month or so. I made these again today (to get the picture for the recipe) and also tried something new. I added a couple Baby Spinach leaves to each Avocado pocket before adding the egg – I wont do that again! It tasted wonderful […]

Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks

Strawberry Tomato Gazpacho

I’ve made this dish for MANY years during the hot months. I actually make it a little different each time because I use what’s in the refrigerator. I also always use Cento San Marzano Peeled Tomatoes because they taste perfect with this dish. Great as a snack or side dish […]

Dinner, Ingredients, Lunch, Snacks

Fiesta Taco Boats

UPDATE: I’m convinced these were probably a promotional item – I can’t find them ANYWHERE! Remember I bought some of these Ortega Fiesta Flats to try? Well, it’s Taco Tuesday today so I decided on Tacos for lunch. I started reheating some of the leftover Taco Meat I made a […]


Beyond Meat Burger and Sausage

These are all over the news. I have tried them before and they are actually pretty decent. However I’m going to do something different with them as an ingredient and post the recipe when I make them. The Beyond Meat (and the Impossible Burger for that matter) deserves its own […]


Amazon Whole Foods Finds

Dropped by the Whole Foods Market to spend a Gift Certificate and went on the prowl for some Interesting ingredients. Here’s what I found: The Chickpea Pasta really caught my eye – will try this tonight! The Red and Green Lentil Pastas I’ve tried in a different brand but I’ll […]

Dinner, Lunch

Tacos “Italiano” (an Italian twist)

Traders Joes Red Quinoa is a ingredient for meatless Tacos! With leftovers for 3 more meals! Tacos are a real staple in our house. This is one of my ways to make them. This Red Quinoa package is very simple and easy to bring in some flavor to. I didn’t […]

Breakfast, Lunch

Avocado & Poached Egg Toast

This morning (OK, frequently) my wife requests this delicious dish for Breakfast. Remember this is a very versatile dish that just starts with Toast and Avocado. It can be modified with ingredients you have on hand in the refrigerator! Mix it up, Make it a little different each time, Enjoy […]