Posts tagged ‘san diego’

October 5th, 2014

Cooking with Cookbook – Tavola Calda

by Lauren

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Gregorio and Filippo are the “new” guys on the Little Italy block, sharing amazing Italian dishes in a very unique way. Cookbook Tavola Calda, offers the perfect variety of meals that are already cooked, prepared and ready for hungry customers to pick what they want for a quick lunch to go, or a pleasant, leisurely dining experience.

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We were invited to come help cook a few dishes and see what Cookbook Tavola Calda is all about. Chef Gregorio planned … Read more...

May 12th, 2014

Roasted Turkey, Brie & Apple Butter Wrap

by Chrissy

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For Mother’s Day weekend, although I wasn’t able to be with my Momma, I know she would have loved these tasty wraps. The smokey roasted turkey, and the sweet and tangy spiced apple butter spread remind me a little bit like the holidays and cooking in the kitchen together. The creamy brie and the crisp apple are the perfect fillings.

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Now that I think of it, this is kind of like a cheese board wrapped up in a carb cloak. … Read more...

August 1st, 2013

Cakey Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies {+ coffee ice cream sandwich}

by Chrissy

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These cookies are soft, fluffy, and have just the perfect amount of banana flavor.
I’m not sure yet if they are more on the chocolate chip cookie gone healthy side, or more of the slice of banana bread gone unhealthy side.

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It doesn’t really matter because, regardless, I will eat 5 in one sitting. They are as light and cakey as air, and they seem to vanish by the handful.

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Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better we … Read more...

July 11th, 2013

Bacon Blue Cheese Burgers

by Chrissy

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These burgers. THESE burgers are fan-tastic.

Just the right amount of flavor, all throughout.

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Topped, but not dominated by, blue cheese and crispy bacon, you will be well on your way to a fulfilling food-coma stupor. But it’ll be a heavenly one.

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Using good ground meat is key. We like to use a leaner meat (85/15), and grass fed/organic, when possible. It really makes all the difference.

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Also, don’t flip those burgs to and fro. Just once will do. You … Read more...

June 17th, 2013

Mango, Banana & Almond Butter Smoothie

by Chrissy

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I spent all weekend out in the beautiful sunshine. I think the only times that I came inside was to eat a real meal and to sleep.

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Between surfing down at my favorite long boarder’s spot and biking down the boardwalk several miles in an attempt to avoid jammed up parking lots, so I could play beach volleyball, there was barely time for anything else.

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I normally pack my beach bag with some snacks, but after expending energy all day … Read more...