Whole Grain Spaghetti with Shrimp and Arugula

Whole Grain Spaghetti with Shrimp and Arugula

Stressed and pressed for time during the week? This healthy whole grain pasta/arugula dish is quick, easy, and the perfect tasty comfort to get you through those exhausting work nights.

Southern Californian Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Southern Californian Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Seafood is often considered an expensive, bougie treat.  I've noticed that I tend to suggest  replacing a majority of the red meat in ones diet with seafood for the obvious health benefits, while ignoring the strain that this places on ones wallet. Shrimp tends to be the least-expensive option in the seafood section, and has [...]

10 Ways to get a Workout in the Winter

10 Ways to get a Workout in the Winter

Working out in the winter is hard;  yes, even in California.  It's dark, it's cold, and you're wearing a lot of layers.  All sound like great excuses to laze around on your couch drinking eggnog, but it's especially important to keep up your workouts as the days shorten.  Exercise will keep off those winter blues [...]

A Little Sicily Feast

A Little Sicily Feast

If you know me or read my blog, you probably know that I am obsessed with Sicily, and consider myself a Sicilian at heart. When considering my Sunday plans, I jumped on the opportunity to attend the 21st annual Sicilian Festival in downtown San Diego's Little Italy.  I prepared myself for the inevitable feasting and [...]

Zuppa di Pesce or Cioppino?

Zuppa di Pesce or Cioppino?

Zuppa di pesce, cioppino, bouillabaisse, burrida de raya, suquet de peix. They all are in the fish stew genre, but what makes them different? Many Americans believe cioppino to be Italian for its Italian name.  They are wrong, at least partially.  Cioppino is in fact a Californian invention, and San Francisco can take full credit [...]