Kale Carbonara

This is my new favorite dish. I had it for dinner last night and lunch again today. Since no one was home, I licked the plate. It’s that good. What you’ll need for 1 serving: 1 Tablespoon coconut oil 1-2 slices of bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 3 cups dinosaur/lacinato kale, center ribs removed, thinly…

Zucchini Summer Salad with Mint and Feta

I wasn’t a big zucchini fan. I never liked it raw. Probably because my mother used to swap it in for cucumbers thinking us kids wouldn’t notice. And I quit ordering it when I ate out because too often it arrived overcooked and mushy. So when my girlfriend told me she was making a cold…

How to Grill Bacon for Easy Clean-up

I love the crisp salty goodness of bacon. It’s great alongside cheesy scrambled eggs, tossed in a spinach salad, plopped into a Bloody Mary, or crumbled on top of mushroom soup. However, I don’t love my house smelling like a diner all day. Whether I heat it in the microwave, sizzle it on the stove…

Balsamic-Rosemary Grilled Chicken or Steak

I’m lucky to live in San Diego where I grill a few nights a week all year round. There are so many things I love about grilling but mostly it’s about less mess in my kitchen and delicious leftovers. I always make extra steak or chicken and thinly slice it the next day to add…

Meatball Making Tip

I often cook meatballs because they make great leftovers. They reheat well and only get better with time. My trick is to bake them in a mini-muffin pan. Baking allows me to do something else around the house while the meatballs cook, instead of babysitting them while they’re browning on the stove. Also, the muffin…