Holiday Treats eBook + Smoked Salmon Omelet

Sorry it’s been a few weeks since I last posted…I’ve been busy working on my new eBook! It’s called Holiday Treats and it was really fun to write.

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I made a sales page for the book here (and I have a sales page for ALL my eBooks here). For the month of December I am running a 1/2 off special on all of them including Holiday Treats. Use the discount code treatyourself during the checkout process and you can buy any or all of the eBooks for just 99 cents each. If you have any trouble at all with the discount code or the downloads, shoot me an email at [email protected] and I’ll be happy to straighten it out for you.

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Since the last two weeks in my kitchen have been all about making and sampling sweet treats, I have been taking care to make sure I am otherwise eating a balanced, calorie-appropriate, nutritious diet (I talk more about my “dessert philosophy” in the intro of Holiday Treats).

One meal I’ve enjoyed a few times recently is this Smoked Salmon Omelet, the recipe for which appears in my print book One Simple Change.


It’s quick to whip up, filling, and delicious. When I know I am going to “have to” eat some carbohydrate-rich cookies (I know…poor me…testing recipes really stinks…NOT), this is a perfect lunch. I’ve photographed the omelet atop a bed of baby arugula- the hot omelet cooked the greens just a bit, which I love!

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Chorizo, Manchego, and Sweet Potato Salad with Zesty Lemon Dressing

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sweet potato and chorizo salad

You might not know this about me, but I get pretty excited about organic, grass-fed meat. Yes, it’s true: I danced quite the happy jig when the folks from America’s Farmstand sent me a beef sampler from Englebert Farms.

While I never got around to writing a One Simple Change blog post about meat, there is actually a chapter in my book about why you might want to reconsider it if meat is something you never eat. There are compelling reasons not to eat industrial meat, of course (like ingesting residues from antibiotics and hormones, as well as genetically modified crops and pesticides that are in the animals’ feed, plus the meat of grain-fed animals has a poor fatty acid profile), but that’s not the meat I am recommending you include in your diet…meat that is raised humanely on grass/pasture is very different from it’s factory-farmed, grain-fed counterpart.

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Panzanella with Avocado, Corn, and Smoked Mozzarella


I am getting ready to spend the weekend with blogger friends old and new at an event called the Big Summer Potluck in Pennsylvania. I am really excited :) I didn’t want to leave before sharing this salad, however, since it’s the first meal I made with ripe heirloom tomatoes from my garden. I’ve had … Read more

Project Food Blog Challenge #7: Video 411

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your votes in Project Food Blog. I am very grateful that I made it through the previous round and was able to create another entry for this contest. For challenge #7, Foodbuzz asked the 48 remaining contestants to “channel your inner Julia Child and put one … Read more

Arugula Salad with Pomegranate, Avocado and Goat Cheese

I’m struggling to write something really interesting about this Arugula Salad with Pomegranate, Avocado and Goat Cheese. I’ve erased the first sentence of this post at lease ten times… The fact is, this salad is made up of what needed to be eaten out of my refrigerator last night. I got home from my kids’ … Read more