Back to the Kitchen: An Adventurous Menu for Labor Day

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It is once again time to put away your white pants and celebrate the end of the summer. The labor unions created Labor Day over 100 years ago. It is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Cooking With Herbs

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY When I moved from my house with a big garden into a townhome,  the thing I missed most was walking outside and clipping the fresh herbs that I needed for a meal.  However, I have do two sunny balconies  in my new place — … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Have a Summer Luau Party!

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BY  GWEN KENNEALLY Where did the Luau come from and where does Hawaiian food get its influences? Hawaiian chefs are accustomed to mixing and matching a multitude of Polynesian, Eastern and Western flavors. Flawlessly and bravely creating a unique … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Recipes for the Fourth of July

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It's  the 4th of July. What a great time to celebrate with friends and family. Growing up it meant hot dogs, burgers, boiled corn, and watermelon. These days, there's a twist—it's  time to rely on the freshness of the … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Berry Delicious Recipes for Summer

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY   Wandering around the open-air market is a favorite past time of mine.  I love to cruise through the booths and check out what is fresh and new. Summer is such an amazing time for berries. There are so many different … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Quinoa Recipes from Breakfast to Dessert

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Quinoa is a delicately flavored grain that was a staple in the ancient Inca diet. One of the world's true super foods, quinoa is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is also a great source of … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Ten Delicious Recipes Using Hard Boiled Eggs

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This holiday weekend did not come close to turning out as I had expected! I was busily preparing food for several celebrations when my daughter came into the kitchen asking for orange juice because she had the sniffles and a sore … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Fresh and Healthy Recipes on the Road to Summer

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I know that Southern California’s winter has been in full force the last week and the thought of bathing suit weather seems far away,  but it's mid March and summer is  just around the corner—and you know what that … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: The Power of Garlic

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY We have a few culinary sayings around our house. First,  when in doubt add more cheese. Second,  you can never use too much garlic. While many lovers are afraid to use a lot of garlic, it is known for its aphrodisiac … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Get your Grill On!

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY The misty mornings in Los Angeles are known as “June Gloom," but all  I know is it is all the signs of summer and I just want to get my grill on! With graduations and all of the festivities that come with the beginning of the … [Read more...]