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Shrimp and Bok Choy Cabbage – easy, fast and low in calories!

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This dish comes together fast and is delicious and easy! Shrimp and Bok Choy Ingredients Onion chopped Garlic one clove minced Shrimp 10 per person Bok Choy Chopped Olive oil 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp of Black sesame seeds  Salt and … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Basil Pesto – yum

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 I just threw together a yummy dinner for my husband – here is the recipe ! Enjoy!   Shrimp and Basil Pesto Ingredients: Enough shrimp for 2 people ( frozen) 2 large tablespoons ( overflowing) of Basil Pesto ( Costco … Continue reading

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A gorgeous picture of our little family – all looking healthy and happy! Lucky us! And a great zucchini salad

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 Summers are wonderful in California – actually any time of year is great! And here is a super summer salad – no need to cook – light and easy to make – enjoy! Also a great picture of my son … Continue reading

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Shakshuka – a Middle Eastern dish that is delicious!

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Shakshuka is served in the Middle East especially in Israel – you can find it in the USA in many middle eastern restaurants. It is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner or in between and with warmed fresh pita is divine! … Continue reading

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Lovely recipe ( healthy too) for Idaho Trout and Swiss Chard! YUM!

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Came across this recipe and tried it out. It was really divine. So easy and quick too. We grow our own garlic, rosemary, onions, swiss chard, thyme, etc etc – so it was easy to pull together. Just had to … Continue reading

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Making Mole – the Mexican way – another of Max’s grandmother’s recipes

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Our farm manager Max had a wonderful grandmother – Florentina – and this is her recipe. Of course she made this decades ago in Mexico when there were no blenders, and so she ‘pureed’ by rubbing stones together with the … Continue reading

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Max Arteaga Blue Cheese Pineapple Sauce -truly – its amazing!

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 Max Arteaga  Blue Cheese Pineapple Sauce   Max is our farm manager  – and is an amazing cook, florist and handyman – and he and his family are friends since he has worked for us for 34 years. A beautiful … Continue reading

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Best Chili Ever! Using a tip that makes it taste amazing! In the slow cooker of course!

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 Chili in the slow cooker is one of my favorite things to make – soooo easy! I tried out this recipe and after a few experiments found a way to make it truly exceptional! ENJOY! Little Farm Slow Cooker Chili … Continue reading

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Our Farm Manager Max Arteaga has the best seasoning mix! Here it is! Use on all main course holiday foods!

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We use this seasoning mix on everything – fish, meat, poultry and vegetables. I even added it to a cheese sandwich the other day! YUM! And so easy. Try it out!  Little Farm Manager Max Arteaga’s Seasoning Mix – for … Continue reading

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Finding an easy fast comfort food dish that the whole family will LOVE! Here it is!

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 What is the kind of food that your family considers to be COMFORT FOOD? We have a number of dishes that come from our heritage in South Africa – and a few that we picked up  along the way. One … Continue reading

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Turkey Meatballs with a twist

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Our farm manager share his recipe for Turkey Meatballs and frankly, they are the best I have EVER tasted! Max Arteaga is a really great cook – makes a terrific Paella and more! Here is one of his best! This … Continue reading

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Easy, fast, delicious and using my favorite slow cooker!

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This is easy and tasty and fast! Throw everything into the slow cooker and go about your day – your home smells divine when you return! Slow Cooker Chicken and Olives   Ingredients: 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 (6ounce) can tomato … Continue reading

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Rice – staple food for many peoples – and we love it too!

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Here is a really easy rice recipe. Saute one chopped onion and two chopped garlic cloves with one chopped red pepper and one chopped yellow pepper OR 1 cup of chopped tomatoes and 1/2 cup of chopped chives – in … Continue reading

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A simple chicken recipe for the summer ( or any time actually!)

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Balsamic Chicken Breasts Ingredients 1/2 cup of Balsamic Vinegar 4 Chicken Breasts 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard 4 tbsp Olive oil 2 garlic cloves Salt and pepper to taste 1 pint of cherry tomatoes cut in half ( you can see … Continue reading

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Delicious Beet Soup

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It is the time for fresh beets and so I could not resist making beet soup. We love it – and add small hard boiled eggs ( quail eggs) and it makes for a healthy and filling meal. Of course … Continue reading

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Tip Hero is a great site to help with cooking and baking tips! Here is a great video and recipe ! Enjoy

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This is truly spectacular for those who eat meat. We do! INDIVIDUAL BEEF WELLINGTONS Serves 2 generously You’ll Need – Two 2 ½-to-3-inch-tall pieces beef tenderloin (filet mignon), about ¾ pound – 1 tablespoon vegetable oil – 3 tablespoons unsalted … Continue reading

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Low Calorie Mash – mashed cauliflower that is! Served with smoked chicken and salad – yum!

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Yes it doesn’t sound so great but it tastes amazing! Truly! Give it  a try! Ingredients: 1 cauliflower 1 TBSP of Oil ( canola or olive) 1 medium sized onion 1 large garlic clove 2 -4 TBSP of non fat … Continue reading

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Cabbage Casserole – a one dish dinner that could not be easier! In the Slow Cooker of course!

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Cabbage Roll Casserole Ingredients 2 pounds ground chicken 1 cup chopped onion 1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce ( note this is NOT ketchup!) 3 1/2 pounds chopped cabbage 1 cup uncooked brown rice ( you could use white rice but we … Continue reading

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A new way to do Cauliflower and Broccoli – so that kids will LOVE them!

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These tend not to be favorite vegetables although when they are cooked as below – they become really delightful and our grandsons love them! Give it a try! I have included some lower calorie options for you below – after … Continue reading

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A great side dish for all seasons – but especially when cherry tomatoes and asparagus are plentiful

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I love cherry tomatoes and this dish combines them with asparagus. Very good and fairly low calorie too! The kids were not crazy about it – but the adults loved it! Asparagus and Tomato Balsamic Side Dish Ingredients 1 pound … Continue reading

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