• Pan Seared Salmon with Spicy Mango & Avocado Salsa

    Inspired from a friend’s “healthy lunch” photo I  found on social media, I stumbled upon this creation almost accidentally.  At a recent trip to the market, I envisioned the photo, and grabbed the ingredients that I thought would work.  I don’t think I’ve ever seared salmon in the past.  I’ve…

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  • Fool-proof sautéed (stir-fry) vegetables

    Honestly, I wasn’t going to post this recipe. I was messing around on Instagram, and posted some video in my “story” of what I was cooking today, and just so happened to receive a

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  • …a brief encounter

    I tapped my horn ever so lightly and kindly gestured, “You can make a right on red.” The car in front of me had stopped, and with no pedestrians in the crosswalk, nor any approaching the crosswalk, and no oncoming traffic in sight, I had assumed the woman in the…

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    The thought of starting a new exercise regimen can be quite daunting. Feeling out of shape or weak can be disheartening and can sometimes make a goal just seem so far out of reach. Discouragement sets in before the start, and can often put off that start date until tomorrow,…

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  • Happy Holidays!

    T’is the season!!  🙂  (And it is truly my FAVORITE) Wishing you all a magical holiday season, and a very happy and healthy New Year that’s filled with love and light!! May all of your dreams come true. Love, Dina xx

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    Growing up on the East Coast, I always looked forward to Fall.   Leaves on trees changing color, a slight chill in the air, and coming home from school to the welcoming fragrance of whatever mom happened to be cooking for dinner.  There’s just something about coming in from the…

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    Those of you who know me, know I like to eat healthy. So when I cook meat dishes, I tend to substitute ground turkey for ground beef. I find turkey lighter. There’s less saturated fat, so it’s leaner. I also find it easier to digest than red meat. And since…

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  • Cauliflower Fried Rice

    I love Chinese fried rice as much as the next gal. I mean, what’s not to love about it?  It’s delicious; the texture, the flavor, all of it.  When I was a kid, my mother showed me how to make fried rice with left over white rice.  As an adult,…

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