• Technical Difficulties

    It has come to our attention that Dina’s YOU TUBE channel has been compromised. As many of the videos that are posted here are directly linked to YOU TUBE, until the issue is remedied, they unfortunately will not be viewable.

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  • Vegetable Frittata

    “What’s a frittata?”  A frittata is basically a cross between an omelet and a quiche.  Unlike the quiche, it’s prepared without the milk/cream and crust, so it’s healthier and has less calories.  It’s also really filling, can be eaten hot, cold or at room temp, and is a wonderfully convenient,…

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  • Miso Black Cod with sautéed broccolini & shishito peppers

    Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a passion for cooking; Which is really great, because it compliments my passion for eating quite nicely. 🙂 Last weekend, I had the good fortune to have my friend, Chef Jamie Lauren stop by. 

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  • Flying High

    Filming on location can be a lot of fun, for a number of reasons; Experiencing different people, cultures, cuisine, or perhaps just appreciating a change of scenery and the same ol’ daily routine. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fond of traveling.

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    Typically when actors meet on projects, they receive their audition material a day or two before.  Of course, there are times when that amount of time can be shortened or lengthened, but on this particular

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  • 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. 

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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.

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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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