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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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  • CODE BLACK: BTS

    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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  • MY FAVORITE EXERCISE: THE PLANK

    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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  • ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

    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.  

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  • TURKEY CHILI

    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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