California LYFEstyle Recipes & Interview

Still image of video from LYFE Kitchen interview featuring the Kale Smoothie.

Meet Chef Jeremy Bringardner of LYFE Kitchen Step inside the kitchen with me at LYFE in Culver City, California. My crew and I caught up with Chef Jeremy Bringardner for some cooking tips, recipes and the scoop on what’s cookin’ … continue reading . . .

Irish Soda Bread Recipe For St. Patrick’s Day – Easy

Photo of sliced Irish Soda Bread with a pat of butter and cup of tea.

Irish Soda Bread Recipe Photos & Story By: Eve Ross Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! …A St. Patrick’s Day Blessing On You! I am indeed a good bit Irish, my auburn hair passed down from my grandmother, Maggie Higgins. This … continue reading . . .

Roasted Beet Dip

Roasted Beet Dip & Udi's baguette and tosted pizza crust points.

Roasted Beet Dip (served with baked Udi’s pizza crust and Udi’s Gluten Free Baguette) This dish was served to us as an appetizer while we were cooking up a storm in Studio City. This dip is such a beautiful color … continue reading . . .

Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes, Interview & How-to Video

EncinoMom's Lisa Keating whipping up a Gluten Free appetizer at Cook LA

Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes, Interview, How-to Video The EncinoMom Team visited the teaching kitchen at Studio City’s, CookLA where we cooked up and taste tasted recipes from Chef Liz Alexanian’s Gluten Free Sides and Appetizers menu using products from Udi’s … continue reading . . .

Gluten-Free Stuffing Recipe

Gluten Free Stuffing from Udi's and Chef Liz Alexanian. Contest winner Jackie Akhurst pictured here.

Gluten-Free Caramelized Leeks and Herb Stuffing Recipe Recipe by Chef Liz Alexanian, Cook LA Gluten-Free for the holidays? Impossible you say? Think again. We had the opportunity to taste test a series of GF recipes developed by Chef Liz Alexanian … continue reading . . .

Golden Beet Salad Recipe With Pistachios From Chef Tim

Video still from the Sidecar Restaurant as Chef Tim Kilcoyne demonstrates his Beet Salad Recipe on EncinoMom.TV

Golden Beet Salad Recipe With Pistachios From Chef Tim In this easy Beet Salad Recipe from Chef Tim Kilcoyne, owner of the Sidecar Restaurant in Ventura, California, you’ll pick up a great tip for beet handling. Sit down with host … continue reading . . .

What Olympians Eat

Photo of Jicama Slaw on EncinoMom from Chobani and their Olympian's Refueling Station.

Ever wonder what Olympians eat to fuel their amazing feats? I recently worked out (there’s an overstatement on my part) with Lashinda Demus at a boot camp on the beach. Yeesh. I may never compete in the Olympics (you never … continue reading . . .

Beet Salad Recipe with Blood Orange and Pistachios

Photo of Beet Salad as served at the Sidecar restaurant in Ventura, California

Beet Salad Recipe with Blood Orange and Pistachios Courtesy of Chef Tim Kilcoyne, Owner of the Sidecar Restaurant in Ventura, California. This Beet Salad Recipe with Blood Orange also uses Pistachios from Santa Barbara and locally produced goat cheese. For … continue reading . . .

Grilled Cantaloupe Recipe From EncinoMom

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Grilled Cantaloupe Recipe – so easy! This grilled cantaloupe recipe is super simple and is ready to serve in a flash! There are only two ingredients, fresh cantaloupe and fresh oranges, so I’m not sure if it even qualifies as … continue reading . . .

Summer Breeze, Strawberry Bruschetta Recipe

Photo of Strawberry Bruschetta being served with tent pitched in the distance.

Strawberry Bruschetta Recipe, inspired by a Pinterest post. This easy recipe for Strawberry Bruschetta is great for serving outdoors this summer when temperatures soar. The fresh and unexpected flavor of slightly sweetened strawberries with olive oil, mellow balsamic vinegar, salt, … continue reading . . .

Ready For Memorial Day

Lisa Keating of EncinoMom's photo of red peppers, asparagus, and yellow squash preped and ready for the grill.

Memorial Day Weekend is here and we are ready to grill! Sliced crook necked squash, red peppers, asparagus and fresh rosemary from the garden are arranged and ready to head to the BBQ. Drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and … continue reading . . .

Baked Avocado Eggs and Hollandaise Recipe

Photo of California style Avocado baked with egg and Hollandaise sauce by Lisa Keating of EncinoMom.

Try Baked Avocado Egg with Hollandaise Hearts For Valentine’s Day Here’s a simple recipe for an elegant breakfast or brunch inspired by a photo I saw recently on Pinterest. The original photo looked so amazing, I had to try it … continue reading . . .

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

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Do you have a can of pumpkin purée rankling around in the cupboard? Here’s a quick tip for a warm and satisfying soup that makes up in a jiffy and takes the chill out of lunch on a winter’s day … continue reading . . .

Raw Pumpkin Salad Recipe

Pumpkin Pomegranite Beet

Raw Pumpkin Salad Recipe This raw pumpkin salad recipe is refreshing and hearty, perfect for an afternoon in Autumn. I just learned that you can eat pumpkin raw! I never considered it before, but it’s just another kind of squash! … continue reading . . .

Super Sweet, End Of Summer Watermelon

EncinoMom - Super Sweet, End Of Summer Watermelon

Watermelon Salad Recipe Fresh from the Farmer’s Market, this super sweet watermelon keeps the taste of summer in the house even when the kids are back to school. Try cutting it in bite sized cubes (or balls) and mixing with … continue reading . . .

Easy Gazpacho Recipe From EncinoMom

EncinoMom - Easy Gazpacho

Ahh, Gazpacho! 2-3 cups fresh tomatoes, peeled 1 large cucumber, peeled 1 red pepper 1/2 small yellow onion 2 scallions 3 cloves of garlic 3 Tablespoons olive oil 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar 2 cups chicken broth 2 teaspoons hot sauce … continue reading . . .

Grilled Artichoke Recipe

EncinoMom - Grilled Artichoke Recipe

Grilled Artichoke Recipe Grilling really brings out the flavor of this California favorite. Artichokes are easy to grow in your home garden and were popular as ornamental plants mid-century. Grilling these has turned some picky eaters into fans of this … continue reading . . .

Something Healthy This Way Comes, Organic Brussel Sprouts

EncinoMom - Grilled Brussel Sprouts

Organic Brussel Sprouts, Grilled Okay, I know, you don’t really like brussel sprouts. Maybe they need their own Fan page on facebook! These poor, maligned, cruciferous morsels deserve a fresh look. When I was growing up, I always knew when … continue reading . . .

Zucchini Recipe: What To Make When The Zucchini Genie Visits

EncinoMom - Zucchini Recipe: What To Make When The Zucchini Genie Visits

The largest zucchini on this platter is 22 inches long and 14 inches in circumference! This visit from the “Zucchini Genie” sparked a new recipe: 3 medium zucchinis, shredded into 6 beaten eggs with 1 cup of Feta cheese, freshly ground pepper … continue reading . . .

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