Walnuts: 6 Benefits + Giveaway

Walnuts Benefits Giveaway

I’ll admit, I’ve been mildly obsessed with walnuts.

In the past few weeks, I’ve been slipping these butterfly-shaped nuts into many of my meals or simply snacking on a handful as an afternoon treat. It all began when I tried to recreate a Walnut Pesto pasta I had eaten on a recent trip to Italy. The fact that they’re not only seriously delicious but are nutritional powerhouses, makes it even easier for me to add them to my meals. And since I’ve been loving them so much, I wanted to give one of you wonderful readers a chance to indulge in my obsession. I’m giving away walnuts that were generously sent to me by the California Walnut Board which I’ve placed in a lovely Italian glass jar that would make any kitchen counter happy….

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Walnut Pesto Spaghettini & Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

+-*I’m going to get straight to the point. If you like eating nuts, especially walnuts, THIS is THE sauce for you. Look no further. On a recent trip to Italy, I was served a bowl of linguine with the most exquisitely nutty, garlicky and creamy light-brown sauce. I could have sworn I had ordered a…

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White Bean, Kale & Rosemary Soup: Scandal In The Kitchen

+-*What do you do when Olivia Pope walks into your kitchen, hands you her gorgeous designer handbag that you’ve been coveting, and asks you to cook a soup in it for the president of the United States? You put the bag on the stove, turn the heat on, and say “I’m a gladiator in the…

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Apple Tart: A Love Story

+-*Love inspires us to do great things. It motivates us to summon up all our strength and creativity to make the world a better place and to make the lives of the ones we love more fulfilling. I recently learned of the love story of Sam Farber and his wife Betsey, which inspired me to…

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Bountiful Cookbook Giveaway

+-*Behold my latest obsession – Todd Porter and Diane Cu‘s first cookbook, Bountiful: Recipes Inspired by Our Garden. It’s filled with wonderful photographs, recipes and stories. I’m giving away a copy since I think everyone should own it. And here’s why:


Roasted Cornish Game Hen with Bacon and Thyme

+-*“I don’t like turkey”, he said. And I fell in love just a little bit more. You know that part of a new relationship when you whisper your likes and dislikes to each other, looking for similarities and ways to connect? Eagerly clambering all over each other when you discover these similarities, which all feel…

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