cauliflower-lasagna-21This low carb, gluten-free and lightened up lasagna uses cauliflower noodles in place of traditional lasagna pasta.

I’m really excited to share this recipe with you today. I’ve been wanting to try to make this for a while now, and of course I made it on one of the hottest days we’ve had in San Diego. With the oven working hard, the house became really, really hot. But when I cut out the first slice and saw all that melted cheese, it was worth it.


Things have been a little crazy around here lately, so sorry if the post scheduling seems a bit off. It just seems to be one thing after another that I’ve had to deal with.

Black bean hummus is mixed with green chili peppers, fresh tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese for a delicious spicy dip.

I have to confess: I’ve never tasted a hummus made with black beans until now. And I love this one so I wish I hadn’t waited so long! This dip is great served with some tortilla chips or vegetables but I can also see it making a good spread for tacos, toast and more.


Cinnaholic, a gourmet cinnamon roll bakery chain that was featured on an episode of the tv show Shark Tank, recently expanded into San Diego, opening one of five locations planned.

I’ve discussed this before, but I’m an avid Shark Tank viewer. I especially take interest in the food companies and find myself simultaneously watching and researching whether or not I can buy the products whenever there is a food business receiving positive reviews from the sharks. I distinctly remember Cinnaholic because everyone on the show was raving about their cinnamon rolls and I immediately wanted to try them.

So I was really excited to hear they had expanded to San Diego. They opened last weekend and I was invited in to sample a few rolls.

This first location is inside Mission Valley mall. There are a handful of outdoor tables around the kiosk and the table tops are decorated with beautiful pictures of fruit toppings and their logo.