Provencal-Style Stuffed Squash

Stuffed Squash

Globe squash have a sweet, delectable flavor and a firm exterior, which makes it perfect for stuffing just about anything. And the French would agree. When we were in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence, we had just the most amazing summer squash, stuffed and seasoned with Provençal herbs and spices.

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La Jolla Crab Salad

crab salad

Here on the west coast, Dungeness crab season starts around November and ends in June. We had this salad when we visited the town of La Jolla, just a little north of San Diego and it was one of the best salads I had ever eaten. Stacked with layers upon layers of crab, avocado and mango. Every bite was better than the one before.

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King Oyster Mushroom Pasta Noodles

King Oyster Mushroom Noodles

Florence, Italy. Also known as Firenze to the locals. It’s a beautiful city, full of history, art, architecture, fine leather, the Arno River, wine, and obviously, under the Tuscan sun, one will find pasta dishes for days – 600 different types of pastas in Italy to be exact.

It’s the city of stuffing pasta in your face until you can’t stuff no more. We took no prisoners. We ate until our bellies were full, until the last drop of wine was savored, and until the sauce from each pasta dish was licked off clean….

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Healthy “Pinkberry” Frozen Yogurt

Paleo Pinkberry

When I first moved to Santa Monica from Colorado almost 8 years ago, I worked with a woman who was on the Pinkberry Diet. She ate a slice of whole wheat toast for breakfast, then Pinkberry yogurt for lunch and Pinkberry yogurt for dinner. That was it. I was baffled.

Welcome to California, where people will try any celebrity or fad diet, except eat real food.

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Paleo Lobster Rolls

rolls

I remember the first time I lost my lobster roll virginity. It was at Santa Monica Seafood. I saw the Lobster Roll on the menu and immediately my eyes lit up. I wanted it. I wanted it bad. So I ordered it. I ate it. I ate it good and hard. One bite after the next until only crumbs of bread were left on my plate. I wiped my mouth smeared with mayonnaise with the back of my hand. I was in lobster roll heaven…and then it happened. That crampy feeling. That twist in my stomach. Without going into too much detail, that was not a fun day for me. …

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Paleo, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Pizza Crust

paleopizzacrust

Welcome to my first recipe post on my new site, Real Food Travel. I’m so excited to share with you all the paleo-fied recipes I’ve created, inspired by our travels from around the world, and most recently, a trek through Europe. We traveled first to Paris where we stayed for a week, then Bordeaux for a week, San Sebastian for three weeks, Biarritz for four nights, Marseille for a few nights, two weeks between Zadar, Split and Vis, then Florence for a few nights, and finally Venice where we stayed for a couple of nights before flying home to Santa Monica.

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