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How To Make PERFECT Steak Nachos

On a sunny day in Hermosa Beach, I eagerly awaited the plate of chips, steak and melted cheese coming my way.  I was out with a group of friends having just played beach volleyball for an hour and I was starving for some good ol’fashioned nachos from the restaurant we stumbled upon (that I will […]

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That Time I Won A Car On TV (Pt 1)

Last week we looked back on that time I was interviewed on Huffington Post. but today I want to go revisit another special moment back in the day. (Right now at LIFT Enrichment HQ, January is our SECOND busiest month of the year (the first is September because our Winter after-school classes are  starting  We’re […]

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Veggie Pasta Carbonara with Peas and Spinach

Looking for a delicious and healthy version of pasta carbonara?  Check out our vegetarian version with peas and spinach. Chef Confession: Cooking can be a little tiring, especially dinner.  After a long day at work, it would ultimately be more practical to order food, but when I feel like whipping up a dish that’s comforting and healthy, […]

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Gordon Ramsay’s Classic Side Dish

This pasta doesn’t get much attention: ORZO     In Italian it means “Barley” because it looks like a barley seed, but it’s actually pasta. It’s traditionally used in soups or as a substitute for rice. This recipe is originally from Gordon Ramsay, who is probably one of the most famous chefs in the world. […]

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A Healthy(ish) Treat for the Weekend

I’m going to tell you a secret It’s the HARDEST part about preparing curriculum to teach healthy cooking classes to kids. It’s not the appetizer… Or entrees.. Or veggie sides…. It’s not a breakfast, lunch or dinner. The most challenging recipes to write up are DESSERTS Dessert, in my opinion, is the icing on the […]

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