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Love Almonds? You’ll be addicted to these!!

My friend made these last week for a party.  They are truly addictive, healthy, and great to serve at parties, with cocktails or just as a quick snack.

2 1/3 Cup whole raw almonds

1/3 Cup Splenda baking sugar or regular granulated sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ( Add more if you want more Heat )

1 Tablespoon of fennel seeds

3 Tablespoons of water

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until almonds are well coated.  Spread out flat on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray  ( a quick tip is to use non-stick tin foil to speed up cleaning time).  Place tray in a pre-heated oven at 325 degrees.  Cook for 25 minutes, turning almonds every 5 minutes.  When almonds are golden brown on both sides, remove from oven and let cool.  Once cool, place in bowl and enjoy!

The Benefit that keeps on giving!

Another Health benefit from Chef Martini:

Chef Martini is known for  creating “Yummy” meals designed to help heal the body and support continued good health but she is also known for educating others about what we are putting in our bodies and how we can keep our bodies healthy and up to par. It’s all about the sweets! Be sure to eat something sweet within forty-five minutes of finishing your workout, such as honey, to recover and benefit the most from your workout. Honey provides a natural source of energy because of the carbohydrates that supply fuel to the body. Honey is recommended for just about anyone who wants to burn fat! Honey has the ability to immediately enhance our endurance and performance.  Honey also decreases muscle exhaustion, the organic sugars, glucose and fructose aid in preventing fatigue during athletic activities. The glucose found in honey is responsible for providing instantaneous energy; whereas fructose helps maintain energy because it is absorbed slower. The athlete’s chef Martini trains consumes a teaspoon of honey right before they work out, which is all that you need. Honey can also be replaced with Agave.

Almond Pane Pardue

Apple Pan Pardue

12-16 slices of bread,Brioche, Challah, Farm style, French
6 eggs
2 c. Vanilla Almond milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2-3 Tbs. brown sugar
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
4 egg whites(room temp)
2 c. Almond Granola

Preheat oven to 350.
Oil 9×13 baking dish.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk 6 whole eggs, almond milk, and next 5 ingredients to create your custard.
In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites to soft peak stage.
Dip bread slices into custard, and then into egg whites.
Cover bottom of baking dish completely with soaked bread.
Sprinkle one cup of granola over first layer.
Dip remaining bread into custard, and then egg whites, layering on top of the granola.
Pour any remaining custard, and spoon egg whites over entire casserole and Sprinkle with the last cup of granola.
Place baking dish on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper, and place into hot oven. Bake forty five minutes.
Remove from oven, and allow to rest 5 minutes before cutting.
Serve with warm syrup or compote of your choice.

Chef Tina Martini is Back!

It’s “Martini Time” at luxury B&B in La Jolla

The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla, a Luxury 15 room boutique B&B a block from the beach in sunny San Diego’s finest coastal community,  is proud to announce that Celebrity Chef Tina Martini is the newest member to join our staff.  Chef Tina is happy to be back in her hometown of San Diego after completing her mega-hit  live cooking show, “Martini Time with Chef Tina Martini” in Las Vegas, Nevada. With over 26  years of professional culinary experience and a passion for creating “Yummy” meals designed to help heal the body and support continued good health,  we are privileged to have Chef Tina exclusively at The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla


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