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Bon Appetit Butternut Squash Risotto

Sep 27, 2022 10:34:47 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes


Indulge with this Butternut Squash Risotto recipe from Chef Jasmine of Pacifica Senior Living Sterling. Hearty, filling, and prefect for fall, it is a delicious take on comfort food.  With rich, creamy butternut squash, and a punch of sage, this savory dish will be a new fall favorite.

Risotto is a dish made with love. Slow cooked and constantly tended to, it is a special treat that is perfect for a fall occasion, family gathering, or dinner party. You can bring home a taste of pacifica Senior Living sterling for yourself, and try this recipe at home! Chef Jasmine makes it easy to replicate this signature dish in your own kitchen.

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Employee Spotlight: Chef Jaime of the Park Lane

Sep 14, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Employee Spotlight, Dining


Chef Jamie has been an integral part of the Pacifica Senior Living community for decades, and has inspired countless other staff members, residents and family members during his time with us. His passion, dedication, and heart make him a true standout within our community, and a joy to be around. The Culinary team and staff at The Park Lane wanted to honor Chef Jaime for his continued work and leadership.

He continues to be a shining light in our community, and a wonderful mentor and friend to so many. 

We asked the team at The Park Lane to share a little bit about Chef Jaime, and the impact he has had on them and their community. This is what they had to say:

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Bon Appetit Pumpkin Cheesecake

Sep 13, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes


Welcome fall with this sweet and spiced pumpkin cheesecake recipe. It is the perfect sweet treat for festive parties or family meals, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

This dessert dish from Chef Pablo Soria of
Meridian at Laguna Hills is a great option for dinner parties, family events, or a special occasion. Pair it with a festive fall meal, enjoy a slice with a warm drink for an afternoon sweet snack, or have as an after-dinner treat. Follow the recipe below to try it at home for yourself.

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Bon Appetit Tofu & Shrimp Burger

Aug 30, 2022 9:41:52 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes


At Pacifica Senior Living we are dedicated to offering a top-notch culinary experience for our residents. Our team of chefs, servers and culinary directors work together to create delicious and health-conscious menus for each of our communities. We focus on having dining experiences where residents can select from a menu of options depending on their preferences and likes.

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Bon Appetit Meatball Penne Pasta

Aug 16, 2022 12:26:46 PM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes

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Hearty, filling, and oh-so delicious!
A classic meatball and pasta dish is a great option for a mouth-watering, easy meal for any day of the week. These homemade meatballs are full of flavor and nutrients for a hearty, Italian inspired dish everyone will love. 

A fan favorite, this Meatball Penne Pasta recipe from Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley is a great option for part of a healthy, balanced diet. All-beef meatballs provide protein and iron, while the pasta is a good source of energy-giving carbohydrates. Pair with that a flavorful tomato sauce, and you have a dish that is sure to win everyone over. 

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Fight Heart Disease with these Best Foods For Heart Health

Aug 8, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Healthcare and General News, Dining, Nutrition


Nutrition is always an important part of daily life, but it can be even more important for seniors. What you eat can have a big impact on your overall well-being, and your health. Healthy eating habits can help improve everything from your energy levels, to mood, impact your immune system as well, and affect both your brain health and heart health. Learning what foods are best for you as you age can help you maintain as much youthful vim and vigor as possible, so you can get the most out of your golden years.

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Bon Appetit Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie

Aug 2, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes


Delicious, nutritious, and full of flavor! 

Fruit smoothies are a great way to add some vitamins and fiber to your diet. 
By blending up multiple fruits and vegetables, you can get your daily intake of fruit and veg all in one easy, delicious meal or snack! Add in some yogurt for protein and probiotics, and you have one yummy treat that's packed full of nutrients. 

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Bon Appetit Tiger Shrimp

Jul 26, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes


Enjoy a yummy treat with a little heat. 

Shrimp is a great healthy choice for dinner. This delicious seafood is low in calories and high in protein. It is also a great source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and vitamin B12  which both help with brain health and have been known to be mood boosters. Omega-3 is also a great way to protect against heart disease, so this meal is not only delicious but nutritious as well! 

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Bon Appetit Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans

Jul 19, 2022 9:49:38 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes


More often than not, the vegetables or side dishes of a meal can feel like an afterthought compared to the main dish, but no more! This bacon-wrapped green bean recipe will take your veggies to the next level. It is a side dish that will wow - and we bet it will soon become a new favorite. 

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Bon Appetit Pork Medallions

Jul 12, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes


Elegant enough for a dinner party, easy enough for every night of the week.

Pork is an excellent choice for a dinner meal. It is hearty, filling, and delicious, and also had a number of vitamins and nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy and strong. Pork is a good source of zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and iron. 

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