Apricot-Ginger Energy Bites

IMG_8708

Do you want to take a break from eating cookies this holiday season? Do you need an energy boost but without all the refined sugar and processed chemicals? My apricot-ginger energy bites make a nourishing, delicious alternative to cookies. They would make a great gift too.   Continue reading “Apricot-Ginger Energy Bites”

Cranberry Chutney

IMG_5831-2.jpg

It’s almost Thanksgiving and we all have dinner menus on our mind. Are you looking for a new twist on cranberry sauce? Continue reading “Cranberry Chutney”

Golden Beet Hummus

DSC_9719

I’ve had it in my head to make golden beet hummus for quite a while now. My talented friends Nancy who writes the blog Urban Kitchen Apothecary  and Anuja who celebrates colorful food on her blog The Pepper Cook  have made variations of lentil dips before which looked utterly delicious. Continue reading “Golden Beet Hummus”

Maple Granola Brittle

FullSizeRender-8.jpg

Happy September everyone! With the kids back in school and our schedules becoming more hectic, we are on the hunt for delicious and nutritious snacks. Continue reading “Maple Granola Brittle”

Fig Chutney

DSC_8714.jpg

Every summer, my brother in law’s family brings me fresh figs, hand picked and delivered from their tree in Southern California. Usually I turn the batch into fig jam but this year I made a sweet and slightly spicy fig chutney. Continue reading “Fig Chutney”

Mango Salsa

DSC_7885

Hi friends! I’m very pleased to share a recipe using Oaktown Spice Shop‘s Chile Limon. This blend combines the heat of Turkish chile and coriander with the tartness of lime juice and sea salt. I can’t think of a better way to showcase these flavors together than in a fruity summer salsa.

Continue reading “Mango Salsa”

Matcha Green Tea Energy Bites

IMG_6287.jpg

The month of May and early June marked the end of the school year and work projects. It felt like a mad dash to get to the starting line of summer. I was running all the time to get somewhere but often forgetting where I was supposed to be and why? Continue reading “Matcha Green Tea Energy Bites”

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

DSC_4990.jpg

I’ve been seeing rhubarb in the market lately. Their long vibrant red stalks are hard to pass up.  Standing tall amongst other vegetables, rhubarb is bold and versatile. You can use them in savory and sweet dishes with equal success.

Continue reading “Strawberry Rhubarb Compote”

An Evening at Stemple Creek Ranch

IMG_6181.jpg

Stemple Creek Ranch is a cattle ranch run by the sweetest, most gracious family, Loren & Lisa Poncia. The Poncia family has owned and operated the ranch for the last 100 years. Stemple Creek Ranch raises meat and lamb that is grass-fed and all natural.  They are located in the beautiful coastal community of Tomales in Marin County, just a few miles away from the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading “An Evening at Stemple Creek Ranch”

Beetroot Chai

IMG_6048.JPG

If you grew up in a South Asian home like I did, most often you will find a pot of slow brewed chai simmering away on your stove.  Any time a guest pops in for a visit, chai is served with biscuits or sweets.

Continue reading “Beetroot Chai”

Sunflower Cacao Balls (Nut-Free)

DSC_3975.jpg

Bliss balls also known as protein balls, energy bites or truffles are the perfect snack. They satisfy that sweet craving yet are refined sugar free, mostly relying on the natural sugars found in dates and other dried fruits. Continue reading “Sunflower Cacao Balls (Nut-Free)”