Fig Chutney

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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

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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.

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Matcha Green Tea Energy Bites

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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

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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.

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An Evening at Stemple Creek Ranch

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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

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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.

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Sunflower Cacao Balls (Nut-Free)

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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)”

Blood Orange and Olive Tabbouleh

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Out of all the citrus varieties found this season, blood oranges are unique. Their skin is just as gorgeous as the deep crimson hues and blood-colored flesh found on their insides. They almost have a hint of raspberry mixed with citrus notes. I find them to be less sweet than other oranges. They are just so darn elegant. Continue reading “Blood Orange and Olive Tabbouleh”

Sweet Potato Cakes with Preserved Lemon Yogurt Sauce

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Do you ever flip through a cookbook and a recipe catches your eye but you wonder how to turn what looks like an appetizer into a full hearty meal for your family?

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Loaf

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The weather was pretty gloomy here in Berkeley last week. We’ve gotten a break from the rain for a bit although there is forecast for more to come this weekend.

What is it about cold damp weather that makes me want to put my cozy socks on, get into the kitchen and bake something that smells delicious? Continue reading “Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Loaf”