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”
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”
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”
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”
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)”
It’s officially Spring and we’ve been seeing beautiful green at the market.
Continue reading “Cilantro Garlic Chutney”
Holy yum granola! I’ve been wanting to make granola for ages. It’s been on my to do list for a long while now. Continue reading “Cocoa Buckwheat Granola”
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”
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?
Continue reading “Sweet Potato Cakes with Preserved Lemon Yogurt Sauce”
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”
A few months ago, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed. Jessie from Sporks and Foons (I love the name) posted a picture of her delicious waffles. In her caption she mentioned that the waffles were topped with vanilla bean ghee.
Continue reading “Vanilla Bean Ghee”
In our house, the only cookies that are ever requested and eaten are Grandma Nancy’s chocolate chip cookies (and the macaroons from my last post). Grandma’s cookies are always the best but I’m continually on the search for a cookie that has something for everyone. A cookie that is allergy-friendly with nutrient dense ingredients. I think this cookie fits the bill. Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies”