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”
Nowadays it seems like everyone is busy; overscheduled and overbooked. We have apps to help manage our lives, supposedly making things easier for us, however with the accessibility of technology, we still seem to be stressed out. When a crisis strikes, we find ourselves in the midst of chaos struggling to hold on until the storm passes. If we are lucky, we have family close by to help with simple things such as providing a meal or household chores. Continue reading “Carrot-Sweet Potato Soup”
Now that it is officially fall, it is time for all things pumpkin, squash and many more vibrant, delicious root vegetables to come. We have been having our version of summer in September in Berkeley, however the forecast looks like it will return to our cooler temps soon.
Continue reading “Butternut Squash Dal”
This Fig Almond Cake is one of my favorite ways to enjoy seasonal figs. This cake is made with a combination of spelt and almond flours. It is lightly sweetened with organic cane sugar, honey, cinnamon and cardamom. Continue reading “Fig Almond Cake”
It’s been quiet over here on the blog front. We’ve been in the midst of summer, happily enjoying visits from out-of-town friends, swimming, cooking and of course eating delicious meals together. My sister had a beautiful baby girl. YAY! Most recently, we were in Minnesota visiting family and took a little road trip to Madison, Wisconsin. Continue reading “Honey-Millet Cornbread”
Good morning everyone! Are you looking for something unique to serve for breakfast? Baked oatmeal is a perfect option to serve as an alternative to regular oats. It is made with milk, baking powder and an egg, which gives the oats a little lift. In turn, the oats gently bake, forming a creamy cushion for juicy blueberries that become the star of the show.
Continue reading “Baked Blueberry Oatmeal”
Now that summer is officially upon us, it is the perfect time to think about party food. Barbecues and pool parties create the most relaxed backdrop for finger foods such as sliced watermelon, chips, guacamole and hummus.
Continue reading “Cannellini-Bean Dip”
Most days, whatever I have leftover in the fridge will serve as lunch. Sometimes, it is as simple as a can of sardines, mixed with yogurt, salt & pepper and a side of avocado. Other days; dinner leftovers. I was lucky enough to have roasted these beautiful golden beets a few days earlier.
Continue reading “Roasted Golden-Beet Salad”
I still have leftover apples from the week and since I have a hard time throwing anything away, I save all those defunct scraps from the kids lunch boxes; those browned up, mushy apple slices they don’t eat- don’t throw them away! Continue reading “Spiced Apple-Currant Almond Muffins”
I had the pleasure of doing some recipe testing for Samin Nosrat, a Chez Panisse Chef Alum. She was featured with Michael Pollan in the book( and series) Cooked. She also teaches her series: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat at 18 reasons cooking school in San Francisco, where I had the pleasure of meeting her. Continue reading “Recipe Testing for Salt Fat Acid Heat”
Today was Pie day. All over Instagram, there were beautiful posts of delectable pies. I wish I could make pie but I am a little bit challenged in the baking department. Saira, my eldest daughter has asthma and eczema so we try to stay away from butter & most dairy products. Which is why when I do bake, I try to find alternatives. We use olive oil a lot. I sometimes feed her yogurt, creme fraiche and ghee because these foods are fermented, easier to digest and the probiotics are good for gut health. Continue reading “Chickpea Popovers”