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”

Vanilla Bean Ghee

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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.

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Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies

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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”

Orange Blossom Coconut Macaroons & allergy-friendly cookie exchange

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I’m so excited to join my fellow food allergy bloggers for an allergy-friendly cookie exchange. The six of us have come together to share our favorite cookie recipes and “virtually” bake together.  I’ve provided the links and cookie exchange information at the end of this post. Continue reading “Orange Blossom Coconut Macaroons & allergy-friendly cookie exchange”

Spiced Ginger- Apple Chutney

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Hi friends,

Now that it is apple season, we are finding a variety of beautiful apples at the market. If you are wondering about different ways to preserve apples, try making chutney.  Continue reading “Spiced Ginger- Apple Chutney”

A Sunday Spanish Lunch

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“In Valencia, paella is more than just eating; it is a ritual that reflects the character of the region. It provides a focus for family and friends to gather and enjoy. The most important aspect of paella is bringing people together. And the rice, it’s all about the rice”-Chef Camila

I’ve always wanted to learn how to make paella. What’s not to love about paella? It’s essentially a one pot dish full of flavor. It is a perfect meal to serve to friends because it feeds a large number of people. It is visually pleasing and a crowd pleaser. Continue reading “A Sunday Spanish Lunch”

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Spiced Ground Turkey and Apples

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It used to be considered that Sunday was a day of rest. But it comes as no surprise to many of us, that Sunday has become the new Saturday. Continue reading “Stuffed Acorn Squash with Spiced Ground Turkey and Apples”

Socca Pizza with Beetroot Spread

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My sister brought my beautiful niece named Luna over last week. It was a Friday and I wanted to celebrate by making a special yet easy and quick lunch. Continue reading “Socca Pizza with Beetroot Spread”

Carrot-Sweet Potato Soup

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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”

Butternut Squash Dal

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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.

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Fig Almond Cake

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Ever since the first of September, I’ve been noticing beautiful figs at the market. There are many different colors and varieties sold here in Berkeley. I made fig jam back in June from the first harvest of figs which tasted delicately floral. I still have a frozen half-pint waiting to be scooped onto toast or swirled into my morning yogurt.  With this second harvest, I wanted to try something different. Continue reading “Fig Almond Cake”