It’s the time of year to share my favorite cookies. These Cardamom Snowball Cookies also known as Russian Tea Cakes or Mexican Wedding Cookies are one of my favorites to make over the holidays. This recipe includes a few simple pantry ingredients and takes about thirty minutes to whip up.
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The holidays can be a stressful time for people with food allergies. There are a million parties that are centered around food and drink. It is a joyous time of year but it can also trigger anxiety around planning safe events.
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My friend Ana who writes the blog Family Wellness Tips recently wrote a post on Instagram, explaining the term “earthing”, which is the act of walking barefoot. In her post, she describes the many health and sensory benefits of walking barefoot. Continue reading “Blueberry Cardamom Sauce”
I’ve had it in my head to make golden beet dip 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 Dip”
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”
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”
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”
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”
The end of August marks a goodbye to summer and the beginning of school for our kids. It’s a bittersweet time where many of us ask ourselves “where did summer go?” Time seems fleeting especially in summer when many of us are busy traveling on holiday and hosting family and friends. As we wrap up summer and head into fall we have a few lovely things to hold onto like the end of summer produce. Continue reading “Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce & Soup”
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.
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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.
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