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”
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”
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)”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
How did I ever forget the deliciousness of avocado crema? In honor of a past Cinco de Mayo, I whipped this up as a dip but you could also use the crema as a topping for anything where you want to add a boost of flavor.
It tastes great with eggs, vegetarian burgers, zucchini fritters or fish. It is the perfect accompaniment to taco night on a warm summer evening.
Continue reading “Avocado Crema”