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”
Hi friends! I’m very pleased to share a recipe using Oaktown Spice Shop‘s Chile Limon. This blend combines the heat of Turkish chile and coriander with the tartness of lime juice and sea salt. I can’t think of a better way to showcase these flavors together than in a fruity summer salsa.
Continue reading “Mango Salsa”
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”
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”
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”
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”
In September 2014, I enrolled myself in holistic culinary school. It changed my perspective on food and cooking forever. I realized that so much of what I learned about the importance of preserving food, my mom was already doing. Food preservation was something she learned from her own mom, grandmother and great grandmother. Continue reading “Preserved Meyer Lemons”