Apricot-Ginger Energy Bites


Do you want to take a break from eating cookies this holiday season? Do you need an energy boost but without all the refined sugar and processed chemicals? My apricot-ginger energy bites make a nourishing, delicious alternative to cookies. They would make a great gift too.   Continue reading “Apricot-Ginger Energy Bites”

Cranberry Chutney


It’s almost Thanksgiving and we all have dinner menus on our mind. Are you looking for a new twist on cranberry sauce? Continue reading “Cranberry Chutney”

Maple Granola Brittle


Happy September everyone! With the kids back in school and our schedules becoming more hectic, we are on the hunt for delicious and nutritious snacks. Continue reading “Maple Granola Brittle”

Fig Chutney


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”

Mango Salsa


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.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Compote


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.

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Beetroot Chai


If you grew up in a South Asian home like I did, most often you will find a pot of slow brewed chai simmering away on your stove.  Any time a guest pops in for a visit, chai is served with biscuits or sweets.

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Sunflower Cacao Balls (Nut-Free)


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)”

Sweet Potato Cakes with Preserved Lemon Yogurt Sauce


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


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”