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Chili Cornmeal Tart

Chili Cornmeal Tart

This hearty dish has been a staple in my cooking for over a year, so I was surprised when a friend asked me for the recipe and I wanted to direct her here, only to realize I hadn’t done a post about it. Like so many of my favorite dishes, this is just a slight […]

Coq au Vin with Whole Grain Mustard & Onions

Coq au Vin with Whole Grain Mustard & Onions

This is my favorite chicken dish right now and one I’ve been perfecting it for a while. It can be warm and wintery but it’s not so stew-like that it won’t work for a summer night alongside a green salad. I really enjoy the way this meal tastes with quinoa, especially because it’s a little […]

Creamy Spiced Oatmeal with Pumpkin Seeds & Figs

Creamy Spiced Oatmeal with Pumpkin Seeds & Figs

Here’s a perfect breakfast for a late fall morning. Ingredients: 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (preferable organic) 2 tsp. virgin coconut oil ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. cardamom ½ tsp. cinnamon ½ tsp. ground ginger ¼ tsp. black pepper 2 cups water 1¼ cups milk, cream or coconut milk 2 tsp. honey 4 figs, […]

Curried Veggie Stew

Curried Veggie Stew

This is my take on curry made with whatever seasonal vegetables I have, coconut milk or coconut cream (depending on how decadent I’m feeling), some raisins and an apple for a bite of sweetness and warm spices that are perfect for a chilly day. About 5 years ago, I ate a coconut curry at the […]

Easiest Garlic Salmon

Easiest Garlic Salmon

I’m a big believer in garlic. If you follow my recipes on this blog, this fact has probably become pretty clear. If it’s not dessert, it usually has garlic in it. That being said, this salmon is an extreme version. Garlic is front and center and this recipe is not for those who are not […]

Lemon Curd Berry Tart

Lemon Curd Berry Tart

This tart has come to be my ultimate summer night dessert. I’ve probably made it every week for the past 2 months for whoever is around and willing to taste it. I just think the contrast between the bright yellow lemon curd and the little circles that form around the berries when the tart is […]

Summer Quinoa with Watermelon & Lime

Summer Quinoa with Watermelon & Lime

Today seems like the perfect time for a recipe that uses distinctly summery, fresh, seasonal ingredients. Watermelon, peppers, corn on the cob. All nutritious fruits and veggies that are coming into the peak of ripeness in the next month or two (depending on where you are in the country). This salad celebrates heat and lazy […]

Beet Cabbage Slaw with Lime Dressing

Beet Cabbage Slaw with Lime Dressing

Ingredients: ½ large head of your favorite cabbage 1 large beet 3 large carrots The juice of one lime 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce   Directions: Finely chop your cabbage into small strips. Place in a large bowl. Wash your beet and peel if it’s not organic (but try […]

Simple Vibrant Summer Salad

Simple Vibrant Summer Salad

Cold Peanut Noodles with Veggies Ingredients: 1 pound soba noodles or your favorite long pasta ( spaghetti or linguini work well) 2 large zucchini, cut into bite sized pieces 1 large head broccoli, cut into bite sized florets 2 large carrots, cut into small rounds 1 package firm tofu, cut into small cubes 4 large cloves […]

Strawberry Port Ice Cream

Strawberry Port Ice Cream

This ice cream seemed the perfect fit for a day like today in Southern California– it’s 90 degrees and feels like summer is officially here (not that it ever really left). If you have an ice cream maker, homemade ice cream is not a terribly time consuming project, and the results are beyond worth it. […]

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