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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

A super fresh take on Strawberry Shortcake with an unexpected touch of almond essence, filled with layers of whipped cream and the sweetest strawberries. This is what strawberry season is all about. I love it’s casual chic style. Perfect for Mother’s Day brunch this Sunday,…

MOROCCAN LENTIL SOUP

MOROCCAN LENTIL SOUP

Lentil soup with Moroccan spices is what this recipe is all about. I created it while at The French Culinary Institute and still keep the recipe written on a scrap of paper stuffed inside a book with all my grandmother’s recipes. Let’s just say if…

VEGAN TACOS

VEGAN TACOS

Taco night is a favorite in our house and this spread all plant-based and all flavorful. TACO NIGHT Taco Options Romaine lettuce hearts or butter lettuce cups (no heating required) Siete Almond, Cashew or Cassava wraps (best warmed) Vegetable Options Sautéed, grilled or roasted: mushrooms,…

GUACAMOLE

GUACAMOLE

This guacamole recipe is simple and out of this world! You might want to double the recipe 😉 I created it because I didn’t have a jalapeño or clove of garlic. No going back – it was an immediate keeper! Serves 4 Ingredients 4 ripe…

Triple Veggie Coconut Cauliflower Stir-Fry

Triple Veggie Coconut Cauliflower Stir-Fry

I love how this this recipe can be anything you want it to be. I used what was in my fridge – edamame, yellow bell pepper, carrots, and collard greens. Go ahead and experiment with other veggies, too, like frozen peas, some broccoli, green onions,…

LINGUINE WITH WHITE CLAM SAUCE

LINGUINE WITH WHITE CLAM SAUCE

This is my riff on Lidia’s famous linguine with white clam sauce. I simplified it and it’s a winner every time! 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 garlic cloves, minced 1 lb fresh chopped clams (ideally, from a fishmonger) 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes 1/4…

GLUTEN-FREE AIR FRYER FISH STICKS

GLUTEN-FREE AIR FRYER FISH STICKS

This is a quick and healthy homemade recipe using fresh cod and gluten-free breadcrumbs. These nuggets of goodness made me an air fryer convert as my son rated these fish sticks better than his favorite boxed brand (sorry, Ian’s!). As a newbie to the whole air…

KOHLRABI SALAD

KOHLRABI SALAD

Kohlrabi Salad with Heirloom Beets & Kohlrabi Greens is fresh and tricks me into thinking spring is around the corner. BTW, IMO kohlrabi rocks raw, not cooked. The WHY of Kohlrabi: Correct pronunciation: coal-ROB-ee. It’s delicious and one of the top vitamin C foods, with…

VEGAN RICE PUDDING

VEGAN RICE PUDDING

Warming and oh-so-yummy on a cold February night ♥️ INGREDIENTS 1 cup black forbidden rice or arborio rice 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar pinch of salt Optional: 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/4 tsp cardamom for a flavor and health boost 3 to 4 cups…

COOKHOUSE RECAP: CHOCOLATE + SPICE

COOKHOUSE RECAP: CHOCOLATE + SPICE

Cookhouse Recap: February 15. 2021 Today we welcomed Chief Spice Mama Kanchan Koya, Burlap + Barrel Co-Founder Ori Zohar, and Element’s Truffles’ Co-Founder Alak Vasa. Dr. Kanchan Koya’s Top 5 Spices: Turmeric: Best bio-availability is with fat such as avocado or coconut oil and black pepper.…