Autumn’s Maple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Autumn’s Maple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It is officially winter.  The leaves haven't changed and the sun hasn't gone into hiding, but the chill air means that winter has hit the bay area. Now I am not a summer baker, but once fall comes around I become queen of lazy Sunday baking.  I prepare all of the ingredients and as my [...]

Summer Berry Crumble

Summer Berry Crumble

Summer Berry Crumble Crust Ingredients 1/3 cup honey (or 1/2 cup brown sugar) 1/3 cup coconut oil 3/4 cup oats 1 cup oat flour 1/3 cup sliced almonds Bottom layer: 1 cup strawberries 1 cup blueberries 5 sliced nectarines Directions: Preheat oven to 375 F Mix all crust ingredients in a bowl.  You may need [...]

I Dream of Chocolate Smoothie

I Dream of Chocolate Smoothie

Americans seem to go crazy for Thanksgiving.  The turkey, the stuffing, the dinner prayer, the cranberry sauce.  It's really the one day a year when dinner prep takes an entire day. Unfortunately for me, the day when most stuff themselves to bursting, I remain only somewhat satisfied.  The reason being, I do not like Thanksgiving [...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Bars (GF, Vegan, semi-raw)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Bars (GF, Vegan, semi-raw)

Oh the glory of being glutinous! The grey days of San Diego fall have rolled in and my desire for sweets and comforts have rolled in with it.  I have a problem making decisions.  I'm that annoying girl who makes the waiter keep coming back, because she can't decide what to order.  The other day [...]

Cashew Fig Pie or “Cheesecake” sans Cheese

Cashew Fig Pie or “Cheesecake” sans Cheese

Having recently eaten at a raw food restaurant, I was fascinated by the creative dessert options.  It seemed impossible to me to eat anything other than fruit, vegetables, and nuts; which I believe would get boring after about two days, or for the less controlled, five hours. I was awed and inspired by the creativity I [...]