Work Week Lunch: Zucchini Lasagna 

Work Week Lunch: Zucchini Lasagna 

I was on the phone the other day with Laura Till, future doctor, food safety advisor, and college roommate extraordinaire. She was hosting a dinner for her USC coop and was calling me for advice on vegetarian dishes to serve twenty people. I helped her run through her ideas for the evening and gave her [...]

Maple Oatmeal Bean Blondies

Maple Oatmeal Bean Blondies

Sometimes you really just need a brownie.  That's what I convinced myself yesterday afternoon.  I was at the top of squaw mountain, had just skied some beautiful runs in some fresh powder and was hungering for some coffee and a chocolate fix.  The caffe at the top of the tram had everything I hoped for. [...]

Egg in a Pancake Hole/Basket

Egg in a Pancake Hole/Basket

  Do you ever have trouble deciding what to eat? I constantly have this problem.  I'll stare at a menu, or in my cupboard, or in my fridge and imagine three or four possible and equally enticing meals.  Never ever take me out for a meal, because I will most-likely over order and probably munch [...]

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 [...]

Shrimp Tomatillo Cotija Enchiladas

Shrimp Tomatillo Cotija Enchiladas

If any of you are wondering why I've been MIA for a few weeks, I have recently moved to Berkeley and am exploring and enjoying myself too much to sit still and write a blog post.  Although I have had many blog worthy experiences, none have come together as simply as my recent kitchen exploration [...]

The Great Gluten Debate

The Great Gluten Debate

Please Note:  This post was written over three years ago, and there is more current research that has been published on both FODMAPs and Gluten Sensitivity. As I was sitting at dinner with my parents the other night, I wondered at the strange texture of the pasta we were eating.  I asked my father, the [...]

Chocolate Not So Sinful Sin Bars

Chocolate Not So Sinful Sin Bars

Once upon a time on a wintery day in college, I entered the cafeteria to a be greeted by the wafting fumes of chocolate and peanut butter.  If you've been reading  my blog, you'll know that the combination is irresistible to me.  Drawn to this intoxicating scent, I discovered that these creations were aptly named [...]

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 [...]