Incredibly simple, this Oat-Free Coconut Almond Granola is also oil-free and refined sugar-free, and it’s delicious over yogurt, as a salad topping, atop your favorite frosted cake, or just for snacking. We’ve got friends driving down from the city tomorrow for the Pumpkin Festival — our first as residents here — so I’m just quickly popping in to share with you a recipe for a grain-free paleo granola that we’ve been making almost nonstop for the past few weeks. A recipe that’s so quintessentially fall, I dare you not to make it part of your autumnal traditions. Apple picking with … Read More
Instant Pot Miso Red Bean Stew | vegetarian + gluten-free
We’re hot in the midst of a pantry purge. I think I mentioned when I was raving about these Chocolate Banana Muffins. It’s been more than a month since we’ve bought any packaged or pantry staples (aside from those required for client work), and so far we’ve seen very little sacrifice in the quality of our meals. I’d even go so far as to say we’ve markedly improved the way we eat. (This stew is a fine example, but I’ll get there.) Here’s the gist. Each weekend, we hit up the grocery store or, if possible, the local farmstand and … Read More
Creamy Cashew-Maple Matcha Lattes (Vegan) + and a Giveaway!
Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! This past year has been so tumultuous — moreso, even, than I anticipated when I was drafting last year’s post on thankfulness from under a cozy blanket of blissful ignorance and optimism. But on Thursday, we’re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time since we moved back to California, and I’m ready to spoil the family that has kept our spirits afloat despite the leaden cloak of cancer with love in the form I know best: food. But rather than sharing our holiday dinner plans here (no matter how much I love the word spatchcock, I’m in … Read More
Flourless Persimmon Cake with Black Pepper-Molasses Date Caramel (DF/GF)
Thank you so kindly for the dramatic outpouring of support I received here and across social media following my last post. While I’ve been a bit delinquent about responding to comments and messages, it’s only because your generous gestures have left me without adequate words. ♥ I’ve thought a lot over the past few weeks about how to start this blog post. In the wake of my last post, I’ve experienced no shortage of heart-warming gestures of love, support and generosity, any of which would make a fine anecdote with which to kick off this recipe for wintry spice cake. If you fancy … Read More
vietnamese shaking beef with gingered sweet potatoes + a giveaway!
In case you didn’t notice, it’s almost the holidays. I swear just yesterday I was sitting on a wintry beach in Maui shoving my little Lana-belly full of fish tacos and shave ice and now she’s here chilling with us on the outside cutting her Third Freaking Tooth and outgrowing her footie PJs like she’s getting paid for it. WHAT. THE. HEDDLE. I don’t know about you guys, but when the holidays are this close in sight, I become decidedly torn about what and how to eat. On the one hand, it’s only too easy to daydream about things like … Read More