vegetable ribbons

shaved summer salad

A simple twist on preparation can make a striking difference in taste and sensory perception. This salad is a prime example. I’ve always favored raw vegetables over cooked, and shaving them is an elegant…

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vegan orange cream pops

orange + coconut milk cream pops

One of the first things I remember doing each and every time I arrived at my grandma’s house in Honolulu was run out to the large reach-in freezer…

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Amaranth Breakfast Pudding

Popped Amaranth Breakfast Pudding

I’ve had a bag of amaranth in my pantry for some time now. I bought it to test how it pops in comparison to quinoa, and I’ve played…

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Gluten Free Hazelnut Cake with Orange Syrup

Although I personally fully enjoy foods containing gluten, I have clients and friends who have gluten sensitivities, and have trouble digesting the protein. When creating recipes for specific…

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Lentils, Shaved Carrots and Pesto

It’s rare that there isn’t a pint of pesto in my fridge or freezer. It is my favorite condiment, hands down. It’s versatile, fresh, tastes good on on…

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Spring Socca

My Spring Socca Recipe is a Finalist on Food52

I’m so excited and honored that my vibrant spring socca recipe was chosen as finalist on Food52’s contest for the best recipe with chickpeas. I would be so…

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cauliflower couscous

cauliflower couscous with mint, feta and currants

My apologies for being so sporadic with my post lately. I can’t complain about the things that have been pulling my focus away from here; friends in town,…

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carrot cake-2

Spring Carrot Cake & Vanilla Bean Frosting

Happy Spring Equinox! I love planning parties, baking cakes, celebrating, wrapping presents… for friends, family, clients, anyone really…. But when it comes to my own birthday, I retract…

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fresh cashew milk

Creamy Cashew Milk

If you’ve made fresh nut milk before, you know it blows the carton stuff away. It is rich, creamy, and light all at the same time. It’s incredibly…

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creamy garlic dressing

Winter Reprieve Salad with Roasted Garlic & Tahini Dressing

We had a 24-hour reprieve from this hellacious winter last weekend. It was a glorious 50 degrees. Never in my wildest dreams would I imagine that one day…

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avocado, hummus & sprout tartine

This is one of my go-to meals. It’s adaptable to what you have on hand and it fits the mold for breakfast, lunch or dinner. All you need…

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vegan sweet potato bread

sweet potato bread (vegan)

Some days are simply meant to be spent inside with the smell of freshly baked bread lingering through your home. Today is one of those days. The current…

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