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November 13, 2014 Thumbnail image for Buckwheat Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Muffins

Buckwheat Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Muffins

Everybody loves pumpkin this time of year and I am no different. I think what I love most about pumpkin recipes, though, is the spice blend. The spicy and warming flavors of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves mingling together. I created this recipe this morning as I was craving a healthy baked good of sorts. […]

July 23, 2014 Thumbnail image for Chocolate Banana Mug Cake (Paleo)

Chocolate Banana Mug Cake (Paleo)

Girl gets diagnosis. SIBO. Girl freaks out about restrictive diet. Girl gets creative and realizes it’s not so bad. Girl invents mug cake recipe. Bliss. Lovely little fairy tale, no? In all seriousness, though, I have SIBO. What is that you ask? SIBO = Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth. Sounds daunting doesn’t it? In short, it […]

March 26, 2013 Thumbnail image for Ch-ch-ch-Chia Seed Pudding (Guest Post)

Ch-ch-ch-Chia Seed Pudding (Guest Post)

My friend Anna Zulaica is a very talented woman. She is a co-author of the DASH diet cookbook, founder of Presto! Catering and Food Services, and is a local chef in the Bay Area that specializes in the most amazing healthy cuisine! I love to see what she is up to in the kitchen. She […]

November 9, 2012 Thumbnail image for Gluten-Free Banana Hazelnut Bread

Gluten-Free Banana Hazelnut Bread

Well, it looks like winter is here in San Francisco. I love to bake in the winter. Mostly because the heat of the oven keeps me warm! I made this recipe a few weeks back, but I thought it would be a great time to share it.  You can even make up a batch for your […]

April 10, 2012 Thumbnail image for Country Cornmeal Pancakes

Country Cornmeal Pancakes

Anyone else like a good cornbread?  If it’s done right, it is lightly crisp on the outside, and warm and moist on the inside.  One of my favorite restaurants that I used to frequent in Austin, Z Tejas, was famous for their cornbread.  Made to order, they served it in a cast iron skillet with […]

December 21, 2011 Thumbnail image for Banana Buckwheat Muffins

Banana Buckwheat Muffins

This week has been very busy in preparation for the holidays. I am just wrapping a few things up before I head home to Texas to be with my family. I wanted to share this recipe because you may want to whip up a batch of these for your family on a morning where time […]

October 14, 2011 Thumbnail image for Baked Mochi Treats

Baked Mochi Treats

You may have read one of my previous blog posts outlining my challenge to quit sugar in October. I am on Day 5 now, you know just taking one day at a time. Seriously, though, it hasn’t been too bad. I have had a lot of cravings for fruit especially because of the warm weather […]

April 12, 2011 Thumbnail image for Sublime Smoothie

Sublime Smoothie

I made this smoothie this afternoon and it was tart, creamy, and delectable! Try it out and let me know how you like it! Sublime Smoothie Recipe: Ingredients: 1 cup fresh or frozen organic raspberries 4-6 tablespoons coconut milk (chilled if not using frozen raspberries) ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ½ banana (increase this if you […]