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. […]

October 23, 2013 Thumbnail image for Pumpkin Pie in a Jar

Pumpkin Pie in a Jar

I was trying to think of a delicious Fall recipe and I knew two things. I wanted to use pumpkin and my favorite sweetener, maple syrup. News of a contest put on by Pure Canadian Maple Syrup also crossed my path, inspiring me to get into the kitchen and create something to tempt any taste […]

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 […]

March 19, 2012 Thumbnail image for Assorted Tartlettes: Lemon Coconut and Raw Chocolate Banana

Assorted Tartlettes: Lemon Coconut and Raw Chocolate Banana

I was in an experimental mood this weekend, so I decided it might be fun to try my hand at some cute little tarts, or tartlettes. I love lemon desserts for Spring, so I was determined to fill one of my tartlettes with a decadent lemon pudding. Fortunately, I got the recipe right on the […]

February 28, 2012 Thumbnail image for Beluga Lentil Burgers

Beluga Lentil Burgers

Nothing but the finest beluga lentils for these burgers. These delicious burgers are great to make in a large batch and freeze for future meals. Coriander was previously an uncommon spice in my repertoire; however, after eating these burgers it has become a staple in my kitchen. The cayenne in this recipe adds a little […]

January 23, 2012 Thumbnail image for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I love oatmeal cookies! The combination of textures, salty and sweet tastes, and the plump, juicy raisins with spicy cinnamon. The other night after I got home from a long day in my beautiful city (brunch, beach, and a visit to Fisherman’s Wharf). I decided what better way to finish off this perfect day then […]

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 […]

November 18, 2011

Homemade Cashew Milk (Video)

I generally try to avoid dairy. Everyone’s body is different, and mine seems to be much happier without it. I have come to love the non-dairy milks that are available. Almond, coconut, rice, and hemp milk are some nice choices. I usually have a carton of the store-bought stuff lying around the house to use […]