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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. […]

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 16, 2013 Thumbnail image for ***Cookbook Teaser Alert***- Banana Bonanza Parfaits

***Cookbook Teaser Alert***- Banana Bonanza Parfaits

Have you seen the movie Love’s Kitchen? It’s a somewhat cheesy “rom com” about a chef and a food critic. If you are bored one day and are into this kind of thing, check it out on Netflix. What is my point? Well, in the movie they prepare these amazing trifle desserts. A proper English […]

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 28, 2012 Thumbnail image for Thai Almond Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai Almond Chicken Lettuce Wraps

You know those days when you have been on vacation or maybe just fell off the “health wagon”, and all you can think about is that you need to eat a huge pile of greens? On my way home after the Thanksgiving break, I was flying out of the Austin airport. They had a nice […]

April 30, 2012 Thumbnail image for Date-Sweetened Almond Butter Cookies

Date-Sweetened Almond Butter Cookies

I have recently been trying to cut down on my intake of sweets. I have been off refined sugar for a while (except for the occasional treat), but I do still enjoy maple syrup, coconut sugar, and some other natural sweeteners here and there. My acupuncturist mentioned the other day that it seemed I had […]

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 […]