Chia-Crusted Summer Rolls, Shiitake Broth

My girls and I are obsessed with the Food Network cooking show, Chopped. We downloaded a bunch of seasons (there are a whopping 20 and counting!) and watch an episode or two per… Continue reading

Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Cake Bites

Summer means ice cream cake. At the most recent summer soiree featuring this (not often vegan-friendly) favorite for kids and adults alike, it dawned on me that I haven’t eaten it in years. How… Continue reading

Shiitake, Corn & Leek Ravioli // Orange Butter // Crispy Mint & Almonds

Dining out on Italian can be difficult as a vegan. My hubby and I have a few go-to places here in the North Bay that really know how to cater to my dietary… Continue reading

Breakfast Bruschetta

Here’s a simple, fresh and healthy way to start the morning. We all love a good summer bruschetta so why not adapt that favorite warm weather dish for the most important meal of… Continue reading

S’mores Cookies

It’s my girls’ birthdays tomorrow! Yes, you heard that right. They have the same exact birthday, only two years apart. We call them “twins on a slight delay.” They didn’t want a party… Continue reading

Crunch Candy Bars

Spring is in the air! Here’s a sweet, adorable treat for you to share with family and friends. They would be especially cute at your Easter brunch table. I was inspired by these… Continue reading

Easy Bhindi Masala

Vegans love Indian food for obvious reasons. There are so many vegan options packed with intense flavor and for spice-lovers like me, enough heat to make you wipe your brow with that cloth… Continue reading

Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze

I woke up early the other morning with a hankering for pumpkin scones. I’m not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination, but the prospect of digging into one of these… Continue reading

Pasta “Carbonara” with Blackened Brussels Sprouts

For some reason, bacon is all the rage these days. It’s always been popular but lately we’ve been seeing bacon cupcakes, bacon-infused beer, chocolate bars with bacon bits, and even bacon-flavored lip balm.… Continue reading

Mini Deep Dish Apple-Pomegranate Pies

Whether you’re into the whole Valentine’s Day thing or not, who can resist a sweet, miniature, piping hot pie, topped with a little bit of love? These little pies are the perfect treat… Continue reading

Chinese Red Bean Soup Dessert

Gong Hey Fat Choy! It’s the Year of the Horse — my year! To all the other horses out there: do you feel like you embody the traits of the equine zodiac sign?… Continue reading

Gluten-Free Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

One of my favorite places to visit is the Whole Spice Napa Valley storefront in the Oxbow Public Market in Napa. I could stare at their shelves for hours, row after row of… Continue reading