Tag Archive: Snacks

Avocado Chickpea Dip (gluten-free)

A girlfriend introduced me to her amazing vegan chickpea dip when I was visiting her in North Carolina last year. Since then, I’ve been making a batch of it every week. It’s now… Continue reading

Spooky Sushi!

Happy Halloween you frightful foodies! The goblins and ghouls (or should I say Captain Americas and Elsas) are getting ready to hit the town and with all that candy strewn about, it’s great to… Continue reading

Simplest Chia Pudding (gluten-free)

As a home cook, I love the chance to test my food out on anyone with an open mind and a growling tummy. I play bass guitar for my church band and whenever… Continue reading

Forbidden Rice Pudding (Gluten-free, Sugar-Free)

I love rice. I could eat it every day. I always tell my friends it’s my “desert island food.” As in, if I were stranded on a desert island and could only eat… Continue reading

Baked Oyster Mushroom Calamari

I had just begun to enjoy calamari when I decided to become a vegan. While my experience with the dish was short-lived, I remember well the characteristics that make it so spectacular. The… Continue reading

Charred Padron Peppers with Fleur De Sel

These cute little padron peppers just popped up at my local market. I remember eating these as an appetizer somewhere and they were the perfect little dish to accompany a late summer meal.… Continue reading

Avocado Cucumber Hand Rolls with Sweet Teriyaki Mayo

The San Francisco Bay Area has been experiencing some serious heat this summer. Well, serious heat by Northern California standards. I grew up in Philly so I know what REAL heat is but… Continue reading

Fig & Spearmint Crisps with Balsamic Reduction

Figs are here! Figs are here! The start of summer = the start of fig season = happiness in our household. We are huge fig fans. The kids eat them up so quickly… Continue reading

Baked Nian Gao (Chinese Sticky Rice Cake)

Gong Hey Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year to you all! As a Chinese American I have become more and more interested in my ancestry and culture as I’ve grown older. I grew… Continue reading

Almonds with Toasted Orange Zest

With allergies to peanuts, cashews and pistachios in our family, we eat a ton of almonds in this house. Good thing they are so delicious and versatile. I love baking with almond paste… Continue reading

Persimmon Pudding

We’re big persimmon fans in this house. My girls lovingly refer to them as “per-cinnamons” which makes a bit of sense since they look and taste like they have cinnamon in them. While… Continue reading

Pomegranate Orange Coconut Salad with Lime Zest

Pomegranate is such a great holiday fruit. With it’s perfectly sweet & tart flavor, burst of juice in every seed, and jewel-like appearance, it’s like something out of a fantasy world. While the… Continue reading