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Carob Chip Cream Scones

Carob Chip Cream Scones

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in breakfast, desserts, Recipes | 2 Comments

Now that I reside in Seattle, I have become obsessed with coffee. I’ve always loved it, but now I REALLY love it. How can I not indulge on a regular basis? I live in America’s coffee capitol…home to the world’s most densely populated radius of coffee addicts. Naturally, I often require a little snack to ...

Blueberry Pie Cupcakes

Blueberry Pie Cupcakes

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | 2 Comments

My mom recently came to Seattle for a visit, and I had suggested to her that it could be fun to make a recipe together. This was especially meaningful to me since I learned to bake with my mom and grandmother. What better way to pay tribute to the main culinary influences in my life, ...

The Ultimate Cherry Upside Down Cake

The Ultimate Cherry Upside Down Cake

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in American, breakfast, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

Ok, I’ll admit it…I have a cherry addiction. It’s true. Now that I live in Washington, how can I not take advantage of the amazing cherries I see every week at the farmers market?! Not only are they delicious, but they have many health benefits. Cherries contain red pigment antioxidants called anthocyanins, which have been ...

Fava Bean Bruschetta

Fava Bean Bruschetta

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in appetizers, Italian, Recipes, sides | 4 Comments

I know that I recently posted a fava bean recipe…but they’re so good!! Since they’re in season and I can’t get enough of ‘em (despite the extra work they require) I am posting yet another delicious way to prepare them. This is super simple, but takes a little time. It’s a great summer appetizer when ...

Grilled Fennel and Portobello Tamales with Orange Tomatillo Salsa

Grilled Fennel and Portobello Tamales with Orange Tomatillo Salsa

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in entrées, Latin American, Recipes | No Comments

I’m kind of a Mexican food snob. I can’t help it. Born and raised in San Diego, I was a mere 30 minutes from the Mexican border. Aside from actually being IN Mexico, does it get any better? Nope. But ever since I became vegan, I have longed for some damn good Mexican food….something that ...

Strawberry Rose Water Bars

Strawberry Rose Water Bars

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | 12 Comments

Ok, so this is definitely a girlie girl desert…which I kinda love. Rose water is by far one of my favorite ingredients to use, and when used sparingly, it adds a touch of floral delicacy. It can really bring out the flavor of certain fruits, like strawberries. It also goes really well with citrus, so ...

Warm Fava Bean and Radish Salad with Pea Shoots and Lemon-Tarragon Dressing

Warm Fava Bean and Radish Salad with Pea Shoots and Lemon-Tarragon Dressing

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in American, appetizers, entrées, sides | No Comments

I think the obvious thing to do here is reference Silence of the Lambs…but I’ll refrain. The hubs did enough of that for me This salad is absolutely perfect right now. All of these veggies are in season (at least in the Pacific Northwest) so try it while you can! If you can’t find fava ...

Cherry Lemonade Muffins with Oat Crumble Topping

Cherry Lemonade Muffins with Oat Crumble Topping

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in American, breakfast, Recipes | No Comments

This week I was walking my dog Izzy, when we came across an injured baby crow in the parking lot. The little guy was struggling to hop to safety, so I decided to try and scoop him up to get him some help. I found a wildlife rescue here in Bellevue and gathered up some ...

Strawberry-Rhubarb Mason Jar Pies

Strawberry-Rhubarb Mason Jar Pies

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

These pies are kinda awesome. Not only do they look adorable, but they’re also single serving, portable and can be devoured straight outta the jar. The combination of strawberries and rhubarb is classic, but I put a little bit of a twist on this by adding some orange and ginger. I love this pie because ...

Fingerling Potato Salad with Spring Onions and Apple Cider-Dijon Vinaigrette

Fingerling Potato Salad with Spring Onions and Apple Cider-Dijon Vinaigrette

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in American, appetizers, dressings, Recipes | No Comments

Last week was the first day of the Bellevue, WA farmers market, and man oh man…best day of the year! I love springtime. I found lots of great produce, but was particularly happy about some fingerling potatoes, spring onions, dill and apple cider balsamic vinegar. Ingredients for a delicious potato salad! I’ve never really been ...