Another Reason I Eat Local + Jalapeno Leek Fritters

By | 2016-02-20T22:49:23+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Last month I took part in an anonymous gift exchange and received the most amazing gift. My benefactor found a local roaster and decided to give me a pound of their mouth-wateringly fragrant coffee. Guys. It was delicious. The coffee, a Brazilian bean with flavors of maple syrup and almonds, was so rich and intense. I adored it--my adoration fueled in part by the fact that the roaster donates 10 pounds of food to local food banks (over 800,000 pounds [...]

Homemade Vanilla and Corn Free Baking Powder; Baked goods can’t live without them

By | 2018-02-25T20:13:18+00:00 July 29th, 2013|Categories: Condiments + Basics, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , |

My husband Victor and I spend our Sundays in Malibu, CA. We work at two churches there, and drive to and from them every Sunday. Neither of us really have an office, so we end up spending a lot of our time in either church’s parish hall, or just trying to kill time between the church service and when youth group begins, 3 and-a-half hours later. Sundays are some of the hardest days of the week for me because I [...]

Final Baking Adventures + Apple Crisps

By | 2018-02-07T21:37:36+00:00 July 27th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The final day at the bakery was slow, but I was grateful for that since the chopping I had done the previous day had really taken a toll on my arms. I worked with someone new who let me see how the French croissants were made, and I got to see what the pounds and pounds of chocolate I chopped was used for. The baker I worked with that night even commented on how surprised she was to see me [...]

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

By | 2017-08-16T12:45:06+00:00 October 16th, 2012|Categories: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Well, it’s a typical Monday night in Pasadena, CA. My husband works most nights, so I usually take this time to hang out with friends and try new recipes out on them.   Tonight, my friends Lyndsey and Angela wanted to cheer up our friend Beth. Angela was going to get her flowers, Lyndsey a card, and I was going to bake vegan cookies! I don't usually cook vegan food...so I had to look up new recipes and figure out how [...]