The Mini Frittata

May 7, 2014

I love making frittatas. A little too much apparently, because my family seems to be tired of them. So I started making mini frittatas, just for me. I eat two slices and save two slices for the next day. Perfect! Just like regular frittatas, you can make this any way you like with whatever you […]

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Quick Appetizer Idea: Goat Cheese with Pistachios and Golden California Raisins

April 26, 2013

You know that thing when you’re invited to a party and you forget to put it on the calendar and all of a sudden you need a quick appetizer idea?  No?  Oh I forgot, you all are much more organized than me.  Well, if that ever should happen to you, here’s an easy idea that […]

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A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie: Raisin Nut Bites

February 19, 2013

Leila and I experimented in the kitchen yesterday with some California raisins, nuts, chia seeds and cinnamon. We were trying to make a healthy snack that would be perfect for before dance class (her) or after a run (me). I thought for sure that we would have to do a few rounds to get them […]

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Peppermint Walnut Fudge

December 22, 2012

How do you get a perfect photo of fudge in the glow of Christmas lights?  By having a tiny elf hold the mass of strands in the background of your shot.   Such a great helper.  And a photographer (or frittata-pher as Joe likes to call me) in training.  Ask Leila what she wants for […]

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Butternut Squash Pizza

December 21, 2012

I’ve been going back through some older recipes from my pre-celiac or “PC days” as Gluten Dude would say and making them over to be gluten-free and dairy-free friendly.  One of my favorites that I used to make all the time was a butternut squash pizza.  I would get the fresh pizza dough from Trader […]

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Hazelnut Basil Pesto

November 11, 2012

If you’ve ever met me, you might know I tend to geek out a little bit when it comes to local food.  In fact, you might even call me a farm groupie.  There’s just something about knowing where your food comes from and having conversations with the people who grow it.  Imagine my delight when […]

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How to make Coconut Whipped Cream

November 7, 2012

Last year I finally got over my fear of making homemade whipped cream.  It was ah-mazing.  And then?  I had to cut out dairy.  Dang it! Then I found out I could make dairy-free whipped cream out of coconut milk.  Great!  Except you have to plan ahead and put the can of coconut milk in […]

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