Recipes

COCONUT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Food should be nourishing and delicious. It sounds simple, right? With sweets especially, it can be so hard to find treats that are as good to eat as they are for you. My friend Laurel, the baker behind the grain-free and refined-sugar-free (and sometimes vegan) goodness known as Sweet Laurel Bakery, has shared some of her simplest and most satisfying […]
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BLUEBERRY AND BOURBON BAKED FRENCH TOAST

Growing up, breakfast was usually my dad’s domain. His famous “googy” eggs (soft boiled eggs) with toast soldiers were a favorite, along with his pancakes that we were allowed to help stir. Most of the breakfasts we enjoyed were thrown together on weekend mornings, with little planning or fuss. But now that I’m an adult, the idea of throwing together […]
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ONE PAN TERIYAKI DINNER

Fifteen minute dinners are a thing of wonder, and what I especially love about this one is that it uses one cooking pan, so there’s very little clean up. Also, who doesn’t love teriyaki? And once you make your own, you won’t find yourself buying a bottle because it’s so damn easy and delicious. This recipe features salmon, but any […]
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SPICY STRAWBERRY MARGARITAS

Spicy margaritas and strawberry margaritas are two of my favorite cocktails – especially when they’re freshly made and not too sweet. So when I ordered a spicy strawberry mezcal cocktail in Mexico City during my recent trip, it hit me that I had never tried combining those two perfect things before. Inspired by that fresh, tart, barely sweet, and mildly […]
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RAINBOW SPRING ROLLS

There’s nothing mind-altering about these salad rolls, but the rainbow of color gives these rolls a fabulous, psychedelic color palette that’s as fun as it is delicious. The trick is to get vegetables are saturated in color as possible – so think bright purples, verdant greens, hot pinks, intense yellows. The vibrant ingredients will add a big impact to the […]
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ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

My brother Henry is deeply passionate about his ice cream sandwiches. He demands a chewy, tender cookie (preferably warm) and an abundance of excellent ice cream. None of this sticking-to-you-finger crap of the vending machine ice cream sandwiches. Inspired by Henry’s one true love, I came up with this easy method, for creating a dozen ice cream sandwiches in a […]
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VEGAN CHEESE BOARD

Food should be nourishing and delicious. It sounds simple, right? With sweets especially, it can be so hard to find treats that are as good to eat as they are for you. My friend Laurel, the baker behind the grain-free and refined-sugar-free (and sometimes vegan) goodness known as Sweet Laurel Bakery, has shared some of her simplest and most satisfying […]
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DIY CACTUS COOKIE GARDEN

Growing up, my mom used to make me ridiculous birthday cakes from the Australian Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake Book. One year it was a Koala, the next was an above ground swimming pool, dolly cakes were common place – they were these remarkable feats of ingenuity without technical skill. It was box cake and frosting held together with candy and […]
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ZUCCHINI PASTA WITH PESTO

Don’t you just love it when something good for you tastes wonderful? Yes, I added cheese and olive oil, but still, baby steps. Zucchini “pasta” has been a pasta sub forever, and with good reason.  It’s tender/toothsome quality, plus its absorbency makes it a great stand in for pasta. The thing to look out for though, is over cooking it. […]
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