Coconut Corn Chowder with Red Pepper

Late last month, I reviewed a new vegan cookbook, Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne.   I highlighted a few of the recipes that I would like to make from her book, including this one:  Coconut Corn Chowder.  It was 80 degrees when I first got Claiborne’s book and was able to peruse through it.  This soup . . . → Read More: Coconut Corn Chowder with Red Pepper

Crazy for Cocoa Granola

I am being nostalgic and referencing the vintage Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs commercials from the late 70s and early 80s. But, I have elevated the sugary manufactured cocoa cereal of our youth. (When did the 80s get retro?) . . . → Read More: Crazy for Cocoa Granola

Go Nuts Granola Bars

Go Nuts Bars from Eliot's Eats

These bars are colorful and full of good-for-you ingredients like goji berries, cacao nibs, coconut oil, honey, almonds, pistachios, etc. . . . → Read More: Go Nuts Granola Bars

Orange-Hemp Cookies for #FreshTastyValentines

Check out these delicious and healthy cookies for #FreshTastyValentines. Hemp hearts, coconut oil, whole wheat flour and orange zest are the secret ingredients. . . . → Read More: Orange-Hemp Cookies for #FreshTastyValentines

Company’s Coming Granola

The house will be full this Thanksgiving. Time to make granola for an easy breakfast before we stuff our ourselves. . . . → Read More: Company’s Coming Granola

Maple-Chai Pumpkin Muffins

Today is a twofer: These pumpkin muffins and a recipe for a spicy chai mix. . . . → Read More: Maple-Chai Pumpkin Muffins

Vegan Spiced Apple Crumb Muffins

For September C.L.U.E., we were tasked to find a recipe using apples or pears. Here’s a keeper of a vegan recipe from Heather at girlichef. . . . → Read More: Vegan Spiced Apple Crumb Muffins

Hemp Oatmeal Cookies (with coconut oil)

I was making some bread this past weekend that called for a variety of seeds.  As I was cleaning out the freezer to see what seeds I had on hand, I found a package of hulled hemp seeds.   I made the bread with all the seeds I had on hand and then I flipped . . . → Read More: Hemp Oatmeal Cookies (with coconut oil)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies–“Awright, awright, awright”

These brownies could easily be made gluten-free. They also have the alternative title of the Matthew McConaughey “Awright, awright, awright” Brownies. Intrigued? . . . → Read More: Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies–“Awright, awright, awright”

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

I replaced the traditional ingredient of butter in a classic lemon pound cake recipe from Gourmet. . . . → Read More: Meyer Lemon Pound Cake with Coconut Oil

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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