Spicy Butternut Squash Empanadas

When I cook, I like to remind myself that success in cooking does not come in perfection—nothing is perfect—but rather, I think success comes in the evolution of a dish. To me, what’s interesting is the how a dish can continue to morph and evolve—the risks taken, adjustments of ingredients, spices, and techniques used, etc. This all varies from person to… Read More

A Terrarium Workshop Birthday Party

Okay friends, settle in. This post is a little longer than usual. I wasn’t planning on having a birthday party for my son until he turned about five or six years old, a time I thought he’d either care to have a party and/or would likely remember it. I changed my mind for his recent third birthday and held… Read More

Mango and Avocado Mousse

As if mangos and avocados aren’t delicious enough on their own, straight off the spoon, this dreamy mousse combines them to create a velvety texture and delicious flavor. I recently had a version of this mousse at a friend’s house and wanted to share it with you. Luscious, creamy and easy to make, this mousse only has four ingredients. It… Read More

Apricot-Date Seeduction Mini Muffins

Some of you might not go wild about these mini-muffins, but I wanted to share this recipe because I know others of you are going to love them. Full of flavor and texture, these bite-sized little gems are made with similar ingredients (but different flavor) as the Cumin and Turmeric Seeduction Crackers. They are vegan, gluten free, chewy, and… Read More

Coconut Cherry-Almond Chia Pudding

Before cherries are gone for the year, I thought I’d share this quick and very easy recipe for chia seed pudding. When cherries are in season, and I can find good tasting organic ones, there’s really no other fruit I’d prefer to eat. So when I recently found organic cherries at my local supermarket, and… Read More