Brown Butter Oat + Date Bars

February 16, 2018

I’m always on the hunt for a great go-to snack for on-the-go, and so when I really started digging into Ottolenghi’s latest book, Sweet, his recipe for Soft Date + Oat Bars immediately caught my eye amidst all of the tantalizing Mediterranean inspired cakes, treats, and sweets.  The illusive granola bar is one of the best snacks for when you’re eating things not-at-home (though I’ve also been known to take this, this and this on the go.) And there are…

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Good-For-You Hot Chocolate with Whipped Coconut Cream

As if a mug of hot cocoa wasn’t the cure for what ails you all winter long, this Good-For-You Hot Chocolate recipe is truly chocolate therapy bliss in every way. There aren’t many things that warm me up, calm me down and make me feel…

February 10, 2018

Kitchen 101 : Adaptogens + How to Use Them

Over the past year, I’ve started incorporating adaptogens into my pantry, recipes and weekly regimen. I think you may be interested in doing so too! Adaptogens are a catagory of herbs and mushrooms that help protect the body from the toxic effects of stress;…

February 10, 2018

Turmeric Cashews w/Nori + Sesame

I need more things like these Turmeric Cashews in my life. And I’ll tell you why. I’ve been sharing literally every.single.thing.I.eat on my Instagram stories this week. It’s been a really interesting practice…not only for me, but I think also for you dear followers.…

February 3, 2018

Pictures + Places :: Baja

I didn’t realize I’d lost it, but I feel my sense of wonder restored. I didn’t realize I needed it (really,) but I’ve gained my balance again. I didn’t understand how much noise was in my head, until now when I notice the quiet.…

January 26, 2018

Simple Herby Avocado Dressing

Playing with hibiscus flowers and prickly pears and #allthepapaya was fantastic, but of the best parts about the things that came together in our little Baja kitchen were the simple, easy, obvious things. This simple, herby avocado dressing was my favorite and the one…

January 26, 2018

Super Simple Sesame Onigiri

Traveling to a new place is something to be excited for, and in my humble opinion, the snacks that you eat along the way to wherever you’re going ought to be just as anticipated.  Because it’s the New Year (and because we’re leaving for…

January 7, 2018

To-Die-For Coconut Popcorn

If when I say “popcorn,” you think of a plastic-wrapped packet meant to be zapped in the microwave, I am about to blow your mind: Making popcorn at home is way more satisfying, delicious and amazing-smelling than anything involving watching a bag fluff up…

December 29, 2017

(Almost Edible) Grapefruit + Rose Homemade Bath Salts

I’m completely a believer that edible gifts are better than store bought gifts any occasion, any day of the week. Baking something, making candy, putting up jams and pickles, making cooking salts all require a consideration of the tastes and best interests of the…

December 20, 2017

Spiced Chickpea Soup w/Quinoa + Tomato

There are two kinds of days around here; the Great Lunch days, and the Not-As-Great Lunch days. The Not-as-Great-Lunch days are those when I find myself up to my eyeballs in pastries or recipe tests and I can’t find the green smoothie I’m sipping…

December 18, 2017