Cranberry Orange Braised Short Ribs

Braised short ribs were my favorite thing prior to not eating meat. In 2019, I learned that I had low ferritin and celiac (aka an inflamed gut), and advised to eat red meat. I’m back to braising short ribs like it’s my job and these are a winner. I had some cranberry juice that needed…

How to Pan Sear Salmon

What an insane week, right? We’ve seen record breaking heat and the state of CA is literally on fire. My friend and I were supposed to go socially distanced glamping in the Santa Cruz Mountains, which is one of the fire epicenters and being evacuated. We embraced the spirit of “Everything is Figureoutable”, and were…

Shakshuka

There are so many plusses to this recipe.  I have made it a million times, I’ve repurposed leftover harissa sauce and vegetables, I’ve made it with everything brand new, and each and every time it does not disappoint.  It’s quick and easy and filling!  Feel free to add any veggies right before the sauce portion…

Jicama Mango Slaw with Cilantro Mint Dressing

I had some leftover cilantro mint sauce and what better way to use it than over a refreshing 5 ingredient coleslaw?  I can’t think of one, so that’s what I did.  While cilantro is a polarizing herb, it has a lot going for it including liver cleansing properties and loads of vitamins and minerals. RECIPE…

Dreamy Creamy Raita Roasted Potato Salad

This recipe is a mashup of Emily’s English Roasted Potatoes and leftover Raita.  The result is absolutely spectacular and was born from a dream and some leftovers that needed a new life.  I used creamer potatoes, not Yukon gold as the original recipe suggests, and I adapted a recipe for raita that I found online. I…

Garlic Lemon Tahini Dressing

This can be used as a salad dressing, on top of stuffed bell peppers, on top of toast, just straight from the spoon. Tahini is one of my favorites and this dressing makes it a star. WHAT YOU NEED 1/3 cup Tahini Juice of medium lemon 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tbsp warm water HOW…

Bread Crumbs

There’s no need to buy breadcrumbs. They’re super easy to make No doubt you have random ends of bread laying around (if not, here is a reason to save them and not throw them away. I HATE wasting food) Making your own food cuts down on any of the added crap used in a lot…

Chocolate Avocado Mousse Fruit Tart

My brother, sister in law and niece were coming over for dinner and I wanted to make a dessert that would be a crowd pleaser and had no refined sugar. Enter this beautiful marriage of my chocolate avocado mousse with this gluten free crust, courtesy of @bakerita. This is my go to crust recipe. It’s…

Maca Coconut Whipped Cream

Raise your hand if you’ve taken a hit of whipped cream straight from the can? I love whipped cream in all it’s airy delight.  Straight from the can, in coffee, on fruit salad, it’s a versatile treat.  I don’t do a ton of dairy or sugar, so what’s a girl to do?   She makes her own…