November 1, 2019

It's back! The FREE Warming Breakfasts ebook is back for another winter season to warm you from the inside every single morning. There are endless recipes of oatmeal, variations with other whole grains (the buckwheat bowl with poached pears is killer!), there are overn...

October 18, 2019

Originally I wanted to call this corn bread cheese cornbread, but I know that is misleading. I never use real cheese in my recipes and I would be lying if it tastes exactly like the real thing. So over the years I have tried not to call recipes by their inspiration, an...

September 10, 2019

We have put so much love and care into our garden this summer, and it is rewarding us handsomely. We are flooded with apples, zucchini, celery, lettuce, and more, and I am loving it. It makes me be creative in the kitchen with the sudden influx of certain produce. We h...

September 3, 2019

Today is the day - summer break is over and Baby Zand started school. She was so good. Walked in, said hello, and started playing. She gave me a quick kiss, and that was it. I am so glad she didn't cry, but I was bawling on the inside. After spending the last two month...

June 18, 2019

Last weekend we went cherry picking for Father's Day. It was a huge success! Arman was happy, Baby Zand had a blast, and we ended up carting 10 lbs of fresh cherries home ... plus some apricots and peaches and nectarines. Our dining table is bending under all the weigh...

May 22, 2019

I am kicking off my birthday week with a delicious sticky date pudding. This recipe is so easy - inspired by the amazing Nigella Lawson. Pouring boiling water over a sticky dough? Only she can pull that off, and come out of it all with a sticky toffee sauce that is to...

April 30, 2019

Tahini and sesame are some of my favorite ingredients to give a recipe an interesting, almost bitter flavor, but I know not everyone loves that. I do hope that with these yummy energy balls I will change your mind though. The very subtle sesame and tahini flavor make t...

April 16, 2019

Easter is almost here, so it's time for yummy carrot cake. Even though carrot cake sounds healthy - carrots are a vegetable after all, right? - most are filled with processed vegetable oils, refined sugar, and gut inflaming flours. And as you may know by now, I set out...

March 25, 2019

We are currently in Singapore visiting my sister and Baby Zand's cousins. It's been a week of fun, sunshine, and swimming. Plus an entire new household of toys - needless to say Baby Zand has been in heaven. For me, I've been able to test out what it's like having 4 ki...

February 27, 2019

Stews and soups are my go-to recipes right now. I make them in big batches, then eat them for days. Plus, there is no reason you can't reinvent them for new meals, so it doesn't get boring. For example, one day I serve this chili with the cornbread, then I mix it with...

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