Nothing beats a fresh tangy lemon tart with raspberries on a warm late Spring day! Okay, a handcrafted ice cream cone might also be in the running.
But that sweet and sour pair of lemon and raspberries gets me every time, whatever form it takes.
When I was living in Australia, I realized that lemon tarts are a thing. Maybe it's just me, but I don't really see them in the states. In Oz, you can find a lemon tart in almost any cafe, to be delightfully paired with a fresh cuppa, tea Read more [...]
I realize Spring is flying by and I have yet to share the Spring edition of my Great Gluten Free Grain Series... (Psst...if you happened to miss it, Winter brought a beautiful Brussels Sprout Wild Rice Salad and Maple Sage Quinoa.)
Have you been indulging in as much local organic asparagus, artichokes, spring peas, rhubarb and strawberries as I have?!
From having endless local seasonal produce come through the kitchen at the restaurant, to personal visits to the weekend Farmer's markets, I Read more [...]
As Winter makes its exit, Spring is nearing, which brings a fresh new season of vibrant greens, including some of my all-time favorites, Spinach and Artichokes! And while they're in no way related to the artichoke, or Jerusalem for that matter, we are nearing the end of the Jerusalem Artichoke (also known as sunchokes) season.
This delicious root vegetable is rarely used, and definitely under-appreciated. Jerusalem artichokes support gut health, and are a great source of potassium Read more [...]
It's moving time! Which means I have a whole kitchen full of spices and food to clean out. I had lots of berries in the freezer and I was hankering for a little Paleo treat last week just before I set out for Coachella. These Paleo muffins made the perfect snack for breakfast and late night treats in our Palm Desert condo for the weekend. I had prematurely packed all of my muffin liners so I had to make them without. I sprayed the pan with Trader Joe's coconut oil spray, yet my muffins were Read more [...]
This is the kind of meal I envision myself eating oceanside on Santorini in just a few weeks! It's seasonal, fresh, and full of flavor, and there are no grains or processed ingredients. There's no better way to eat seafood than with a bright fruit salsa! I love a nice tuna or swordfish steak topped with a giant spoonful of mango salsa, but I think I love this Cara Cara orange based salsa even more! The original recipe called for blood oranges which I also love, but couldn't find at any of my local Read more [...]