Pumpkin Butter

Velvety smooth and dreamy delicious, this Pumpkin Butter is Autumn in a jar. Ready in about 30 minutes. Spread on toast, biscuits, waffles or swirl into oatmeal and yogurt. You will find many reasons to eat this luscious jam-like spread! Vegan.

Homemade Pumpkin Butter made from scratch with fresh pumpkin - simple, healthy and delicious with many ways to use it! Vegan.
Velvety smooth and dreamy delicious, this Pumpkin Butter is Autumn in a jar. Ready in about 30 minutes. Spread on toast, biscuits, waffles or swirl into oatmeal and yogurt. You will find many reasons to eat this luscious jam-like spread! Vegan.

Thai Oyster Mushroom Salad

Thai Oyster Mushroom Salad with Tofu is a simple, delicious recipe infused with fresh Thai flavors- lemongrass, shallot, mint, cilantro, and fresh lime juice. A light and healthy meal-all in one dish! 

Thai Oyster Mushroom Salad with Tofu is a simple, delicious recipe infused with fresh Thai flavors- lemongrass, shallot, mint, cilantro, and fresh lime juice. A light and healthy meal-all in one dish! 
Thai Oyster Mushroom Salad with Tofu is a simple, delicious recipe infused with fresh Thai flavors- lemongrass, shallot, mint, cilantro, and fresh lime juice. A light and healthy meal-all in one dish! 

Harvest Succotash

Harvest Succotash is abundant with fresh summer veggies & simple, clean flavors.  A delicious healthy side dish to pair with your choice of protein for a healthy delicious meal. Vegan and Gluten-free. A real sign of progress is when we no longer pu…

Harvest Succotash is abundant with fresh summer veggies & simple, clean flavors.  A delicious healthy side dish to pair with your choice of protein for a healthy delicious meal. Vegan and Gluten-free.
Harvest Succotash is abundant with fresh summer veggies & simple, clean flavors.  A delicious healthy side dish to pair with your choice of protein for a healthy delicious meal. Vegan and Gluten-free. A real sign of progress is when we no longer punish ourselves for our imperfections. ~ Yung Pueblo Succotash is the perfect end-of-summer...

Olive Tapenade

Versatile and full of flavor, Olive Tapenade is a simple, elegant appetizer that comes together in just 10 minutes with no cooking required -perfect for warm summer nights! 

Versatile and full of flavor, Olive Tapenade is a simple, elegant addition to your appetizer list.  This tasty spread comes together fast and requires no cooking, making it a great choice for warm summer days.  
Versatile and full of flavor, Olive Tapenade is a simple, elegant appetizer that comes together in just 10 minutes with no cooking required -perfect for warm summer nights! 

Green Gazpacho

Here’s a refreshing recipe for Green Gazpacho – a chilled raw soup, made with fresh garden ingredients that can be made in 15 minutes. A nourishing and delicious summer treat!  We are in the midst of a heat wave, and it’s hard to even…

Here's a refreshing recipe for Green Gazpacho - a chilled raw soup, made with fresh garden ingredients that can be made in 15 minutes. A nourishing and delicious summer treat! 
Here’s a refreshing recipe for Green Gazpacho – a chilled raw soup, made with fresh garden ingredients that can be made in 15 minutes. A nourishing and delicious summer treat!  We are in the midst of a heat wave, and it’s hard to even think about cooking. Green Gazpacho to the rescue! It’s a cool...

Thai Red Curry Paste

Making authentic Thai Red Curry Paste from scratch is fast, easy and can be made in under 30 minutes. Use a food processor -or for a more authentic approach- try a mortar and pestle-both yield incredible flavors and aromas that will give your Thai dish…

Making authentic Thai Red Curry Paste from scratch is fast and easy and can be made in under 30 minutes. Make it in a food processor or use a mortar and pestle for a more authentic approach -both yield incredible flavors and aromas that will give your Thai dishes delicious flavor. Vegan-adaptable!
Making authentic Thai Red Curry Paste from scratch is fast, easy and can be made in under 30 minutes. Use a food processor -or for a more authentic approach- try a mortar and pestle-both yield incredible flavors and aromas that will give your Thai dishes delicious flavor. Vegan-adaptable! For the things we have to learn before we can...

Flavorful Ponzu Sauce

A simple recipe for Ponzu Sauce, a  refreshing citrus-based Japanese condiment used as a dipping sauce, marinade or dressing for vegetables, noodles, salads, or Poke Bowls!  Low-calorie, delicious and vegan! Here’s a quick and easy recipe for Pon…

A simple recipe for Ponzu Sauce, a  refreshing citrus-based Japanese condiment used as a dipping sauce, marinade or dressing for vegetables, noodles, salads, or Poke Bowls!  Low-calorie, delicious and vegan!
A simple recipe for Ponzu Sauce, a  refreshing citrus-based Japanese condiment used as a dipping sauce, marinade or dressing for vegetables, noodles, salads, or Poke Bowls!  Low-calorie, delicious and vegan! Here’s a quick and easy recipe for Ponzu Sauce that often comes in handy around here! If unfamiliar, Ponzu is a refreshing soy and citrus-based sauce or dressing that...

Crispy Oven Roasted Brocolli

How to make Crispy Oven Roasted Broccoli – perfect as a simple side dish or use to enhance other dishes.  Baking in a hot oven yields tender-crisp broccoli in under 30 minutes. Fast and EASY Recipe!

How to make Crispy Oven Roasted Broccoli - perfect as a simple side dish or use to enhance other dishes.  Baking in a hot oven yields tender-crisp broccoli in under 30 minutes. Fast and EASY Recipe!
How to make Crispy Oven Roasted Broccoli - perfect as a simple side dish or use to enhance other dishes.  Baking in a hot oven yields tender-crisp broccoli in under 30 minutes. Fast and EASY Recipe!

Miso Tofu with Veggies & Rice

This Baked Miso Tofu Bowl is healthy, vegan, and full of incredible umami flavor. The tofu and veggies are tossed in an orange and ginger-infused miso marinade (which doubles as dressing) and baked on a sheet pan in the oven. Serve it over a bed of ri…

This Baked Miso Tofu Bowl is healthy, vegan, and full of incredible umami flavor. The tofu and veggies are tossed in an orange and ginger-infused miso marinade (which doubles as dressing) and baked on a sheet pan in the oven. Serve it over a bed of rice with avocado, radishes, microgreens, and cashews for a healthy, delicious, vegan meal.

Cranzac Cookies

When the lockdown was announced about a month ago, I thought of all the great things I would finally be able to do. I would finally tackle those five- to seven-season tv series that everyone told me that I just had to watch, that require a hundred-hour commitment to get through them. (Breaking Bad and The Wire, I’m looking at you…) I would have the…

When the lockdown was announced about a month ago, I thought of all the great things I would finally be able to do. I would finally tackle those five- to seven-season tv series that everyone told me that I just had to watch, that require a hundred-hour commitment to get through them. (Breaking Bad and The Wire, I’m looking at you…) I would have the time to go through all those folders of paperwork that pile up like a fallen cheerleader formation when you live somewhere where paperwork is as common (but not as welcome) as wine.

Or I might finally tackle The Goldfinch (769 pages) or finish A Little Life. I only made it to page 30 (of 720 pages) of the latter before my brain felt like an Escher print.

Yet none of those things have happened. I ended up launching a daily Apéro Hour on my Instagram IGTV channel and found myself doing a lot more cooking and baking and writing. I try to squeeze in a little exercise either following videos on YouTube or taking online Pilates classes, and ended up revisiting some vintage recipes, including my variation of one by Marcella Hazan. But I dug into my own personal cookbook archives to make these Cranzac Cookies, and I almost wish I didn’t, because I could not stop eating them. Continue Reading Cranzac Cookies...