Valentine’s

Blood Orange Sorbet

Blood oranges have been so tasty this year and I’ve had plenty around thanks to Sweet Tree Farms.  I have been trying them out in lots of different recipes, like my Blood Orange Mimosas, Natural Blood Orange Soda, and Blood Orange and Poppy Seed Spelt Muffins, but I knew I had to try this recipe when I spotted it […]

mini flourless chocolate cakes

i was prompted to try this recipe after enjoying a very delicious flourless chocolate cake from the village bakery in atwater village.  when i looked up recipes online i found that they are quite easy to make, with only 5 ingredients!  the chocolate flavor is very intense and the texture quite fudgy, so you won’t […]

Parsnip Muffins and Blood Orange Mimosas

I rarely follow recipes word for word.  I’ve been toying around with the proportions in this Whole Wheat Apple Muffin recipe from Smitten Kitchen, but with everything except apples.  I tried them with blueberries, pear, and now, shredded parsnip.  I got the idea for from a very gingery parsnip cupcake I had at Four Cafe.  I […]

marmalade cookies for my valentine

it’s probably too late for anyone to actually make these for valentine’s day but i thought i would share what i made for my valentine. a few weeks past i exclaimed that it is the peak of orange season. i also mentioned that i used many of the seedless mandarin oranges i got from the […]

spaghetti squash with broccoli and leek

sometimes you want a nice pasta dish without having that heavy, starchy fullness it can leave you with.  that’s where spaghetti squash comes in.  it takes a little longer to cook than regular pasta, but it tastes and feels a lot lighter, can be prepared any way pasta is, and is a gluten-free, low-carb, low-calorie […]

beet and cranberry juice spritzers for valentine’s day

valentine’s day is all about red and pink things, but to me it doesn’t make sense to use nasty old food coloring when there are plenty of tasty and natural sources to create beautiful color. after months of working at a juice bar i developed a love for beet juice.  it’s sweet and detoxifying and […]

maca cinnamon truffles for valentine’s day

when i think valentines day, i think chocolate.  it’s inevitable.  if you have someone to share the day with you spend it feeding each other decadent chocolate treats all day. if you don’t you try to forget by treating yourself with as much chocolate as you can possibly eat. ever since my local grocery store […]