Roasted Butternut and Broccoli

When it comes to weeknight dinners I tend to keep it pretty simple.  Especially during the winter and early spring when seasonal veggies can get a bit monotonous this often means roasting whatever I have on hand.  Tossed with some coconut oil and flavored with garlic powder and aleppo pepper is one of my favorite ways to do it. You can really use this technique for almost any vegetable you have on hand – carrot, sweet potato, zucchini, cauliflower,... Read More

Farmers’ Market Haul – March 2nd, 2014 – Los Feliz Market

The Los Feliz Sunday Market is one of my favorites.  It’s quiet and small, but still has most everything I need.  I used to live within walking distance but it’s still just a short drive away so I end up there most Sundays.  The only thing they don’t really have is a meat vendor, but in a pinch I can pick up a chicken from La Bahn Ranch where I always get my pasture-raised eggs. Green Veggies These are my go-to side dishes for... Read More

12 Easy Paleo Recipes

  I have been looking back on many of my old recipes and realized that the Paleo ones are some of the simplest to make with the fewest ingredients.  I’ve gather some of the best recipes here for you to check out – with many more to come! Cacao Macaroons Chocolate Coconut Cups Curry Baked Broccoli and Cauliflower Fresh Coconut Curry Grape Lemonade Green Zebra Gazpacho Raw and Decadent Raw Chocolate Pudding Raw Strawberry Mango Chia Pudding Roasted... Read More

Stuffed Mushrooms – with Pesto, Farmer’s Cheese and Broccoli

Stuffed mushrooms are such a simple thing, yet strangely enough I don’t think I have ever made them myself.  I have enjoyed other people’s versions, with spinach and garlic, brown rice or bread crumbs, stuffed with goat cheese, cheddar, or gruyere.  There are so many ways they can be served it’s hard to go wrong! I scored a glut of mushrooms from the Armenian market down the street today, I think because they will be closed... Read More

sweet baked broccoli

when i posted about baked broccoli here before, i guaranteed that baking is the best way to cook broccoli.  it yields soft, tender stems and crunchy, flavorful florets.  and they are easy to toss in some olive oil and a few seasonings before roasting for less than a half an hour.  even better than the curry powder i flavored it with before, is a little agave, spices and sesame seeds. this sweet and savory broccoli recipe has quickly become a favorite... Read More

Fresh Coconut Curry – and how to make Homemade Coconut Milk

I have been working at juice bars for over 2 years now where we make fresh coconut milk daily.  It’s a tasty treat that isn’t too hard to whip up, just takes the confidence to swing around knives large enough to crack open the young Thai coconut’s shell.  At one place I worked they required us to wear a chain mail glove on one hand to prevent the loss of any digits – a small price to pay for the light, sweet, creamy taste... Read More

Curry Baked Broccoli and Cauliflower

When I find a dish that works its way into my routine – popping up on my dinner plate at least once or twice a week – I feel obligated to share it here.  Partly because it’s a recipe I’ve tested multiple times and know works, but also because it is usually pretty simple and always satisfying. While I had previously been pretty bored by broccoli and cauliflower, expecting only to toss them in a puréed soup or stir fry,... Read More

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 alternative. i got this particular squash at the organic vegetable stand i work at, so i saw fit to toss in other veggies from... Read More