Paleo Chocolate Coconut Cups

I know that paleo has been a big buzz word lately, but regardless of how trendy it may seem the paleo diet for the most part advocates eating the types of whole foods I enjoy anyway.  With trying to avoid high glycemic foods like processed sugars and starches, I have found myself searching Pinterest for paleo dessert recipes I can try out on the weekends when I’m feeling like a treat.  This recipe originally started with me finding a recipe... Read More

Whole Lemon and Ginger Tea with Honey

Between the farmers market and Chinese medical school, I get a lot of different recipes relayed to me in short little snippets, usually no more than 15 words or so.  Off the top of my head I think of the Sweet Pickled Carrots and Daikon or the Okra and Miso Marinara, both of which the farmer I work for told me about.  But there are many, many more that have found their way into my diet. This recipe is one someone at my school gave me on a day... Read More

Strawberry and Fig Galette with Tahini Honey Cream

I had never made a galette before, but spotted them all over the blogosphere.  They are beautiful and elegant, but look even easier to make then a double-crusted pie or a tart because they consist of a single pie crust with filling loosely piled in and the edges simply folded over.  When I had beautiful fresh figs just waiting to be used and some yummy local strawberries that paired with them well, I figured it was the perfect time to try out... Read More

Dutch Baby with Berries and Honey Yogurt Cream

I kept seeing recipes for dutch babies all over the internet, but it was the version on orangette that made me finally bite the bullet and try out this buttery, over-sized pancake, and boy am I glad I did. Eggs make up for most of the batter, so it’s low in flour and has no sugar, which causes parts of the baby to resemble a light omelet or eggy crepe while the edges are so crispy they are nearly croissant-like.  Traditionally Dutch babies... Read More

chamomile lemonade

have you ever come across fresh chamomile at the farmers’ market?  i love loose chamomile tea but the fresh stuff is even better, just like how fresh mint tea is so much better than the dried version. i found bunches of fresh chamomile at a stand in the hollywood farmers’ market, but with this warm weather i don’t feel like brewing hot tea.  and since i’ve been obsessed with different flavors of lemonade, i instantly thought... Read More

purely decadent raw chocolate pudding

i must start with a disclaimer that this recipe is not completely vegan.  it contains organic raw honey, which i do enjoy for it’s health benefits.  it is antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, healing, digestive and is the only natural substance that never spoils.  just make sure it is unprocessed and comes from a good source that is bee-friendly, the farmers’ market is a good place to look. because it is an animal product, most vegan’s... Read More