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 here.  I made it to accompany the Flourless Chocolate Cake I posted earlier in the week, and they paired fabulously. This... Read More

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 miss that flour at all.  you can whip these up before dinner and they will make for a really special dessert, especially for valentine’s... Read More

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 bulked up these muffins with some extra ground flax seed, as well as fresh and ground ginger. I made them with some... Read More

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 tastes great with lemon or apple juice (but be careful, it stains!)  i paired it with cranberry juice to even out the intense flavor... Read More

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 started carrying organic, dairy-free chocolate chips, i’ve been on a real chocolate kick.  i started dreaming about making... Read More