Rustic Plum & Cardamom Polenta Cake

Never admit mistakes in the kitchen. That was Julia Child’s policy. The famous chef was known for making a few errors herself, but she never apologized. She simply found ways around the various hiccups. During one such mishap on television, Julia failed to flip her potatoes at the right time and they promptly apart. Instead […]

Almond Blueberry Muffins

All hail the autumn season!  Perhaps it’s my Seattleite nature that makes me crave the crisp outdoor air and snuggle-worthy weather.  Or maybe it’s my foodie personality that draws me to the season of apples and pumpkins and the greatest food holiday, Thanksgiving.  Whatever it may be, my soul always becomes infinitely happier when autumn […]

Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

Baking is a science. I’m sure you’ve heard, and perhaps said, the saying before. It’s the excuse we use for our tragic dessert failure and the bragging right we claim for our amazing baking success. Love it or hate it, the saying is the truth. Each ingredient in a baked good serves a very unique […]

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Happy National Nutrition Month! I’m not surprised if you did a double-take at that greeting. Surely the month of March is better known for St. Patrick’s Day, the NCAA Tournament, and the beginning of spring. But even in the midst of these exciting events, it might be wise to set down the pint of Guinness […]

Dark Chocolate Balsamic Truffles

Ah, Valentine’s Day. A day when chocoholics everywhere (single or not) can rejoice. Love may be in the air, but it is chocolate that is on the shelves! As a self-diagnosed chocoholic, I can admit that February 14th is an exciting time for me–because it gives me the excuse to make a new chocolate creation! […]