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Cristina is a freelance food photographer, recipe developer/tester, and is the author of the Teenie Cakes food photography journal.   The journal centers around food, recipes, and edible organic gardening with emphasis on:  Using fresh, seasonal produce, when possible; Discovering and using healthier eating and food preparation alternatives; Experimenting with ingredients, flavor combinations and techniques; Portion control presentation and servings for dishes and desserts; Portraying and featuring tasty, beautiful food through writing and food photography.

Some of Cristina’s work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times’ Daily Dish, California Fig Advisory Board, Pasta sfoglia by Chefs Ron and Colleen Suhanosky, and the Wedding Connection Magazine.

She comes from both a technical and creative background with over 10 years as a web developer and designer for Fortune 500 companies.   Cristina graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an emphasis in Information Systems.  She’s happiest when creating dishes and desserts, nurturing her edible garden and home, traveling and always with a camera in hand.    Cristina enjoys life with her beautiful husband and corgis in sunny Southern California. 

Fresh Fava Beans, Tomatoes & Mint Bruschetta

As a small plate, appetizer, side dish or a quick snack, this bruschetta is bright, colorful and packs a tasty punch with fresh spring fava beans, cherry or grape tomatoes, some sprigs of mint and then drizzled with fresh lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil. It’s a meal in itself! Continue reading: Fresh Fava Beans, Tomatoes & Mint Bruschetta ....more

Fresh Fava Beans

It shouldn’t be too late to enjoy fresh fava beans while they’re still in season… Continue reading: Fresh Fava Beans. Gluten Free, Ingredient Spotlight, Photography & Food In Focus, spring, Vegetarian ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Fresh Fava Beans appeared first on Teenie Cakes ....more

Edible Gardening Section Expanded

from our labor of love – the edible garden It’s been sometime in the making…A newer main part of the journal – the Edible Gardening section expanded… By using the term “expanded” I mean that there’s now a section on the journal devoted entirely to our ever-evolving edible garden. Edible Gardening section From the main navigation on the Teenie Cakes journal, I’ve added an “Edible Gardening” section and building tables of resources and information pertaining to the plants we’ve selected for our landscape and garden over the years…over a decade in the making. As I’ll mention in the verbiage before the resources for each page, many of the plants were selected based on culinary qualities and difficulty or pricey availability in local markets ....more

Baby Heirloom Tomato Tarts with Goat Cheese & Herbs

Baby Heirloom Tomato These little tarts are the perfect appetizers or side dish while baby heirloom, cherry or grape tomatoes are at their best! Continue reading: Baby Heirloom Tomato Tarts with Goat Cheese & Herbs. Appetizers, Small Plates & Snacks, fall, Flavors of Italy, Side Dishes, spring, summer ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 ...more

Individual Chicken-Vegetable Pot Pies w/Puff Pastry Crust & Dream Kitchen Planning

I reworked a favorite recipe and hearty meal for chicken pot pies by adding more of a variety of vegetables and using flaky puff pastry. I’m also having some fun planning for a dream kitchen with ideas that can be done in a weekend and without a full remodel! Continue reading: Individual Chicken-Vegetable Pot Pies w/Puff Pastry Crust & Dream Kitchen Planning ....more

Easy Roasted Parmesan Herbed Idaho® Potatoes and Cauliflower

Whether I’m entertaining, preparing dinner for the weekday or weekend, roasting potatoes paired with other vegetables could not be easier… Continue reading: Easy Roasted Parmesan Herbed Idaho® Potatoes and Cauliflower. fall, Gluten Free, Side Dishes, spring, summer, Vegetarian, winter ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 ...more

Indoor Edible Gardening with Sprouts and Microgreens

I’ve been sharing about our edible gardening for a few years now. There’s always more to learn and great rewards for growing what you can at home. I’m about to start some Indoor Edible Gardening starting with sprouts and then moving right along to microgreens… Continue reading: Indoor Edible Gardening with Sprouts and Microgreens ....more

What I’m Reading: “The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden” – for my Edible Garden

It’s not too late to get started for a bountiful fruit and vegetable harvest from your home gardens… Continue reading: What I’m Reading: “The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden” – for my Edible Garden. Edible Garden, Publications & Reviews, spring, summer ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 ...more

The Pistachio Principle: Fool Yourself Full

You can enjoy about 30 pistachio kernels for 100 calories.1 This April, play a prank on your appetite and fool yourself full with pistachios! Continue reading: The Pistachio Principle: Fool Yourself Full. Appetizers, Small Plates & Snacks, Cookies & Treats, Gluten Free, Publications & Reviews, Vegetarian ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 ...more

Individual and Mini Apple and Cream Cheese Pies

Isn’t it always the right time for a slice of homemade pie? Although I missed pie day this month (March 14th = 3.14 = π), I’m still managing my fair share of pies these days. I’ve been testing out pies…starting with these individual and mini apple and cream cheese pies… Continue reading: Individual and Mini Apple and Cream Cheese Pies ....more
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