Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze- gluten free and vegan (copy cat starbucks scones)

Here we are in Thanksgiving Week!!! How did this month fly by like this?! What in the world… Pete and I got back from a heavenly trip to Mexico last night and we rolled right into the HOLIDAYS!! ...more

Gingerbread Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Brown Sugar Caramel Frosting- Vegan and Gluten Free

Have you ever made a cake or something really, really good and then it is so good that you are like mad at yourself for making it?? Because I was so bummed with myself last week when I made this and proceeded to eat WAY TOO MUCH. I thought, I just know it will be good, I will take a small portion and confirm what I am just SURE will be true ....more

Spiced Cranberry Prosecco Punch

Hi Guys! I shared this unbelievably delicious punch years ago after they...more

Pumpkin Caramel and Chocolate Ganache Tart with Potato Chip Coconut Crust- Vegan and Gluten Free

Happily, by the time you read this I will be sipping margaritas and swimming in vats of guacamole and pico de gaillo down in Cabo San Lucas. Hopefully I will have forgotten all about daily life by now and will be gratefully existing in a vacation bubble for a few days. I have about 1000 bottles of sunscreen packed (if you have seen me in real life, I am basically translucent white with a nice blue tinge that will be somewhat balanced by a generous slathering of self tanner), the widest brimmed hat and largest sunglasses you have ever seen, a loaded kindle and a big old smile ....more

Peking Cranberry Lacquered Turkey

*First off!! Please join me Monday, the 14th at 4pm PT on Facebook Live while I make Vegan Zoodle Fresh Rolls with Tahini Mango Dipping Sauce– the best, healthiest most delicious snack EVER!! As last week seemed to reach a fever pitch in stress, my family decided to check out for a couple days ....more

Roasted Sesame Delicata Squash

Happy Friday! I hope you are all doing ok. I know that this has been an emotional week for everyone and I wish I could just hand out hugs to anyone that needs one ....more

Sichuan Green Beans with Fried Shallots

We are half way through my Ultimate Asian Inspired Thanksgiving Dinner menu. So far I have walked you through the Daikon, Cucumber and Pomegranate Salad, the Mango Ginger Chutney and the Tahini Whipped Potatoes with Cilantro Sauce, and now I have another side dish for you: spicy Sichuan Green Beans with Fried Shallots. These are absolutely addictive! ...more

Tahini Whipped Potatoes with Cilantro Chile Sauce

Whoa. I am posting this before we even know the outcome of the election. When I wake up tomorrow morning, I will know the outcome of the country (at least we hope it will be definitive) No matter what the outcome is, I am sincerely hoping that we can all move forward as a nation in a positive and productive way ....more

Mango Ginger Chutney

Lets start out with the most important thing today: VOTE!!!! No matter what your position, or who you do or don’t want to be our next president, you need to take it to the ballot. It is so critical that people get out and represent what they believe in ....more

Honeycrisp, Daikon and Cucumber Sesame Salad

I am happy that we are talking about Thanksgiving on the blog today. Because there have been some hard things going on lately, and combined with the stress of the election on Tuesday, I am finding it incredibly important to be thankful for all that we have and most especially for the health and love of family. Someone tried to steal Wilbur at the end of last week, and while he did not succeed, he brutalized my little baby physically ....more