soft date and oat bars

A date, a peanut, and an oat sit down and order a drink. The bartender says, “what do you think this is, a granola bar? “ Recently I read Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food by Rachel Herz. You can imagine why the title piqued my interest. IContinue reading “soft date and oat bars”

reese’s pb cups (sugar free)

have i ‘reese’-ently told you how much i love these? A couple of times a year, I break-up with sugar. It’s a nice reset that lasts 30 days. The first week is the hardest and then it gets progressively easier each week. My sleep quality improves, my energy is high, and my skin looks amazing. Continue reading “reese’s pb cups (sugar free)”

breakfast crisp

My artistic director and aspiring taste-tester Eli, overseeing a photo shoot I love a good crisp. Or is it a crumble? Honestly, the differences are quite minor and I don’t care so long as it is delicious.   But if you really care about precise definitions…  A cobbler is fruit baked in the oven withContinue reading “breakfast crisp”

lamb stew with harissa and acorn squash

these puns are harissa-ment I’m getting sick of cooking every single meal – and I’m sure you are too! So, here is a dish that can be served multiple times (and it gets better as it sits, win win situation).  Stew may not seem summery, but San Francisco summers are a fickle beast. During theContinue reading “lamb stew with harissa and acorn squash”

brisket tacos with cabbage slaw

If you don’t like tacos, I’m nacho type As a Jewish girl living in California (and heavily influenced by Mexican food) it seems only natural that I would eventually make brisket tacos! I used the framework for my favorite brisket recipe, but used lime juice and green chiles instead of fennel and vinegar. Kind ofContinue reading “brisket tacos with cabbage slaw”

leek and goat cheese galette

Galette it go, galette it go J’adore galettes and I make a lot of them! Apple galettes for Thanksgiving, cherry galettes for my Dad’s birthday (his favorite), and galettes with whatever looks good at the farmers’ market.  It’s only recently that I started to make savory galettes, because I ordered too many vegetables in our weeklyContinue reading “leek and goat cheese galette”

brussels sprouts with pumpkin seeds and lime

Every day I’m Brusselin’ I did not like vegetables as a kid. The dreaded vegetable had to be eaten before I could move on to the good stuff, like dessert. To try and outmaneuver this rule (not sure how I thought my 5-year-old brain could trick my parents), I decided that, just like cows, IContinue reading “brussels sprouts with pumpkin seeds and lime”