warming up with zucchini oatmeal

I am a @shutthekaleup fangirl, and this recipe is inspired by her (Jeannette Ogden) many postings on “zoats”, a warming breakfast that has an extra helping of veggies thanks to shredded zucchini added to an oatmeal base.  Think about it – zucchini bread is a hit, so why can’t zucchini + oats = magic? Spiced […]

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slaying the dragonfruit: the pitaya bowl

Move over, açaí  – there’s a new superfruit in town! Over the past decade or so, the antioxidant-rich açaí berry has found a regular place on the menus of health-food cafes all over the country, used in smoothies and as a base for fruit-topped açaí bowls. But the Dragon Fruit, a tropical fruit native to Central and South America […]

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savoring the fruits of yesterday.

Technically, October is “fall”, when farmers markets are overflowing with pumpkins and apples and you’ve exchanged your wedge sandals and summer dresses for jeans and knee high boots. Perhaps you’ve moved on from rosé and your new drink of choice is a #PSL. But what if summer has decided to hang on for a little […]

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an egg feast from the middle east.

I often dabble in vegetarian and vegan food, but I’ve realized that my love of eggs and cheese (especially together) is a big reason I could never commit to a fully vegan lifestyle. Vegetarian has been the somewhat accidental food mode in our house lately, as it’s been so warm here in Northern California that […]

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a new life and old friends.

I never thought I’d move out of San Francisco. In fact, at one point I joked you would have to pry the keys to my rent-controlled Pacific Heights apartment out of my cold, dead hands.  But after we got married last year, my husband and I realized that in order to eventually have a family […]

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handcrafted: coconut almond granola

 One Saturday morning after the gym, Jules and I stopped at this wonderful coffee shop in Russian Hill – Saint Frank, a sleek and modern cafe that makes the best almond macadamia latte ever.  I noticed their walls were stocked with their branded coffee beans, fancy looking coffee making supplies, and jars of artisanal granola…for […]

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a bumper crop.

The potato.  This inexpensive root has provided sustenance to much of the world for centuries.  Though potatoes may be the Plain Jane amongst more exotic farmers market finds, this article from Smithsonian Magazine details the importance that potatoes have played in the development of the Western world. Potatoes are a pretty big deal, y’all. I […]

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waste not, want not: bubble & squeak.

Bubble & Squeak is an English pub food – traditionally made to use up leftovers.  Roasted vegetables and boiled potatoes from the previous night’s roast dinner make up the base of the dish, and can be made with bits of ham or bacon or literally whatever other ingredients you have laying around.  During World War […]

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