the birth of a cookbook.

This week has been a particularly busy week for me in terms of work and events, in the best way possible.  Last night, I went to the book release party at Omnivore Books for Sous Vide at Home: The Modern Technique for Perfectly Cooked Meals, written by my friends Lisa Q. Fetterman, Monica Lo, and Meesha […]

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when life hands you apples…

Apples are one of my favorite fruits – especially when it’s apple season (aka, right now).  I’ll go through a bag of apples really quickly, either throwing them into smoothies or eating them as snacks.  But it has happened on occasion where I forget that I have them on hand (don’t ask, I have no idea […]

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kindness with kitchari.

I’m not someone who can stick to a cleanse – I’ve tried my fair share, from juice cleanses (I always feel like I need something to chew by the end of the day), to the leek broth diet (I’ve never peed so much in my life), and the worst one of all, the Master Cleanse (the […]

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mamie’s simple green soup

Instead of apple picking last weekend, we ended up at the San Rafael Civic Center Farmers Market – my favorite market in the Bay Area, even more than the SF Ferry Building’s market. One of the market’s most popular vendors – Tomatero Farms – carries some of the most spectacular greens at great prices: several […]

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three fall drinks to replace your psl.

If Fall had a flagship drink, it’s the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  Steamed milk, pumpkin pie spices, a bit of pumpkin puree, and espresso, topped with a bit of whipped cream – what’s not to like? I must admit, it’s a pretty tasty drink – but if you ever look at the nutritional information for a […]

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fairytale pumpkins for a fall lasagna.

I experienced my first memorable fall in September 2001, when I moved to San Francisco.  My friend’s parents had a house in northern Marin County where the back porch was nestled into the edge of the wooded area with trees that were starting to shed their foliage.  In the early morning, you would see deer creeping […]

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cold chillin with diy cold brew coffee.

I am a complete coffee addict – and it’s not really due to the caffeine, I promise!  I love the smell and taste of coffee, and its rich and velvety palate – especially with a splash of half and half.  I almost always have a cup of hot coffee in the morning, but when the […]

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mad about matcha cheesecake

Get excited – I’m about to rock your world with this raw, vegan, gluten-free “cheesecake” that neither cheese nor cake. Before you roll your eyes and groan, trust me when I say even the most skeptical dessert aficionados will like this one (I tested this on my meat & dairy-loving neighbor). THE SKINNY ON MATCHA […]

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