warming carrot soup.

As the nation’s biggest food holiday of the year approached (that’s Thanksgiving for all you non-US readers), I needed to make some room in the crisper. Making soup is one way to clean out the fridge, fulfilling my deep love for using up the last bits of things – this month alone, I’ve made vichysoisse, […]

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vegan mac and cheese for amy

My friend, we’ll call her Amy, has been struggling with digestion issues, and has been advised to avoid dairy.  As an avid lover of dairy myself, also the wife of a French guy who can eat dairy all day long with no incident, I was initially skeptical that I could make anything vegan that resembled […]

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Springtime = Scafata

When winter finally packs its bags, it’s time to keep an eye out for the first spring vegetable bounty.  Tender baby artichokes, spring onions, and favas are some of my favorite seasonal veggies and when I am able to get them straight from the farmer’s market, I don’t have to do too much to enjoy […]

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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 raw, fresh perspective. {so-cal recap}

Spoiler Alert: There is a recipe for a raw, vegan key lime cheesecake at the end of this post. Now, before you start thinking I went full-on granola hippie since my last post, I have no qualms about cooking with full-fat butter and cream or eating a (very rare) steak. When you’re surrounded by really good […]

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review & recette: the french market cookbook & pascadous.

Just a few weeks ago, I managed to catch my friend Omid while he was in town. Omid and I became friends nearly 7 years ago when he lived in San Francisco, and a few years later, he and his wife, Alannah, moved from the City by the Bay to the City of Lights.  Omid […]

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