Flax & Rolled Oat Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Last night, I stayed up listening to Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery talk about her life & career. It wasn't the glamor of listening to a chef talk about her work that captivated me, but the way she told her story. Straight, to the point. Matter of fact. She didn't just gloss over the number of years it took her to start Flour or the difficulties she experienced along the way. She talked...

Rose Hip Tea Pancakes

A few years ago I started writing on notecards and hanging them over my bed. This all started when I inherited a dorm room in college that was littered with messages left behind from whoever lived there before me. I can still remember my old bed with one window that looked out across the Charles River and the other into Elie Wiesel's office. I used to watch him get out of his car on cold winter...

Pistachio & Cashew Chocolate Cake Recipe

I've been needing my own battle cry of sorts these days. It seems like I'm great at making plans in my head & not the best at making them happen. I have ideas for my blog, side business or activities with my friends that always just slip through my hands. Time feels more like sand than ever. I've been running long distances & spending more time on my mat. In yoga last night, my chest...

Seared Tempeh & Tofu Scramble Recipe

Avoiding the autumn posts - the ones with pumpkin cookies, hay rides and colorful leaves. Not because I'm feeling like a scrooge, but because I'm trying to feel my own rhythm and settle this year. Kevin and I drove up to Salem on Friday night for a party. I decided to bring back my childhood and dress up as a Nintendo Gameboy. On Friday, I poked out of work during lunch and hopped on a...

Cashew Milk Recipe

This weekend, I finally recovered from being sick. It's been a week of nothing but kale smoothies and early nights in bed.  Today, I told Kevin that I have been dreaming about creating a vegan and vegetarian food guide for Boston. I am sketching my first drafts of the website this afternoon. I have been longing for a website that matches the way I discover food in my own life - from...

New England Rainstorm

New England summers are all about rainstorms. In California, there are no such things as summer storms. I hardly remember any rain beyond spring for my whole childhood, but it's one of my favorite parts of the weather in New England. On the 4th of July, I climbed up a giant hill at the Arnold Arboretum with one of my best friends and my boyfriend because you can see the fireworks across the...