Hazelnut & Pumpkin Seed Butter

When I was younger, I planted pole beans, squash, and strawberries all around our house. Nothing did that well because the canopy blocked out most of the sun. My great grandparents had land in California where they would grow grapes, cherries, squash, peppers, and a lot more. My other grandma planted fifteen tomato plants one summer and installed a greenhouse in her backyard. I guess, we are a...

Weeknight Meals: Soba Noodle Bowl

This weekend we went over to our friends' place for brunch. It was one of those early spring days when the sun is shining, but the wind is blowing. It was really nice to sit around a table with friends and watch the sunshine stream through the windows and catch up after a long winter. I love tasting other people's home cooking - the flavors, spices, and cooking techniques. Brunch...

Spinach and Strawberry Salad w/ Candied Cashews

I have a habit of cueing in on other people's conversations. I come by this honestly. My mom does the exact same thing. One minute you are talking to her and the next her eyes are entirely glazed over and you know that she has heard every word at the table behind her. I've had to practice how to tune out people's conversations. It's like my ears don't have the best filter and they just wander...

Blood Orange Vegan Bundt Cake

This Saturday, Kevin and I left the city for the afternoon. I've been craving the road in some way or another. This was just a short trip down to Providence for lunch at The Grange and dessert at Wild Flour bakery. The restaurant, which calls itself a vegetable restaurant, was just the right escape from Boston that I've been craving and the bakery was everything that I wanted - soy cream next...

Apple Cinnamon Vegan Dutch Baby

January is flying by, it's probably the busiest month out of the year. On Saturday, I had to finishin a few errands downtown, so I made the trip into an adventure by jogging to the fabric store. I find that errands are better if I am fully present during the trip. Today was memorable because I sat around and talked to Howard, the owner of the shop, about the fabric industry in Boston, listened...

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...