Maca Oatmeal with Maple-Pecans + Pomogranates

Maca Oatmeal with Maple-Pecans + Pomogranates

One of my breakfast staples: The Oatmeal Bowl. You can flavor your morning in so many beneficial ways, sweet or savory. Try adding Superfoods like cacao or goji berries, or greens with nutritional yeast, or simply fresh fruit and nuts. Lately I've been on a Maca kick. I've talked about Maca before, but here are [...]

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

Cha-cha-cha-chia! Yep, chia seeds were around then too. And yes, it is the same seed that sprouted greens out of your chia pet. Chia seeds are nature's complete superfood and are finally gaining popularity, making appearances on our everyday kitchen shelves. They have more omega 3 and dietary fiber than any other food from nature. Vegan [...]

Chickpea Miso + Avocado Sprout Salad

Chickpea Miso + Avocado Sprout Salad

This has become a new go-to for me recently. I'll pull this together for a quick snack, or top over good multi-grain toast or brown rice cakes. I'll add this to bigger salads or play with different finishing oils, like chili oil or walnut oil, depending on my mood and how much depth of flavor [...]

Healing Foods: Apple Kuzu Pudding

Healing Foods: Apple Kuzu Pudding

I've mentioned this ingredient before in a previous post, but I feel that I did not give it the attention it deserves. If there is one beneficial ingredient that I was introduced to in culinary school that really stuck with me into my everyday, this one is it. I fell in love with *kuzu. Kuzu root is [...]

Sweet Potato + Lentil Stew

Sweet Potato + Lentil Stew

Deliciously smoky and spicy, this is the perfect bowl of comfort for a cold, winter night. My secret ingredient is the cacao. This superfood brings a sweet depth and balances out the spice just right. Plus it adds a good dose of powerful antioxidants. Who says chocolate must be saved for dessert? You can opt [...]

Pumpkin Pudding

Pumpkin Pudding

Kuzu is a plant based starch that has been used in the Japanese cuisine for thousands of years and far surpasses its use as a thickening agent. It produces smooth, translucent sauces and adds body to soups and broths. Kuzu helps balance the acidity of sweets and is great for puddings, kantenes, pie fillings and [...]

Cherry-Acai Immunity Smoothie

Cherry-Acai Immunity Smoothie

So it's that time of year again and I've got my first signs of a cold since moving to Texas. One of the things that I crave when I'm under the weather (and it's still in the 90's outside!) is a power-packed feel-good, all-in-one cooling concoction. I went to Whole Foods to stock up on [...]

The Avocado Toast: Revisited

The Avocado Toast: Revisited

I posted a while back about my favorite any-time snack, The Avocado Toast. It's healthy and fresh, full of flavor and satisfying. I have turned many people with many different palettes onto this and I've recently upped-the-anti with a few additions. I continue to enjoy this savory creation, playing with new and different flavors, especially as the [...]

Luck O’ the Japanese: Quick Miso Soup

My unfortunate St. Patty's Day... After a long incredible wedding weekend with friends and family, I returned to the city late last night only to enter into a bustling Monday back to reality. I found myself wrestling the Saint Patrick's Day parade leaving work uptown, rather than joining in the festivities. With no time for [...]