Monthly Archives: May 2014

Tomatoes Take Stage

I got a great surprise from a friend this week: desert-grown, garden-fresh tomatoes and basil. I ate half of the gift at dinner and saved the rest for a leading role in my lunch. The Menu: Blueberry-Mango Smoothie with Coconut Milk and Basil Simplicity Salad (chopped snap peas and white beans) On sourdough toast, “Some Assembly Required” Bruschetta […]

Kumquat Gold

Kumquats are in season in Southern California. I got my second bag of them this week in my CSA. To combat the bitter flavor in the kumquats I received this week, I decided to make a “jam” out of dates and kumquats. I stuck to raw food techniques for this recipe, which means it is easy and […]

Yup, Pudding Cups for Mother’s Day!

In 2012, I picked up a great book: Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr. It is an encyclopedia of food information, one that I pored through over and over again. I decided to catch up with this old friend today, and when I pulled it off the shelf, I found myself in the recipe section looking at a forgotten recipe […]