Ever since discovering a great raw food stand at the La Jolla Farmers’ Market this past Fall, I have gotten this treat on every Sunday visit. It has been my perfect Sunday morning breakfast. I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions this year because I believe I have the willpower to change when I want to ! So, this past Friday I decided I wanted to start to make, cook and bake more of the things I love. With that in mind, I looked through my favorite food blogs in search of a recipe for the market-style Chia Pudding. I found a simple recipe, and it really couldn’t be easier. Thanks to Oh, Ladycakes, my perfect and delicious breakfast was home-made this morning. And I didn’t even have to get out of my pjs ! Read more
Inspired by my weekend trip to Julian, CA –known locally for their apple cider and pies– I felt it was time for a shake that reflects this time of year! I added all my favorite warming spices to my basic shake recipe along with some fresh ginger and apple. It’s addicting. Get ready!
It’s official. School has started so summer is over. Sometimes we like to pretend it isn’t done yet through the flavors we produce in the kitchen. Our dear friends Toni and Lauro gave us about a dozen figs a little while ago. My mom and I wanted to do something different than serving them with prosciutto and Parm. Read more
Gnocchi has been one of my all-time favorite dishes ever since the first time I had it in Tocchi, Italy (Gnocchi in Tocchi!). A lot of restaurants in the U.S., however, serve dough balls instead of the light, fluffy pillows of heaven this recipe produces. Italians are known for authentic home cooking, so what better way to spend an afternoon than channeling the classic home cooks!
Summer is basically here, but I still have to pull through 2 more weeks of school. The sun has been shining with not a single cloud in the sky and the farmer’s markets have been in full bloom. One of my favorite aspects of Summer is all of the fresh and beautiful fruit. I used to say that strawberries were the best, but right now there are too many good ones to pick a favorite. Read more
Last Saturday night, my parents and I went to go see the film Fed Up with some of our dear friends. I hadn’t heard much about it, and thought it would be similar to Food Inc. About midway through the film, I regretted the Sprinkles dark chocolate cupcake I had eaten right before the show started! The film was filled with amazing data and stories, all with the overall message of how messed up our food system is. It really hammered home how poorly most people eat today. The film also discussed how we are misinformed about what food is “good” and what is “bad”. It inspired me to really think even more about what I put into my body daily. It is an eye-opener and I recommend it to everyone, especially young adults.