Posted in September 2012

dining alone

dining alone

We all know it’s important to take care of yourself. You’ve heard it before: drink more water, take deep breaths, get up and move. I also believe that it’s just as important to take care of yourself when eating, especially when you’re doing it alone. So many of us don’t see the point in preparing … Continue reading

figgy treat

figgy treat

This is definitely a riff on my garlicky broiled tomatoes. Prepared the same way, only this version gets sweetened up with maple syrup and cinnamon, it's perfect for brunch or as a light dessert. It tastes and looks so decadent, yet it's a perfectly healthy indulgence! Though figs are in season during the late summer, … Continue reading

winery weekend

winery weekend

Above: crisp Californian rosé and a nectarine-cheese crostini on toasted gluten-free bread. I love Our Winery. Well, it's not ours, per se, but we're members so I feel entitled to some sort of ownership status. It's this great little place in Malibu off the PCH (ohmygosh, I'm such a Californian now!) and we got an … Continue reading

garlicky broiled tomatoes

garlicky broiled tomatoes

I don't know what I love more about this dish, that it's so easy to put together or that it looks more decadent than it actually is. You really can't get more humble than tomatoes and garlic! This is such a savior when it's too hot to cook, you need a side dish in a … Continue reading

poor man’s romesco

poor man’s romesco

I first had romesco sauce on a trip to Barcelona several years ago. I didn't know what romesco sauce was, or what it was even served with, but I did know that it was absolutely DELICIOUS, managing that perfect balance between acidic and savory. I couldn't get enough, and thankfully, the good people of Barcelona … Continue reading

olive tapenade

olive tapenade

Olives. You either love 'em or hate 'em. And I am definitely in the former camp. This love affair first started when I was 6, when I insisted that my pizza be topped with olives! (Yeah, those nasty sliced rubbery things. You know it's gotta be true love if those were what got me hooked … Continue reading

watermelon-mint aguas frescas

watermelon-mint aguas frescas

Savor the spirit of summer with this refreshing and hydrating sipper. Aguas frescas translates to “fresh waters”, and after drinking this, you'll certainly agree! GF/V/SF INGREDIENTS: 1/4 C tightly packed mint leaves 2 Tbsp agave nectar (a terrific low-glycemic index substitute for sugar) 1 C boiling water 4 cups cubed watermelon Cold drinking water Juice … Continue reading