rainbow bowl + tahini-soy dressing

This bowl is seriously amazing.  Its fast, nutritious, vegan, gluten-free, and can be raw.  Best of all, you can use whatever veggies you have in your fridge to make it.  If you want it totally raw, omit the rice.  It's all good- the more, the merrier.  What unifies it all together is an amazing tahini-soy…

winter comfort food aka polenta

I come from a strong Italian background.  Needless to say, I've grown up on A LOT of pasta.  Pasta is great and all but sometimes I just want something more...comforting.  Polenta is great for this.  Polenta is considered a peasant food in Italy, as its very cheap and filling.  It's basically a coarsely ground cornmeal.…

apple-herb vinaigrette and citrus salad

Its winter here.  ITS FREEZING COLD.  I was finding myself quite sad as I scrolled (on Instagram) through lots of beautiful pictures of tropical fruit and watermelon from all the people I follow in Australia and Hawaii. At the moment, we in California are experiencing a cold snap that is out of character for these…

snickers + salted caramels (v+gf)

I love caramel.  Like, really love it.  My favorite candies used to include Snickers, Rolos, and Twix.  The gooey, toothsome texture and deep flavor of it are just so good.  Unfortunately traditional caramel is loaded with disgusting and unhealthy ingredients...cream, white sugar, butter, and other such gut bombs.  So what's a girl to do when…