Mochi banana cake aka gooeyness heaven

I cannot even remember how I started researching and stumbled upon this recipe by Jenné Claiborne but I’m so glad I did. I followed a recommendation to get Mochiko sweet rice flour (easy to get on Amazon) and I could not wait to try when my package was delivered today. Amazon Prime really is the best $100…

Coconut bars, vegan + GF

As inspired by Oh She Glows here. I did not want to use anything processed, so instead of Graham crackers, I used the pecans that were supposed to be on top for the crust. Then, I ran out of chocolate chips so I changed things up a little in the custard as well. Finally, note that these…

Vegan cauliflower wings

Recipe courtesy of Minimalist Baker. Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets For the batter: 1.5c whole wheat flour (or brown rice of chickpea flour for GF version) big pinch salt 1 tsp curry powder 1 TBSP tandori masala spice (recipe for home blend below) 1c almond milk 1c water For the sauce: 1/4c red…

Avocado toast with za’atar

I ordered this during a work lunch, at Good Dish cafe in the basement of Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Fancy, I know. It inspired me to make my own version. It’s my current snack obession. Too bad it’s not very portable! Ingredients to make your own za’atar blend: 2 TBSP sumac 1 TBSP  dried…

Sunrise on Mount Fuji

Little ants of light Make the night so bright Step on the rocks Slide in the sand Dancing pebbles Little ants climbing high Very right, very tight I love you all, I love it all – Every shade of light Any odd sign The weary and the sad The energized and the bad The tough…

Little things to do to be happy everyday

As read on inc.com Sleep more Smile more (From the New Yorker Magazine) Meditate Exercise Go outside more often Practice gratitude Help others Spend more time with friends + family

Pretzel bites with sweet+spicy mustard dip

If you plan to make the mustard dip, soak the mustard seeds at least 24 hours, preferably 48 hours prior. A big thanks to Vegan Richa for this great recipe, and to nouveauraw for the mustard one. Great for use as an appetizer with a couple beers while working on the main course 🙂 I’m…

Cocoa energy bites [GF]

This is my own twist on a Scott Jurek recipe, and one of my favorite recipes of all times. It is a little long to make, but well worth the effort! And yes they do look like little goats poop pebbles but do not let that deter you!!! Ingredients: 1/2c cocoa nibs, processed into a…