Snickerdoodles (with Almond Flour)

Is it possible for a vegan, grain-free and refined sugar-free snickerdoodle cookie to be better than a traditional snickerdoodle cookie? Yes! And the folks at Sweet Laurel Bakery in the Pacific Palisades here in Los Angeles would make you a believer. They made me one. It is my favorite thing to get at the bakery,…

Mixed Berry Smoothie with Bee Pollen

I know, a smoothie recipe isn’t really a recipe. As long as you have some fruit, a thickener, and a liquid, you can pretty much create any kind of smoothie you like. But this mixed berry smoothie is my go-to breakfast and too good not to include on the blog. It is high in protein…

Rhubarb Compote

It’s rhubarb season for a hot minute. But what is rhubarb? Rhubarb is a vegetable that looks like celery, except the stalks are reddish. It is quite tart and not so pleasant eaten raw, but when cooked down with sugar, rhubarb shines and reveals its amazing taste and beautiful color in a jam-like consistency. And…

Banana Oat Pancakes

If you’re going to post a recipe for pancakes, it better be damn good. So I’ll take the position that these banana oat pancakes taste even better than traditional pancakes. To make the flour for these pancakes, rolled oats are blended to form an oat flour. This gets mixed with the sweet flavors of oat…

Mini Chocolate Cake

Do I ever want to bake a whole chocolate cake? Not really. Do I ever crave an individual slice of chocolate oozy goodness? You bet. With this recipe, you can satisfy that craving without going through the fuss of baking a whole cake. Chocolate cake for breakfast? Yup. I won’t judge. I may have done…

Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

A classic. Homemade oatmeal tastes nothing like instant oatmeal. Cooked correctly, oatmeal is a creamy and delicious breakfast. Oatmeal should have a little bit of liquid in it, should not be mushy, and should not lack flavor. You can top oatmeal with whatever accouterments you fancy, but this is my version using the classic flavors…

Baked Berry Crumble

This simple but delicious brunch dish uses items you likely already have – frozen mixed berries and pantry staples like oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and butter. It uses unprocessed raw sugar (and not too much of it), is full of healthy and filling oats, and is ready in under an hour. I call this my…

Lavendar Syrup

Not your basic sweetener. A simple syrup infused with lavender blossoms infuses it with that floral lavender essence. Use lavender syrup to sweeten up your coffee, matcha, pancakes, anything. My favorite is to use it to make an iced lavender matcha latte. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 tbsp fresh or dried lavender…

Easy Strawberry-Blueberry Tart

This is my go-to dessert when I need to make something impressive in a pinch – usually when I need to take something to someone’s house, want to look fancy, but have no time to make it. All you need is frozen-aisle puff pastry and some berries. Top off with sugar and let the oven…

Baked Pears with Chopped Walnuts and Honey

Feelin’ the winter vibes, and baked fruit just screams winter. I eat this for breakfast, but it would also make a good dessert. Delicious. Easy. Five ingredients. Ingredients: 1 pear cut in half lengthwise, with the cores removed (preferably with a measuring spoon if you have one otherwise use a regular spoon to remove it)…