French Onion Soup

Nothing comforts me more in the winter season than a bowl of French Onion Soup. This is the soup you want to be eating in a chalet after a ski day. Or when the weather drops below 65 degrees in LA. Same thing. The best thing about this soup is that it is made with…

Bagels and Lox Sunday Brunch

This past Sunday, the hubs and I hosted brunch for 10 at our place. Specifically, a serve-it-yourself Bagels and Lox Brunch and Bloody Mary Bar. Trust me when I say this is your next Brunch idea. It’s chill; there is no cooking involved, just great ingredients, set it up, and watch your guests have fun…

Mushroom Bourguignon

A classic french dish made with red wine that typically uses beef. We’re switching out the meat here for 4 types of mushrooms because it’s more delicious, and we should all be eating less meat. Ingredients: 2 lbs mixed mushrooms, cut into bite size pieces – I used oyster, chanterelle, cremini, and maitake (shitake would…

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)…

Avocado Toast – The Pesto and Arugula Way

Avocado Toast – One of the easiest things to make, and with so many different varieties. Here, I’m making it with Pesto and Arugula. Serves 1 Ingredients: Any good loaf bread (I used an olive loaf, but you I’d recommend any whole-grain loaf) – 1 to 2 slices 1/2 to 1 whole avocado (depending on…

Chicken Pot Pie

The ultimate American comfort food. Chicken Pot Pie is literally a pie made with chicken and typically with green beans, peas, carrots, and onions in a delicious white sauce. I never grew up having Chicken Pot Pie, and for some reason I think a lot of people haven’t or don’t eat it despite what a…

Banana-Orange Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients: 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup Greek yogurt with honey 1 ripe banana, roughly chopped 1 tbsp almond butter 1 tsp flax seed (if you don’t have flax seed, don’t worry about it, leave it out) 1 mejdool date (if you like it sweeter, or have regular Greek yogurt without honey) Blend all ingredients…