Baking Powder Substitutes

Christ is risen! I have been baking so much lately to the point that I ran out of baking powder! I normally always have this ingredient on hand. When I go grocery shopping, I will pick some up with the thought, “I am low or may need this, I should get it.” Well, lately I…

Roasted Carrots and Shallots with Chermoula

Christ is Risen! This recipe has been a recent favorite of mine. Typically, I like to make easy and healthy recipes with minimal steps so that I can split my time reading and making art but also easy on my body since I am prone to body pain when standing for too long. I like…

Smashed garlic and vegan cheese sweet potatoes

I found this recipe looking to be more creative with sweet potatoes. I typically enjoy sweet potatoes, baked or mashed, usually with a side of grated beets topped with salt; if I have it baked, I love to have it with a quick drizzle of truffle oil, Pink Himalayan salt, and sprinkle on hemp seeds….

Peace Popcorn – Italian Style

Add basil, rosemary, and oregano (I use fresh but dried could be used to; if you use dried, keep in mind to use less. Dried herbs are stronger in flavor compared to fresh; use about 1 tsp or according to taste) to the preheated olive oil or coconut oil in a large pot. Add a…

Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice & Quinoa Spaghetti Pasta

For one package, the price: $2.99. That’s more than I can say for other GF pastas. Sure, there are many great GF pastas, and some are not but this this is one of my favorite Gluten Free Pastas. It is budget friendly and tastes great. Typically, gluten free versions costs more but this one does…

Lettuces, In General

Season: spring – autumn Function: cooling Weight: light – medium Volume: moderate – loud  

Meyer Lemons

Season: autumn – spring Taste: sour – sweet Weight: light volume : moderate – loud Tips: add to your dishes to brighten them up; add at the end of your salad; make ’em as yummy candies!  


Season: autumn – spring Taste: sweet Botanical relatives: chives, garlic, onions, shallots Weight: light – medium Volume: quiet Techniques: boil, braise, fry, grill, roast, steam Tips: add early in cooking process I have a fond memory of leeks. The last time I visited my homeland, Poland,  I was about 6 years old. I have vague…

Fiddlehead Ferns

Season: spring Taste: bitter Weight: medium Volume: moderate loud techniques/tips: always serve cooked: blanch, boil, saute, steam  

Dandelion Greens

Season: late spring – early autumn Taste: bitter Weight: medium Volume: moderate Techniques: raw, saute, steam