Posts Tagged ‘ginger’

To counter the more traditional granola recipe I just published, here is an edgier, more experimental version. For this recipe, I was inspired by a trip to one of the world’s most amazing grocery stores, Rainbow Grocery. I am thankful every time I shop there that I get the pleasure of spending money at this […]


I have developed a theory that all the world’s most popular foods successfully blend ingredients from multiple major food and flavor groups. If you think about pizza and burritos as examples, they both meet this standard. Both incorporate vegetables, a protein, grains, and some source of fat. Both have strong flavors: pizza has more of […]


I have experimented with granola lately and my coworkers have been my guinea pigs. I really tried to push the boundaries with this granola, and I hit the mark for one colleague and missed for another. I was happy that it was bold enough to inspire strong reactions, so it felt like a successful experiment! […]


Persimmons were long a mystery to me. Not a food that we ate in my house growing up, persimmons never seemed quite right. When I started experimenting with new foods as a young adult, persimmons often left me feeling like I had stuffed my mouth full of cotton. Not a sensation I much enjoyed. Then […]


Bourbon is a great ingredient for autumn — it pairs well with seasonal ingredients like pumpkins and apples. It is great to sip on cool evenings; its warm caramel notes are a perfect counter to the first crispness of fall. This version of applesauce is more like a rich dessert than a breakfast side or […]


As the leaves fall from the trees, I start to think about apple cider and pumpkin pie. But, I wasn’t quite ready to give up summer. So, I developed this recipe for pumpkin milkshakes. The bourbon adds a grown-up complexity and the dates give the milkshake body. Vegan Bourbon Pumpkin Milkshake Ingredients: 1/2 15 ounce […]


As the days of summer whiz by, I realized I needed to take more advantage of the beautiful Northern California produce, especially stone fruit. I really like the combination of peach and ginger, so I developed this pie recipe. I chose a cream cheese crust to provide more structure for the bits of crystallized ginger […]