Category Archives: Dietary Restrictions

Boozy Orange Cake

I’ve made this cake and variations of it now dozens of times since the first go round. It has come to be one of my favorite standby desserts. My most popular version and the one I’ve now made over and … Continue reading

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Three Layer Peanut Butter Brownies (Raw)

These were amazingly rich and decadent and though I made them myself, I couldn’t believe they were raw (and vegan and sugar free and gluten free). Everyone’s favorite Sal-Pal left town and for her going away bash I had to … Continue reading

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Salted Chocolate and Nut Triangles

I made these for a vegan’s going-away fiesta and they were a hit. These were a quick and easy naturally gluten free and vegan treat- the texture was somewhere between fudge and a chocolate bar. I used chopped walnuts, pecans, … Continue reading

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Sesame Balls

I made these sweet Sesame Balls filled with Red Bean Paste to ring in the Chinese New Year. The paste is two ingredients and the sesame balls are another two. Yep, that’s it. Both were pretty fool-proof. They were amazingly … Continue reading

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Pancetta, Manchego and Caramelized Onion Biscuits

I’ve been working on a buckwheat biscuit recipe for quite some time now. I’ve had some successes and many, many fails. I thought I would have it all figured out by now but it’s still a toss up whether the … Continue reading

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Lemony Broccoli Soup (and garlicky too)

Best. Broccoli. Soup. Ever. I dropped by Springdale Farm on my way to work the other day¬†and saw some beautiful broccoli I needed to have. That’s odd for one reason: I don’t particularly care for broccoli. But it looked so … Continue reading

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Green Pea Pesto

I sort of fell in love with this pesto. I found fresh English peas and needed to have them. I had tomatoes, cucumber, basil, and mint in the garden and I had recently found Bufala Mozzarella (the easiest for those … Continue reading

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Chestnut Cake

Hello chestnut cake. Who knew? Why don’t I see this everywhere, all the time? Talk about a lovely and naturally gluten free flour. My mother frequents a tiny, hole-in-the-wall, amazing Italian import store in Los Angeles called Guidi Marcello. Sometime … Continue reading

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Creamy Green Gazpacho with Queso Fresco and Toasted Pepitos

When I was 13 my mother took my sister to visit colleges. That was also the week of Spanish class presentations at my high school. With my mother and sister away from home, I came home with a “recipe” from … Continue reading

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Salt and Pepper Cocoa Shortbread

I created these a long while back and brought them along to a picnic. I forgot all about them but my 3rd base-playing friend, LB, did not. She reminded me of how much she loved those cookies several times over … Continue reading

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