Cherry Almond Breakfast Cake

One of my favorite purchases in months was $3.99, and I found it at a huge restaurant supply shop in the Inner Richmond. It kind of makes my kitchen look like a murder scene, but it’s totally worth it. Never again will I repeatedly almost cut myself while bludgeoning […]

Black Bean and Roasted Tomato Salad

I think this will be my go-to potluck dish for every one that I’m ever invited to for the rest of my life. Here’s why: 1. You only need need 5 things to make it (beans, a lemon, tomatoes, almonds, and feta) 2. It can sit out for awhile […]

Almond Biscotti

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I was shocked that this was one of the first cookies to disappear when I brought a plate of about 5 different kinds to work. I mean, yeah, it’s good, but I would never choose a non-chocolate cookie first! I guess diversity in cookie preferences is good. For some […]

Cranberry Bulgur Salad

I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is, this was a dinner experiment that turned out to be a total win. Even though I spent all day thinking about a salad I could make with the whole wheat couscous I was sure I had […]

Maple-Almond Butter Cookies

It was the night before our third wedding anniversary and I offered to bake Mike whatever he wanted. He requested peanut butter cookies, but we only had a few tablespoons of peanut butter left. So he suggested almond butter cookies and I had one of those “you’re a genius! […]

Broccoli-Almond Chicken

Home ec class, Hollywood Senior High School, Nedlands, Western Australia. That’s where, in the fall of 1997, I fell in love with cooking. I had cooked periodically before that, but that was the first time I got to do everything myself, start to finish. I was in heaven. One […]

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