new friends.

Naomi's Organic Farm Supply.
A great new find in portland.
If only I'd remembered to capture the yummy breakfast, from Naomi-fresh duck eggs.


Theraputic Improv.

{Pureed Carrot, Fennel, Parsnip Soup w/Caramelized Onions.}
{Poached Salmon in Nori Wraps w/Shiitake Sauce.}
{Sauteed Chard w/Arame & Sesame seeds.}
{Wild Rice & Chard stuffed Squash w/tahini dressing.}{Carrot Cake Cookies w/Coconut Cream Glaze.}


Working w/Therapeutic Herbs & Spices.

{Chicken w/Cilantro-Pistachio Pesto.}
{Cabbage Soup w/ Licorice Root.}
{Herb Salad w/Apples & Cinnamon Walnuts.}
{Roasted Curried Cauliflower.}
{Braised Celery w/ Herb Butter.}


Really Raw.

{Young Coconut Pad Thai with Almond Chile Sauce.}
{Sushi Rolls with Parsnip "Rice."}
{Apple Pie with Goji Berries.}
{Turnip Ravioli with Raw Tomato Sauce.}
Who knew uncooked food could look & taste so great?


gingerbread time.

Orange Gingerbread.Ingredients:

2 eggs, separated
1/4 cup palm sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup butter
1 cup teff flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/3 cup blackstrap molasses
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
5 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp fresh orange juice
zest of 1 orange
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350˚. Prepare a spring-form pan with parchment paper.

Whip egg whites with 2 Tbsp sugar and salt to medium peaks.Cream remaining sugar with butter. Stir in egg yolks and whip until fluffy and pale.Combine all dry ingredients and spices. Slowly mix into butter mixture. Add orange juice and zest.Pour in molasses, water, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Fold egg whites.

Pour batter into prepared pan and top with chopped walnuts.
Bake 45-50 mins.


up close & personal.

after an amazing tutorial, this is how I spent my evening.


a latin affair.

{south of the border.}
{Grilled Nopales Salad.}
{Sweet Baked Plantains w/Citrus.}

{Mushroom Tamales in Banana Leaves with Mole Poblano.}


Grapefruit & Thyme Nut Brittle

3/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup almonds, chopped
1 cup cashews, chopped
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh thyme, minced
1 tsp grapefruit zest

Preheat oven to 350˚.

Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix sunflower seeds with half of the maple syrup. Combine spices and add to nuts. Stir in all other ingredients.

Spread nuts on the baking sheet and bake for 15mins. Check and cook for additional 15mins.


flavors of india.

{South Indian Vegetable Curry. Kurma.}

{Vegetable Biriyani.}

{Roasted Eggplant with Tomatoes and Peas. Baigan Bharta.}

a taste of harvest.

{squash & apple soup w/crispy prosciutto garnish.}



{a japanese spread.}

{Soba Noodle Salad.}

{Rice Balls Stuffed with Umeboshi Plum. Onegedi. Or little ninjas.}

{Sauteed Halibut w/Teriyaki Sauce and Daikon Noodles}

{Burdock Root and Carrot Saute. Kinpira Gobo.}



trip to thailand.

{feast of flavor.}

{Red Curry Squash with Brown Jasmine Rice.Kang Hunglay.}

{Green Papaya Salad.}

{Pad Thai.}