Fennel Mint Tuna Salad

Some of my favorite meals are completely accidental or born out of a mega change in plans or circumstance. This is one of those meals. I had really great plans for a client’s weekly prep, but plans changed and we took the week off. The problem was, I had already purchased some ingredients for the…

Thai Crunchy Cashew Salad

As a former employee, I have it on pretty good authority that Thai Chili and Lime Cashews are pretty much the pinnacle of all Trader Joe’s nut aisle offerings. They’ve been around for a long time so I don’t imagine they’ll be demoted to the dreaded discontinued list (but you never know… TJ’s is mean sometimes). Trader Joe’s crew members…

Minty Chocolate Bites

Today’s post will be short and sweet. My reason for brevity is two-fold: 1. I’ve got a couple of longer posts coming up. 2. I’m about to head out for a surf and the tide waits for no one. Go make these. You’ll be happy. Minty Chocolate Bites 2 c. unsweetened coconut flakes 3/4 c….

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies

This post was requested by my friend Denise… so you can thank her if you love them! These little beauties are fantastic for your any of your holiday sweet snacking desires. They go great with coffee and they make an allergy-friendly dessert at all those work parties. They’re not overly sweet but they are satisfying…

(Almost) Raw Truffles

I just recently moved to South Orange County, to a little town called San Clemente. It’s pretty much perfect. I walk everywhere, I do yoga, go for runs by the beach, and make delicious things in the kitchen! Here’s another recipe from Diane’s fabulous book. I saw these and knew that I could whip them…

Tropical Fruit Salad with Mint

I’ve been on a bit of a plantain kick lately. They are so wonderful! Grilled, roasted, fried… they’re like, the new Sweet Potato. No, just kidding. I still love my yams but plantains have been kickin it in my kitchen for the past month or so. Here’s a heavenly little fruit salad that includes my…