ZEN PARTY SALAD BITES

I am sharing one of our most popular entertaining treats, can’t make these things fast enough! These salad bites are bursting with fun and flavor. I think people love them so much because they make your mouth super happy, you get sweet, salty, tangy, umami all at once. It’s such an easy way to get…

Heirloom Tomato Tart

This tart looks amazing, and like you spent a whole lotta time prepping and cooking. Well that could not be further from the truth! Yeah. This thing is so simple Phyllo dough (in frozen section of grocery store) Farmers market tomatoes Herbs of your choice Salt, pepper,paprika, olive oil (toss tomatoes in this mixture add…

Figs, Honey, and Pomegranate’s oh my!

This is delicious any time of the day. This is a super healing powerful meal or snack, and it great for entertaining. I made these for a restaurant sampling. I am so mad I only got a blurry pic, but I hope you see the clarity or this really pretty dish. Let me know what…

Green Pea Falafel w/ Lime Dipping Sauce

I adore making falafel and falafel really is like a middle eastern meatball made out of beans, veggies, herbs and spices and I love when you bite into one it’s bright green and beautiful inside! I thought to myself what if I add peas to the mix for color and flavor! Well fancy me, that…

Black n Blue Basil Tarts

I confess I am not an oven person, but lately I have been whipping out oven foods to solid reviews! I have no idea what has come over me except age. I had all these amazing blueberries and blackberries from a local farmer to sell at my store so I thought I’d try making tarts….

Asian Udon Noodle Bowl

I love the texture of udon noodles, thick and chewy. I eat this soup all year long it is that good. For the broth miso or veggie broth season to taste I like mine spicy so I add chili paste. Simmer Add cooked udon noodles, any veggies you want,I adore seaweed. Plus it is so…

STICKY POLENTA FRIES

What is polenta? It’s basically grits or if you wanna be fancy then it’s polenta, Italian for grits. The other great thing about polenta is it will happily take on the flavor of whatever you spice it up with. So I came up with the idea for sticky polenta fries for a client!!!! YUM (Honestly…

THAI STYLE PLANTAIN/BANANA DESSERT

Keeping with our THAI week theme we are adding a dessert. Perfect for someone like me who is not a born dessert maker. This the easiest, yet still elegant desert ever. I learned this from my adopted Thai gramma! I added a Miftah twist of course. Make baby ones for entertaining! Soooooooo adorable. Spring roll…

Yam Neua “Thai No Beef Salad”

This week is THAI week dedicated to my adopted Thai grandma! I hope she will be proud of the recipes I have adapted for a veggie lifestyle. This Thai no beef salad substitutes seitan or Beyond Meat strips for the beef. The texture gives you that beefy thing. This salad is so darn good and…

Ginger Lemongrass Soup w/ Tofu & Crispy Seaweed

Summer is on the way, but for some reason we still love soup. Some cultures say that if you eat foods at the same temp as the weather you won’t feel so uncomfortable. So we will see. I’m working on some cool  soup recipes that are full of flavor and simple to make. This soup…