Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies

I'm going to revisit one of my favorite cookie recipes today. Made using 100% whole wheat flour and hand-chopped chocolate chips, this is a skillet-baked twist on Kim Boyce's celebrated chocolate chip cookies. It's also a fantastic recipe to make with kids. We had a house guest this weekend, and this was the recipe he [...]

A Week of Putting Things on Rice Cakes

I buy rice cakes (rice crackers) now and then, but they're not a regular purchase for me. I like to crumble them into certain salads, but beyond that, l generally pass. Until(!) last week when I was in Los Angeles, and I stumbled on thin rice cakes. Apologies if I'm exceptionally late to this party, [...]

Vegan Tempeh Taco Salad

Today's recipe? It's all the things you love about a taco, in salad form. Crushed tortilla chips bring the crunch, black beans and crumbled tempeh coated with taco seasoning brings the substance, and a strong, smoked paprika-apple cider dressing pulls everything together. It's a meal in itself, and most of the components can be prepared [...]

Coconut Red Lentil Soup

Years ago, two of my favorite neighbors hosted a soup party. It was an inspiring affair - big pots of simmering soups and stews, house full of chatty, friendly people. Part of what I liked was the simple premise. The hosts (David & Holly) made a number of soups, guests were asked to arrive with [...]

Melissa Clark’s Black Bean Skillet Dinner

I'm not sure anyone loves a one-pot / one-pan dinner more than me. It's probably one of the reasons I'm so hung up on soups. At any rate, I'm alway on the lookout for inspired ideas related to the one-pan approach, and was excited to come across a fantastic example of a hearty, satisfying, flavor-packed [...]

Crunchy Breakfast Magic – One Cereal & Five Ideas

Everyone should make their own breakfast cereal blend now and then. Stand in front of the bulk bin section at the grocery store with some little baggies or containers, and fill them with a medley of cereals, fruits, seeds, nuts, and the like. Stir together, and keep in a jar. That's what happened here, but [...]

Places I love: Honolulu

We went to Honolulu recently for a quick get-away and a number of you have asked me for the details. I'll be honest and tell you, very little planning went into this trip. We booked the flight and hotels just a few days before leaving and crossed our fingers. With the exception of one day [...]