These are buttery, whole-wheat shortbread cookies – fragrant with rosewater, and flecked with toasted nuts, and dried rose petals. They have a crunchy dusting of sugar on top that provides a satisfying, sweet tongue scratch, and are punctuated with black sesame. I’m not going to lie – it took a few attempts to nail them … Continue reading Rosewater Shortbread Cookies
Gingerbread cookies are the best. I like to bite their heads off first, then each arm, and then each leg. These are going to be the second cookie I am going to include in my holiday cookie boxes. I have a few strong opinions on how I like my gingerbread and this recipe fits the … Continue reading Gingerbread Cookies
A quick note to let all you Angelenos know about an event **this** Sunday, October 20 from 4-6pm. We’ll be celebrating the release of Aran Goyoaga’s stunner of a new book at Botanica this weekend. There’s more info & tickets here. But, the basic details: there will be food inspired by our books, and drinks, … Continue reading Los Angeles: Book Signing Party this Sunday!
Classic cocktail enthusiasts might want to look away. This is my take on the Dark n’ Stormy cocktail from Bermuda (which is a trademarked mix of Gosling’s rum, and spicy ginger beer). I like a Dark n’ Stormy – they’re invigorating, easy drinking, simple to make, and equally tasty on a beach or in an … Continue reading Kombucha Dark and Stormy
This is the week each year I get asked for vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe ideas, so I thought I’d update my list of favorite recipes and ideas from the archives. I’ve also added a few recipes I’ve come across on other sites that looked exciting. I hope those of you preparing, and celebrating Thanksgiving this week … Continue reading Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes
Let this be your cozy bowl of goodness for the season. You’re looking at a chunky rice soup, studded with lots of chickpeas, flecked with kale, and drizzled with a vibrant garlic-chile oil. It has peanuts, and a dusting of turmeric. I made it for lunch, and decided at the last minute to pop off … Continue reading Chickpea & Rice Soup with Garlic Chile Oil
I propose we kick off the year with one of my very favorite soup recipes from last. I eat lentil soup multiple times a week, and come back to this lentil soup often for a few reasons. It’s hearty yet healthy – which in my mind translates to a soup that is filling, tasty, adaptable, … Continue reading Lively Up Yourself Lentil Soup