Coconut Granita

If you’re a coconut lover, you need this dessert in your life. Coconut granita is a sublime marriage of cool, crystalline texture and sweet, silken, tropical coco-nuttiness. There are only a few ingredients, a couple of steps, and boom, you’ve pulled together a make-ahead, crowd pleaser, or personal indulgence (if you don’t feel like sharing). … Read more

Earl Grey and Lavender Iced Tea

Nature is blooming in a rainbow of color. Both night and day are narrated by the sounds of chirping, tweeting and warbling. The air is thick with the scent of pollen, cut grass and sea spray. Daylight lingers into the early hours of evening with a relentless heat always by its side. You know what … Read more

Simple Syrup Two Ways (Traditional & Low Carb)

Simple syrup is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a sweet syrup that is super simple and easy to make. Don’t let the simplicity fool you however. Simple syrup is an important element of many drinks, cocktails, and baked goods. It’s absolutely an essential recipe to have in your culinary repertoire. Simple syrup can be … Read more

Thai Peanut Quinoa

A bright color palette of fresh vegetables and puffy grains of quinoa are enrobed in a velvety, rich peanut sauce. Thai peanut quinoa is robust with an addictive “umami” quality. It’s rich yet well-balanced and nutritious. I would classify it as plant-based, comfort food. This dish is so hearty and full flavored that it satisfies … Read more

Blueberry-Melon Salad

I’ve never been a huge fan of fruit salad. The thought of fruit salad usually conjures memories of plastic “peel top” cups, filled with limp, nutritionally deficient stone fruit and bits of anemic cherry. Often times the fresh stuff isn’t much better. The majority of fresh fruit salads I’ve encountered are a hodgepodge of unharmoniously thrown together fruit, without much consideration for taste or texture.

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