Dairy Free, Recipes, Snacks

Smoky S’mores Trail Mix

July 26, 2016
Smoky S'mores Trail Mix Recipe

We are knee deep in road trip season. Up to our elbows in camping time. Hiking, biking, and all that outdoorsy stuff is happening, like now. So what better time than to have a new trail mix recipe to take along for the ride? The standard peanut, raisins, and M&M’s are good (although I prefer mine in cookie form) but let’s class up the joint for a minute. Let’s combine the two foods most associated with camping into one big bowl of yum—and I’m not talking about beanie weenies people. Let’s take: Roasted Salted Pistachios Graham Cereal Smoked Almonds Mini Marshmallows Cacao nibs Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans Roasted Salted Macadamia Nuts Toss them in a bowl and make s’mores

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Breads, Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks, Sweets

Soft Ricotta Banana Bread

July 21, 2016
Soft Ricotta Banana Bread Recipe

We’ve now been here a little over two weeks and have more or less moved in. A few boxes remain unpacked and will probably stay that way. Hiro has learned to ride a bike and Louisa is mastering the art of the jump rope. She will turn eight years old next week and I feel a great sense of gratitude that we are once again throwing her birthday parties on her home turf. I know it’s a bit cliché but I remember that cold and foggy San Francisco afternoon when she was born like yesterday and now she strides into eight like nobody’s business. It makes me not want to celebrate her birthday at all as if that would stop

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Breakfast, Dairy Free, Drinks, Recipes, Snacks

Peaches and Cream Smoothie

July 19, 2016
Peaches and Cream Smoothie

Some mornings are triple berry pancakes kind of mornings. Some are more milkshake. To be perfectly honest I wish all mornings started with pancakes and milkshakes but I’m a grown ass woman who knows better. Occasionally I can fool myself into thinking I’m having a milkshake morning by making a creamy smoothie, which works grand and is completely satisfying, especially on a hot summer day. The idea for this smoothie came from the new ebook, BLEND: Healthy + Indulgent Smoothies by Faith Gorsky from An Edible Mosaic and Alyssa Brantley from Everyday Maven. This beautiful book is your one-stop recipe shop that will take you from throwing frozen fruit in the blender to serious top notch smoothie making. I’ll be honest

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Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Mains, Recipes, Sandwiches

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Avocado Pickles

July 16, 2016
Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs Recipe

The avocado tree. Not everyone gets to call a place littered with a backyard of avocados home—avocados that used to cost two dollars each in the place we used to call home—and for that I feel certainly blessed. On our first afternoon, Hiro and Louisa ran to the backyard, discovered the juniper orbs all over the ground and immediately invented a new game later titled, Avocado Smash, in which the helpless fruits were lobbed against the trunk of the tree leaving smears of luscious green on the bark and busted avocados on the ground. Louisa (being the more advanced thinker) remembered what avocados are truly meant for and ran inside to find a spoon to scoop up the buttery insides. It

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Comida Latina, Mains, Recipes

Honey Chipotle Grilled Chicken Pizza

July 11, 2016
Honey Chipotle Grilled Chicken Pizza Recipe

¡Hola! This post is sponsored by Society Culinaria and Flatout Flatbread. The recipe and opinions however are all mine. Thanks so much for supporting the business that makes this blog possible! Helllloooooo from sunny California! Our house is a maze of boxes, I still don’t know where my “good” deodorant is, and we’ve run out of room nearly everywhere, but we made it! I have so much I want to share with you and I will, but not today. Today is all about grilling yourselves some pizza for dinner, but fo’ real. I’m on the Flatout flatbread train again and we are heading outside because it is summer and that is where you need to be. We have been going through the Flatout

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Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Recipes, Snacks, Sweets

Vegan Guava Cream Pie Pops

June 25, 2016
Vegan Guava Cream Pie Pops Recipe

My sincerest hope is by the time you read this all our shit will be loaded into a semi trailer and out of our house. What will be left is the scrubbing of the bathtub and the wiping down of everything else. The truck will be pulling out of town tomorrow so whatever is not on there by now is getting left behind. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever left in a move? When Armando and I moved from Montana after grad school we left two mattresses in the back of someone’s pick-up truck and some horse hair in their cowboy boot. It’s the wild west out there man…and also we’re assholes. It goes without saying that moving is exhausting.

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Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Recipes, Snacks, Sweets

Lemon Balm-Lime Paletas

June 22, 2016
Lemon Balm Lime Paletas Recipe

I planted lemon balm in my herb garden last summer. I planted lemon balm because last June 14th when our local greenhouse closed for the summer (so the employees could tend their own expanding gardens) they were giving the remaining plants away and I would never/could never abandon a live plant. My garden is typically a 50/50 mix of intentional plants and orphan plants that are given to me by friends and closing greenhouses. I’m both not picky and continually surprised by what pops up the next year. When the lemon balm came back this spring I was overjoyed with its return. If you’ve never seen, or better yet, smelled lemon balm you are in for a pleasant surprise. The scent

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Comida Latina, Mains, Recipes

One-Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

June 21, 2016
One-Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe

Update: I won!! Thanks so much to Cacique for choosing my recipe as the Cacique Cook-Off Challenge Winner.  ¡Hola! This post is sponsored by Society Culinaria and Cacique Cheese. The recipe and opinions however are all mine. Thanks so much for supporting the business that makes this blog possible! I am not one to back down from a challenge. You all know that about me, right? So even though my arms are aching from scraping all the linoleum off the back porch last night and I packed too much stuff in a too big box which I now have to unpack into smaller boxes because no one (not even my husband) can lift it, I am bringing you a cooking challenge today because,

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Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Drinks, Recipes

Rhubarb Agua Fresca

June 10, 2016
Rhubarb Agua Fresca Recipe

Have you ever sliced a piece of rhubarb and then stuck it up to your nose? I do. Almost every time. That scent is the epitome of fresh and is one of my favorite smells on planet earth. I wish I could take a fresh sliced stalk and rub it on the undersides of my wrists and behind my ears like good perfume but it doesn’t work that way. Unfortunately the height of the scent is about 5-6 seconds after you cut it and then quickly evaporates into thin air. Gratefully you can capture the flavor and agua fresca is one of my favorite ways to do it. Agua frescas are Mexico’s gift to summer (they know a thing or two

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Apps, Comida Latina, Condiments and Salsas, Dairy Free, Recipes, Snacks, Top

Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

June 7, 2016
Tomatillo Avocado Salsa Recipe

I’m trying my hardest to keep on top of life but I fear it is a losing battle. The move—while exciting—is starting to overwhelm in ways I had not expected. The kids seem particularly on edge or maybe it’s just me blaming their incessant neediness on the move when in reality they are just regular old kids who call my name ten thousand times a day for no reason whatsoever other than to hear the sound of their own voice. Or maybe it’s just that I’m ignoring them more than usual so I can actually pack a box (uninterrupted) or pull some weeds to keep my yard from looking like an abandoned property without having to stop every five seconds

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