Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Thai Peanut Dressing

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I spent many years as a vegetarian and if it weren’t for the meat eating demanding clan around me, vegetarianism would be my election.  I don’t eat a lot of meat.  Never have, and most likely never will.  But, giving up my beloved cheese, butter, eggs, and yogurt to go vegan?  I won’t even pretend that I could do it.  I have tried.  Nutritional yeast can be tasty.  Some of the nut-cheeses are even alright.  But, I drew the line at aquafaba.  If you don’t know what that is, look it up…  Despite what many food bloggers may tell you, it is as gross as it…

Almond Poppyseed Shortbread

I’ll let you in on a secret.  Check the cookie jar in our house.  If you are lucky there will be some shortbread cookies inside.  We are a shortbread loving household – all shapes, sizes, variations, and flavors.  We have yet to meet one we don’t like.  This variation is right up there with chocolate chip shortbread and good-old-fashioned shortbread lady fingers – you know, the kind the Queen of England probably enjoys with her afternoon tea. So shortbread like this – the kind that is basically butter, sugar, and flour – can be frozen in an airtight container for roughly FOREVER.  Also, in an airtight container (like my cookie…
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Rhubarb Almond Cake

Spring time is for farmer’s markets.  Here in the Pacific Norwest, we start things off slow.  First comes the rhubarb.  Then come the strawberries.  For a brief moment there is even the heavenly combo of the two together.  Strawberries + Rhubarb = Delicious! Well, false alarm with the strawberries up there ^ ^ .  This one is all about the rhubarb.  Rhubarb is wonderful.  Tart, but wonderful. So how do you sweeten up rhubarb pre-strawberry season?  Almonds.  Well, ground almonds that have been turned into a lovely pastry cream for tarts or pies, or ground up as flour to be used in this Scandinavian inspired cake.  I noted quite a…

Ginger Turmeric Superfood Energy Balls

Lately, my body has made some startling discoveries.  It is no longer a teenager.  I have achy knees and get tired more quickly.  My metabolism is no longer a teenager’s metabolism either.  99.9% of the time I’m so grateful to be past that stage of life, but that .1% of the time I long for the days of ache-free running, endless energy, and late night, consequence-free snacking. As adults we compensate for the energy levels and metabolism with caffeine, eating better, and snacking less.  Even though I may not be spending 4 hours a day at gymnastics anymore, I’m a runner, an avid yogi, and my favorite activity with friends…
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Lemon Lavender Blueberry Cake

After a few weeks, a couple dozen chai teas, and the realization that my out of date – not to mention out of practice – HTML skills were not going to cut it, the new site has launched and only the teensiest bit later than I hoped.  Finally!!!  The makeover was a long overdue change, and big changes take time and tech savvy friends (thanks, ladies!). So, can we agree that the end result is much easier to navigate?  Surely, there will be some neurotic tweaking of little things here and there, but comparatively, the new site is batting a 1000! So once the tech-side of things was squared away, it was time…
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