Hi Oakland!

In August, Alex and I left LA, our home of 8 years, and set out for a new adventure in Oakland, CA! We settled into our amazing cottage – 400 square feet of charming, tiny loveliness – and are getting acquainted with our new city! While Alex has jumped straight into his Master of Landscape…

Multigrain Sourdough Loaf

I am so excited to share this recipe with you! As I mentioned in a previous post, sourdough is a new kind of monster for me, so I didn’t want to post a recipe until I had experimented and felt like I had a handle on it. Well…it is so fun! Alex and I have…

Banana Oat Chia Muffins

Long weekend means a road trip up the California coast to spend time with friends on the cliffs of Cambria. We’re taking off early so I wanted a breakfast snacky I could bring on the road and share around. Since I had some forgotten bananas looking lonely on the counter and I didn’t want to leave them…

Starting a sourdough experiment

As a kid, our annual trips West to see grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins were a special time of year. To me, California was an incredible place. Bakersfield was a wonderland (ha!) where my Grandpa Gordon took me on rides in golf carts and I would spend all day playing in the pool with my cousins.Los…

Dal, Saag “Paneer”, Raita & Naan

As you know well by now, Alex and I like making different cuisines in our kitchen. Sometimes we try to make it as authentic as possible and sometimes we try to incorporate different ingredients for the sake of experimentation or for using up what we have in the fridge. I think it is important to…

Brewing Booch

Now that Alex and I brew Kombucha, I feel like we have entered a new level in our development as hippy DIY foodies. I think I have a slightly weird complex about it. When I list the things I like doing – practicing yoga, tending to my succulents, baking my bread, going to craft breweries, and…

For the love of compost

Upon setting the goal for ourselves of creating less waste in 2016, Alex and I promptly started composting. Honestly, I am not sure why we waited so long to begin with. We cook with so many vegetables that there were always raw vegetable scraps going into our trash can, but for some reason we didn’t think much of…

Sesame & Flax Crackers!

Making bread really changed my attitude about what is possible to make at home. I had never even considered baking it at home, so it really opened my eyes to the possibilities. Making my first batch of crackers was a similar experience. When I announced to my coworker that I had made crackers – she…

Foodies and Food Security

It seems that Los Angeles is the land of foodies – food trucks, farmers markets, restaurants popping up around town on the daily, fusion and food experimentation – it all happens here in LA. Yet, there is a sort of frowning upon the foodie that happens. Being interested in alternative foods and concerned about the quality…

Quinoa Bowl with Kabocha & Tahini

Jumpstart your healthy eating routine with this Quinoa Bowl with Kabocha & Tahini! The other day, Alex and I both became aware that our bodies were feeling a little bit sluggish and our pants were fitting a juusssssst a little bit snugger. Recognizing that we had enjoyed ourselves quite a bit the last few months,…