karelian pies: vegan, two ways

  Unless you are Finnish, you are probably asking, “what is a Karelian Pie?” I never knew until I went there and had them for breakfast multiple times. Eaten warm, and slathered with not-so-vegan egg butter, these savory rye and rice pastries are so good. In Finland, I saw them in one format: plain. Which…

chocolate raspberry cupcakes, and a new mosaic

I’ve been in Goleta, CA near Santa Barbara for the past week installing a mosaic walkway for Ryan’s sister and her beau at their house. It’s gorgeous here, just up the road from a butterfly sanctuary, meadow, and a bluffy, beautiful beach. Look up and you’ll be sure to spot a flock of pelicans in…

savory basil, tomato & zucchini muffins (gf)

  Hi there! Has it really been over two weeks since I last checked in? I guess I needed a vacation from the land of blogging. No, I’m not throwing in the towel. Just trying to figure out a way to keep this sustainable and interesting (to me and you) for the long haul. Sometimes…

gf almond doughnuts

This post is dedicated to the hard work of other amazing food bloggers. I love the vibrant, prolific exchange of creative energy and knowledge that is happening out there in cyberspace. I love being a small part of it, as well. When I saw this recipe, I had Ryan order me a silicone mini doughnut…

almond, chocolate & cherry biscotti

I’m back! 6 weeks traveling through Turkey and India: eating, drinking and breathing in as many sights, sounds, foods and flavors as possible. Although I didn’t post as much as I would have liked to while on the road, I have a backlog of notes, photos and recipes to share…in due time. My brain is…

Apple-Cinnamon-Walnut Muffins

 Happy Sunday! Here is another tasty addition to the-muffins-made-using-almond-pulp (and a buncha other stuff) collection…And they’re vegan to boot! I was a vegan for a long time and I have decided to post more recipes without eggs for my vegan readers. (Know, too, that you can usually omit the eggs in these recipes, as the…

GF Butternut Squash Bread Machine Bread

I always have almond pulp! This means that I’m always experimenting with baking.  If you’ve got a bread machine, and are looking for gluten free recipes for it, here’s another one. I made it vegan, because I don’t want to exclude my vegan friends. This bread is very flavorful, moist and rich. I could barely…

Gluten Free Corn Bread

It seems like corn bread recipes are a dime a dozen in the blogosphere. Here’s mine, for all it’s worth. I have made quite a few of the corn bread recipes out there, never feeling quite satisfied with the results. So I tweaked and tailored until I got this winner. I really like the way…

GF Carrot Cupcakes

I know you’ve all been making almond milk…and you just don’t know what to do with all that pulp! Here is another recipe for you. (If you don’t have surplus pulp, I suppose you could still make these all the same.) These carrot cupcakes are moist, fluffy and soft. I used this recipe as a…

GF Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

  delicious with lemon curd I made almond milk this morning, which meant that I was left with a cup of pulp. One of my go-to recipes for almond pulp is lemon poppyseed muffins, a delicious, soft, sweet yet tart offering that everyone in my household is happy to gobble up right out of the…