mosaic of flowers part 1, ready for installation

I’ve been working REALLY HARD on this for months. I’ve never worked with smalti on this scale before and the learning curve was significant. But I’m ready to deliver this beauty, and get going on the companion piece. You see, this one is just for the men’s bathroom. There is another one for the womens’…

jazz hands

I’ve been a busy bee. In the spring of 2016, I was hired Coronado High School to do one more student driven installation with the art classes. We completed our staircase masterpiece, “Jazz Hands” in May of 2016. Have a look at how great it turned out! I just want to say that this was an…

vegan pesto with pepitas

I have to say, San Diego is full of hidden gems. It’s good to be home for a while. This past weekend, as Ryan was finishing out the 10 day master cleanse, my mom and I found ourselves poking around in the corridors of a restaurant supply store, shopping for rice noodles and fresh coconut…

Thai Iced Tea with Coconut Milk

This is a quick and easy recipe and I just want to share. If you can find this tea, then you can make Thai Iced Tea exactly like you would get in a restaurant, only vegan, and so much better (if you ask me). I have seen the Thai-tea product at the Asian and Indian…

Burger Lounge in San Diego

I feel like Burger Lounge was thinking of me when they came up with a soy free veggie burger on a lettuce “bun”. It’s actually a quinoa, sweet potato, cheese blend…very tasty. There are several locations, too, so if you are out with your carnivore friends everyone can eat happily here. I recommend asking for…

Green Lemonade

While I am on the subject of ‘getting your greens’, here is a drink that feels and tastes like an elixir for youth and vitality. The recipe belongs to Natalia Rose, author of  “The Raw Food Detox Diet“.  This book is a great introductory read into the whys and hows of the raw food diet….

Baja Style Veggie Tacos

When we were in Baja with friends last year, we stopped for tacos in San Felipe one afternoon. Angie and Chris enjoyed the house specialty: fish fried in a delicate, crispy golden batter with the usual accoutrements: fresh radishes, salsa, slices of avocado, and crema on a corn tortilla. Ryan turned to me and said,…

I love Idli

Idli (English pronunciation: /ˈɪdliː/, also romanized “idly” or “iddly”, plural “idlis”; Kannada: ಇಡ್ಲಿ; Malayalam: ഇഡ്ഡലി; Tulu: ಇಡ್ಲಿ; Tamil: இட்லி; Telugu: ఇడ్లీ, ఆవిరికుడుము (Aviri-Kudumu)) is a savory cake of south Indian origin popular throughout India. The cakes are usually two to three inches in diameter and are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black…