Raw Nut-Free Cacao Hamentaschen

The Jewish holiday of Purim is in a few days.  This festive holiday, commonly celebrated with wild costume parties and drunken escapades, commemorates the time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination.  The villain of the Purim, a man named Haman, is remembered by the traditional food of the holiday – the Hamentaschen. Continue reading

Crunchy Kale Salad with Creamy Seed Dressing

One of my favorite parts of recipe development is using ingredients in unexpected ways.  After all, anyone can open up a bag of delicious granola and toss it with some creamy coconut yogurt, or spread a thick schmear of seed-nut butter on a slice of toast.  But to use those products differently, in an innovative way, takes a bit of creativity. Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Thanksgiving is just days away and I couldn’t be more excited!  While many families prefer to prepare and eat the same recipes year after year, I like to experiment and add new dishes to my family’s holiday table.  Between now and Thanksgiving, I’ll be sharing some of the simple recipes that I’ve developed this season.  Whether you add them to your Thanksgiving table or not, I hope you will give them a try. Continue reading