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strawberry basil cashew cheesecake

strawberry basil cashew cheesecake

  Ok, wow. I’ve never tried this type of cake before, but now I think I’ve been converted into a worshipper of the raw cheesecake gods. Raw cashew “cheesecakes” are a relatively new phenomena that have appeared in the past years, especially with the rising […]

passionfruit greek yogurt tart

passionfruit greek yogurt tart

                                                            Fun fact: Did you know that San Diego has the perfect climate for growing passionfruit? I […]

brown butter tahini rice crispy treats

brown butter tahini rice crispy treats

You’ll never look at rice crispy treats the same way after trying these babies. They’re seriously out of this world good. If you guys didn’t already know, I kinda have a thing for brown butter. This recipe from Smitten Kitchen seemed perfect… but I couldn’t […]

stone fruit brown butter cornmeal bars

stone fruit brown butter cornmeal bars

  I love browned butter everything. So when I saw this recipe for cherry brown butter bars on smitten kitchen, I was immediately hooked. Brown butter adds a gorgeous depth of flavor to anything it’s in, and can transform a mediocre dessert into a fabulous […]

grapefruit upside down polenta cake

grapefruit upside down polenta cake

  ‘Tis the season not for apple pie and spiced wine, but for bright citrus and the fruits of summer. After all, what screams summer more than the vibrancy of citrus fruits. Nobody ever refused a glass of ice-cold lemonade on a hot summer’s day, […]

miso dulce de leche swirl ice cream

miso dulce de leche swirl ice cream

I love all things sweet and salty. Potato chips and dark chocolate, sea salted chocolate chip cookies, pretzel-topped brownies, you name it. The key is to have the right balance between the two flavors, not skewed one way or the other, to create a truly […]

chewy sesame oil chocolate chip cookies

chewy sesame oil chocolate chip cookies

  There are a million ways the classic chocolate chip cookie has been reinvented. You name it, it probably exists. Therefore, I went on a mission to create a new version of the cookie, including some of my favorite ingredients. Thus, the chewy sesame oil […]

peanut soba noodle bowl

peanut soba noodle bowl

Yeah, I know it’s been a while since the start of 2017, but one of my New Year Resolutions this year was to eat healthier. So far, I haven’t been doing the best, due to my lackluster effort. I take full responsibility for my subpar […]

lemon lavender shortbread

lemon lavender shortbread

Shortbread is the plain Jane of cookies. I mean no offense, but competing against slutty brownies and salted dark chocolate chip cookies, plain ‘ol shortbread doesn’t stand a chance. Its unassuming blonde exterior holds no secrets, no hidden fillings or exciting flavors. It’s just shortbread. But maybe I’m being […]

mango coconut rolls

mango coconut rolls

  As the days go by, summer gets closer and closer. I can feel it, in the spontaneous heat waves that have hit San Diego recently and the sun that beats upon my face every time I wander outside. Honestly, I have mixed feelings about […]