Taking a drive to the far Northern section of California yields a bounty of beautiful places to visit. I loved driving up to Northern California, mostly as a child, picking wild berries that grew along the winding roads, up through Trinidad, the redwoods and Crescent City. Some of our most beautiful coast is also home to wild blueberries which produce a marvelous little jewel Blueberry Crumble. Continue reading Blueberry Crumble
Overnight oats, yes, I am patient for breakfast. I have multiple favorite overnight oat recipes here on the blog, but there is always room for one more. This recipe is inspired from the wonderful Cafe Gratitude. Yes, you can take the girl out of LA but not LA out of the girl-a little jewel recipe from my home town.
So grateful that Cafe Gratitude has a cookbook and shares the wonderful recipes for us no longer living in LA. Whenever I visit home I always check in at plant-based eateries, there is always something new to try and learn, innovative cuisine. Cafe Gratitude delivers.
Cooking from the books these days, simple confinement cooking. This recipe “I am Patient” is an overnight oat recipe with modern flavor profile. Turmeric, ginger and chia seeds add the the bowl’s colorful mix. We are all eating more turmeric and ginger for health, but the almond-date milk you soak the oats in is the key. Blended with dates, the almond milk becomes slightly sweet and rich.
The recipe is flexible, use spices or add nuts as you like. Adjust the consistency of the oats to suit your preference by adding a bit more almond milk before serving. Of course, espresso is called for.
The name of this salad caught my eye, because most days I am wearing yoga pants and yes, the salad’s healthy status is fabulous. Sample some of the best of Santa Barbara cuisine-The Yoga Pants Salad, a little jewel.
Oh my goodness, these days do call for pie and a cup of coffee. Rummaging around the kitchen I found a box of frozen puff pastry a few random fresh berries from the farmer’s market a week or two back. Ok, this will work – Quick Berry Slab Pie a simple little jewel. Continue reading Quick Berry Slab Pie
Toast & Coffee and a recipe ode to the perfect breakfast combination. Toasted buttery brioche with a thick lavish of coffee maple tahini spread, topped with sweet fresh fruit. Coffee Maple Tahini Toast good morning! Continue reading Coffee Maple Tahini Toast