When being active in the outdoors, there is a need to bring food that carries well on-the-go and will fill you up. Tired of energy bars laden with sugar and made with unfamiliar ingredients? Inspired by an Instagram post from food blogger, Cook Republic, showing off an almond butter chocolate cookie, we tested the recipe and added some of our […]
Risotto, is puffed rice from Italy that slowly bathes in broth. Stir up your winter palate with a butternut squash risotto for a rich, filling, delightful dish. 6-8 Servings Ingredients: 3 cups homemade chicken broth or frozen chicken bone broth from the market 3 cups water 3 TBS (separated) extra virgin olive oil 1 finely chopped medium onion 8 fresh […]
Last year, I bought a dehydrator out of curiosity, so I could make my own backpacking foods. When training for the John Muir Trail, (a 200-mile trek from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney), I wanted to prepare healthy foods that would be tasty and last for a few weeks. I turned to dehydrating beef for jerky and began experimenting with fruit […]
About 4 years ago, we created and produced a cooking web series on how to make quick, tasty, and healthy meals. We collaborated Karen Pavone from Farminista’s Feast, who became our host, and together we developed wonderful recipes for our web series. We took a look at the granola recipe episode and wanted to update it by elevating the flavor […]
Serves 4-6 Hot out of pan, wok this way into a palate pleasing meal that is flaming with flavor. This has been a wok in progress developing a stir fry recipe in which we have removed the gluten (soy sauce), sugar and substituted vegetable/canola oil with grapeseed oil for a much healthier option. Protein Marinade Ingredients: 1 lb boneless skinless […]
Food and travel are our passions. Often it’s those home cooked meals from our travels that trigger our fondest memories. I brought back our most savory souvenir, a Bhutanese breakfast from a 6-day trek. Our mornings started off with “Mr. Chef” huddled and hovering in a small tent making us an egg dish called Gondo Datshi and Fried Rice. On […]
Go nuts by seasoning, mixing, and roasting up almonds, walnuts, pecans, or cashews with chai seasoning for a crazy good snack. Chai spice seasoning blends are nearly impossible to find in the stores or online, so we searched on Pinterest and located a Chai seasoning mix recipe from A Dash of Mega-nut that you can assemble in a few minutes. […]
It was our 5th year at the San Francisco Fancy Food Show and new products were on full display for distributors, retailers, the press/media, and consumers. We were pleasantly surprised by the healthy ingredients infiltrating into mainstream products. Last year, we started cleaning up our eating habits by mostly eliminating processed sugar and reducing gluten in our diets. This year, […]
You’ll be delightfully surprised at the dramatic taste difference between homemade almond milk compared to commercial brands. Chai milking it for an utterly creamy, nutty beverage plus it is an ideal replacement for any dietary lifestyle. Why you should chai becoming a DIY health nut? There is an itty bitty amount of nuts found in shelf stable nut milk brands. […]
Get into the spirit of the holiday season with Spiced Persimmon Smoothie Cocktails. Spice up this season with this densely rich, flavorful fruit that is the base for a light, airy cocktail for a kicka$$ holiday. Makes 2 servings in Martini Glasses Ingredients: 2 Fuyu Persimmon small to medium with stem removed and roughly cut into chunks ½ cup of […]
Filling up on not-so-healthy appetizers during holiday parties often gives you that a not-so-satisfying feeling in the pit of your stomach. Replace crackers or bread and build an eye-popping Persimmon Platter filled with a mouthful of sweet, tart, and peppery toppings. Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 Fuyu persimmons 2 oz of favorite soft goat cheese A handful of fresh chopped arugula […]
When cupcakes were riding the wave of popularity several years ago, it seemed as though every town and city had a store or food truck packed with a plethora of flavor options. In our local community, we loyally made weekly visits to our cupcake store and often, devoured a whole box of these frost-filled treats before we got home. One […]
Tomatoes are one of the most plentiful, seasonal fruits during the summer. When you slow roast tomatoes, it extracts an intense flavor that needs so little to make your pasta radiate with taste. When winter arrives and the produce begins to wane, you’ll have an almost ready-made sauce that brings back unforgettable memories of summer’s best eats. Roasting Tomatoes Recipe […]
In the video, we collaborated with The Veggie Queen, a vegan culinary expert, chef, and nutritionist. These salads will fill any person’s appetite, regardless of dietary concerns! The lineup starts with a Chickpea Broccoli Salad, followed by a Moroccan Carrot Salad, and finished by a Super Fruit Summer Salad. For the full recipes, visit: http://www.theveggiequeen.com/2017/08/07/summer-salads-with-food-guru/.
Scones are like a hybrid of muffins and biscuits. Bake up some homemade Strawberry Scones for a breakfast or use leftovers for a deconstructed Strawberry Shortcake. Every bite is loaded with strawberries pieces and a hint of orange zest. Strawberry Scone Recipe Servings 8-12, 30 minutes to prep Ingredients: 1 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour […]
In this fourth Kefir blog, pucker up for Lemon Cake topped with a drool-worthy blueberry sauce and garnished with DIY Kefir Sour Cream. Kefir Sour Cream Add a dollop of rich tasting Kefir sour cream to desserts, to a baked sweet or russet potato, or over fresh berries. Kefir Sour Cream has a flavor profile similar to Creme Fraiche. Ingredients/Supplies: […]
In this second Kefir blog, we will show you how to make a fruity beverage from your Kefir using a second fermentation technique and a cultured soft Kefir cheese. Once you’ve mastered the art and science of making fermented milk (Kefir), now what? Here are 2 DIY Dairy good recipes: A Dairy Fruitful Beverage (Jammy Kefir Recipe) With a little […]
Follow along in a 4-part blog series. Learn about the history, health benefits, and how to make Kefir in this first blog post. For thousands of years, the Eurasian people in the Caucasus Mountains (between Russia and Georgia) made and drank Kefir (fermented milk). With their ritual of drinking Kefir everyday, villagers in the Caucasus Mountains were known for reaching […]
The Lost Coast, or as I like to call it, “The Abandoned Coast,” is one of California’s most rugged and remote backpacking trips. Just west of Humboldt County, it is apart of King Range National Conservation Area. The best time to visit this hidden gem is during the spring to witness wildflowers, or the fall for less crowds and moderate […]
The tug-of-war battle between your mouth and a piece of Beef Jerky can be a hard snack to chew and swallow. The commercial brands tend to be too salty, dry, tough, unhealthy, leathery, and heavily preserved for a long shelf life. For around $50, you can purchase a dehydrator. It is well worth the effort to make it by hand. […]
We are excited to collaborate once again with Spices and Aroma on another video, this time, a Chai appetizer party that is just in time for Mother’s Day. Make this ethnic brunch to spoil your mom! To see all the wonderful recipes, visit: http://spicesandaroma.in/recipe/chai-brunch-party-recipes-videos/.
There is nothing like bringing a taste of your travels back home. Last December, I had the opportunity to visit Israel and tasted a Mediterranean breakfast dish called Shakshuka. It was an egg dish that satiated my appetite with unusual exotic spices blended into a rich sauce enveloped by fried eggs. About a month later, we made our annual pilgrimage […]
We were pleased to partner up with a Soul food inspired mom-blogger, Mom Noms, for this beautifully simple recipe. Enjoy this Southern food flare!
Situated at the bottom of the world, is Chile, a country with extreme climates and rugged landscapes that would be a top destination for any adventurous traveller. With 15 hours of airplane travel and a 5 hour time difference from San Francisco, a 2 week vacation will give you a sampling from south to north and in between of […]
Dig into a dessert with a pretty cool twist on Tiramisu. Papparadelle’s Pasta has an astounding variety of fresh, dried, frozen pastas, sauces, and more. Through Twitter, we connected with Papparadelle’s, and it was love at first bite. They tempted us with an irresistible dessert recipe using their Chocolate Hazelnut Ravioli. Chocolate Ravioli Tiramisu Recipe Serving size: 3-4 Ingredients: 12 […]
Every January, the Specialty Foods Association pulls together 1,400 food brands from all across the globe. 20,000 visitors were eager to feast their eyes on food trends for the coming year. Paving the way are 6 movers and shakers that are sharing their stories and food pairing. An Ethically EPIC Company Their Story EPIC, a meat-snack company, launched by Katie […]
We partnered up with Farminista’s Feast to bring you 3 party appetizers! Get ready for the holidays with these tasty recipes.
We have partnered up again with Sean Timberlake from Punk Domestics (click on link for recipes) to bring you a DIY holiday gift to make for friends and family. In this video, we feature how to make Limoncello and Coffee Liqueur!
My friend, Ariel Sultan from Food Guru, invited me to attend a Farm to Fork SF event. Foodies, chefs, and farmers gathered to celebrate and discuss the food industry with a unique focus on making a sustainable impact. Farm to Fork SF is affiliated with the multi-media event space called The Village in San Francisco. At this interactive event, they […]
We have partnered up with TasteFood again to bring you a video recipe blog for making this popular Vietnamese sandwich, chicken banh mi at home! See the recipe on TasteFood’s blog site.
There’s always a lot of buzz when Coachella releases its lineup. Located in Indio Valley, this music festival is one of the largest, most popular, and profitable in the US. If you’re lucky enough to get tickets, being prepared and organized will help you have a fun-ast-ic time! After attending the festival for 2 years, here are some ways to navigate […]