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Inspired by Local Flavors

My aim is to share uncomplicated, unfussy recipes with a healthy twist--perfect for everyday and for entertaining. Let's cook!

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Home + Garden

This is where I share my love for succulents, home, entertaining and everything in between.

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Vegan Zucchini Bread

Vegan Zucchini Bread We all need a solid quick bread recipe in our baking arsenal and if you are still in search of a go-to zucchini bread recipe, this might be the one for you. This is vegan but it's every bit as good as one made with dairy and eggs. I don't have a vegetable garden so ... Read More

Sourdough Almond Rolls

Sourdough Almond Rolls Inspired by two of my favorite treats--cinnamon rolls and almond croissants--these sourdough rolls are light on butter but with all the lovely almond flavor I love. Five days ago our 18-year old cat, Pilot, took his last breath at home. I'd like to say that he passed ... Read More

Instant Pot French-Style Ribs

Instant Pot French-Style Ribs These ribs are different than the American ribs we're used to. Instead of traditional barbecue sauce these are slathered with an herb-loaded vinaigrette. The sweetness is still here and it's been a proven crowd-pleaser. Today is the first day of summer and ... Read More

Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Raisin Cookies

Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Raisin Cookies These cookies are perfect for when you want a quick, tasty, less-guilt sweet treat. Just mix in a bowl and bake. I'll be the first to tell you that these cookies probably won't win any blue ribbons at your local fair. They have no butter, no eggs and ... Read More

How to Care for Aeoniums

How To Care for Aeoniums Aeoniums might not readily come to mind when new gardeners think of succulents but besides being a great waterwise plant, they are also decorative and are surprisingly easy to care for. Image 1 If you ... Read More

Tofu, Pea and Herb Fritters

Tofu, Pea and Herb Fritters Here's a spring-perfect way to enjoy tofu--turn them into fritters with peas and herbs. I used scallions and dill but use your favorite spring veggies and herbs. They're super easy, too. When you’re craving salmon cakes and crab cakes but you can’t shake ... Read More