7-ingredient sesame ginger noodle bowl sauce

What’s better in spring than a cold noodle bowl? FINALLY spring is here, and the fresh spring ingredients are starting to pop up on the shelves.  Crisp beans, tender asparagus, leafy greens…which all sound like great ingredients for a noodle bowl, if you...
Cooking with Siggi! (+how to choose a yogurt)

Cooking with Siggi! (+how to choose a yogurt)

A word about yogurt Here’s the sad truth: most yogurt on the shelves in the US is basically a light dessert, at best.  Many brands add tons of sugar (or artificial sweetener), colors, flavors, and stabilizing ingredients so that the resulting product is far from...

Alternative Flours (+salted peanut butter banana cookies)

Check it out!  I was featured on ABC7’s morning show to discuss this topic! Refined grains: the original “processed” food? While wheat has been a dietary staple for humans for thousands of years, the refined flour we make from it has only been around...
5 essential tools for your dream kitchen (+no-knead bread)

5 essential tools for your dream kitchen (+no-knead bread)

Form and function There are thousands of kitchen gadgets out there, and my kitchen has dozens (if not hundreds!).  But if you lined them all up on your counter and could only choose 5 to use, chances are they’d be the ones that are the most universal, sturdy,...
Your guide to glutamate (+vegan queso salsa dip)

Your guide to glutamate (+vegan queso salsa dip)

On savory flavor There are many foods and food components that make food taste savory – that rich, complex taste that’s independent of salty, and sometimes described as “meaty,” and known as “umami.”  One molecule that contributes...
Superbowl Snacks Roundup

Superbowl Snacks Roundup

Well folks, it’s that time of year again…I am completely ambivalent about the teams playing (as always), but super excited for some eating, drinking, and socializing!  It annoys me that healthy food has a bad rap for parties like this – if...