Chocolate Coconut Pound Cake
Dessert, Food


There’s something about the rich texture of a pound cake that is unmistakably wonderful. Whatever the flavor, it’s so appealing you just want to eat the whole piece immediately, washed down with a glass of milk, so you can get to the second piece right away. The combination of buttermilk and chocolate in this pound cake makes it so smooothhh. It’s like a Swiss milk chocolate candy bar in cake form. It’s a Halloween dessert for adults, luscious and deceptively […]

Baked Apple Slices
Food, Snack


Apples are such a primal food – satisfying, long-lasting, portable, and good for you. Earlier this year I embarked on a serious diet. Over four months I lost 16 pounds; eating apples helped me do it. I ate a couple a day, whenever I was really hungry or had a craving for sweets. I also started eating dried apples, which I found at the farmers’ market, and then came upon this recipe from Medical Medium for making my own baked […]

Chocolate Brownie Cookies


When (another) rainy day and a chocolate craving take place simultaneously, a chocolate cookie recipe can’t be far behind. This one from an old issue of Bon Appetit is both heavenly and ridiculously easy. It’s a cross between a cookie and a brownie – the egg whites give it a chewy texture that contrasts beautifully with the deep chocolate flavor – and the cacao nibs provide an aftertaste of chocolate that immediately makes you think you need to eat another […]

Stir-fried Mung Bean Sprouts
Food, Sides


Sprouted seeds, whether it’s alfalfa, mung beans, lentils, broccoli, clover, or kale, are incredibly good for you. They teem with nutrients that support the immune system, yet the sprouts I see in the grocery store often seem a little sad and past their prime. So I started growing my own (which I would only do if it was incredibly easy). All you need are the seeds and a couple of containers (I used Mason jars). I bought an assortment of […]

Almond Butter Fudge


Sometimes it can be intimidating to see the amazing things food bloggers are doing. You can’t help but think, “I can never make a pie that looks like that.” And you’re probably right, because some earnest soul spent two days hours cutting tiny dots of pastry dough to be painstakingly placed in perfect concentric rings on a rhubarb/pomegranate/frangipane pie. Beautiful to see, impossible to replicate, so I stick to things I think people might actually try to cook. This is […]