13 Flavors (including Maoomba Mayan Chocolate) of Larabar-like Fruit and Nut Bars

larabars7C - refrigerate and cut

It’s my birthday!  The day that inspired a story that led to the name Maoomba. When I was a child, my father called me Maoomba-goomba Queen of the Jungle. As if Stormy wasn’t unusual enough, right?  The interesting thing, is that it wasn’t just a name; it was the title of my story – the story he […]

Yummy Honey, Seed & Nut Power Snack Recipes

Honey Seed Power Snacks Pinnable @Maoomba

Last week I talked about tasting honey.  In my opinion, honey can be overpowering – rich, sweet, even palpitation-inducing – on its own and tastes best in combination with more savory ingredients…like tea, or nuts, or meat. The very different flavors balance and enhance each other. And, honey is a great binding agent for pulling together […]

Coconuts and the Blades (AKA Coconut Knives) that Cut Them

fresh coconut

Last summer while wandering through an Asian grocery store, I stopped in the kitchen tools section.  I ended up buying some things that, today, I don’t think I could do without – a fine-gauge strainer, a stainless steel wok spatula, and a mesh drain catch-all. There were also some tools at the market that I […]

Coconut Brown Rice Pudding for Breakfast

Coconut Rice Pudding

When I was a kid, my favorite breakfast was a hot bowl of cream-of-wheat with milk and sugar and piles of Cheerios on top. What I liked the most were the texture combinations, as well as the sweet earthy flavor of wheat and oats. It’s been many years since I’ve eaten this dish, but I still love hot cereals – amaranth with fruit, GF oats, or even rice pudding.