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 … Continued
I love my local Mexican market. Last week, they had gorgeous persimmons and California Pomegranates 3 for a dollar. They are such a rare sight and usually so expensive, I couldn’t help myself – I had to get three. Then they sat on the counter for a week, slowly drying out. This weekend I took action … Continued
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 … Continued
I believe that snacks or small meals should be quick to prepare and easy to grab on the go. Even when you can’t have gluten or dairy. Here are some allergen-friendly, mostly-healthy, and easy snack ideas that I rely on when I need a quick bite or need to pack something to go.
Placinta cu branza si marar is traditional to Romania and the Republic of Moldova, a country where I spent a year as a Peace Corps Volunteer. With talk of a reunion trip amongst my fellow volunteers, I was feeling a little nostalgic for some of their food. With some modifications I was able to craft a GF, DF version of the dish that tasted pretty close to the original.
After making trail mix the other day, I decided to figure out what to do with the mulberries I had left. I ran across a blog called Afghan Cooking Unveiled that had a recipe for Afghan Mulberry and Walnut Power Bars. Very similar to a Lara or Think bar, these raw dried fruit and nut bars sounded right up my alley.