Archive for March, 2014

Spice Roasted Carrots with Dates

Spice Roasted Carrots with Dates

Appetizers & Sides,Salad & Soup,Uncategorized

Have you ever had a meal at a restaurant  that you just wanted to go home and recreate?   I left the restaurant Farmshop in Marin with the need to go home and make their spice roasted carrots.   It is rare that I have the opportunity to eat at a "grown-up" establishment and even more rare that I get to enjoy a dinner with my mother and my brother.     Reservations fill up even on a Monday night so we enjoyed dinner in the bar area which is covered wall to wall in beautiful olive colored tiles made from Heath Ceramics.   It was a treat!   The food was as gratifying as the decor and the company. I had a…

Powder Day Energy Bar

Powder Day Energy Bar

Snacks & Sweets,Uncategorized

This energy bar is a great treat  for any outdoor adventure but when I made them last month, Crested Butte was getting endless snow and I was thinking of all my friends relishing in the powder.    You don't want to stop for lunch on a good powder day so just wrap a couple of these in your pocket and you will be fueled for the afternoon. (more…)

Ginger Sparkle

Ginger Sparkle

Appetizers & Sides

 Cheers!  I finished my Natural Chef program! What an inspiring 6 months it has been.  I am grateful to have found a  cooking program based on natural ingredients with a focus on nutrition.   As cumbersome as the commute was, being surrounded by like-minded classmates and educated and caring teachers, it was all worth it. I want to share with you a drink I made for our final showcase.   Dates, ginger, cardamom, lime and sparkling water.  This  non-alcoholic drink is perfect for a  brunch or for those who like a celebratory drink without the booze.    The cardamom gives it such a unique flavor and adds a great touch.  If you want to be fancy, serve it in a champagne…