Best Salad Dressing

I'm not sure where i found this so I'm not taking credit for it... 
This goes wonderfully with a Nicoise Salad
This makes a ton, don't bother trying to half the recipe, you can keep it in your fridge for ages.
I always keep a glass jar of this dressing on hand.

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup Dijion mustard
2 T minced garlic
2 T minced shallots
1 1/2 cups extra virgin oilve oil
sea salt
white pepper

Erin's Persimmon Caprese Salad

Erin? How should I start? We've been friends since elementary school and we're now roomies.
She's witty and sassy and most importantly has a true appreciation for healthy, local, organic food.  Erin is sure to know how the cow in her bun was raised or if the cheese on her cracker came from a happy goat.  When it comes to big farms, little farms, corporate and family farms Erin knows it all.  If you are willing to listen, she's sure to make any meat eater think twice before ordering a BigMac. The Truth.

Buttenut Squash & Bulger

Butternut squash is fantastic this time of year. Not only is it full of vitamins and minerals but it's tasty and beautiful too. Walnuts, browned butter and sage go nicely with butternut squash too! I then decided to go with bulger as my grain to pull it all together- yum yum!


Girls Dinner Party

My dear friend Alex came home for the weekend from law school in Boston, so what better excuse than this to have an All Ladies Dinner Party!?  The girls and I set the date and arrange who brings what- the best part is that all my friends eat super healthy and mostly vegan!

Erin, Kathryn, Alex, Jacquie, Kaity and Vanessa

Chocolate Cake

This cake is really great and so simple to make!
I added slivered almonds just for a little decoration

I love this recipe because you don't even need an electric mixer to make the batter.


Pantry Makeover




Cacik is a Turkish yogurt dip that can be eaten with any meal in the day.  To Greeks, and most Westerners, this dish is most commonly know as Tzatziki.  Cacik's mild, refreshing tastes makes it especially nice paired with hot, heavier foods, like a lamb dish.  Cacik is perfect for dipping vegetable or simply eating alone.


Mom's Birthday Brunch!

September in San Francisco could not be more perfect, the weather is warm and so many fruits and vegetables are in season, so you can imagine how excited I was to surprise my mom with a birthday brunch party.