Holiday Cranberry + Date Cake //

My hands are here for more than working. They are here for creating. For touching. For holding. For playing. For healing. Perhaps, just for tonight, they are here to be gentle aids in the cultivation of something truly simple and even more truly magnificent. It takes a very certain kind of mood for me to [...]

Irish Soda Bread //

St. Patrick’s day was always my Papa’s favorite holiday. He would go out and get a green beer, and my sweet Mimi joined him even though I think she was slightly disturbed by the thought of the glowing beverage. With this holiday just weeks away, I decided to dive into a baking adventure that was [...]

Pinot Noir Pear Cake with Rose + Basil Coconut Whipped Cream (vegan & gluten-free) //

“Peace is not always easy to grasp or keep close. In the process of attaining and protecting it, you may find yourself tired, weary, and uncertain on how to keep your peace safe. While being uncertain is normal, continue to commit yourself to peacefulness. You are worthy of every drop of sweetness and ease that [...]

Classic Braided Challah //

Can any of you believe that 2017 is actually almost over?! I’m not really sure where this year has gone, and though it hasn’t really slowed down, baking has been my way of setting aside intentional time for me to do nothing more than simply be. My main passion for food comes from a deep [...]

Rosemary Biscuits (vegan & GF) //

This past week was full of emotions — striving to find the words, and they just won't come. Some of my dearest friends lost their homes and businesses in the SoCal fires -- my heart feels broken open -- my stomach has been consistently in knots. Tonight, I am baffled by my comfort. I am [...]

Flour for Thought (my poetry + cookbook is officially available for pre-orders!)

Something new woke up inside of me this year...my heart began to ache and long for things that it had previously given up on. Things like community, seasons, and being nourished. Food has a lot to do with history, legacy, and what is passed down from generation to generation. Our ingredients and recipes can be [...]

The “just because” funfetti cake (vegan + gluten-free) //

I am a big fan of celebrating life. Of extravagant love. Of tea parties just because. Of baking at midnight.  This past Tuesday was Brian's father's birthday, and while his dad is no longer with us on earth, I felt compelled to honor his life in the small ways I knew how: icing a homemade [...]

Haiku & Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies // 

No one travels Along this way but I, This autumn evening. - Matsuo Bashō I don't know if it's the start of fall, or just the start of a new season in me. But I have been spending my free time baking, drinking matcha tea, and reading haiku. I have always felt a strong pull, [...]

ALMOND BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES //

When I originally saw the Minimalist Baker post this recipe, I was already instantly hungry. And if you're wondering if these cookies lived up to the hype, they were everything and more. These are the people pleaser of cookies, in my opinion, as they will truly win over anyone. Vegan, gluten-free, relatively healthy, but completely [...]

Vegan+Gluten-Free Biscuits // 

You guys: I'm originally from Florida, and we take biscuits very seriously there. When I initially stumbled upon the Minimalist Baker's recipe for vegan biscuits, I thought it must be too good to be true. I decided to take it to a whole new level of crazy and make them gluten-free as well. Honestly, I [...]