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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dutch Chocolate Beet & Avocado Cake (Vegan + Gluten-Free) //

I do this weird thing where every time I get sick, I get into a HUGE mood for baking. Seriously -- it happens every time. So, the other night while feeling clammy and feverish, I decided to make Candice Kumai's vegan chocolate cake...at midnight. The first time I make someone else's recipe, I like to [...]