Kumquat Malabi (vegan) //

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of changes, inspirations, and important events. While I'm grateful for every single minute of this sweet busy season, sometimes your body will finally force you to get some much needed rest. After months of prepping and planning, I hosted my first Off The Grid retreat last weekend [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

2 ingredient vegan coconut Greek yogurt // 

This is not a test. This is not a sham. This recipe really is only 2 ingredients and really is the most creamy, delicious Greek style yogurt I've ever had...And it's vegan.  I was spending $2-$3 each on one tiny serving of vegan probiotic yogurts, and always finding myself disappointed (not only by the price) [...]

Vegan Yerba Mate Latte //

There is a sort of sacred moment that comes with a cup of tea when done right. It's not something to be rushed -- it's something to be experienced. The first memory I have with the ritual of tea is when I must have been about 5 years old. My grandmother slowly steeped something chamomile [...]

Gluten-Free+Vegan Pumpkin Snickerdoodles // 

Christmas in July is definitely a real thing that is still lingering for me. Living in Los Angeles where it's currently hanging around the 90s everyday, I have been ready for cooler weather for quite some time. Some people get baby fever. I get Christmas fever...every year...every summer when it's super hot.  I have been [...]

End of Summer Mango Refresher //

While technically we only have a few more weeks of summer, Los Angeles begs to differ with the consistent 90 degree days we've been having. There's really nothing like a good book and a frozen beverage to wind down on a hot summer day, and I've been having way too much fun with my Nutri-Bullet [...]