Pumpkins R’Us

My first job as a teenager was baking unhealthy but oh-so-yummy muffins early in the morning at an L.A. shop. Decades later, I am still a fan of baking and sweets. Nowadays I experiment with healthier alternative sugars like coconut nectar syrup and coconut sugar, and gluten-free flours from buckwheat to chickpea to brown rice […]

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Bad Ass Power Cookies Spice Up Life

Inspiring people in the worlds of fitness and healthy eating for years, John Lewis aka Bad Ass Vegan has done it again. Now this motivational man offers us a nutrition-conscious cookie. Read more of his personal health transformation story here. Like many health nuts, John would love how he felt eating spirulina, the green superfood […]

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Attack of the Desserts

One of the best parts of being a blogger is the diversity of foods we are lucky enough to sample. Somehow Hail Merry got in touch, and within a few weeks I was part of the research and development team, munching on delicious macaroons in creative flavors like strawberry almond and caramel sea salt! The […]

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Sugar-Free Desserts Take the Cake

Cravings for sweets are all too common, but so are obesity, diabetes and scores of other health problems. The good news is that thanks to nutrition and cooking experts and the amazing ease with which we can find healthy recipes online, our meal doesn’t have to end on a sour note. I love the process […]

Friday, June 8th, 2012

“Cupcakes for Japan” Event Full of Global Treats

Bake sales have been all the rage lately, and San Diego can be proud of chef Michelle Negrete who, full of empathy for those affected by the disasters in Japan, put together a “Cupcakes for Japan” event on March 26. Held at Cucina Fresca, the event featured dozens of vegan items Negrete baked, and went […]

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Vegan Desserts and Bakeries Blossoming

Gone are the days of Ener-G Egg Replacer being the main ingredient that comes to mind for baking vegan desserts. Nowadays we have not only many possible egg and dairy substitutes for baking at home, but stores and bakeries selling vegan desserts across the U.S. On the East Coast, Sticky Fingers Bakery in Washington DC […]

Saturday, November 28th, 2009