Category: Food

Fresh Fig Pizza w. Cashew, Kale + Caramelized Onion

Fresh Fig Pizza w. Cashew, Kale + Caramelized Onion

In two weeks, I will board a plane with a one-way ticket to Nashville. I will leave my home in Oakland for the last time with no set plans to return. I will “move”—as we call it now. “Away.” It is here in Oakland that […]

Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Cardamom + Toasted Coconut

Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Cardamom + Toasted Coconut

This is the recipe that helped along my love for baking. The bread that gave me confidence as a baker. It’s the first baked thing I ever made as a gift for a friend, and the first I ever wrapped in  brown paper and left on a doorstep. […]

Warm Lotus Root Salad with Brussels + Avocado

Warm Lotus Root Salad with Brussels + Avocado

When you’re right on the cusp of fall weather, but not quite ready for a full-on roots salad, you make something that straddles the line between seasons. Lotus roots are roots that somehow still feel summery, texturally. They’re available at Asian markets or the international […]

Vegan Sesame Bites with Cocoa

Vegan Sesame Bites with Cocoa

There are few things that make me feel more empowered than preparing custom snacks for my self and my loved ones. Not only am I averse to the idea of a machine preparing a snack for me, it’s so rare to find a machine-made snack […]

Crispy Salt + Pepper Tofu

Crispy Salt + Pepper Tofu

One should never spend a heap of time on tofu. Unlike meat, it doesn’t need to marinate, braise or roast for hours to achieve a particular texture or consistency. You should pretty much slice it, season it, fry it, and eat it. And make it quick. […]

Plantain Toast

Plantain Toast

Okay, first of all, this isn’t toast. Plantain toast just sounds sexy and there’s no real name for whatever this is. I’ll make something more toast-like soon. This here is more like a cross between a pancake, bread pudding, and Haitian pain patate, only there’s […]

Chickpea + Almond Things

Chickpea + Almond Things

I have nothing much meaningful to say about these incredibly delicious chickpea & almond things except that they’re simple, easy to make, vegan, versatile, and pretty much pure protein. They’re the best. I suggest eating them on a salad, over a bed of cooked greens, […]

3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

It’s Friday and trust me, you need these. I don’t have time to write a whole song and dance about them, and honestly, language will only get in the way of you eating these pancakes ASAP. Just do this: 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes 1 cup of oats […]

Vegan Banana Sesame Ice Cream + Salted Carob Chips

Vegan Banana Sesame Ice Cream + Salted Carob Chips

I’ve spent years of my life dieting and creating rigid rules about food that have stripped the joy from eating. These days, I live by Michael Pollen’s rule: Eat anything you want, as long as you make it yourself. Enter: Two-ingredient vegan “ice cream,” made from a frozen banana […]

Sesame Bites with Fresh Coconut

Sesame Bites with Fresh Coconut

I like simple food. I love to work with flavors but I’m actually not particularly skilled technique-wise in the kitchen so I prepare things that can be done intuitively, rather than through science or precision. The way I cook is a lot like the way I live, […]