Archive for July 13, 2016

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Raw Strawberry Vanilla Cheesecake {Dairy free}

The summer dessert dilemma. For me, the ultra heat precludes the very rich, the heavy,and the cloyingly sweet, when it comes to dessert. I also like something light, cool, and easy to make, something good for gatherings, barbecues, and that won’t make me feel like I just ate a ton of bricks. The cashew “cheesecake” is the ticket to all of the above. It is the key to a crowd-pleasing, show-stopping dessert that satisfies a sweet tooth without sacrificing nutrition. With a base and filling made of mostly nuts, and sweetness from dates and maple syrup–this is as healthy a cake as you’re likely to find. This cake can be...

Grilled Pizza and a Recipe for Same-Day Dough

I always want to forget about same-day pizza dough–that is until the moment I need it. I prefer the idea of a slow-risen dough crafted from my sourdough starter. The key word there being “idea.” At a certain point, I need to be real with myself, and with the reality that I probably throw together a same-day pizza dough nearly as often as I make my sourdough version. Or, that there are days like this past holiday weekend, when I spend two days lovingly coaxing my refrigerated levain back to life, I mix the dough for pizza, and then promptly forget about it. Oops. Needless to say once I did...

Cilantro Avocado Yogurt Dip

This recipe can fill many roles: dip, dressing, sauce, sandwich spread, etc. I settled on calling it a “dip,” as that felt like it’s most descriptive stand-alone use. Though even calling it a recipe feels like a stretch here. To be frank, you throw all the ingredients in a blender, doctor with salt and black pepper and you’re done! It’s an ode to the quick summer night meal as it adds a bit of herby, summery freshness to whatever you pair with it. My default meal when I can’t think of anything to make for dinner, summer or not, is a veggie bowl of some sort. Basmati rice, quinoa, sometimes cauliflower rice,...