Do you have a travel tradition? Something small you do on every trip? Neither do I, but as of this very moment I want to change that. Starting with sharing some travel inspirations with my fellow travelers.
I'm a creature of habit and when it comes to eating that means I eat anything put in front of me while traveling and then I eat SUPER clean when I'm home in Los Angeles. For at least 5 days after a big trip, I'll cut out all alcohol, caffeine, dairy, and refined sugars. It's not so much a cleanse...
My friend Delilah has taught me a lot. She's taught me that a train cocktail is a must when taking the Amtrak surfliner for our weekend Baja California trips. She's taught me that is perfectly fine to steal your neighbors loquats if it's to make jam that you'll then give to said neighbor. And she's taught me about the magic that are these falafel.
I'm of the belief that there is little more comforting that a well-made deli sandwich. In an effort to make a healthy sandwich to take on the go, I dreamed up this farm fresh take on a classic deli sandwich: veggies whipped goat cheese, toasted multigrain bread, roasted sweet potatoes, and a drizzle of tahini for that extra bit of decadence.
Sometimes we're really good about taking along healthy snacks when we travel. But other times we wouldn't think to leave home without something sweet. That's when we make these Toffee Espresso Chocolate Truffles, which are easy enough to make before your next flight, even if you only have a few minutes.
September to us is back-to-school even if none of us have any school to head back to these days. And with it, we can't help thinking about after-school snacks. One that always stands the test of time are puffed rice treats, though these days we make them less Rice Krispy Treat style and nix the marshmallows in favor of almond butter and dark chocolate. Because even if you don't need an after-school snack, it's always welcome, you know?
It's that time of the year when two summertime truths emerge: a) it’s too hot to really cook and b) you somehow find yourself with have a bushel of zucchini to get through. So, we thought we’d kill two culinary birds with one stone with this Marinated Zucchini Chicken Salad.
I'm a romantic at heart so I have these swoon-worthy visions of summertime picnics. At the seaside, at sunset, or at a music performance, there's something about the perfect picnic that just makes my culinary heart pitter patter. And, yes, the vision of my perfect picnic has cold lemonade, a more adult sipper, and a great salad, but it's pretty much incomplete unless there's a sandwich like this Slow-Roasted Tomato and Cilantro-Cashew Picnic Sandwich.
Eating on a road trip is like eating at a sports game — your healthy-eating choices are limited at best. Sure, comfort food from a hole-in-the-wall diner sounds amazing but riding in the car after eating a gut-bomb is asking for a food coma. So, before I hit the road I make these no-bake Blueberry Almond Granola Bars. They're easy to make, loaded with good-for-me ingredients, satisfies both the sweet and savory tooth, and, best of all, they haven't been sitting on a gas station shelf for six months.
I wish I knew about this salad so long ago. It's inspired by a salad I found at M Cafe de Chaya that's a bit fancier – with tempeh bacon, beets, and a vegan "Ranch" dressing. But, after spending way more than I should ever be spending on salads, I decided to make my own version.
Coffee cake is one of those recipes that I kinda make without hesitation because it basically works in any situation. House guests? Hostess gift? Road trip? Coffee cake, coffee cake, coffee cake. And, when I'm traveling, I don't always have the coffee or tea that's supposed to go with it so I combined it in this Pistachio Chai Coffee Cake.
This is our favorite granola to bake before a busy week. It's free of gluten, refined sugars, and it super easy to make. It also filled with big clusters - the best part of granola! Enjoy it granola with your fave milk and fruit, on top of your favorite chia pudding, or even snacked on alone.