{recipe} oatmeal banana coconut cookies

  I made healthy cookies. They are made without added sugar, the sweetness comes from banana and shredded coconut.  I made these to enjoy with my afternoon tea at work and also to bring during my recent trip to Portland. I’m planning to make another batch to stock up my freezer stash 🙂 The first […]

{Recipe} – Almond, Coconut and Apricot Granola

My pantry is filled with large size mason jars, I buy them in 12 packs at Target. I have slowly replaced our plastic storage containers with the glass mason jars to store our grains, beans, nuts and homemade granola I bake and stock up on the weekend. I have been making granola in big batches […]

Oatmeal, Walnut and Cranberry Cookies

Thank you for your sweet comments on the blog’s new design. I remember when I was little, and I would get excited when I have a fresh new notebook to write on. I would draw colorful and bright flowers on it and would wear out my colored pens. I feel the same way with the new […]

Coconut Pineapple Banana Bread

On Saturday mornings when we don’t have anything planned for the day, I come home after my workout with baking on my mind. I take my time making and eating my breakfast and then I read cooking magazines and go over recipes on my laptop that I have bookmarked during the week. I think of […]

Butternut Squash Soup with Thai Gremolata

I know a lot of people say that we don’t really notice the change of seasons here in Southern California. But I disagree. I think that if you pay close enough attention to your surroundings, you can see the change in the seasons. I found a pumpkin patch that our farmer’s market had set-up. You […]

Coconut (Chickpea) Waffles

With my love for all things coconut, I have to admit that using coconut flour has been a hit or miss for me. I’m trying to start collecting “hit” recipes. I have a bag of coconut flour in my pantry that I was so excited to use when I first purchased it. I once made a mistake […]

Daily dose of fruit

I’ve been thinking about this lately… Do I love traveling so I can take fun pictures? a LOT of pictures? Do I love traveling so I can try different food? Do I love traveling to learn more about myself and at the same time learn about new cultures? Yes, yes, yes to all of the […]

Baking is my therapy

My youngest sister Hazel, who is a senior in high school, is enjoying her Spring Break this week. I invited her to have an early workout date with me this morning. She joined me on her first ever Zumba class (and first ever gym trip). The class was different because there was sub today and […]

Hula hips

First, thank you for all the get well wishes from the last post. My eyes are doing much better. It just a matter of time before my cornea heals completely. My nephew Jonah turned 2 weeks old yesterday. He makes a lot of facial expressions already and I try to capture it each time I […]

Pizza, Pizza

Well, hello blog….I’ve missed you.  I decided when I first started the blog that it was going to be a she.  I’ve missed her. The last few days have been spent just resting. I purposely slept in and went to bed very early. It paid off because I’m so  much better now. Unfortunately, Chris caught […]