Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I came up with this chocolate avocado mousse during our last year of catering when we were asked to participate in a new food & wine event that kicked off the Avocado & Margarita Festival in Morro Bay. The only requirement for this event was we had to cook something with avocado. Easy!  I cooked…

Vegan Mushroom Pate

We came up with this recipe a few years ago for a winery client. They were having a wine tasting weekend and needed a food item to pair with white wine that could last all weekend with minimal work on their part and without us having to be there the entire time. Result – Vegan…

Tuscan Bean Dip

I’ve been playing around with various bean recipes for the past few months, and keep coming back to this one. Happily it falls in with all the clean eating I’ve been doing. Its origins are from Suzanne Somers, and what can I say, but that woman knows a good recipe. This Tuscan bean dip is…

Easy Marinated Mushrooms

Heather’s Easy Marinated Mushrooms When I was pregnant I came up with a recipe for easy marinated mushrooms that was amazing. Then poop – I lost the recipe and had to come up with it again. Yippee for you – I have re-created it and they’re still as amazing as ever. Note – you’ll want…

Butternut Squash Curry

My husband acquired this recipe for butternut squash curry many years ago from a local restaurant. Over the years I’ve given it a few tweaks to accommodate my nut allergies and the fact that  the original recipe calls for fenugreek seeds – and most of us don’t typically have those in our kitchens, or have…

Avocado Pie

First off this is not a savory dish. This is 100% dessert – luxury dessert. Avocado pie is easy to make and if you like me LOVE avocado you’ll kick yourself for not making it sooner. I’m from California, it would seem like a sin to not love avocados. Mixing them into a sweet pie,…

Easy to Make Tofu Ricotta

2015 was the year I developed adult onset food allergies and the year of lots of recipe testing. Thanks for many of the cookbooks I obtained that December I was armed and ready for battle. It was in one of these books that I discovered a recipe for easy to make tofu ricotta. The single…

Homemade Apple Sauce

We love homemade apple sauce. Our neighbors backyard has an apple tree. Do you see where I’m going? The house was owned by an elderly woman and she told me when we first moved into our house that I could help myself at any time. I went so far as to buy an apple picker…