Happy Kitchen

Sauteed Kale and Cabbage. The Ultimate Comfort Food.

So many of you have been asking for this recipe, and (lucky for YOU) I am finally posting it! This is one of the easiest meals I’ve ever made, not to mention it looks pretty and it’s completely satisfying, especially on a cold Winter night. We love it over sweet potatoes, but you could also ladle it over some russets, rice, garbanzo… read more

The Tale of Three Persimmons + A Recipe for the Awesomest Dairy Free Ice Cream, Ever.

Once upon a time, I found myself with three very ripe persimmons, and I knew that I needed to get them in my belly as quickly as possible. I felt that I needed to eat them immediately, but also that I wanted to savor them, and have some fun with them, so I began to look at recipes. All kinds of recipes. Persimmon pie.… read more

Blueberries, Bananas, and Baby’s First Birthday Cake.

I’m a little late in posting this, but many of you have requested the recipe for the birthday cake I made for my baby who turned one, last week. It’s always so much fun for me to come up with a cake that fits my child’s personality and stage in their life. I knew this… read more

Toasted Coconut Pancakes with Sesame Almond Butter.

Ladies and gents, I would like to introduce to you the last pancake recipe you will ever need. These things are every kind of right. Sweet. Fluffy. Light. Wholesome! And so so yummy. Plus, they have TOASTED COCONUT. Who doesn’t love toasted coconut??!! (Please don’t actually answer that, cuz I don’t know if we could be… read more

Barefoot-in-the-Garden Salad.

Now that it’s April and it’s not deathly cold anymore, I’m feeling lighter, which means I’m EATING lighter which means… I’m living on fresh, crispy green things. Like this fresh crispy salad. I’ve been eating it night and day, since I first caught sight of those Spring onions and freshly picked radishes, at my local market. And since I first laid eyes on… read more

Adventures in Food Blogging: An Orange Valentine Sundae.

Well, congratulations, my dear reader! You have spoken and I have heard you!! (This is a major step in any successful relationship, so GO US!) According to my recent poll, you want to see more food articles/recipes on this blog and guess what?! Starting today, that is exactly what you’re getting! I think we’ll get along… read more

Hearty Mushrooms and Frilly Aprons: A Winter recipe.

I heart mushrooms. It’s not a secret anymore. Mushrooms make me want to sing the hallejuah chorus really loud from my neighbor’s rooftop and then immediately hop into my kitchen, put on a frilly apron, grease up the cast iron and start cookin.’ Betty Crocker style! Not that she would’ve hopped around in a frilly apron or anything. Buuut…… read more

The Hot Vegan: A Spicy Pumpkin Latte

Now that it’s officially fall, and I’ve officially had my baby, I’ve officially started drinking. I’ve officially started consuming all manner of liquids. Especially hot ones. Like hot cocoa. Hot apple cider. Hot tea. Hot wine… Um. Hot wine, Ruthie? Well, it could be hot. So it counts, right? And it warms a person’s innards. So…there ya go! (I knew it… read more

Happy Little Finds: Cheap Kiwis and A New Word.

Remember when I said that I like to buy organic fruits in season, when they are ripe and cheap, and then freeze them for smoothies? Well, imagine my delight when I found twenty kiwis for $1 at my local market last week! Yes, I said 20 kiwis for a buck! Not only that, but I found organic blackberries… read more

A Green Smoothie: The Goddess of All Drinks.

I first learned about the green smoothie seven years ago, when I was actively scouring the web for natural cures to my dad’s cancer. I stumbled across Victoria Boutenko’s website one day and tried out one of her green smoothie recipes. I was surprised at how delicious it was, and how energized I felt after just one glass.… read more