Summer Tarts

This week I went tart crazy! I had an opportunity to cook for a friend who had surgery recently and who also happens to have a gluten intolerance. I cooked a full meal of stuffed bell peppers and rice, and for dessert I made these fruity tarts. The crust is gluten-free and made with almonds,… Continue reading Summer Tarts

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Plátanos: Plantains

Plantains, bananas, and banana leaves are deeply ingrained in Latin American cuisine. Plantains are more dense than bananas and mostly used in cooking whereas bananas are eaten as fruit. Bananas and plantains have an interesting origin and are perhaps one of those fusion ingredients brought by the explorers to the new world from Asia in… Continue reading Plátanos: Plantains

Persimmons Galore

Fall is one my favorite seasons. It marks the end of summer and the beginning of the much anticipated cold season, especially here in California where sunny days can get overrated.  If you're Michigan, then please disregard what I just said. Here in Cali we welcome those “chilly” days when it’s finally in the low 70s… Continue reading Persimmons Galore