Archive of Past Blog Entries

Love Blossoms a Beautiful Bakery : Sensitive Sweets

Love Blossoms a Beautiful Bakery : Sensitive Sweets センシティブ•スウィーツ:アレルギーの方にも お勧めのお菓子屋さん A chocolate chip cookie all dressed up and ready for Valentine's Day! バレンタイン・チョコレート・チップ・クッキー  Orange County, California is home to two Sensitive Sweets bakeries. They are a testament to a mother’s love for her children. Sensitive Sweets’ owner, Melanie Hohman’s two sons are challenged with severe food allergies. Determined... Read Full Article

How To Win the Super Bowl Snack-Time Game, #Glutino

Glutino kindly gifted this Ninja Baker with free product for this How To Win the Super Bowl Snack-Time Game post. All opinions are my own.   Palette Touchdown! Glutino's Gluten-Free Honey Mustard Pretzels  & The Ninja Baker's Miso-Mayo Dip Taut as a high wire act, tensions run high at Super Bowl Sunday parties. Both Broncos and Panthers fans are praying for historic wins. Broncos' Colorado... Read Full Article

Japanese Plum Wine Donuts, How to Survive A Broken Heart, #RED #TwelveLoaves

Like butterfly wings, Life is fragile. There is beauty. The searing pain of leaving the known territory of a cocoon is also Life. Sometimes I want to take flight to a Japanese garden and soak in serenity. No matter the escape, reality always comes marching in. Life is like a bento box of donuts...You never know what you'll get! Enchanted by the idea of taking on another persona, I pursued the life of an actor into my twenties. My 5-... Read Full Article

5 Secrets to Save Your Mind & Money, #InMyKitchen

My 5 secrets to save your mind and money are crafted for Valentine's Day. The present tips are all simple and kitchen pantry staples. They also work for any other obligatory gift-giving season. I'm delighted Maureen of OrgasmicChef.com peeked #InMyKitchen. And encouraged me to open up the doors and show and tell! In the process of tidying up for the event, the light bulb went on... Many of the items in my... Read Full Article

Seed Kitchen: Macrobiotic Magic, Madonna's Dessert & More, #Giveaway

Venice is a must for those who desire the complete Southern California experience. Rollerbladers and bicyclists glide on pathways paralleling the Pacific Ocean. In the sea, surfers in wetsuits frolic like dolphins in the waves.  On occasion Chef Eric Lechasseur, co-owner of Venice’s macrobiotic Seed Kitchen is one of the surfers…If he’s not prepping meals for Hollywood celebs or updating the macrobiotic menu for Seed... Read Full Article

Native Foods, A Vegan Celebration, Cookbook #Giveaway

2016 may be your lucky year. Especially if you win my giveaway of Native Foods Celebration Cookbook: Delicious Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Every Month of the Year.  (Scroll down for details.) Of course, you are already lucky if you live in LA and live close to a Native Foods restaurant.  Even if you don't care about healthy eating, one bite into a Native Foods dinner or dessert may change your mind forever. Cheers to... Read Full Article

Gluten-Free Merry Christmas Cupcakes, #Glutino

Glutino generously sent me a package of their products. All opinions are my own. Peppermint Yogurt Covered Pretzels make pretty Rudy Reindeer antlers. Thanks to Glutino, everyone can enjoy a Merry Christmas. Gluten sensitive friends and family can now appreciate your sweet gifts from the kitchen. (Worse than lumps of coal in a Christmas stocking is dessert deprivation during this season of merriment. Right?) Glutino's Salted... Read Full Article

Santa Cookies, #SundaySupper

Santa Claus beckoned. Game face on, I approached the jolly man in the red suit. Securely seated on his velvet lap, I whispered my wishes. Cinnamon spices and pine cones scented the air with Christmas. The photographer’s camera flashed and the elf firmly escorted me off Santa’s lap. In a daze from the magical encounter, I’d grasp my Japanese nanny’s hand. Would Santa bring the desired dolly? My nanny, Kawaji-san, assured... Read Full Article

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