Here’s a delicious no-fuss holiday appetizer recipe made with red wine, fresh cranberries, and orange spice tea. Served over warm brie, it’s easy and delicious.
A quick and easy Halloween recipe that is both vegan and gluten free. Plus, on a stick. Definitely make these marshmallow stuffed cookies.
Jack o’ lantern marshmallow peeps recipe made with Turmeric Chai Golden Latte by Numi Organic Tea. A delicious and spicy homemade Halloween treat!
Looking for a delicious twist on a classic PSL beverage, try this turmeric-based pumpkin spice chai latte recipe that is coffee and tea-free.
Here is a fun spin on traditional Alfredo sauce. This recipe is Italian cuisine meets California, adding delicious avocado to this wonderful sauce.
With it’s recent popularity, you’d think that kale is something Lady Gaga invented. Hardly. This tasty and healthy green has been around for quite some time.
Get ready for Halloween with these easy and simple pumpkin carving tips, no matter what jack-o-lantern template you are using.
Looking to change up Thanksgiving dinner? How about these fun fall soup recipes that are delicious and not too hard to make. From beets to Brussels to coffee, these soups are great really any time of year. 1. Golden Beet & Apple Soup This soup is hearty and fresh and built for toppings. I used […]
Keep asparagus fresh and crisp for weeks with this simple kitchen hack. This storage tip infographic will save you money and fight food waste.
Ready to get cooking? Well, mark your calendars because JJS Live! Season 2 kicks off this week. From Freddie Prinze, Jr.’s new book to wine-based cocktails with Whole Foods, you don’t want to miss this season. Below is the full Facebook Live schedule. Wine-Based Cocktails with Whole Foods Market August 3rd, 2016 6:30pm PST Dive […]
Love salted caramel? This dessert recipe is a Asian-inspired twist on the classic flavor combo, using soy sauce.
This quick and easy vegan pho recipe uses ginger tea to create a delicious vegan noodle soup that tastes authentic but is simple to make.
Homemade kiwi fruit and strawberry shaved ice made using Numi Organic Teas. This childhood classic is 100% preservative free!
A delicious hearty and healthy veggie burger recipe made with black beans and roasted corn, that is easy to make and easy to make vegan if you like.
Move over potato fries, these delicious and easy to make avocado fries are not only healthy, because they are baked, but are super delicious.
Eating healthy never looked (or tasted) so good. This chilled noodle bowl recipe is made with beets, carrots, and zucchini, plus a tasty Thai dressing.
Looking for a new way to enjoy green tea? Try this delicious savory smoothie recipe loaded with spinach, avocado, and pineapple.
This is what adulting is all about – boozy desserts! You are going to love this Whiskey Caramel Root Beer Float. I promise. This recipe was inspired by Thorgy Thor from RuPaul’s Drag Race. You can see my interview with Thorgy by watching the video. 1. Let’s make the caramel first, since it will need […]
Cool off with this delicious iced drink recipe. A yummy chocolate rooibos tea-based latte made with homemade cocoa syrup, and all vegan.
Celebrate the bounty of summer produce with these delicious grilled veggies. The a homemade seasoning mix and feta-dill dressing make it amazing.
Italian food lovers, this is a delicious vegetarian alternative to the classic meatball recipe. Great on spaghetti and made with eggplant for healthier eating.
Mix up breakfast with this gluten-free breakfast burrito bowl that uses green tea in the rice. A delicious vegetarian recipe to start the day.
Celebrate your independence with this berry delicious dessert recipe that’s easy to make and also vegan, using chickpea brine (aquafaba).
If you love wine, bourbon, pineapple, and Bianca Del Rio from RuPaul’s Drag Race, you want this delicious sangria recipe.
Escape to Thailand with this delicious cocktail recipe featuring tea-infused vodka and fresh mango. This martini is spicy, sweet, and tasty.
Light and crispy sweet potato tempura fries loaded with a garlicky Sriracha aioli dipping sauce. A delicious appetizer recipe.
Fudgsicles made with chocolate earl grey tea, vanilla bean, and filled with candied orange peels. A delicious tea-based popsicle recipe.
So many superfoods, this smoothie recipe should wear a cape! Beets, pomegranate, berries, mango and more. Plus some organic turmeric tea for the perfect drink.
The most delicious cookie you’ll ever have, made with brown butter and walnut oil, the topped off with bourbon icing. The dessert recipe you’ve been waiting for!
A delicious vegan alternative for Sloppy Joes. This sandwich recipe is made using mushrooms as a meat replacement.
Simple, healthy, delicious, and vegan. What else do you need from a pasta recipe? Nothing. This broccoli pesto fights food waste while being tasty.
This churro waffle recipe is part breakfast and part dessert. Whatever it is, it’s delicious. Oh, and gluten free. Plus there’s ice cream and caramel!
Love guacamole and hummus, then this avocado hummus recipe is what you need in your life. Delicious, creamy, and easy to make.
A fun twist on the classic creamsicle, using Greek yogurt, beets, mandarin oranges, and thyme. A recipe as delicious as it is pretty.
Simple, healthy, and quick. This spinach baked egg recipe is perfect for any time of day!
Gluten-free dessert never looked so good! This brownie recipe uses left over black beans and coffee to help fight food waste. Tasty and planet-friendly.
Looking for a delicious alternative for chocolate mousse? This avocado recipe is easy to make, delicious, and great for fighting food waste.
A delicious lemonade drink recipe with a hot and spicy twist. This recipe adds fresh cilantro and jalapeno to the classic beverage.
Lemon pepper is a delicious spice for many dishes, and homemade is even better! This recipe is easier than you may think.
Delicious and easy olive oil mayonnaise recipe that is made with aquafaba, the brine from canned chickpeas, so it is vegan.
For those of you who think eating healthy cannot be filling, I would like to introduce you to my delicious butternut squash lasagna rolls, filled with sauteed baby bellas and kale. Oh, and they are also vegan. 1. Trim, peel, and cube 2 pounds of butternut squash. Place it on a baking sheet that’s lined […]
Eat healthy with this simple taco recipe. Using mushrooms instead of meat, these vegan tacos are delicious and easy to make.
If you love egg, Bourbon, or coffee, then you must try this cocktail recipe. Maker’s 46 is infused with whole coffee beans then turned into a delicious drink.
A simple and easy vegan dessert inspired by delicious peanut butter cups. This panna cotta recipe is so easy to make and super tasty. You’re welcome.
How about some Rice Krispies treats made entirely from scratch and, yes, they are vegan! This dessert recipe uses aquafaba (chickpea brine) for the eggs.
A delicious Thai-flavored spin on a classic cocktail. This recipe adds freshly brewed Thai iced tea to the Long Island iced tea for extra fun.
This delicious vegetarian chowder recipe is made with fresh Brussels sprouts, cheddar cheese, and Yukon Gold potatoes. This is how you soup.
This delicious fall soup recipe is vegetarian, and bursting with fresh kale, roasted butternut squash, white beans, and quinoa. And it is easily made vegan.
Thai iced tea gets a boozy spin with delicious white chocolate in this amazing dessert martini. This is your next cocktail recipe.
It’s too darn hot. My AC is out and I am dying this summer. As a result, I been drinking (and practically swimming in) limeade. As a result, I been mixing things up a bit too, like adding fresh cilantro to my basic limeade recipe. I thought I would share.
Is there anything cauliflower can’t do? Aside from standing in as a gluten-free alternative, like this twist on a traditional tabbouleh salad, cauliflower is also great if you are trying to eat more drought-friendly, which you should. California is in its worst drought ever, which not only sucks for us here in Cali, but the rest of the nation too, as we supply 40% your fresh produce. Yup, that much!
I’m a juicer. I love fruit juice, vegetable juice, and especially the two combined. But I admit… I often just compost the juice pulp. Then I got this wild idea about using that food waste in actual food. Here are one of the many recipes I plan to create around juice pulp. And trust me, […]
So many fresh summer peaches and so little time! I cannot stop eating peaches this summer, and recipes like this are the reason why. Trust me, if you have never had Grilled Peaches with Homemade Ice Cream and Balsamic Vinegar, you are missing out!
I love breakfast, especially during lunch or dinner. And baked eggs is one of my favorites. It’s quick, simple, and super tasty. This Salsa Verde Baked Egg dish is no different.
Let me guess, you’ve seen tomatillos in the grocery store but were never quite sure how to use them. Well this Avocado & Tomatillo Salsa Verde is easy to make and tasty on enchiladas, over tacos, or just as a salsa for dipping. 1. First thing is to prep the tomatillos. To do that, remove […]
If you love peaches, then this Peach Habanero Gazpacho Soup is everything you need right now. It’s slightly sweet, has a bit of heat to it, and is really fresh tasting. Perfect for a hot summer day. 1. There isn’t much to this recipe so it is important that you use good peaches. Check out […]
Making homemade ice cream is a bit of an undertaking. Worth it, but not easy by any means. What’s great about this 5 Minute Ice Cream is how easy it is to make, and how tasty it is. This recipe is super kid-friendly also. No ice cream maker needed. 1. Add 1/2 cup whole milk, […]
Here’s another fun and tasty twist on caprese salad. This Grilled Peach Caprese Salad is easy to make and a great BBQ salad for your summertime activities.
Fire up the grill because it is summer BBQ time and I have the perfect summer ketchup for whatever you are eating. This Peach Sriracha Ketchup is great on burgers, fries, or even on its own. Don’t just me! Make it and you will see what I mean.
Try this new take on watermelon! It’s grilled, served with heirloom cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil. All topped off with a balsamic glaze.
If you are looking for a fun new spin on salsa, try this Spicy Peach Salsa. It’s both beautiful, tasty, and totally taco worthy.
If you’re looking for a fresh and tangy juice recipe, that’s as healthy as it is tasty, look no further. This Rhubarb, Ginger, and Beet juice is just that. I always have this on hand during rhubarb season.
It’s rhubarb season! But trust me, there is so much more to this colorful vegetable than just pie. There are margaritas, popsicles, and this delicious Rhubarb Limeade, just to start!
Looking for a colorful and tasty twist on this traditional appetizer? Then look no further than this Strawberry Guacamole! It’s spicy, slightly sweet, and everything you love in a good guac.
Despite having the worst name for a fruit… ever, this Kumquat & Mint Margarita is hella tasty. It’s the end of the kumquat season, so hurry up and get yours now. You are gonna wanna get your mouth on this. #TWSS
Hey, America! Guess what? We have a food waste issue. Did you know that we throw out 40% of the food we grow? Yah, forty-fucking-percent! It’s a crime! Well, there are easy (and tasty) ways to reduce your food waste footprint, like this Carrot Greens Pesto!
Is there anything more offensive than Bloody Mary Mix? Okay, there is. But it ranks pretty high for me. Fresh bloody marys are pretty easy to make and much tastier, like this Heirloom Bloody Mary cocktail. Yum! Is it Sunday brunch yet?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret… it’s how I make the most amazing Bloody Mary every: homemade pickles. It’s not as hard as you might think. In fact, these Easy Cocktail Pickles can quickly turn your favorite veggie into the perfect cocktail garnish, so you’ll be drunk dialing your ex in no time!
This tasty kiwifruit salsa is easy to make using fresh kiwi, jalapeno, and red onion. It’s as tasty as it is healthy!
It’s spring! Celebrate with this simple Strawberry & Jasmine cocktail made with rosé wine, and finished with an edible flower. It’s as tasty as it is pretty!
What better way to celebrate spring then with this gorgeous stuffed artichoke. It’s stuffed with couscous, bell pepper, tomatoes, garlic and parsley. The perfect dish for a vegetarian Easter?
Roasted red beets, mandarin oranges, and a whole lot of awesomeness make up this tasty colorful salsa. You don’t even need chips. Just a serving bowl big enough to face plant in!
It’s National Chip & Dip Day! Celebrate with this fresh pineapple, avocado, and tequila salsa. It’s easy to make, fun to eat, and you only get kinda drunk. Let the drunk dialing begin!
If you love Thai Iced Tea, these homemade Thai Iced Tea Popsicles are the perfect summer treat. They’re easy to make and super delicious. And what better way to enjoy Thai Iced Tea all year long!
Reach for something fresh this Saint Patrick’s Day by enjoying this cabbage salad, made with fresh apples, oranges, fennel, and pomegranate.
Apple, kale, and pomegranate seeds make up this simple, tasty, yet elegant salad. It’s so easy to make and so fun to look at, you won’t believe how yummy it is.
What better way to get through the chill of winter than with this Roasted Orange & Rye Whiskey cocktail? This seasonal drink is a fun spin on the classic Old Fashioned.
Simple, delicate, and easy to make, this Golden Beet & Apple Soup is both tasty and healthy. And it is vegan!
These Butternut Squash, Rosemary, and Vegan Ricotta Pancakes are the perfect winter breakfast. Easy to make, big on flavor, and just waiting for some maple syrup.
Here’s one drink you cannot get at the kiddie table! This Spiced Cider Margarita tastes just like fall… with tequila. Lot’s of tequila!
This is the Cosmo they should have been drinking in Sex in the City. Pomegranate and fresh sage are the perfect fall cocktail.
Celebrate Halloween or fall any time of year with this ice cream that tastes just like candy corn! No actual candy corn requried.
Looking for a Thanksgiving salad that just screams fall? Well, get our your ear plugs because this Persimmon, Pomegranate & Quinoa Salad is just that. Beautiful, crisp, and damn tasty!
Sweet, slightly spicy, and perfect for Thanksgiving or any other time of the year, these Spicy Maple Sweet Potatoes are quite the treat.
Upgrade your Thanksgiving with this festive sangria made with fresh fuyu persimmons and pomegranate. This cocktail is crispy, spicy, and ready to par-tay!
As tasty as it is colorful, this Beet Hummus with Cilantro and Feta is the perfect fall twist on classic hummus dip.
Celebrate the season with this protein-packed Pumpkin Chia Smoothie. It’s perfect for breakfast or dessert, or both!
It’s breakfast, Halloween style! These breakfast popsicles are made with whole fruit fresh mango and Greek yogurt, giving your day a healthy start that’s both festive and tasty.
No time? No problem with these easy no-bake peanut butter candy bars. They are just slightly sweet, kinda healthy, and super easy to make.
Fresh avocado, tart pineapple, creamy almond milk, and fresh spinach, are just a few of the ingredients in this savory and sweet summer smoothie.
Overnight oats are a great way to have creamy and tasty oatmeal waiting for you in the morning, without cooking. I added quinoa and blueberries to this one.
Yummy, creamy vegan macaroni and cheese is stuffed and baked inside fresh poblano chile peppers. Now that is dinner!
Mango lemonade with a kick in the pants from some reposado tequila. Fresh, crisp and kinda damn tasty, this Boozy Mango Lemonade is the perfect summer cocktail,.
Need a new veggie burger for your summer eats. This Chipotle Cherry Burger is easy to make, sweet & spicy, and also vegan. What else do you need?
What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with these Boozy 4th of July Marshmallows. They are as festive as they are tasty, and made with bourbon.
The heirloom tomato tart is made with a gluten-free polenta crust and topped off with a vegan Hollandaise sauce made using avocado. You’re gonna have a hard time sharing!
It’s hard to enjoy Thai cuisine without a Thai Iced Tea. The sweet drink is a must-have every time. And you can make it at home for about a quarter of the restaurant price.
I know what you must be thinking. Corn popsicles sound… crazy. But if you consider the role that corn plays in sweetening modern foods, maybe not? These Sweet Corn & Cardamom Popsicles are slightly sweet and savory and have a spicy finish to them. Perfect for your next BBQ! 1. Good pops starts with good […]
Celebrate fresh rhubarb with these spicy and tart popsicles, made with cinnamon, chiles and clove. This recipe is what Summer is about.
Pizza for breakfast or breakfast for dinner, either way, these gluten-free cauliflower crust pizzas are the perfect start (or finish) to any day. 1. For these cauliflower crust pizzas, you’ll need about 2 pounds of fresh cauliflower. Spring has sprung, so I used green, purple and yellow heads for my recipe. It probably seems weird […]
Mother’s Day, Easter or any time of spring, these champagne and flowers popsicles are gorgeous, festive and tasty!
This homemade horchata recipe is vegan and uses homemade almond milk for added depth and character. Easy and tasty, you’ll never visit a taqueria again. Ok, that’s a lie. Still, this stuff is damn good.
Cinco de Mayo or any freakin’ day of the year, these Breakfast Nachos are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Make sure you have a margarita on hand.
Tart, bright and well balanced, this rhubarb margarita celebrates all that is wonderful about rhubarb… and tequila.
Yes, Cooking Stoned is a vegetarian blog. No, these marshmallows are not vegetarian. Welcome to that fuzzy little paradox we call life! I have said this before and I will say it again, I rarely eat marshmallows because of the gelatin (let’s just call it gelatingate), but when I do… I rather make my own, […]
You’re gonna want to put your mouth on this, trust me. Yah, yah… that’s what she said; got it. But seriously, this jalapeno lemonade is spicy, tart and refreshing, making it perfect for the up and coming warm weather. 1. Lemonade is a pretty simple recipe. Lemons, sugar, water and stir. Because of it’s simplicity, […]
I am still on my keeping it simple kick. Just like my “tomato bun” burger and my apple sandwich, this Gruyere & Caramelized Apple Waffle Sandwich is pretty simple. Using my sweet potato waffles, I made a “grilled cheese” sandwich you will LOVE. I did! 1. In a small frying pan, warm 1 tablespoon of […]
This sweet potato waffle recipe comes to me from my good friend Dana Schnittman. If you have my cookbook, Dana is the naked chick. If you don’t have it… I bet you want it now! I’ve made a few adjustments to her original recipe, but both are amazing. Mmm! 1. Clean the 1 1/2 pounds […]
In the tradition of simplicity, like I mentioned in my “tomato bun” burger recipe, it’s all about keeping it simple, stupid. The “stupid” being me! This apple peanut butter sandwich does just that. Also, it’s a gluten-free way to chow down a peanut butter sandwich. You could add jelly; you can add anything. This recipe […]
This slider recipe is not only vegan, it’s gluten-free using tomatoes instead of buns for some yummy burgers. Finish them with salt, and these things are quite a treat!
I admit it, I really love sticking an egg in something. Oh, get your mind out of the gutter! But if you’ve seen my Avocado Fried Egg, Kale Baked Eggs or my Artichoke Baked Eggs, you know exactly what I am talking about. So an egg baked inside a muffin seems like the logical next […]
I simply love the idea of sneaking vegetables into popsicles. The idea of exploring veggies in a whole new way is sorta what this blog is about, right? So a Beets & Berries Popsicle is of no surprise, especially if you’ve had my Salted Celery Popsicle. Yum! 1. It goes without saying, but I am […]
I’ve been wanting to make a Pi pie on Pi Day for some time. I know it’s a bit cliche but this Blueberry & Thyme pie is anything but. Sweet, tart and slightly savory, this is your next favorite pie! Happy 3/14! And by the way, extra points for a pie with 30 significant digits […]
Fruit Roll-Ups were one of those child hood snacks that seemed almost… magical. Fruity and sweet, portable, and as much fun to play with as they were tasty. As an adult, they’re a bit too sugary for my liking, and the flavors are, well, too singular. Since road trip season is upon us, I wanted […]
French onion soup is a tough soup to alter. Making it vegetarian is hard, and making it vegan is even tougher. The traditional soup uses lots of butter and beef stock, creating a depth that is hard to recreate for those diets. Luckily, the world has coffee! Using one of my favorite brands (Philz Coffee, […]
One of my favorite parts about recipe developing is the chance to use ingredients in unexpected ways (or to use unexpected ingredients). Okay, okay… I really like putting myself through the Quickfire challenge, à la Top Chef. So when I hung out with my eco-hero Ed Begley, Jr. and discovered he had a natural soda […]
You may or may not know, but I am working on a new cookbook. One that involves cooking with coffee. Well, I’ve been testing out this Quinoa & Coffee Chili recipe for a while now and one can only eat so much chili, ya know? So I had to do something else with it. Skillet […]
While the flavors required to make an amazing chili are complex, the recipe itself only has one simple rule. If you don’t cry while making it or sweat while eating it, you’re doing it wrong! This quinoa and coffee chili does both. Oh, and you’ll be surprised to find out that it is vegan. 1. […]
A tea-based twist on the traditional poached pear recipe. Using red rooibos tea, these pears are rich, elegant and spicy. You won’t even notice the lack of wine.
What if you never had to buy salad fixings again. You’ll get pretty darn close using this healthy recipe. Made using fresh organic vegetables, these ingredients can easily regrow themselves with no degree from Hogwarts required. It’s that simple! 1. This recipe was inspired by fruits and vegetables easily regrown from their kitchen scraps. Want […]
I am always baffled by dressing recipes that used dried ingredients. It seems to me, the whole point of making your own dressing is for, well… freshness. This Greek yogurt ranch dressing is just that! The yogurt brings a certain life to traditional ranch dressing. Plus this stuff has no MSG like the store-bought kind. […]
I wanted to create a churro that had a wee bit more to offer. Not only does this churro come with fresh pumpkin but it is also vegan. It’s so flavorful and amazing, it needed more than just sugar and cinnamon. So I covered mine in warm bourbon caramel. Yum!
I was talking with my good friend Ariel over at Whole Foods about New Year’s Eve, and how much fun it would be to toast with a champagne popsicle to ring in the new year. What a swell idea! I been wanting to put a boozy spin on my now famous Pomegranate & Limeade Popsicle, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.
Homemade fortune cookies are an excellent way to personalize any party, holiday or otherwise. Get creative, and give your guests a (mis)fortune they’ll never forget!
It might be cold outside but f*ck, this tasty beverage tastes like spring in a cup. It’s bright, tangy, sweet and crisp. It’s so damn sunny, you’ll need a speedo!
Stuffing is probably my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. Well, that and mashed potatoes. Oh, and pumpkin pie! Whatever… you get my drift. Well, here is a fun twist on traditional stuffing. This recipe not only adds some flare to the classic Thanksgiving side, they make it easy to eat ‘em on the go.
This particular recipe was created for the holiday season. At home at either the Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table, this orange soda is swimming with warm cinnamon, clove and allspice. A few black peppercorns tie it all together. There’s a good chance you’ll be drinking it all year long!
Mashed potatoes are the epitome of comfort food. Seriously. Any time I see pillowy potatoes with a pat of melting butter, I just want to motorboat them!
I am quite in love with shrubs. And this Cranberry & Sage Shrub will be served at Thanksgiving! And Christmas…possibly July.
This festive white sangria just screams Christmas. Candied rosemary, blanched cranberries and crisp white wine make all that family time just a little bit more bearable.
My goal for this recipe was two-fold. Make gingerbread men a wee bit less crunchy and to make them a smidge healthier. Sweet potato seemed like the perfect choice because, well, sweet potatoes are amazeballs. Also, if you’ve had candied sweet potatoes during the holidays… you know just how well they go with ginger.
I’ve been wanting to cook with matcha green tea for quite some time but I could never make up my mind on what to make. I love the flavor of it but I really wanted to show off the color too. Sure, I could use it to make anything green…but I wanted something unique. And look how beautiful these powdery little delights are.
I love s’mores. It’s probably the only reason I go camping. That melted chocolate and toasted marshmallow all surrounded by a crunchy graham cracker…okay, now I am drooling!
My absolute favorite is hot apple pie with a slice of cheddar cheese over it. If you’ve never had it…it’s the f*cking bomb! So when Whole Foods asked me to do an apple recipe, this was my first thought. But I wanted to take it out of the dessert realm and apples and cheese are so pedestrian; I wanted something new!
My friends over at Whole Foods Market wanted a pumpkin recipe. In honor of fall starting today, this seemed like the perfect one. It is Halloween and Thanksgiving combined all into one with sprinkles on top…literally.
Outside of being gorgeous, these pickled beets are damn tasty too. Bursting with fresh rosemary, sweet and savory, you cannot go wrong. And they are easy to make!
Looking through my recipes recently, I was shocked that I had no chile and egg recipes: it’s one of my favorite combinations! Something had to be done about it. Well…here it is.
Fresh, fuzzy and oh so sweet. What is not to love about peaches? Now that you know how to buy a peach and how to store a peach, let’s get to eating them!
The plums are super tasty but because they are foraged, there was a bit of inconsistency in the flavor. To sorta bring them all to the same place, I slow roasted them. I rounded them out with some Pinot Noir. Besides, who doesn’t love wine?
This muffin tin recipe is an easy make ahead meal for breakfast on the go. Made with fresh kale greens, it’s perfect for the busy person trying to eat healthy.
Even though I am vegetarian, I try to eat vegan and gluten-free when I can. And yes, this was before Mark Bittman wrote a book on it. As a veggie, it’s just really easy to consume a lot of dairy. Don’t get me wrong. I love it! I want to swim in a vat of […]
Tomato sauce is a simple sauce that is about highlighting the tomato. It isn’t just tomatoes but you don’t want to take the sauce in any particular direction. You are celebrating the tomato, plain and simple.
What better way to celebrate the 4th of July then with this super-cheesy, extra gooey, grilled cheese sandwich. I mean, it’s all in the name of freedom. So it is okay, right? America…f*ck yeah!
This vegan ice cream is perfect. It only uses 3 ingredients and takes but 5 minutes to make (boom!). That means more explosions and less cooking. Not a bad deal for homemade ice cream, right?
If you want a non-traditional spin on pico de gallo, now you have one. It seems weird to call this a fruit salsa because, well, tomato is also a fruit. And nobody ever refers to it that way.
Fourth of July is almost here which means it’s time to fire up the barbie. So I wanted to create a recipe that was in the true spirit of Independence Day, hence the name. Get it? Red Wine & Blueberry, as in red, white and blue.
Ever since cherries have started to make their way to my local farmers market, I have been dreaming of warm cherry cobbler. Yum! I am not the biggest dessert person, I admit. But warm cherry cobbler on a cool summer night, with vanilla ice cream melting over the top…wait, where were we? Sorry, I started drooling.
Fennel is one of those herbs that, once you discover it, you wonder where it has been all your life. Fresh, crisp and clean, the fennel plant has SO much to offer. It is great caramelized or just braised in white wine like this recipe.
The first thing you want to do is make sure you bought more figs than just for this recipe. Black mission figs are as tasty as they are beautiful and I just want to motorboat a handful of these babies even before I get to making anything with them. Are you with me? Now let’s make one yummy salad.
Okay, I love making popsicles, no surprise there. I’ve been wanting to make a wine popsicle for quite some time. But I wanted one that really showcased the wine. I love using wine as an ingredient but not just to dump it into some sangria with no consideration to the tasting notes. Well I finally found my wine.
A sour cream-based popsicle recipe made with fresh mission figs and whole vanilla bean. If you love creamsicles, this is your next dessert recipe.
If you love hummus, O-M-G are these freaking good. Like, cut-a-bitch good if someone tried to take one from you. So you better make extra!
I love wine. You know what I love even more, using wine as an ingredient. Whether it is poaching pears or making boozy popsicles, it is quite a versatile ingredient. Like this savory sangria.
Sweet, savory, and spicy, this cold soup (known as gazpacho) is the perfect summertime recipe for watermelon lovers. No cooking required! It’s easy and simple.
It’s a lot like a creamsicle but with goat milk. Honey and thyme are used to round out the earthier notes found in the goat cheese but trust me, you’ll never notice. Plus, this thing is bursting with bourbon so who cares, right?
Love sweet and spicy? Try this watermelon, tomato, and jalapeño popsicle recipe, made with fresh juice and whole fruit. This is your next summer dessert.
These pops are super refreshing. The basil simple syrup makes them bright but the celery and salt tones down the fact that they are much sweeter than my usual recipe. I think you will be surprised.
Fresh and tart, this salsa just screams for a warm day and some cerveza. Serve it up at your next picnic. Or any meal for that matter.
If you love Cuba Libres, you must try this ice cream float recipe inspired by the popular cocktail. Made with Coca-Cola and rum, this is a delicious boozy dessert.
Roasted potatoes are the perfect side dish. This recipe infuses red, purple, and yellow baby potatoes with fresh rosemary and spicy garlic. And it’s vegan.
Avocados for dessert? Yes! It is a fruit, after all. These delicious tropical popsicles are made with fresh lime, avos, and coconut milk. Cabana boys not included.
This side dish is slightly sweet and smokey (thank you bourbon!) with just a hint of spice from the cardamom pod. Of course, the thyme helps round out all those flavors and giving it a bright finish. This dish is as beautiful on the taste buds as it is to photograph!
I am always looking for fun and exciting ways to add heat to a meal. I put it in my sangrias, popsicles and pretty much everywhere. Well, sometimes I just want to go straight to the source.
A delicious homemade popsicle recipe inspired by Indian cuisine. These mango lassi pops are easy to make and packed with fresh mango and probiotic Greek yogurt.
I admit, I avoided gazpacho for years. I had no particularly good reason. I just couldn’t get past the idea of cold soup. It seems so wrong. Soup should be warm, cozy and comforting–like a Snuggie! Not cold. One day I decided to give it a whirl, and I immediately wanted to kick myself for […]
This salad recipe uses my Marinated Mozzarella Cheese which is bursting with lime, cilantro and basil–yum! It goes so well with the grilled mangos that it is bound to be a favorite.
This mozzarella is crisp and savory. Perfect for your next caprese salad. That’s a hint by the way.
A healthy fruit salad recipe made using fresh mangos and avocados, and tossed with a tangy and spicy cilantro-lime dressing. Yes, avocados are fruit!
This dressing is a favorite of mine because I like a little heat with my salads. Who am I kidding? I like a little heat with my salads, popsicles, soups, sangrias and everything else. It is great for rounding out almost any salad but it really shines on those with fruits like the avocado.
This organic lavender rum-based cocktail is just one of the many you’ll find at the Alexander Valley Bar by Medlock Ames. Medlock Ames is a sustainable winery located in Alexander Valley.
Celebrate 4/20 with these homemade “pot” brownies, made in a single cast iron skillet! They’re loaded with gooey dark chocolate, coffee, and fresh vanilla bean.
Want to make the perfect brunch? Of course you do! This vegetarian Egg Benedict is amazeballs. Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Tomatoes and Serrano & Sweet Potato Home Fries just make the best meal ever! I think I might serve this to my mom for Mother’s Day.
This slow roasted tomato recipe is infused with fresh rosemary and spicy garlic. The tomatoes are perfect for bruschetta, pizza, or great for any homemade pasta sauce.
This recipe is a classic Hollandaise sauce. Know as one of the 5 French Mother Sauces, this video shows you how easy it is to make this breakfast staple.
There’s a certain elegance that lavender brings to almost any dish. I displayed this before with my Honey-Lavender Stuffed Strawberries and and had been wanting to rework that combo for a while. Well, I did. Check out these amazing popsicles!
Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month with the best grilled sammy ever. This recipe stuffs a classic grilled cheese sandwich with delicious, spicy and fresh guac.
Well, I am here to say that is this the best one you’ll ever have. Chunky, spicy and bright…this guacamole recipes goes best with cold beers and good friends. Lot’s of them!
I love the idea of a warm salad so why not a salad with fire? A Caprese seemed liked the best choice. Typically served cold, this would be an interesting twist one wouldn’t expect.
The perfect way to indulge if there ever was one. Fresh asparagus covered in gooey Gruyere cheese and then topped off with a fried egg.
Quite possibly one of the best breakfast ideas ever. Not that eggs and toast on their own are bad but Egg in a Basket just takes that combo to a hole (no pun intended) new level. And I just love that part where the bread has absorbed the egg white and gets all fried. Yum!
One of my favorites is fresh mango and the way it is prepared at food trucks throughout Mexico. It is so good that it’s hard to believe it is so simple. Fresh mango, cut into strips, is then spritzed with fresh lime juice and dusted with salt and chili powder. How good does that sound?
This sandwich is part PB&J, part French toast, and full on awesome. If you thought a peanut butter & jelly sandwich recipe couldn’t be decadent, you thought wrong. Oh, and so did I! Enjoy.
They are sorta the perfect deviled egg for Easter! Spiked with vodka and colored with fresh red beets, this recipe makes candy-filled Easter more adult oriented.
Toasted Israeli couscous with roasted brussels and crisp tangerine make this salad the perfect representation of winter meets spring. This recipe is both hearty and fresh, great for a picnic.
Lime juice and the fresh tarragon give this frozen avocado margarita recipe its bright crisp flavor. And the savoriness of the tarragon also plays well with the avocado, making this a great garden cocktail.
This recipe is earthy as one would expect from beets. And it is no surprise how well balsamic compliments them. The chocolate just adds a touch of sweetness to enhance the flavors you get from roasting the root veggie.
Love mojitos? Try this unusual version that is made using fresh lavender. This recipe is by the girl & the fig.
The great thing about simple syrup is you can flavor it with almost anything, like lavender. I recommend this syrup for ice teas, ice cream and lemonade but experiment with it. I am sure there are many ways to enjoy it.
This recipe is divine. The lavender and honey cream cheese brighten the strawberry’s more tart notes and just makes a lush, simple and scrumptious dessert. What better way to welcome spring?
Who says eating green has to be bad for you? Keep St. Patrick’s Day healthy with these easy eat and drink recipes.
I love mojitos for their crisp and refreshing flavors. This cucumber and green tea mojito recipe is no exception. It’s cool, refreshing and good for you… because their is green tea, ya know?
What is it with the combination of grapefruit and vodka? It just pairs so well together, especially in this boozy popsicle recipe with fresh basil.
Looking for a fun way to enjoy beets and carrots. Try this twist on the margarita. This cocktail is super tasty and super pretty!
Today is National Margarita Day! So what better way to celebrate than with four unique and tasty recipes that will knock your socks off.
An “egg in the hole” breakfast recipe with an over-easy egg fried up inside an avocado. And because it is a toast-free recipe, it is also gluten free!
There’s isn’t much I do not like with an avocado but wow, egg might be one of my favorites. That is no surprise, you’ve all seen me fry an egg inside an avocado a la “egg in the hole.” Well here is one more way to love avocados and eggs, right?
Valentine’s Day is next week and while a box of chocolates and flowers might earn you some points, you’ll definitely score with this homemade baked s’mores recipe.
This homemade marshmallow recipe is easy to make, requires no candy thermometer and is 100% corn syrup free! Perfect for a campfire or your next cup of hot cocoa.
I know, it’s kinda cheezy. Well, it’s pizza…which is always cheesy. But also because there are heart-shaped beets all over it. This Valentine’s Day Pizza with kale pesto is a fun holiday meal to keep your love going all night long.
The perfect pasta dish for Italian food lovers who also love California cuisine. This pesto recipe is avocado-based, so creamy, and 100% vegan.
A plant-based vegetarian spin on traditional corn dogs. This recipe uses broccoli and carrots in place of hot dogs, and a delicious organic IPA for the beer batter.
Instead of being tart as one would expect from a grapefruit-based drink, this roasted margarita is slightly smokey, crisp, and just a little spicy (thank you habanero). It’s perfect for winter. Curl up next to the fire and enjoy!
I don’t know about you but what’s a party without great food, right? But it’s almost game day and you don’t want to be running around like crazy or spending hours in the kitchen. Well, you don’t have to!
You might have noticed, I really get into the visuals of food here at Cooking Stoned. So making oatmeal sexy is one of my goals. I think I succeeded with this Healthy Breakfast Crème Brûlée Oatmeal.
What is the Big Game without a handful of snacks? Especially if they are homemade. Just one of the wonderful things about these roasted curry chickpeas.
Fight food waste and eat more tasty things with these candied grapefruit peels. Perfect as dessert or in your homemade granola, candied citrus peels are simple and easy to make.
A homemade blended margarita with a Corona beer flipped up inside of it. This cocktail recipe, made with fresh citrus, is as tasty as it is festive.
Super Bowl or not, these fried risotto balls (arancini) make the perfect appetizer. Made with beer soaked risotto, fresh Gouda cheese and lots of love, you will need to make a double batch of this recipe.
Mac n Cheese just got better. Baked and swirling with Broccoli Pesto, this adult version of the classic recipe is a must try.
Baked eggs are amazing. Eggs baked in side other foods are even better! This artichoke baked egg recipe is an easy way to gourmet up your next brunch or breakfast.
If there’s a vegetarian version of the internet’s bacon meme, it could quite possibly be the artichoke. Vegetarians and vegans alike flock to it, or any recipe using it. And this one will be no exception.
Ain’t nothing like a boozy popsicle, right? I sorta feel kid-like having one but in a “I snuck into my parent’s liquor cabinet” kinda way. And this deconstructed kiwi margarita is the perfect way to start!
Homemade cheese sauce is easy to make, promise. This simple recipe, made with Parmesan and Gruyère, is perfect on pasta, veggies, or for mac and cheese.
Nothing quite like a messy burger, is there? What I enjoy most about veggie burgers is the endless possibility of combinations, like this spicy butternut squash & black bean burger recipe. Loaded with quinoa, fresh squash and a whole lot of flavor.
Move over onion rings! This fried ring recipe uses fresh granny smith apples to create a savory and sweet appetizer (or is it dessert). It goes both ways!
We could all eat just a little more broccoli, right? This tasty vegetable (along with Gouda cheese), make these cornbread muffins amazing and kid-friendly.
Take my butternut squash ice cream to the next level by turning it into a milkshake… oh, and adding bourbon. The perfect adult treat!
This pizza recipe is covered in raw kale pesto and roasted sweet potatoes, giving it an earthy and sweet flavor. What better way to sneak more kale into your diet.
Pizza dough is one of those things that once you make it yourself, you’ll eat even more pizza than you already do. Why? Well, homemade pizza dough is super easy to make and fresh baked pizza is way tastier than anything you’ll get delivered.
An easy and simple vegetarian recipe that celebrates yummy butternut squash. This side dish can easily be made vegan for a healthier plant-based diet.
Warm your winter with this sunny sake-based sangria that tastes like summer. Bursting with fresh ginger, crisp tangerine and a slight minty finish, this sangria recipe is everything a mixed drink should be. You’ll almost not want to share!
A simple one pan breakfast made in a skillet. This vegetarian brunch recipe is a combination of crispy sweet potatoes, spicy serranos, garlic, and baked eggs.
Do you like to cheat? Admit it. Sometimes you do. This butternut squash ice cream feels naughty–but in a good way!
I never liked pistachios growing up. Now I love them. And this raw pistachio kale pesto is just one of the many ways I eat them regularly.
Not only is this baked risotto easy to prepare, but it is so hearty and versatile but probably illegal in Italy and some parts of New York. That’s okay, because this orange and vanilla bean risotto is delicious and worth a little hard time.
I’ve been a bit of a cranberry recipe fanatic this season. Here are a few of my new favorite ways to enjoy the cranberry.
This is the month of the cranberry. This gooey white cheddar and cranberry dip is just one more recipe to add to the mix. Make a lot, this stuff will go fast.
Try this Christmas-inspired white wine sangria made with fresh cranberries and rosemary. This infused-wine recipe is easy to make and great for the holidays.
My affinity for Brussels sprouts is no secret. I mean, have you seen my Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts? You will love these Amazing Brussels Sprout Latkes just as much!
These crispy apple latkes take this traditional recipe to new heights. Top it off with some bourbon caramel sauce, sour cream, and boom… you have dessert.
Spicy, sweet and ready to party! That is one way to describe this hand-crafted Jalapeño and Cilantro Margarita recipe from Medlock Ames.
Hanukkah never looked so good. Curry sweet potato latkes topped with maple greek yogurt will make your holiday one to remember.
Boozy roasted cranberries and gooey brie make this mouthwatering grilled cheese sandwich a quick favorite. What better way to use up all that leftover homemade cranberry sauce?
This winter salad has enough flavor to keep you eating healthy all through the holidays. The roasted persimmons add a lot of flavor and there’s just enough brie cheese to make you feel like you’re cheating on your diet. Maybe you are?
Cold? Don’t worry, I have the perfect thing to warm up those Popsicle-toes. This vegetarian pozole (inspired by my good friend Alison King) is big on flavor, easy to make and perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Mac n’ cheese is somewhat of a guilty pleasure, no? Like, it almost feels wrong to eat it once you no longer live in the college dormitory; I said almost! Well, gnocchi makes the dish feel a bit more “grown up” if you will.
I always prefer a fresh fruit smoothie over the frozen fruit kind. This persimmon smoothie is no exception. With coconut milk, orange juice and ripe persimmon, this drink is earthy and sweet, spicy and just slightly tart. Oh, and it is vegan!
It’s pie season! So what’s your poison? Warm and gooey apple pie? Or is it the earthy and sweet pumpkin pie, topped with fresh whipped cream. Whatever it is, it’s always better with homemade crust, right?
Nothing quite captures the flavors of roasted butternut squash like these pillowy gnocchi dumplings. Dressed in a poppy seed and butter sauce, this dish is bound to be a fall-time favorite.
Fresh cranberry sauce is a great way to appreciate this holiday favorite. Slightly tart, vegan and soaked in booze… it’s the perfect side for any family meal.
This classic omelette is perfect on its own or served up with a fresh salad. Either way, you’ll be eating French omelettes for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
If you’ve never had a persimmon, this salad recipe is a great place to start. Aside from being simple and quick, this caprese uses basil and goat cheese in lieu of mozzarella. Discover the persimmon today!
These sweet potato pancakes, stuffed with ricotta cheese and dripping with maple syrup, are just too good to be true. Seriously, they might be illegal.
I don’t know about you but, for me, Thanksgiving is all about the side dishes! Here are a few of my gourmet favorites to make every year.
Here are 4 amazing Thanksgiving appetizers that will keep your guests busy eating while you enjoy a nice glass of wine.
This goat cheese fondue has less cheese and more pumpkin, so you could call it “healthy,” (though you’d be lying) or you can just eat more of it.
LOVE bell peppers, especially the red, yellow and orange ones. But I also love mashed potatoes! I combine the two in this wonderful stuffed bell pepper dish.
Buttery caramel with hints of bourbon that round out the flavors of burnt sugar make this corn-syrup free dipping sauce perfect on apples or your lover.
What is it about sweet and salty? These pumpkin seeds are the perfect combo. The maple syrup provides just a hint of sweetness against the sea salt.
Have you ever had a Mexican mocha? That was my inspiration for these pumpkin seeds. I wanted the depth you get in coffee, plus some of that heat from chili.
A tasty appetizer recipe for Brussels sprout lovers (and haters). Stuffed with garlic, ricotta cheese, and herbs, such as basil and sage, these sprouts are amazing!
What could make healthy hummus even better? Healthy beets! This Roasted Red Beet Hummus is even tastier than it looks.
A refreshing popsicle recipe made with homemade limeade and fresh pomegranate arils (the seeds). This four-ingredient recipe is as easy as it is delicious.
This homemade cranberry sauce is swirling with ginger and orange zest. No need for that jiggly stuff from a can ever again.
Kiwi salsa gets a kick in the pants with fresh Jalapeños and earthy cilantro. This is the perfect winter salsa, spicy enough to warm you up! And it is vegan.
Yes, it is as amazing as it sounds! Dripping with warm maple syrup, this decadent French toast dipped in pancake batter is bound to be a Sunday favorite.
This Thanksgiving Mashed Potato Threesome is made from Butternut Squash “Mashed Potatoes,” Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Curried Mashed Potatoes. Enjoy!
These Green Tea, Basil and Meyer Lemon Popsicles are fresh and tangy, kinda like an Arnold Palmer, but with healthy green tea.
This Buttery Garlic Mashed Potato recipe is perfect on it’s own or as used in my Mashed Potato Threeway recipe. Either way, you will love them!
Quickly turn any hater of Brussels Sprouts around with these Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts . Crushed pine nuts and Parmesan give them some extra crunch and flavor.
This vegetarian recipe uses curry to take traditional mashed potatoes to a new level. With yogurt, garlic and source cream, these taters are bound to be a favorite.
Baked in a pumpkin, this cheese fondue recipe is the perfect fall appetizer. It’s as festive as it is tasty, plus it’s easy and simple to make.
This 3-ingredient recipe uses butternut squash to add flavor and depth to traditional mashed potatoes, meaning no dairy required, making a quick vegan.
Whether it is tangy yellow peaches or sweet white peaches, you’ll get the most out of your hard earned cash with these tips for buying and storing them.
This simple food storage tip keeps fresh kale from spoiling using items you already have at home. Plus, why you shouldn’t store kale with tomatoes, apples, and more.
This cooking tip shows you how to de-stem fresh kale without wasting any of those delicious and healthy kale greens, while easily removing the unwanted stem.
Kale is not only super healthy, it is also super tasty. Well, that is if you pick out the right bunch. Using these quick tips, you can have the freshest and healthiest kale out there. Frist off, always buy organic kale. Last year, kale was added to the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen. The Dirty […]
The flesh of the tomato houses all of that wonderful umami flavor you love. So, knowing how to seed this ubiquitous fruit is very important.
Fresh fennel is good for a lot of things. Everything from curing flatulence to being high in Vitamin C. So storing it properly is important! Fennel can be used in a variety of ways. It is perfect caramelized, on pizza, in a soup, over a salad or braised.
Fennel is not only tasty but high in Vitamin C and fiber. The plant’s bulb can be used in a variety of ways. It is perfect caramelized, on pizza, in a soup, over a salad or braised. Once you learn how to cut it properly, you will be adding fennel to everything!
Fresh fennel is not only tasty but the plant’s bulb is high in Vitamin C and fiber. This video shows you how to pick out the freshest fennel available.
Good produce makes a great meal. In this video I explain how to pick out the best fresh tomatoes whether you are at the farmers market or the grocery store. Fresh tomatoes should be full on flavor and very aromatic. With these quick tips, you will never buy a dull tomato!
Learn to make the perfect caramelized onions. It’s easy with the cooking tips outlined in this how to video.
An simple cooking tip for chopping fresh cilantro. This how to video shows you how to easily remove cilantro leaves from the stem to prepare them for chopping.
This cooking tip walks you through preparing a poached egg, and how to do it perfectly every time. This easy three-step process makes egg poaching fool proof. Promise.
This food storage tip keeps your tomatoes fresher longer. Using items you already have at home, it prevents fresh tomatoes from spoiling too soon.
This food storage tip is an easy and simple kitchen hack for keeping fresh berries mold-free using items you probably already have in your house.
Fresh asparagus, when cooked right, can be a lovely addition to almost any meal. It’s crisp, earthy flavor is undeniably unique and so tasty!
Mangos are tasty but also expensive. Using this quick tip on cutting one, you will get the most bang for your buck.
Fresh asparagus is such a treat and using this method you can keep it fresh in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Crisp, slightly sweet and a green grassy-like flavor, fresh asparagus is perfect steamed, sautéed or even just grilled. It requires hardly any meddling to taste amazing.
This food storage tip is the best kitchen hack for keeping fresh cut avocados green. It keeps them fresh longer using items you already have in your house.
How to remove an avocado’s seed without wasting any of the fruit or cutting yourself.
Kiwifruit is a welcome winter treat. But the it’s also a difficult fruit to enjoy. With very little effort, you can easily waste a lot of it just trying to trim and clean it for eating. This tip on peeling kiwifruit will not only save your kiwis but also time and money.
Selecting a fresh, ripe, and delicious persimmon, such as a Fuyu or a Hachiya, is easy with these simple grocery shopping tips.
What is it about pomegranates. Tasty, beautiful and super healthy. They’re kinda the perfect fruit. That said, they can be pretty pricy so knowing how to seed them is key. You do not want to waste those precious arils.
Good quality dried pasta is dependent on the grade of the semolina flour and the process used to make it. High quality semolina flour means your pasta will be higher in protein and other nutrients and it will taste better. The drying process used affects the nutritional value. Pasta that is dried slowly at a lower temperature will retain more of the wheat’s nutrients.
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Looking for an all natural homemade disinfectant that is non-toxic, smells great, and easy to make? This lemon thyme vinegar cleaner is for you.
Fighting food waste is easier than you think. These 7 tips make saving the planet (and money) super easy.
Eating vegan just got easier! Check out my vegan picks from Whole Foods Market. Yup, it is that easy.
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California is facing one of the worst droughts on record. You know, it’s the post-Apocalyptic scenario that Kevin Costner movies are made of. But if there’s a silver lining, it’s that you can help by making better water-conscious food choices.
We are all busy. So packing a healthy, tasty lunch for your kids (or yourself) isn’t always easy. Well, these hacks change all of that.
They are simple to do and make eating a home-brought lunch a lot more fun.
The great thing about peaches is just how versatile they are. Trust me, there is so much more to this fruit than just simple pie. You can easily replace most tomato recipes with peaches. Here are a few.
This month’s Three Loaves recipe comes from my good friend Michael Cole. It’s this delicious Dill & Buttermilk Sourdough bread. A nice nod to San Francisco, where we met. Oh, and I met Michael over Instagram, which is just so SF. You can find Michael’s instructions below.
Located in Sonoma county, tucked away in the tiny town of Windsor, is one of wine country’s biggest names in Chardonnay: Sonoma-Cutrer. Even if you’ve never heard of Sonoma-Cutrer, trust me, you’ve had their delicious wine. Their flagship wine, Russian River Ranches, is the most requested Chardonnay, according to Wine & Spirits Magazine. And it’s been that way for 22 years!
Having a party? Want to serve the perfect beer? This infographic from Whole Foods Market helps you choose the perfect brew for your occasion.
The latest Three Loaves recipe. Orange Ginger and Cardamom Bread for feeding the needy. Get more info at www.threeloaves.info.
Celebrate the Super Bowl with these amazing vegetarian and vegan sandwiches that will even please the meat eaters.
Make game day a hit with these 9 Super Bowl recipes for the avocado lover in all of us.
If you’ve ever aspired to be a slick bartender, here are 78 cocktail recipes you should know. Now let’s get that party started!
A team of microbiologists and designers have created a device that turns man-made trash–specifically plastics–into edible mushrooms. Not the kind you’re used to buying at the farmers market, more like something out of a Björk video.
Another MasterChef recipe for FOX. This one is grilled asparagus and a poached egg over a rosemary parmesan grit cake.
Another MasterChef recipe for FOX. This one is a Blue Cheese Potato Salad stuffed inside Grilled Iceberg lettuce and then topped off with homemade vegan Bacon-y Bits.
Shop in style with this fresh Cooking Stoned reusable bag! Durable and sassy… what else do you need for your next trip to the farmers market?
Here is my third recipe for the MasterChef Mystery Box Challenge. This time I made a Thai-riffic lassi recipe, inspired by sweet basil.
Blueberry and thyme olive oil bread recipe for the Three Loaves charity. This recipe makes three loaves of bread and helps feed the needy.
A healthy twist on traditional poppers, these Hummus Jalapeño Poppers are baked, easy to make and super yummy. This is my second MasterChef recipe.
In the year or so I have been doing Cooking Stoned, I constantly get asked a few things. One, where is your cookbook? And two, how can I cook with you? I love being asked these questions. It warms my heart that people love what I love doing. I’ve been wanted to do cooking classes […]
Inspired by the Italian dessert panna cotta, this breakfast recipe is pure indulgence. The bottom layer is a “salted” caramel made using soy sauce and brown sugar; it’s as tasty as it is weird. The middle is stuffed with creamy coconut and vanilla bean grits. And it’s all topped off with a thin layer of […]
I am excited to announce that over the next few months I will be joining MasterChef. I have partnered with Tumblr, Plated and MasterChef in an at-home challenge that is going to be a lot of fun. How awesome is that?
Exclusive recipes coming to the Cooking Stoned Newsletter!
Anyone who’s ever played with their food will have nothing but respect for Lauren Purnell’s work. The artist takes simple items found in any produce aisle and turns them into culinary canvases. The detail and accuracy is astonishing. Plus they look very tasty! The Vancouver-based artist has been creating these festive works on Tumblr for […]
California is a pretty special place to live in, no surprise there. From sunny beaches to snow-capped mountains, this golden state has a lot to offer. More so, the food scene is as diverse as the state’s geography; San Francisco especially. You can have Mexican food, Thai, Burmese, southern Indian, or almost any cuisine delivered […]
Fruit pops are the best but the world of dessert can be so much more than just berries and peaches. These 10 popsicles show you just how tasty dessert can be with other ingredients like fresh herbs, veggies and even goat cheese! Avocado Popsicles While here in the states, avocados are mostly limited to Mexican […]
Yes, some flowers are edible. But some are also deadly… well, if you eat them. Not to freak ya out but there are a few rules to follow when eating flowers. For one, only eat the ones you know are consumable. Don’t eat anything from a florist or nursery, it’s probably been sprayed with some […]
Growing all of the ingredients for fresh pico de gallo couldn’t be simpler. Plant, grow and cook your very own salsa garden.
The meaning of flowers, known as floriography, is about messages hidden within certain flowers, and an art that dates back to Victorian times.
8 seasonal margaritas, mojitos and sangrias, perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo with!
Tasty, easy to make, and way better than your boyfriend. Yup, these tasty morsels will never let you down. Whether it’s the Guacamole Grilled Cheese or the Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Sandwich, these sandwich recipes are loads of fun on a bun! Well, when there is a bun… that is. So let’s get […]
T.G.I.Fall Down Friday! You know what that means… more dranking and less working. I poached this boozy beach photo from my friend Taylen’s Facebook page. If you have a pic you want us to use, let us know! 2012 Zocker Grüner Veltliner It’s time to rock out with your Zock(ner) out! Crisp and acidic, this […]
Let’s face it, eating well is expensive… or it can be. Buying produce that is either organically grown (or biodynamically) is not cheap. But ingesting pesticide residue is anything but ideal. Luckily, you can shave a few bucks off your grocery bill by growing a few of those staples from your diet. Best part, it […]
It’s Fall Down Friday and here are three sustainable wines for Valentine’s Day. Organic, biodynamic or SIP Certified, you cannot go wrong. Drink green and get drunk!
Anyway, it’s the weekend and you’ve worked hard. You deserve a drink (or ten). Even if you haven’t worked at all (funemployed?)… that’s no excuse. It’s Friday and it’s time to get your blood alcohol up while you throw your party down.
Wine should be tasty enough to knock your knickers off but not kill the planet in the process. Which is why we love this infographic from the Frei Brothers, puts it all in perspective. Happy drinking!
Now that Holidazed is printed and the e-book is available, I am sorta reminiscing about these past few years. For example, when I met Michelle Branch about two years ago, the thought of having a food blog of my own never really crossed my mind. Or a cookbook, for that matter. Or even more absurdly, being at the same Oscar party as her and her sister just a few months later. But it all happened.
No other fruit or vegetable quite captures the Christmas season like cranberries do. With their bright red color, they quickly turn any dish into something festive. So avoid that jiggly canned stuff and try these simple and tasty recipes instead.
I’m proud to announce that my very first cookbook, Holidazed, is off to the printer! Yes, it’s finally done. Want a copy? Duh, of course you do! Sign up here and you’ll be immediately notified when Holidazed is available for ordering. Simple as that!
Happy World Egg Day! I kinda love eggs. It’s the one reason I cannot be vegan. Okay, that and cheese. Well, specifically gouda cheese. Now I want some cheese. Wait…what were we talking about?
I like to push the boundaries of a single ingredient. That was the inspiration for this beet cocktail, to really show just how flexible this tasty (and healthy) root vegetable is. I wanted to celebrate the beet for those that love it and make something really accessible for those that don’t. This does just that.
Using my years of cooking experience along with my unique take on ingredients, sustainability and food, I am going to create the dopest, most awesomest, most unicorn-saving cookbook out there! Oh, and it will include this yummy drink.
Here is the first recipe I completed for the book, a Wine-Poached Pear Martini. This cocktail not only makes your house smell like Christmas, it tastes like it too! Swimming with clove, star anise, orange and more, you are going to want this drink recipe for you holiday party!
Come celebrate freedom with these amazing vegetarian and vegan recipes. Perfect for the 4th of July, you have everything from blueberry BBQ sauce to frosty Mexican bulldogs. Enjoy!
Happy 4th of July! Here are 5 great last minute dessert ideas you can still make today.
Whether you are celebrating Gay Pride from your rooftop or at a neighborhood BBQ, it’s gonna be warm out. So here’s a rainbow of ways to cool off. Besides, it’s Gay Pride…you gotta suck on something!
I love Memorial Day weekend. Sure, the day off from work is great (though I usually still work) but what I really love is that it’s the first warm holiday. After a crisp winter, I am ready to gather around the BBQ with good friends, great food, and amazing cocktails.
Here are some recipes to show your friends just how gourmet vegans can get! From Avocado Gazpacho to Chocolate Roasted Beets, these recipes are as simple as they are tasty.
Cheese, glorious cheese! I love it. Probably too much. That said, I don’t plan on squelching my addiction anytime soon. Here are some great recipes to join me with.
I remember summertime as a kid, when my day was immediately disrupted by that oh-so-familiar Ice Cream Truck jingle. No matter what I was doing, I made a B-line for that truck. Of course, then I had to run back and beg my mom for money. That said, getting a popsicle was some how magical. And til this day I still think so.
Which knife does what? End the confusion around your kitchen knives with this handy cheat sheet infographic.
Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow and, well, if you are looking for some new recipes to blow your mind…I have a few! From my Guacamole Grilled Cheese to the Avocado Gazpacho, you’re going to love these. Enjoy! Appetizers Guacamole Deviled Eggs There’s isn’t much I do not like with an avocado but wow, egg might […]
Let’s get this party started! These appetizers are the perfect excuse to drink more cerveza this Cinco de Mayo–not that we need an excuse! Guacamole Deviled Eggs There’s isn’t much I do not like with an avocado but wow, egg might be one of my favorites. That is no surprise, you’ve all seen me fry […]
Not that you need a holiday in order to enjoy a tasty cocktail but just in case you do, here is a good reason: Cinco de Mayo! I’ve rounded up some of my best recipes here for you to get your par-tay on. Enjoy! Frozen Avocado Margarita Slightly sweet, crisp, and bursting with citrus…this drink […]
I remember summertime as a kid, when my day was immediately disrupted by that oh-so-familiar Ice Cream Truck jingle. No matter what I was doing, I made a B-line for that truck. Of course, then I had to run back and beg my mom for money. That said, getting a popsicle was some how magical. […]
It is National Grilled Cheese Month and today, today is National Grilled Cheese Day–Yum! I probably shouldn’t eat all of these sandwiches today but there is a good chance I am going to have each of them this month. Which one will you be trying? Spicy Grilled Cheese Southwestern Grilled Cheese Sandwich Avocado and Jalapeno […]
I cook a lot. That said, I still find myself Googling this information all of the time. I am glad to see this chart that I can print out and pin to the fridge. I hope you find it useful too!
If you are hosting Easter Brunch tomorrow or just want to wow your family, I know the perfect thing. Well, I know the perfect 9 things! These recipes are big on flavor and easy on time. I think you’re gonna love them. Heck, you’ll probably even make them past Easter. Let’s start with the booze, […]
Love beets and want to enjoy them even more? With these four recipes you can drink beets or eat them as an appetizer, side or entree.
I keep coming across all of these amazing infographics this week. Did you see this one on The Shelf Life of Food? Well, this one is pretty neat too…I have always wanted to live off the land in this matter. Do you share the same fantasy? Let me know in the comments! Home Solar Power […]
Curious about the shelf life of the food you eat. This infographic details how long produce, meats, and everything else will last.
I admit. I have avoided this recipe listing format for some time. I dunno exactly why but something about it always seemed odd. That said, as a food writer…I see a LOT of recipes every day. And you know, not every recipes is going to be found here at Cooking Stoned. So it seemed like […]