By Pia

Bowl with Vegan Fall Barley Salad

This is an easy recipe to prepare. It is yummy and healthy. Enjoy!

Sunday Dinner

Today for dinner I made a spiced brown rice, which had spices like cardamom, cloves, peppercorns and safflower in it. The sautéed Tofu dish was spiced with Bragg's Amino Liquid, hot chili sauce, nutritional yeast and had steamed broccoli, sautéed onions and fresh pressed garlic mixed into it. Along side I steamed artichokes.

We support a family business which creates those wonderful three flavored Bitchin' Sauces. We discovered them at our Farmer's Market. Every weekend when we're at the Hillcrest Farmer's Market we buy this amazing sauce. And we continue to support and buy their sauces and hope you will too.
There are moments when we are desperate and have to fall back on making it ourselves. So here is a really good recipe with small adjustments, it is yummy!

Use it to dip fresh veggies for appetizer or snack. Use it in burritos, over rice and beans or? You'll come up with many more ideas, I am sure of it.

Yummy and moist muffins which will always remind me of Berkeley Bowl in the Bay area and when I helped my daughter Sarah move back to San Diego. Try them they are very delicious!

This is a wonderful cake which is not too sweet, rich in fruit and nourishing. It is the favorite cake of our oldest son Thomas. You can substitute any fresh fruit. Growing up in Switzerland this dish was cooked almost every Friday. First course was the same dish prepared with veggies; kind of a quiche really and the second course was the sweet version.

Cinnamon Star Swiss Christmas cookies

Another of those yummy Christmas cookies we bake in Switzerland. This cookie contains mostly almonds and has no flour in it. A very good gluten-free choice.
Enjoy making and eating them.

Traditional Swiss Chraebeli christmas cookies

This is another traditional Christmas cookie we love.