Chocolate Superfood-Spiked Energy Bites


A couple of weeks ago I bought a cookbook titled, Superfood Snacks, by Julie Morris, a health food chef living in Los Angeles. It was an unusual purchase for me because I rarely buy cookbooks. Oh I used to all the time when I lived in Portland. But back then I was buying discounted cookbooks…

Avocado Salsa


Ingredients 2 shallots, halved 1 Serrano pepper, quartered, seeds optional 2 garlic cloves, smashed 4 medium tomatillos, (about 8 ounces) husked, rinsed, and coarsely chopped 1  avocado, peeled and cut into chunks 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped Directions Put the shallot, jalapeno, and garlic in a…

Grape Tomato Salsa


It’s been awhile since I’ve made my own fresh salsa. The last fresh salsa I ate was a Christmas gift – two Christmases ago! – from an old coworker.  Don’t be fooled from the pink color of the salsa – there’s nothing girly about this recipe. It’s packed with a ton of fresh flavor and…