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Coco’s Cocoa Bites

Coco’s Cocoa Bites

Small and satisfying chocolate bites.

Fava Bean Purée

Fava Bean Purée

It’s our understanding that we should all be eating more cover crops; it gives farmers a small boost for improving their soil. Turns out, eating cover crops is also a very tasty thing to do. Fresh favas are only available in springtime, but they work wonders for our tilth.

Coconut Pecan Nougat

Coconut Pecan Nougat

We created this for the holiday season, but we had a hard time deciding what to call it. Part nougat, part fudge, maybe even a little bark, we accidentally made a vegan, gluten-free candy that tastes as good as its over-the-top Christmas candy counterparts. Put it alongside Aunt Duveen’s divinity and nobody will even know it’s from a different food generation. Not only that, but it’s easy to make.

Date Truffles

Date Truffles

These little sweets use the simplicity of a few ingredients to quell a craving without any added sugar.

Frittata Bites

Frittata Bites

These were developed as a savory gnosh to reach for at the brunch table. There’s always a surplus of baked goods within reach, but for something a little more substantial to eat out of hand, these do the trick.

Everyday Granola Bars

Everyday Granola Bars

I grew up on those Nature Valley granola bars that are so addictive. Problem is, the ingredients leave much to be desired. I developed this recipe to eat in their place, and these have become a constant in our after school snack repertoire.

Deep Chocolate Madeleines

Deep Chocolate Madeleines

Think of these buttery chocolate treats as a new hippie classic. In other words, these are the pot brownie of the modern age, except they harken back to the days of Proust.

Quick Marinated Goat Cheese

Quick Marinated Goat Cheese

Need something quick to set out with a clutch of crackers while dinner finishes bubbling away? Keep this recipe on-hand for such occasions. I almost always keep one of those packages of fresh goat…

Ciambellinne (wine & olive oil cookie)

Ciambellinne (wine & olive oil cookie)

These come together quickly, and look unassuming on the plate, but they have a surprising mix of ingredients that makes them a little beguiling.

Drunken Figs

Drunken Figs

This luscious and jammy condiment sits atop little toasts like a jewel.

Cornbread Madeleines

Cornbread Madeleines

This recipe is a nod to the movie Paris, Texas. You can’t beat a fancy dinner party hors d’oeuvre that can pass as a healthy lunchbox snack.

The Art of Popping Popcorn or How to have a Cheery Day

The Art of Popping Popcorn or How to have a Cheery Day

I have yet to meet a day that can’t be improved by a big, buttery bowl of popcorn. It’s not the same kind of cure that, say, a pot of tomato sauce can dole out, but popcorn takes such little…