Indulge Local: Cup4Cup

Cup4Cup is a gluten free flour developed by Chef Lena Kwak and Chef Thomas Keller of the renowned French Laundry in Yountville, CA. They knew they had stumbled upon something special when a guest tasted Lena’s gluten-free brioche and cried with joy because she hadn’t tasted bread in seven years. They knew this was a product that had to be shared—Cup4Cup was founded.

Cheese, Specialties, Uncategorized

Indulge Local: Fabrique Délices


Fabrique Délices is a traditional French charcuterie company in Hayward, California that has been preparing time-honored classics alongside innovative new products for over 30 years. With an extensive product line that includes blood sausage, duck confit and country pâtés, Fabrique Délices produces over 3,000 pounds a day. They only use equipment to grind and mix ingredients and then everything is made by hand! As a fantastic centerpiece for charcuterie plates, Fabrique Délices artisanal pâtés and mousses are a perfect way ..read more


Tips for Boiling Eggs

While the options for coloring and decorating eggs are endless, you always need to start with the same canvas: a hardboiled egg.

Here are a few tips to make sure your eggs come out perfect each time, whether you’re getting ready to decorate them for Easter or just have a craving for some egg salad:

Use room temperature eggs (out of refrigeration for 1 hour). Use eggs that are a week old. Using a non-reactive pot prevents yolks from turning color. Boiling an egg starting ..read more
Produce, Specialties

Vegan Banana Nut Muffins

Don’t know what to do with your overripe bananas? Well wait a minute, don’t toss them! They’re the best kind of bananas for baking banana nut muffins. These are so simple, you might even be able to bake some in the morning before work! Ingredients Makes 1 dozen muffins

3 ½ extra ripe bananas ¼ cup Earth Balance vegetable margarine 1 cup organic cane sugar ½ cup soy or almond milk 2 cups all-purpose flour ¾ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions 25 minutes

Specialties, Uncategorized

Introducing belicious Whole Food Blends: At the Intersection of a Healthy, Mobile Lifestyle

Do you have a love/hate relationship with your blender?  Do you ever wish you could just grab your favorite concoction out of the fridge and take it with you, without the hassle of making it yourself?  Well, with belicious whole food blends, now you can!

Belicious founder and CEO, Heidi Huntsman, felt exactly that way.  Tired of constantly stocking fresh fruit and veggies, combined with the hassle of having to clean the blender “while it’s fresh”, she decided to do something ..read more

regular, Specialties, Uncategorized

Indulge Local: Bob’s Red Mill

Bob’s passion for health & belief in taking care of one another shows in the quality of one of the largest lines of organic, whole grain foods in the country.

Bob’s Red Mill believes in the power of whole grains & manufactures their products using time-honored techniques, like grinding whole grains at cool temperatures with a traditional stone mill. Unlike high-speed steel rollers, their stone mills ensure the most nutritious parts of the whole grain remain, so they can pack ..read more

Bakery, Specialties

Soft & Chewy Gingerbread Men

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too. Come on, it’s lovely weather. For a sleigh ride together with you. Gingerbread Men are our favorite cookies to make and decorate this season. We tested out this awesome vegan recipe by Post Punk Kitchen and loved it! We made a few little changes—the  biggest one being swapping out the molasses for maple syrup, we did this simply because we figured more people have maple syrup on hand than molasses. If you’re ..read more

Gluten Free, Specialties, Uncategorized

Gluten-free Baking Made Easy with Cup4Cup

Our friends at Cup4Cup are helping us make your gluten-free Holiday baking a piece of cake. First time baking gluten-free? No worries tough cookie, you’ve got this! Did you know you can use Cup4Cup flour to replace all-purpose flour cup for cup (1:1) in most traditional recipes for cookies, cake, biscuits, muffins and more? Cup4Cup makes changing your favorite recipes to gluten free versions as easy as possible.

Tips & Tricks Because the holidays are really all about the cookies, Cup4Cup’s Chef Allie ..read more

Bakery, Specialties, Uncategorized

Your Complete Guide to Vegan Thanksgiving

How does one have a fully vegan yet traditional Thanksgiving? Easily! With some minor substitutions, you can make almost any traditional holiday dish vegan. Even if you’re not vegan, cooking vegan is a great way for home-cooks to challenge themselves to explore different ingredients. Here’s a round-up of our favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes along with some vegan cooking tips & tricks:

First thing’s first, what do you serve as a main instead of a turkey?

Orange-Glazed Tofurky Roast