The Best Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Ever!

by angelika on May 19, 2013

Banana Muffins

The kids and I bake every Saturday morning. It’s really a tradition in our house. Stephen is at work, and we made something yummy that we hope will last into the week. (It seldom does.) Most weekends we make muffins or a bread. Sometimes we make a more elaborate dessert, but only if we have someone to […]


Apple Cranberry Turn Overs

by angelika on February 18, 2013

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I love puff pastry desserts, for the ease of making and the delicious flaky buttery flavors. These are mini apple pies, baked to golden crispness in a puff pasty pillow. The best part? You can hold it in your hand and walk away with it. No plate and fork required. We love these for a […]


Morning Glory Muffins

by angelika on January 24, 2013

morning glory muffin

We are big muffin eaters here. My kids just love muffins, they think they are special. So closely related to the cupcake as to be considered a treat. I love muffins because you can make up a batch in about 30 minutes, and stuff them with all kinds of great healthy ingredients. We also send muffins to […]


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

by angelika on November 6, 2012

One upon a time, I ate these delicious muffins with my morning coffee. Muffins that only graced the pastry case in the fall. Then this horrible thing happened. Calorie counts were listed next to the foods in the pastry case, and my beloved muffins came it at just under 500 calories- so I never at […]


Apple Bread

by angelika on September 24, 2012

Fall baking has caught me in it’s tailwind. I smell the cool morning, see the leaves changing color, and yearn for my house to smell of cinnamon and apples. We have the last of the apples on our tress. Since we have so many varieties in the orchard, we have the treat of a longer apple picking […]


Apple Cream Cheese Cake

by angelika on September 21, 2012

It’s Plant Food Fabulous’s Second Anniversary Party! It’s been a wonderful two years filled with such great food and memories. In celebration we are hosting a contest!!! One lucky winner will be awarded a $50 gift card to What better way to get that great new cookbook you’ve been wanting to try- or some […]


Apple Cheddar Muffins

by angelika on August 18, 2012

If you don’t want to eat an entire basket full of muffins in one day, then don’t make these muffins. Or at the very least, hedge your bets, and invite some people over.  I can honestly say, these are the best muffins I have every tasted. I will admit, they run to my tastes perfectly. […]


Tamale Pie

by angelika on July 3, 2012

Tamale pie is my ultimate pantry meal. I’ve been making this for as long as I can remember. We have our share of taco nights, which are just as easy to put together, but not always as healthy and hearty. Tamale pie on the other hand, can be loaded with veggies in a way taco’s don’t aways withstand. It’s […]


Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Pizza

by angelika on May 28, 2012

I have some news. First- my oven after being on strike for two months- is fixed! Which means I can bake again!!! If you hang out with us on Facebook you saw that I celebrated the return of my oven by baking a 3 layer blueberry lemon cake with the most delicious lemon swiss meringue buttercream you […]

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I love to eat in the spring. The abundance is almost overwhelming. Every trip to the market brings more and more possibilities. This week I found packaged pea greens, and that led me to this delicious light supper. Socca, a thin chickpea crepe which is a favorite street food in the south of France, is […]

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Strawberry Muffins

by angelika on February 23, 2012

Little Man and I were responsible for snack on Valentine’s Day at his school. He wanted to make a muffin, and I wanted something that seemed to say Valentine’s Day, in a healthy way. These muffins are great. Part whole wheat flour, fresh strawberries, and a little heart shaped strawberry laying on top.  Strawberry Muffins […]


Pineapple Coconut Muffins

by angelika on February 18, 2012

I’m still dreaming of the tropics. It seems a little rude of me, when we have had such a warm and sunny winter, but I still wish I could feel the tropical breeze, dive into the warm ocean and bask in the glow that the humidity kisses my skin with. I’ve been drinking a few rum […]


Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

by angelika on October 28, 2011

It was our turn for snack again, and Little Man wanted to bring muffins. He also insisted that we make full size muffins, instead of the standard minis we usually send to school. Next time I am going back to mini muffins. You get a lot more bang for your buck. I had to double […]


Pretzel Sticks and Cheddar Sauce

by angelika on October 15, 2011

I come from Chicago, the land of cheese fries, and hot pretzels. When I first moved to California I was shocked that cheese fries just weren’t a “thing” here. Hot pretzels you can find in a any mall, and they often come with a nasty cheese dipping sauce, or cream cheese. Neither really did it […]

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Cheddar Biscuits and Cashew Gravy

by angelika on July 24, 2011

What better Sunday morning breakfast than Biscuits and Gravy? Maybe not the healthiest, but definitely the most delicious. Biscuits and Gravy is, without a doubt, my favorite breakfast. Truthfully, I don’t care for breakfast foods much. My husband and Little Man love going out for breakfast, and for me is is boring. Another bowl of plain yogurt […]