Zucchini Oat Bread

This is a simple and unpretentious recipe for zucchini bread– nothing out of the ordinary in the list of ingredients, nothing unexpected in the spice combinations, but they come together in the most delicious of ways.  The rolled oats add a subtle flavor and make for a slightly chewy texture and dusting the top with raw sugar and more oatmeal gives it a fresh from the bakery appearance! Read More


Julie’s Granola

Soon it will be Thanksgiving and that means the long anticipated return of special college students…  But until then, memories will have to do and here is a very sweet– quite literally– memory to savor.  Sunday brunch in Los Angeles,  at a cafe on Melrose Blvd., and seated outside despite the roasting weather, because the people watching was as enjoyable as the food.  One very delicious entree was fruit, granola and yogurt, which is a humble enough dish, but in this case, the yogurt was rich and creamy with a taste of honey, the berries were local and organic and the granola was like candy.  Read More


Spinach and Salmon Salad

What do salmon, blueberries, avocado, walnuts, olive oil, avocado, and spinach have in common?  Well, one thing is an appearance on a list of the top fifteen foods for improved brain health, and another is that they come together and make one tasty and gorgeous salad! Read More