Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte Recipe

As a former employee of a mega coffee company that started out in Seattle, I still think of fall as Pumpkin Spice Latte season.  In Hawaii, we didn’t really have … Read more

“Diet” Chocolate Mousse (Tofu Dessert Recipe)


Last week I taught a cooking class for residents of a low income housing community.  It went really well and I loved all the participants.  At the end of class they asked me if I would come back (of course I agreed!) and one woman begged me to do a healthy dessert class.  Like many children, her daughter has a sweet tooth, so the mom is desperate for healthy ways to satisfy that adorable little girl’s cravings.  This chocolate mousse (adapted from Rocco DiSpirito’s “Now Eat This! Diet”) just might do the trick.  It may be “diet” dessert, but it doesn’t taste like diet food!I received a copy of Rocco’s new book in the mail last week and knew the instant I saw this dessert that it would be the first recipe I’d try.  I wouldn’t say that I’m a chocolate addict like lots of my friends, but once a month I definitely get a serious craving (if you know what I mean!).  This is that time, and I’ve been looking for a way to feed my craving.  For all you vegans out there, this is also a great way to satisfy your own cravings.  It’s kind of a vegan chocolate pudding recipe!

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Iced Mocha Recipe and My Introduction to Coffee

I used to work at Starbucks, and the funny thing was that I didn’t even really like coffee that much when I got the job there.  But I needed a job and it was only a 5 minute drive from my house.  Everyone seemed friendly there so I thought it would be a great place to work.  My introduction to the world of coffee started like a child entering a frigid wading pool one inch at a time.

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A Cheap Date Day in Seattle

We live about 40 minutes away from Seattle, and have learned it can be a fun place for dates, and there are lots of ways to have fun in Seattle on a tight budget.  My cousin Jeremie brought his girlfriend Katelyn up to see the city, and Eric and I had to privelege of playing tour guides.  Here’s some photos of our day, and a list of cheap/FREE things to do in Seattle.

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