Why Buy Organic: And Other Grocery Store Mysteries Solved

Why Buy Organic: And Other Grocery Store Mysteries Solved
Let’s get a few things straight. Cause I am not going to sugar coat this issue for you all (pun intended!). Buying some things Organic is something you SHOULD be doing. Notice, I said some. I know there are a few sensitive peeps out there on this one. You don’t understand...

Plum Upside Down Cake

Plum Upside Down Cake
August is an abundance of fruit- it's every pastry chef's best dream. I am no exception. This month we are going to be bringing you the most tasty, easy, late summer desserts, all with a healthy twist. Get ready! Baking isn't just for winter, I'm going to show just how spectacular summer can...

The Beauty of Dessert: How Sweet Makes Us Complete

The Beauty of Dessert: How Sweet Makes Us Complete
Leave it to a pastry chef to get on the soapbox to convince you about why you NEED dessert. But actually, we don't need dessert, what we need is sweet.Our tastebuds are comprised of thousands of villi all over our tongues (all those bumps). They reproduce roughly every two weeks...

The Future of Dessert- Better For You Is Delicious

The Future of Dessert- Better For You Is Delicious
Some people get a little confused. I went to nutrition school so how did I end up a pastry chef? I love dessert. It’s one of the reasons I fell into so many bad habits with it. When I was younger I didn’t realize that quality actually meant something. Everything...

Welcome to 2017!

Welcome to 2017!
Oh, how one year can totally change your life. This time last year, I was in the final stages of leaving a company I had labored over for seven years, a company that I had started in my New York City apartment. Saying goodbye to something you created and put...

Heaps of Gratitude + Happy Thanksgiving!

Heaps of Gratitude + Happy Thanksgiving!
Wow! Thanksgiving is here again. What a difference a year can make. Last Thanksgiving I was in the process of transitioning out of NibMor, a chocolate company I started in my Manhattan apartment and Broadway dressing room, and this year, I'm installing an oven in my new space! Last year,...

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (That Happens to be Vegan!)

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (That Happens to be Vegan!)
This Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is a super favorite around my house. My little one developed a dairy allergy, which left me scrambling for delicious treats that wouldn't give her hives all over her body! I tried a million vegan banana bread recipes online that just turned out OK. So,...

Stress and Excitement of Starting a New Venture

Stress and Excitement of Starting a New Venture
Years ago, when I was an actor, I remember the feeling of walking into the first day of rehearsal of a new show. It was like the first day of school! There might be a few familiar faces, some entirely new ones, but most of all, I remember the excitement...