FLORA EX MACHINA

What you see isn’t always what you get. The holidays are always a mixed bag for me. Heightened expectations of a warm and fuzzy holiday season mixed with a stark contrast of family drama, strained budgets, and over-indulging in the wrong foods leave me feeling ready to cleanse come the new year. Every year I […]

redefining expectations + the super man

Desserts + Baked Goods

superfood gluten-free gingerbread

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gluten free sponge cake with saffron, royal ghee and yogurt

In my opinion, desserts should be guiltless, delicious, and outrageously satisfyingly decadent at the same time. My mind goes to beautifully decorated tea cakes, flavored with floral essences, and topped with sugar flowers. Each bite is savored, the last bite lingering. Desserts are a special occasion in of themselves – a presentation fit for a queen.

a cake fit for a queen

Recipes

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Thanksgiving provides a whole host of expectations, traditions, and of course, family drama, that every holiday season we submit ourselves to willingly or unwillingly. The holidays seem to expose our best and worst selves during a time when our expectations are high and emotions higher. Sharing a meal with family is a revealing experience that […]

squashing traditions

Holiday

gluten free kabocha squash custard tart

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Ayurvedic Rose and Saffron coconut yogurt lassi

I don’t remember the first time I tried a lassi, but every first sip I am instantly transported to another place and time. I’m a sucker for the delicate yet complex floral and exotic flavor the saffron and rose provide diffused into the tartness and creaminess of the buttermilk. Smooth and silky, without being heavy, the […]

saffron + rose coconut lassi

Ayurveda

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By now we hope you’ve been introduced to our newest Flora ex Machina addition, Royal Ghee Gold. Like our original flavor, she’s been thoughtfully crafted into our enriched signature base of whipped pastured and grass-fed and organic ghee, raw and unfiltered wildflower honey and creamy vitamin D and E-rich, skin, hair and nail-supporting tocotrienol powder. […]

royal ghee gold, three ways

Royal Ghee

Royal Ghee Gold, three ways with 3 delicious ways to use

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Spring Thai Larb salad

Light, bright and bursting with flavor, larb is the perfect dish to welcome Spring. Typically a meat focused salad full of chopped herbs, spice and tang, larb is versatile enough to please any dietary preference swapping easily swapping out meat for a vegan alternative. It’s complex and herbal flavor fulfill the hungriest of voids. Ours is […]

herby eats: thai larb salad

Recipes

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Loaded with deeply nourishing ingredients, from raw cacao – containing bio-available magnesium, trace minerals and mood-lifting properties, pumpkin seeds, containing zinc, and healthy fats for mood, nervous system and hormone support, and many, many, more, these raw cacao truffles are intended to support a woman anytime in her cycle (though anyone regardless of sex or […]

raw cacao + pumpkin seed women’s truffles

Women's Health

raw cacao and pumpkin seed truffles for women's health

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summer avocado gluten flatbread

Nothing quite says summer like longer days and casual outdoor gatherings shared with friends and family, under the hot summer sun. The one major seasonal difference from the rest of the year, though, in my mind, are cravings. I’ve said before that I crave carbohydrates, especially anything doughy, or crusty, pretty much all the time […]

avocado summer berry flatbread for every occasion

Summer

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“A party without cake is just a meeting” – Julia Child RH: Leave it to Julia to perfectly describe my feelings about cake. I try to find every possible reason as to how I can justify having cake as often as possible. As a pastry chef, I make a lot of cake. I mean a […]

in defense of cake: gluten free spider cake

Desserts + Baked Goods

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gluten free scone with persimmons and honey ghee

In our eyes, there is no better way to settle into Fall than in front of a cozy fire, with a good book, a cup of tea and warm scone, after a morning filled with baking and some good company. Scone are one of my absolute favorite things in this world! Truly. And being gluten-free, […]

persimmon compote scone + whipped chamomile honey ghee

Desserts + Baked Goods

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