Browsing Tag

seasonal

Food + Recipes

Summer Vegetable Tian

June 15, 2015
IMG_0169

This gorgeous dish is one of my all-time favorites. It’s so simple, healthy and easy to make, yet incredibly flavorful and delicious. It can be served as a side dish but it also stands on its own. I ran out of potatoes on the evening I prepared and photographed this dish, so I served it over a bed of fluffy basmati rice with a pat of butter, salt, and Herbs de Provence. The key to this recipe is using a good quality olive…

Continue Reading

Food + Recipes

Spiced Gingerbread Shake

December 23, 2013
gingerbread-shake

This festive shake from Green Kitchen Stories only takes three minutes to make. It’s wonderful cold, or you can skip the ice cubes and gently heat in a sauce pan and have yourself a nice warming drink of holiday cheer! Gather 1 cup raw almonds + 4 cups water OR 4 cups unsweetened almond milk 1 pinch coarse sea salt 8 fresh dates or soaked dried dates, pitted 1 tsp ground cinnamon + more for serving 1 tsp ground cardamom 1 tsp ground ginger…

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

No-Bake Spiced Pumpkin Bars

November 27, 2013
pumpkin bars 2

I wanted to take a break from baking my traditional pumpkin pie and try something new this Thanksgiving. The result are incredibly simple, healthy, portable and delicious spiced pumpkin bars. Free of gluten, dairy, eggs and refined sugars, it’s hard to believe that these nutrient-dense bars taste so good! They are sure to be a hit at any fall celebration!   Method Crust 1/2 cup old-fashioned gluten-free rolled oats 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon…

Continue Reading

Food + Recipes

Pumpkin Spice & Coconut Muffins

October 23, 2013
pumpkin-coconut-muffins

These seasonal muffins from Green Kitchen Stories are not overly sweet and can be enjoyed for breakfast or served with frosting for dessert. The coconut milk makes them satisfying but light, and the orange and spices lend a warming flavor perfect for Fall. Gather Dry Ingredients 1/2  cup almond flour 1/2  cup coconut flour 1/2 cup buckwheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 pinch sea…

Continue Reading

Food + Recipes

Mushroom Poblano Tart in a Cornmeal Crust

October 14, 2013
IMG_6028

Inspired by a polenta cornmeal crust from the book Ancient Grains for Modern Meals by Maria Speck and a mushroom poblano filling featured in Bon Appétit, this easy-to-prepare tart is perfectly delicious any time of day. Cornmeal, poblano chile peppers and crimini mushrooms make a divine flavor combination—and if you’d like, you can roast the poblanos first to give them extra depth. Gather Crust 1 cup vegetable broth 1 cup filtered water 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 3/4 cup polenta or corn grits…

Continue Reading

Food + Recipes

Harvest Cake w. Coconut Vanilla Cream

October 11, 2013
harvest-cake

Bring together the flavors of the season with this comforting cake adapted from Roost blog. Slightly spiced, naturally sweetened and entirely free of grain, gluten and dairy, this earthy cake is delicious and leaves you feeling good. If you prefer a layered cake, simply double the recipe. For a smaller morsel, this recipe would make a fine batch of muffins. Gather 3 cups almond flour 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground clove…

Continue Reading

Food + Recipes Wellness

Healing Spiced Camu Cider

October 4, 2013
camu-cider

There’s nothing like curling up by a toasty fire and sipping a hot cup of cider on a chilly night. This healing cider not only warms the body and soul, but contains the Brazilian superfood, camu camu. The buzz about this potent berry has spread around the world, earning it the nickname “nature’s vitamin pill” due to its antioxidant and anti-viral properties. The camu berry is one of the world’s most abundant sources of vitamin C—as much as 60 times more…

Continue Reading

Food + Recipes Lifestyle

Kumquat Marmalade & A Sensible Habit Canning Stamp Giveaway

May 30, 2013
IMG_3020

We recently moved into a sweet little house with plenty of citrus trees. Among these is a bright and cheerful kumquat tree. Kumquats are often eaten raw and have a sweet edible rind and tart juicy center. Known to bring good luck and prosperity, I wanted to honor these little gems by making a kumquat marmalade to share with you! Kumquat fruits are only in season during certain times of the year depending where you live. Ripe kumquats should be yellow…

Continue Reading

Food + Recipes

Meyer Lemon Risotto w. Sage

May 23, 2013
IMG_2366

I’m kind of obsessed with the Meyer lemon. Living in Southern California, we are fortunate to have beautiful mature Meyer lemon trees growing right in our back yard. It flowers intermittently throughout the year, but the main season of production is in the spring. The lemon is a medium sized, round fruit that has a gorgeous golden yellow color. The edible skin is shiny, and smooth with small pores. The rind of the Meyer is thin, and the fruit very juicy,…

Continue Reading

Food + Recipes

Spiced Chickpea & White Bean Smothered Sweet Potato

February 16, 2013
chickpeas

A slightly spicy chickpea and tomato stew plays off of a bright orange sweet potato in this flavorful recipe. This hearty dish is simple to throw together, packed full of goodness, and is perfect for keeping warm on a chilly night. Gather 2 medium sweet potatoes, preferably rounder 1 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium shallots 1 tablespoon cumin seeds* 2 teaspoons coriander seeds* 2 whole cloves* 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes** 1 tablespoons smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 cup…

Continue Reading