It all started back in my very first apartment during my sophomore year of college. Both the holidays and finals were rapidly approaching and I had a full kitchen at my disposal after a year of living in the dorms with a microwave and mini-fridge. I needed a way to both procrastinate writing papers and to get into the holiday spirit in sunny San Diego. And so, I covered all the flat surfaces in my two bedroom apartment (shared with three other girls) with cookies.Read More
Although I ordered my gluten free turkey a couple of weeks ago, I pretty much forgot about planning our Thanksgiving menu until this week. After looking at the calendar and realizing how quickly one of the best dinners of the year was approaching, I managed to jot down a full shopping list in about five minutes.Read More
Over the past three plus years, I've shared quite a number of recipes and over time, they just get buried in the archives. So I'm taking the time to revive a few of my favorites which make a regular appearance in our kitchen, update the photos, and share them as part of seasonal collections.
When I think about recipes I'm excited to make in the Fall, there are two characteristics that come to mind; comfort and warming spices. I'll start with one from the first guest post I ever wrote - over on XGFX for Vegan MoFo (Month of Food). This little recipe was inspired by one of my favorite gluten free friendly restaurants in San Francisco, Betelnut. Crispy Cauliflower is simple to make and even better, it's very allergen friendly, making it a great appetizer to serve at a get together.Read More
Over the course of this summer, I've been making a few extra special trips to Seattle area farmers markets with my camera in tow to create a little series of recipes based on my market finds.
If you aren't familiar with the Seattle area, we're spoiled with over 15 markets operating throughout the city. Granted some are only seasonal, but it still seems So far I've whipped together three recipes with finds from the Phinney, University District, and Ballard Farmers Markets. I'm currently writing up a recipe with some early fall finds at the Broadway Farmers Market and the Columbia City market is high on my list to try next.
Wondering where those recipes are at?
Well if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you may already know, but over the summer I started as a contributor to a new to the scene food blog, My Cooking Spot. Each month, I'm sharing one Seattle area farmers market and a recipe made with my finds there. While I've still get plenty of posts to come, I thought I'd take a moment to share those recipes I've made thus far.
I was introduced to muesli during my very first trip to New Zealand back in 2005 at a small hotel on the shores of Lake Taupo. It was just before the beginning of winter, so the hotel (and the town) was seemingly deserted aside from myself and my travel partner. The breakfast buffet was so eye opening and delicious, it completely changed my morning habits. With a spread of fresh fruits, European style yogurts, jams, and this funny looking oat based cereal called muesli - that little hotel had made me my favorite breakfast that I'd never had.
There's something about museli that just feels filling and hearty to me. While I could enjoy it with yogurt, my favorite way is to soak it in my homemade Almond Milk for about 5 minutes and add a teaspoon of Rhubarb & Meyer Lemon Jam. A jar full of muesli is also one of my favorite recipes to take on the road with me. At this point it's pretty easy to find at least a carton of non-dairy milk wherever I travel, but finding gluten free muesli that doesn't have raisins or cranberries seems to be near impossible. The other advantage of making it at home is that I got to stock it full of my favorite dried fruit and nuts - most often I go with this combination of apricots and hazelnuts.