Apple, Cheddar, & Caramelized Onion Galettes with Gluten-Free Buckwheat Crust

date11.14.16

Apple, Cheddar, & Caramelized Onion Galettes with Gluten-Free Buckwheat Crust

Today’s recipe celebrates two strong, inspirational, nasty women and their badass cookbooks that just hit the shelves. The apple, cheddar, & caramelized onion galette combo comes from The Gourmet Kitchen by Jennifer from Savory Simple and I’ve paired it with the gluten-free buckwheat pastry crust from Alanna’s Alternative Baker cookbook. They’re both dynamite on their own (the women and the recipes), but together they’re a force to be reckoned with.

Just what I need right now.

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Gluten-Free Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix Gift in a Jar

date11.08.16

Gluten-Free Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix in a Jar

With Halloween out of the way, it’s not too early to start planning for the holidays is it? Yes. The answer is obviously yes. You’re probably still enjoying the occasional 75 degree picnic at the park and iced tea. I hear you – just bear with me. This isn’t like that time your town lined the main drag with holiday lights and tinsel the day after Halloween. Except, okay, it absolutely is, but there’s a good reason!

Alanna and I will be demoing how to make this brownie mix gift in a jar and a cookie mix layered jar gift at a pre-holiday event the new Walnut Creek Anthropologie THIS Thursday, November 10th from 6-8pm.

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Chicken Pot Pie with Chestnut Biscuits

date11.03.16

Chicken Pot Pie with Chestnut Biscuits (Gluten-Free)

This warm and roasty chicken pot pie topped with chestnut biscuits is a tribute to the cutest new baby bowl to join Two Red Bowls. Today was officially Cynthia’s due date, but baby bowl just couldn’t wait to eat his mama’s cooking and came a little early! Welcome to this big strange world, baby bowl, you are going to be one well-fed little babe.

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No-Bake Vegan Black Sesame Pumpkin Pie Bites

date10.27.16

No-Bake Vegan Black Sesame Pumpkin Pie Bites

Happy *almost* Halloween! I primarily made these themed no-bake vegan pumpkin pie bites just because I wanted an orange vehicle to drizzle spooky black sesame tahini all over in honor of Halloween. This black sesame tahini should be the food mascot of October 31st – what other non-burnt food gets that black naturally? I’ll be dining on a sweet potato black sesame tahini bowl on Monday just to be extra festive.

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Pumpkin Tapioca Pudding with Candied Pumpkin Seeds

date10.23.16

Pumpkin Tapioca Pudding with Candied Pumpkin Seeds

A bowl of this spiced pumpkin tapioca pudding is curing all my ails right now. We just tossed our first family cold around – a right of passage I’ve been told. Zoella got sick early last week, capped off with a 103°F temperature. She wanted to do nothing but nurse in bed all day while shoving her snotty fingers in my mouth and valiantly fought it off in a day.

Naturally I caught it next and also wanted to do nothing but lay in bed, but by that time Zoella was on the mend and ready for entertainment. My mom comforted me with, “moms don’t get to be sick.” Noted. Sniffle. I’m on day 3 of “not” being sick.

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Butternut Squash & Turkey Lasagna with Chestnut Pasta

date10.18.16

Butternut Squash Lasagna with Chestnut Pasta

Lasagna from scratch was the first dish I made Lucas. He says it’s when he fell in love with me, but that was like our third date, so probably an exaggeration. On the other hand, it might also be the reason I have a husband, so I keep making it. This butternut squash & turkey lasagna with homemade chestnut pasta is equally alluring, so if you’re in the market for love, it comes highly recommended.

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Gluten-Free Sweet Amaranth Waffles with Spiced Chai Poached Pears

date10.11.16

Gluten-Free Sweet Amaranth Waffles with Spiced Chai Poached Pears

All week long, I look forward to brunch. Who’s with me? Sunday afternoon brunch with my hair still frazzled and jammies under my apron. The kind of slow Sunday where you prepare gluten-free sweet amaranth waffles flecked with cinnamon and nutmeg, while spiced chai poached pears simmer on the stove as topping.

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Ginger Lemongrass Pork Lettuce Wraps

date10.03.16

Ginger Lemongrass Pork Lettuce Wraps with Nuoc Cham Sauce

These ginger lemongrass pork lettuce wraps with nuoc cham sauce are my contribution to a lettuce wrap party for two with Todd of Honestlyyum . When we hatched plans to use a lettuce wrap collab to try our hand at stop-motion video (inspired by Betty’s tutorial), I could have sworn he said “Hey, can I  come over and hold your baby?” (What’s that? You heard it too?)

It’s a good thing he’s a dad and likes babies because there was a lot of that.

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