Perfect Roast Potatoes & A Simple Salad

Again, I share a recipe adapted from the always inspiring and forever creative, Jamie Oliver. When I think of comfort food, I think of these roasted potatoes: perfectly flavored, satisfyingly crunchy on the outside, and fluffy pillows on the inside. While there a few steps involved, it really is quite a simple recipe that pairs with just about anything….

Honey Almond Meal Muffins

Honey Almond Meal Muffins. makes 6 muffins Wet Ingredients  2 cups almond flour 1/4 cup of arrowroot starch 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp baking soda Dry Ingredients 2 organic eggs 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup honey 1 TBL dried lavender buds (optional) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with 6 muffin…

Jamie Oliver’s Aegean Kakavia

The Aegean Kakavia (or beautiful fish stew) from Jamie Oliver’s visit to Greece in Jamie Does is a simple, yet richly flavorful recipe–the simple ones usually are. Jamie says in the book that the fishermen make this stew at sea, using salt-water for stock. I used vegetable stock as suggested, but I have also used seafood stock…

Beet and Quinoa Salad with Greens and Avocado

I love the juxtaposing textures of crunchy and creamy in this beet and quinoa salad. It is lovely, simple, and the perfect meal after a farmer’s market haul. This can be enjoyed on its own as a satiating salad, or alongside a piece of grilled salmon or roasted chicken.

Brussel Sprout & Pear Salad with Goat Cheese

Here is a quick and simple twist on your usual steamed or roasted brussel sprouts. For this salad, I keep the sprouts raw, but you could always blanch them for a minute if you prefer. This is hearty and filling, but not too overwhelming. I especially enjoy the play between sweet and savory, crunchy and creamy. You…

My Pantry Essentials

I am often asked what my pantry staples are, and what I tend to have on hand for baking or cooking. Originally, I created this list for a friend, and have now expanded it to what it is here. This list of my pantry staples (not including spices!) details my reasoning and suggested uses. Gluten-free, but mostly Grain-free pantry…