Socca

Socca. A thin chickpea pancake laced with olive oil. It is irresistible. When I came across this recipe last year, I’m not quite sure what impressed me to try it. But I did and can’t imagine not having this in rotation. It is incredibly simple to throw together. Chickpea flour (aka garbanzo bean flour aka…

Sautéed Kale and Green Garlic

Kale is hailed as one of the great superfoods, but despite its healthy greatness, sometimes it can be a bit difficult to like. Or at least it was for me until I learned how to prepare it in a way that appealed to my taste buds. My acceptance of kale started with green smoothies. I…

Swedish Walnut Cinnamon Cookies

Due to poor planning on my part, todays Sunday Sweets necessitated something fairly easy to pull together. Not that easy to pull together is ever a bad thing! Now I could have gone to my standby chocolate chip cookie recipe or one of the family recipes I have made a thousand times, but as usual…

Joy’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Do you know Joy? Joy the baker? I ❤ Joy. She is one of the first food bloggers I started following back when I discovered food blogs in 2009. Over the years I’ve gotten to “know” Joy through her posts and her food. I made my first vegan pumpkin bread with Joys help. She introduced…

Spicy polenta and egg

This dish is one that I’ve been wanting to share with you for a while now. But as things turned out other recipes bumped this one back, planned days of cooking and shooting were foiled, and then we had an extreme lack of sunshine (one of the very small annoyance of living on the coast…

Asparagus, Artichoke, Quinoa Salad

Do you ever get tired of staring at something in your fridge? I do. Now I’m not talking about the staples that are always in there but those odd items that seemed like a good purchase at the time or even served a really good purpose. But now they just stare at you every time…

Saturday Morning Fruit Salad

Last Saturday I found myself making some poached eggs to go over a toasted English muffin for breakfast. I was particularly hungry so I knew I needed something more to pair with it. And it needed to have some flair, not just the usual piece of fruit or yogurt I’m happy to have with breakfast….

Roasted Cauliflower

Vegetables in vibrant colors tend to grab my attention when I am at the famers market. Each week it has been getting better and better in regards to cauliflower. It started with green, then it was purple. Take a week off and then yellow shows up! But what to do with it? By this point…

Beet Chips

Chioggia beets, your naturally psychedelic beets. Or so I learned when I sliced into these for the first time. I’ve always used the red and gold varieties with a heavy favoring of the golden. But these? These are new eye candy! They taste pretty good too. More of a softer creamier taste than the red…

Blood Orange Olive Oli Cake

Several weekends ago we had some friends over for lunch. It was a simple affair focused on catching up. If there was a theme to lunch it was to highlight the seasonal fare that abounds at the farmers market right now. I choose a winter minestrone soup and buttery sourdough buns as there is nothing…

Shepherd’s Pie

St. Patricks day. The day where just about every American lais claim to being Irish. I will refrain making such claim even if it were to be true. * wink * Will and I will not be drinking any green beer nor eating corned beef and cabbage. Instead I prefer to approach the day with…

Quinoa Scramble

In pursuing a healthy lifestyle over the last couple of years I have found the age old saying to be true: breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. This meal is so essential to how I make it through the day. Especially when a workout is planned (which is most the time) or…