Category Archives: gluten free

Fennel & Orange Salad with Toasted Pistachios

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Citrus! Sweet, Sweet (and sour) Citrus.

Without your glowing jewel tones and bursts of vitamin C, how would we ever survive the harsh brutalities of winter?

Just seeing citrus this time of year gets me feeling all bright eyed and bushy tailed. 

Look!

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A Soup Called Minestrone (with Parsley Pistou)

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Now this is  a story all about how
My leftovers got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute, just sit on your throne
I’ll tell you how I made them into a soup called minestrone!

Just call me the Fresh Princess of Soup. Or call me a nerd. Either way, we both get to call this soup delicious.

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Maple Berry Breakfast Clafoutis

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Clafoutis! Ohhh lala.

It sounds so French! It sounds so fancy!!  It sounds… so…

Complicated.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Well, except the French part. It is most definitely French

It’s also stupid simple to make.  Continue reading Maple Berry Breakfast Clafoutis

Julie’s Detox(ish) Kale Salad

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What’s not to love about a  holiday completely dedicated to eating?

It’s the best! Thanksgiving makes me feel some type of  way.

But I don’t always love the way I feel after a weekend spent gorging on too much sugar, butter, carbs and wine. It feels so good in the moment – and I’m all about living in the moment – but sometimes it leaves us feeling less than our best when its all over. Continue reading Julie’s Detox(ish) Kale Salad

Crispy Chick Peas with Olive Oils from Spain (Sponsored Post)

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The popularity of the Mediterranean Diet has exploded in recent years, and for good reason. People living along the Mediterranean Sea have known for a long time that a diet high in unsaturated fats, vegetables, and fish is loaded with a slew of health benefits. Continue reading Crispy Chick Peas with Olive Oils from Spain (Sponsored Post)

Jerk Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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“You are what you eat.”

This saying always got on my nerves.

If it were true, then I would be a walking talking tomato, with slices of pizza for arms, a scoop of ice cream for a head and cookies for feet.

But nope, I’m 100% human. And for the record, while I do love a good cannibal joke, I’m proud to say I’ve never eaten another human. Continue reading Jerk Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Sesame Crusted Bristol Bay Wild Sockeye Salmon

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In case you aren’t already in the know, my fierce farm-to-table friend and fellow Food Network Star Emma Frisch writes a fabulous food blog called Frisch Kitchen. Emma’s blog focuses on what she calls “food with roots,” and recently she started a brilliant campaign called #5days5ways, where she highlights one ingredient over 5 days and shows 5 unique ways to use it.

Last week, Emma rolled out #5days5ways for Bristol Bay wild sockeye salmon in order to draw attention to the current problems they are facing in the bay. She asked ME if I wanted to participate by submitting a recipe and doing a cross post on Frisch Kitchen.  Continue reading Sesame Crusted Bristol Bay Wild Sockeye Salmon

For the Love of Tomatoes

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tomato love.

A little over one year ago, I started this blog as an outlet to write about my ridiculous fascination with food.

Then, I took a brief hiatus to film a little show called Food Network Star, and spent the last 11 weeks writing recaps about each episode. That was cool and all, but I’m really excited to get back to writing about what this blog was originally intended for: FOOD! Continue reading For the Love of Tomatoes