The ideal end-of-summer vegetable dinner with Ratatouille with Garlic Chive Mashed Sweet Potatoes + my reflections on leaving a city I love and the relationships I’ve formed with the people who’ve grown my food.
What a wonderful (and healthy!) way to used up all those garden veggies one has toward the end of summer.
Not your average potato salad.
Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad w/ Romesco and Herby Black Quinoa via Dolly and Oatmeal
Get in my belly.
I moved from NYC to Los Angeles back in November (’13) with visions of the epic vegetable garden I was going to plant, how the abundant sunshine would make my veggies flourish, and how the warm climate would give me nearly a year-round growing season. 9 months later I now know that gardens don’t just grow on trees in Southern California. What we have in sunshine we lack in water, what we have in…
A play on frangipane — with pistachios.
Apricot Pistachio Squares on Smitten Kitchen
I really love everything that Deb Perelman puts out, these late summer bar cookies are no exception. I’m going to try these with the ATK gluten free flour blend, keep an eye out for my gluten free take on this already glorious recipe.
ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CAN’T EAT BREAD.
I think a daily dose of gluten humor does one a world of good. Also they used the four words that made me start my blog in the first place, the four words that I heard time and again when I was diagnosed with Celiac disease back in 2006:
Them: ”You can’t eat bread!?”
A simple solo Monday night meal. Toasted Kinnikinnick Multigrain Bread, half a mashed avocado, tomato from my garden, quick pickled red onion, drizzle of EVOO, sprinkle of Maldon, and a dash of pepper; all washed down with my favorite gluten free cider, Angry Orchard Crisp Apple.
It may not be the prettiest picture, but maaaan does it taste good.