amy chaplin

celebrating the art of eating well

SESAME ROSE + MILLET BAR

POSTED ON May 9, 2017

Posted in Gluten free, Grains, Snacks

SESAME ROSE + MILLET BAR

 

A few months ago as I was wondering the isles of Kalustyan’s shopping for a cooking class on whole grains, I discovered that they carry organic puffed amaranth, millet and quinoa—for some reason unknown to me as yet, these are difficult to find in New York City retail food stores. After [...] continue reading ->

Creamy Winter Vegetable Stew with Mustard + Lemon

POSTED ON March 20, 2017

Posted in Gluten free, Mains

Creamy Winter Vegetable Stew with Mustard + Lemon

 

Although spring officially starts tomorrow and you’re probably dreaming about lighter meals of asparagus, nettles and spinach, I’m here enjoying a bowl of this flavorful winter stew. Since last week’s blizzard it’s been cold here on the East Coast and the only signs of spring are the daffodils bravely poking through [...] continue reading ->

GENTLE LENTILS + BASIL IS THE BOMBE SAUCE

POSTED ON February 5, 2017

Posted in cookbook, pantry, Soup

GENTLE LENTILS + BASIL IS THE BOMBE SAUCE

 

The reason this title doesn’t seem like something I would name one of my recipes is because it isn’t mine—I’m celebrating the release of a friend’s book: The Perfect Blend: 100 Blender Recipes to Energize and Revitalize by Tess Masters. The book sounds as if it would be full of smoothies [...] continue reading ->

FESTIVE GREEN CABBAGE ROLLS

POSTED ON December 20, 2016

Posted in Gluten free, Mains

FESTIVE GREEN CABBAGE ROLLS

 

If you’re cooking this holiday season then I’m sure you’ve got ideas and menus swirling around in your head, mingling with all the other tasks on your list that need doing.  I’m doing my usual –“keeping things simple,” which, you may recall if you’ve been reading for a while, is my [...] continue reading ->

Pumpkin turmeric granola

POSTED ON December 5, 2016

Posted in Breakfast, Gluten free

Pumpkin turmeric granola

 

Just like the rest of my friends, family and wider community, I’ve had a rough month trying to come to terms with the current political situation in America and the general future of our planet. I’ve struggled with how to write about food in this new (and not so new) landscape [...] continue reading ->