amy chaplin

celebrating the art of eating well

HOLIDAY MEAL IDEAS

POSTED ON December 18, 2017

Posted in Dessert, Gluten free, Mains, recipe lists/links, Salads, Soup

HOLIDAY MEAL IDEAS

 

Today, I wanted to share a few meal ideas that I find inspiring my choices of what to cook this holiday season. If you’re like me and haven’t committed to any one dish yet, these ideas might help.

Because they warm, sooth and balance you without filling you up, I often [...] continue reading ->

PROTEIN PACKED GREEN SOUP

POSTED ON October 27, 2017

Posted in cleanse, Gluten free, Soup

PROTEIN PACKED GREEN SOUP

 

Over the past six months or so I’ve been focusing on increasing protein in my diet. Being a vegetarian my whole life I never felt like my meals were lacking protein or that it was difficult to get enough into my daily diet—I’ve always loved beans and tempeh and the occasional [...] continue reading ->

JOSHUA MCFADDEN’S ISRAELI-SPICED TOMATOES, YOGURT SAUCE + CHICKPEAS

POSTED ON August 24, 2017

Posted in Gluten free, Salads

JOSHUA MCFADDEN’S ISRAELI-SPICED TOMATOES, YOGURT SAUCE + CHICKPEAS

 

The abundance of choice at the farmer’s market in August can be overwhelming. It seems like everything from peaches, berries and zucchini, to tomatoes, peppers and sweet corn are at their peak and time is running out to enjoy them—both in your favorite recipes and in new creations. In fact, sometimes [...] continue reading ->

STRAWBERRY BASIL TART

POSTED ON July 5, 2017

Posted in Dessert, Gluten free

STRAWBERRY BASIL TART

 

I first got to know Pana Chocolate, the raw, vegan, handmade chocolate company in Melbourne (Australia) through their pretty, color-drenched Instagram account. The photos of Pana’s naturally sweetened chocolate bars, decadent cakes and interesting flavor combinations are always inspiring. After admiring their creations from afar, it was exciting to see their [...] continue reading ->

MISO SOUP with SPRING GREENS

POSTED ON June 10, 2017

Posted in Gluten free, Soup

MISO SOUP with SPRING GREENS

 

The enthusiastic response I got last week from posting a simple clean-out-the-fridge miso soup photo on Instagram made me realize I needed to share how I approach miso soup making.  Essentially, miso soup can be prepared with any vegetables you have on hand any time of year; and, you needn’t follow [...] continue reading ->