amy chaplin

celebrating the art of eating well

Roast squash and heirloom bean tart with pumpkin seed crust and shaved Brussels sprout salad with toasted pine nut dressing

POSTED ON November 25, 2014

Posted in Gluten free, Mains, Salads

Roast squash and heirloom bean tart with pumpkin seed crust and shaved Brussels sprout salad with toasted pine nut dressing

For this year’s Thanksgiving-inspired post, I wanted to make something a bit different as a centerpiece; definitely not the usual vegetarian main. Creating a tart topped with wedges of roasted squash has been on my mind for years. This recipe is inspired by a photo in one of my oldest and favorite cookbooks called [...] continue reading ->

Pumpkin nut milk

POSTED ON November 19, 2014

Posted in drinks, Snacks

Pumpkin nut milk

Suddenly the weather here in New York feels too cold to drink or eat anything that isn’t warm. However, I must admit this pumpkin milk is so delicious, I’ve been sipping on it cold as a snack. It wasn’t until this morning that I stirred some into hot oatmeal which created a golden, creamy [...] continue reading ->

Gluten-free chocolate apricot and almond cookies + book launch photos

POSTED ON November 3, 2014

Posted in Baked Goods, Dessert

Gluten-free chocolate apricot and almond cookies + book launch photos

I created these cookies on the fly when I needed something to serve out of town guests who were coming by for tea. About half an hour before they arrived I decided that I needed to bake and thus began pulling out all the gluten-free flours I had in my freezer. Although I took [...] continue reading ->

Simple kale salad with umami dressing

POSTED ON October 25, 2014

Posted in Gluten free, Salads

Simple kale salad with umami dressing

It’s been a whirlwind week!  The launch event for my book was on Wednesday at Power House Books where I had my first official book signing and Q & A with the lovely and charming Jennifer Aaronson (from Martha Stewart). Despite the fact that we had a cold, heavy rain that night, the turnout [...] continue reading ->

Warm citrus barley drink with turmeric (and book launch invite!)

POSTED ON October 15, 2014

Posted in drinks

Warm citrus barley drink with turmeric (and book launch invite!)

While we were speaking recently, my mother shared a recipe for a drink she’s been making back in Australia —warm barley water with ginger, turmeric and citrus.  Based on the barley water she made in a Chinese clay pot when we were kids, It sounded immediately appealing and perfect for my on again, off [...] continue reading ->