amy chaplin

celebrating the art of eating well

Matcha Latte

POSTED ON June 18, 2015

Posted in drinks

Matcha Latte

 

It’s no secret that I love green tea; in recent years I’ve come to appreciate (and totally adore) matcha. When made properly with ceremonial grade tea it not only tastes deliciously rich and grassy with a nice caffeine boost, but it’s also a mood enhancer. Matcha promotes clear, focused thinking, which [...] continue reading ->

Spring carrot pea shoot salad and a James Beard Award !

POSTED ON May 17, 2015

Posted in cleanse, Gluten free, Salads, Side Dishes

Spring carrot pea shoot salad and a James Beard Award !

It was with a full, but heavy heart that I spent this past Mother’s day. My Mother had just left to return to Australia after a 2 ½ week surprise visit. Having spent 23 years living overseas, I’ve had quite a few of these goodbyes and none of them has ever been easy. When [...] continue reading ->

Lemon spring tonic

POSTED ON April 17, 2015

Posted in cleanse, drinks, Soup, Uncategorized

Lemon spring tonic

While rummaging recently in a box of old notebooks, I found a recipe for green spring tonic. It was something that my friend Gloria and I used to teach in our whole food cooking classes back in the day. I also had a client who would request it the moment wild dandelion appeared at [...] continue reading ->

Jicama slaw with cilantro + avocado and a lime dressing

POSTED ON April 11, 2015

Posted in Dressings, Gluten free, Salads

Jicama slaw with cilantro + avocado and a lime dressing

I’ve never posted a recipe using jicama here mostly because the unusual root vegetable isn’t available organically or locally grown where I live. And, I don’t generally like promoting the use of vegetables that are neither of these things. But, it was a long drawn out winter here on the East Coast and there [...] continue reading ->

tiger nuts + tiger nut milk

POSTED ON March 26, 2015

Posted in drinks

tiger nuts + tiger nut milk

If you’ve entered a health food store or raw food shop in the last few months, you may have noticed the increasingly large presence of tiger nuts. The little brown, shriveled nuts are not actually nuts as their name suggests; they are small, round tuber root vegetables. Sound interesting? You can find these tubers [...] continue reading ->