amy chaplin

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APPETIZER Recipes

Marinated beet salad with feta, mint and pistachios

POSTED ON July 30, 2013

Posted in appetizer, Gluten free, Salads, Side Dishes

Marinated beet salad with feta, mint and pistachios The really good organic heirloom tomatoes have just hit the farmer’s market: plump, juicy, tangy and sweet. I know it’s hard at the moment to think of eating a dish that doesn’t revolve around a tomato of some sort, but this tasty beet salad is so good and deliciously refreshing that I had to share […] continue reading ->
Kimchi, tempeh and avocado nori rolls-Fabulous Fermentation Week

POSTED ON January 22, 2013

Posted in appetizer, Side Dishes

Kimchi, tempeh and avocado nori rolls-Fabulous Fermentation Week When Sarah Britton of My New Roots and Elenore Bendel Zahn of Earthsprout invited me to take part in their Fabulous Fermentation Week, I was delighted! Last time they collaborated they created this gorgeous raw chocolate, so I think we’re in for a treat this week! One of my favorite fermented foods is kimchi.  I […] continue reading ->
Grilled fava beans

POSTED ON June 24, 2012

Posted in appetizer

Grilled fava beans I made these grilled fava beans a couple of weeks ago when we were upstate celebrating a friend’s birthday. Six of us, including baby Teo rented a house with a large, well-equipped kitchen and outdoor grill. We spent the lovely, warm days lying on the grass under a tree, dabbling in the cool stream which bordered […] continue reading ->
Socca

POSTED ON April 17, 2011

Posted in appetizer, Gluten free, Side Dishes

Socca When we are blessed with beautiful spring days, my approach to meals changes dramatically. I naturally start thinking of lighter foods and dishes that taste good at room temperature, like marinated beets, tender bitter greens, white bean aioli and flavorful roasted vegetable salads, all of which would be perfect paired with this delicious socca. continue reading ->

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