amy chaplin

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MAINS Recipes

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 ->

Fall stew with fresh shelling beans

POSTED ON October 4, 2014

Posted in Gluten free, Mains

Fall stew with fresh shelling beans

 

There is always an exciting busyness in the air at the farmer’s market when the cool of autumn begins to seep into the days and nights. And, its crisp air is the perfect catalyst to refresh our minds and perspectives. Although I’m inspired to create new dishes, I also want to revisit favorite [...] continue reading ->

Zucchini noodles with basil walnut pesto and cherry tomatoes

POSTED ON August 26, 2014

Posted in Gluten free, Mains

Zucchini noodles with basil walnut pesto and cherry tomatoes

The combination of juicy, sun ripened tomatoes, fragrant basil and a splash of red wine vinegar will always taste like summer to me. Those welcome and uniquely warm weather flavors come together in my latest go-to dinner that everyone seems to love. Once the pesto is made and the zucchini noodles are shaved, it comes [...] continue reading ->

Roasted eggplant salad with tangy miso dressing.

POSTED ON July 22, 2014

Posted in Gluten free, Mains, Salads

Roasted eggplant salad with tangy miso dressing.

Summer is in full swing and my meals like the farmers market are bursting with tomatoes, cucumbers, basil and greens galore. The buttery little Asian eggplants have arrived finally and this year, I pounced on them immediately. I have been envisaging them golden and roasted until melting inside, then generously drizzled with a bright and [...] continue reading ->

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