amy chaplin

celebrating the art of eating well

Summer squash salad with radishes, Manchego, and lemon vinaigrette

POSTED ON August 3, 2014

Posted in Gluten free, Salads

Summer squash salad with radishes, Manchego, and lemon vinaigrette A few weeks ago I came home to find a package containing the new book by Gabrielle Langholtz called The New Green Market Cookbook: Recipes and Tips From Today’s Finest Chefs & The Stories Behind The Farms That Inspire Them (Da Capo Press). Flicking through the pages was similar to leafing through a photo album […] 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 ->
Farmer’s market salad = dinner

POSTED ON July 10, 2014

Posted in Gluten free, Salads

Farmer’s market salad = dinner In this sultry summery heat, I crave salad for dinner. Although it needs to be refreshing, a leafy affair or an all-raw dish does not satisfy, the salad has to be substantial without being heavy. Keeping this in mind, I wanted to put to use the produce that’s in season here right now—sugar snap peas, […] continue reading ->
Simple Kale chickpea salad~happy mother’s day

POSTED ON May 11, 2014

Posted in Gluten free, Salads

Simple Kale chickpea salad~happy mother’s day continue reading ->
Matcha tea cake

POSTED ON May 4, 2014

Posted in Baked Goods, Gluten free

Matcha tea cake Lately, Matcha tea has become part of my daily routine. I’m loving the creamy texture and rich grassy flavor—and find its perfect for a mid-morning boost. I should also add that I enjoy the extra caffeine—more than sencha but less than black tea. Matcha is known to promote a clear, calm and focused mind and […] continue reading ->