amy chaplin

celebrating the art of eating well

The best cauliflower bake you’ll ever eat.

POSTED ON January 27, 2015

Posted in Gluten free, Mains

The best cauliflower bake you’ll ever eat.

I know the title is a little presumptuous but this bake really is kind of amazing. I’ve made it three times recently and the response to each was nothing short of ecstatic.  Now I’ll tell you why: Something magical happens when cauliflower is whipped into a smooth puree with cashew milk and nutritional yeast before [...] continue reading ->

Japanese broth with soba noodles and tempeh

POSTED ON January 18, 2015

Posted in Gluten free, Mains

Japanese broth with soba noodles and tempeh

Over the holidays I finally got the chance eat at Kajitsu, a vegan restaurant in Manhattan serving Shojin cuisine. Shojin cuisine is a type of Japanese cooking originating in Zen Buddhism. The best parts of the multi-course meal reminded me of Shizen –a Japanese macrobiotic restaurant where I worked in Amsterdam and wrote about [...] continue reading ->

Warm apple buckwheat breakfast bowl

POSTED ON January 10, 2015

Posted in Breakfast, Gluten free

Warm apple buckwheat breakfast bowl

Happy New Year to you all! After a busy and fun holiday period with family visiting from Australia and work beginning early this week, the New Year feels like it arrived suddenly while I wasn’t watching. But here it is—the fresh blanket of snow this week gave me the light feeling of new beginnings [...] continue reading ->

Warmest wishes and a couple of sweet treats…

POSTED ON December 24, 2014

Posted in Baked Goods, Dessert, Gluten free

Warmest wishes and a couple of sweet treats…

Today, I’m sharing two recipes that I recently posted on Healthy Eats. They are simple and great to have up your sleeve when you’ve got people visiting and need to have treats on hand. If you’re entertaining anyone who is gluten free, they’ll be thrilled.

This festive pear cranberry breakfast crumble (pictured above) is [...] continue reading ->

Squash miso bowl with greens and ginger

POSTED ON December 16, 2014

Posted in cleanse, Soup

Squash miso bowl with greens and ginger

This bowl of goodness has saved me on numerous occasions since the weather went from crisp to frigid here in New York. Here’s how it came about. One day a few weeks ago I dashed into the kitchen chilled to the bone, feeling a little frazzled, rushed and in need of something nourishing and [...] continue reading ->