amy chaplin

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Tagged as: SPRING

Strawberry buckwheat granola with coconut and cardamom

POSTED ON April 14, 2014

Posted in Breakfast

Strawberry buckwheat granola with coconut and cardamom

 

I made this granola in honor of spring and the strawberries to come. Since it’ll be quite a while until we see the sweet red gems at the green market (on the East coast), I decided to make a granola using dried strawberries. I had forgotten how totally delicious dried strawberries are until recently, [...] continue reading ->

Bright turmeric dressing and a spring black rice salad

POSTED ON March 23, 2014

Posted in Condiments, Gluten free, Grains

Bright turmeric dressing and a spring black rice salad

The recent appearance of fresh fava beans at the health food store in my neighborhood was a welcome sight. Although they’re not yet grown locally, they were a sure sign of the lovely spring vegetables to come. Fava beans are a great way to make any simple salad, sautéed greens or grain dish special and [...] continue reading ->

Raspberry smoothie bowl

POSTED ON March 13, 2014

Posted in Breakfast

Raspberry smoothie bowl

I’ve been bored with my breakfast routine of late, my usual oatmeal and almond milk just isn’t getting me into the kitchen with much enthusiasm.  Neither is my fall back breakfast: sprouted toast with almond butter. Maybe it’s just that I’m ready for spring to usher in some seasonal inspiration or perhaps, I simply need [...] 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 ->

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