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Warm heirloom Black Bean Salad with Tangy Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Dressing

POSTED ON February 20, 2014

Posted in Salads

Warm heirloom Black Bean Salad with Tangy Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Dressing

During the last photo shoot for my cookbook we focused on my pantry and  capturing ingredient glossary shots. For these, I needed to have all my favorite beans on hand; since many are heirloom beans, I made a big order from Rancho Gordo in California.  They have the best range or runner beans, which are [...] continue reading ->

Chocolate coconut bites

POSTED ON February 13, 2014

Posted in Baked Goods, Dessert, Gluten free

Chocolate coconut bites

There is the sweetest little bakery in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) called Bakeri, which I’m sure many of you know. It’s the kind of place that I once fantasized about opening when I lived in London. Coincidentally, the mural on Bakeri’s wall depicting a nymph-like woman holding a tray of cakes is almost identical to what we [...] continue reading ->

Steamed vegetable salad with black sesame flax dressing

POSTED ON March 3, 2013

Posted in Gluten free, Salads

Steamed vegetable salad with black sesame flax dressing

The end of winter is a challenging time to find fresh, good-looking veggies in New York.  The stored roots are getting old, and most of the produce that’s shipped from all across the continent understandably lacks the vital freshness that instantly inspires meals.

I find that steaming cheers up any selection of vegetables you have [...] continue reading ->

“Small Plates and Sweet Treats” Gluten-free chocolate hazelnut & buckwheat cake

POSTED ON December 21, 2012

Posted in Dessert, Gluten free

“Small Plates and Sweet Treats” Gluten-free chocolate hazelnut & buckwheat cake

For some time now I have wanted to cook and post a recipe from Aran Goyoaga’s lovely cookbook, Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My family’s journey to gluten-free cooking. When I spotted this cake in the winter section of “sweat treats,” I thought it sounded delicious; if some of you are still looking for the perfect [...] continue reading ->

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