apple sauce

By Friday, October 31, 2014 1 1

weather: dark & stormy what i am listening to: Kings Of Leon Use Somebody Peeling apples always reminds me of my childhood around fall time. I would watch my mom and three sisters peel them so quickly, making it look so easy. I hated doing it. I was so slow and I always peeled off way too much apple. That's the beauty of this apple sauce recipe, no peeling necessary. My sister gave me this apple sauce recipe a couple weeks ago, and I've been making and tweaking it ever since. I can't get enough of it. It tastes like autumn. There have been ...


By Monday, October 27, 2014 2 0

Cooking: corn bread Drinking: spicy hot chocolate Smelling: cinnamon Opening: a bottle of wine Making: tea tree soap Reading: Not That Kind Of Girl Lena Dunham Listening: to the crackling fire Loving: red nail polish Looking: forward to christmas... Wishing: my walks to work weren't so wet Wanting: another visit from mom Wearing: fall hats Bookmarking: where to eat in Seattle Planning: a fall dinner party Feeling: cozy xo

peanut butter blondies

By Saturday, October 25, 2014 1 0

weather: chilly what i am listening to: Sarah Harmer Late Bloomer   If you are having a sugar craving, these little guys will do the trick. These peanut butter blondies are really simple to whip up, and are a real crowd pleaser. You don't have to feel too guilty about eating more then 1 (..5) because they are made with chickpeas instead of flour, butter or sugar. It is pretty much just like having a protein shake. Enjoy!   Here is what you will need: coconut oil 15 oz can of chickpeas drained and rinsed 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp ...

let’s give thanks

By Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3 0

I am thankful for the women in my life, who inspire me, encourage me and put a smile on my face everyday. Thankful for the man in my life who, after five years, has never let me loose touch with myself and has always allowed me to live my life without any compromise. He is my home. Thankful for where I live and everything that is available to me. My Thanksgiving weekend was full of family, delicious food and plenty of time in the kitchen. Our Sunday was spent at the farm helping Logan's dad bottle wine..and sampling.This may become a ...

miso mushroom gravy

By Sunday, October 12, 2014 0 0

weather: chilly morning what i am listening to: Angus & Julia Stone Big Jet Plane Because mushrooms are delicious and giblets are pretty gross, try this miso mushroom gravy recipe at your next thanksgiving dinner. This miso mushroom gravy is delicious over mashed potatoes, and veggies. This gravy thickens easily so you can add a bit more water if you are reheating it for leftovers. Otherwise it is best to serve right away. Here is what you will need: 1 cup mushrooms chopped 3 Tbsp red or brown miso paste 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 small white onion chopped 1 garlic clove minced 1/2 dry white wine 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast 3 Tbsp spelt flour 1 ...

vegan creamed kale

By Wednesday, October 8, 2014 0 0

weather: nothing but sun what i am listening to: Ryan Adams Wonderwall Kale. It's all the rage lately. This leafy green is full of vitamins, high in iron and packed with antioxidants plus it is one of those greens that you can add into almost any dish and it just goes. In this vegan creamed kale dish, I drenched it with creamy cashew sauce for a yummy side dish to share at Thanksgiving dinner. This is a very rich and flavorful dish that is super easy to prepare. Here is what you will need: 6 cups chopped kale stems removed 1 Tbsp olive oil half an onion chopped 1/2 ...

focaccia stuffing

By Tuesday, October 7, 2014 1 0

weather: nothing but sweet sunshine what i am listening to: Nina Simone Since I Fell For You I try not to eat a lot of bread but when I do, I treat myself to nothing but the best. Victoria has some pretty amazing bakeries, including my favorite, Wildfire Bakery. For this Thanksgiving stuffing recipe, I used their fresh focaccia loaf and it was de-lish. Instead of baking it on a flat tray, I baked the focaccia stuffing in muffin tins to make it easier, and to control the portions a bit.   This is a stuffing that you can play around with and add in ...

cranberry sauce

By Monday, October 6, 2014 2 0

weather: sunny warm breeze & crunchy fall leaves what i am listening to: Vampire Weekend Hannah Hunt Homemade cranberry sauce is such a treat around the holidays, and it really is one of the easiest dishes to make. Even if you don't love cooking, this one is really fun and satisfying to make as you watch the cranberries transform into a beautiful jewel toned color. Once you have a base cranberry sauce recipe down, you can start to play around and add in your own flavors. They'll be calling you Martha in no time.   I added in a splash of blackberry wine for some ...