Millet and Buckwheat Bread {Vegan + Gluten-Free}

Millet and Buckwheat Bread

I have never baked a gluten-free bread before. Neither my husband nor I do have celiac disease. And truth be told, I don’t know much about baking gluten free. But when Amy Chaplin, who is one of my favorite vegan/vegetarian chefs, posted this recipe on her blog I was intrigued.
To be honest, I wanted to read more about it not because it was gluten-free, but because it was made with using millet and buckwheat (both of which are super healthy grains) instead of all-purpose flour. Even though there are many similar bread recipes out there on the Internet, I usually have a hard time figuring out where to start when it comes to baking bread using ancient grains. But when she posted this recipe, I knew that it would be a good one to start with. Luckily as suspected, it didn’t disappoint. This bread is so easy to make, even for someone like me, who is learning her way around the world of vegan/gluten-free baking. It also is foolproof.
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Almond-Kasha Porridge with Ginger and Pineapple {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

Almond-Kasha Porridge with Ginger and Pineapple

Lately, I have been experimenting a lot with making different kinds porridge with different grains, hoping to find new breakfast options for us as an alternative to our usual almond milk oatmeal. I am a big fan of them not only because they are healthy, but also because they are like blank canvases. You can flavor them with anything you want or with whatever you have in your fridge. I also love the fact that you can serve them warm or cold. Simply make a batch on the weekend and enjoy … Read More...

Almond and Raspberry Breakfast Bars {Vegan}

Almond and Raspberry Breakfast Bars

One of my all time favorite Ina Garten recipe is her Raspberry Crumble Bars. It is safe to say that I made it more than ten times. And it has always been a hit with friends and family. However, as I read (and listen related podcasts - this one in particular) more and more about eating healthy and cooking with whole foods, I find myself looking for alternatives for healthier versions of my favorite dishes. You know what they say; Knowledge is power. And as I flip through the … Read More...

Sorghum Pilaf with Lentils, Feta, and Grapes

Sorghum Pilaf with Lentils, Feta, and Grapes

The first time I heard about sorghum as a grain was when Erin, who writes one of my favorite food blogs, Naturally Ella published a recipe called Radish and Roasted Asparagus Sorghum Salad back in March. It looked and sounded so good that it made me want to give it a try. Luckily, I was still in Chicago and was able to pick some up and bring back with me to the island. If you are like me, have never heard of and/or cooked sorghum, allow me to explain. According to … Read More...

Cauliflower Steak Sandwich with Romesco Sauce {Video}

Cauliflower Steak Sandwich with Romesco Sauce

While I was in Chicago, I went to a place called Publican Quality Meats. It was a small bakery/butcher/coffee shop/market with a seating area. A little bit of everything in one place… The first time I went there, I was looking for a quick bite to eat. All I wanted was a small sandwich with a cold beverage. The menu on the large wall listed a little bit of everything, ranging from cheese & charcuterie plates to different kinds of sandwiches. Even though the butcher’s daily cheese plate … Read More...

Kale Waldorf Chicken Salad with Cashew & Avocado “Mayo”

Kale Waldorf Chicken Salad with Cashew and Avocado "Mayo"

I enjoyed every single minute of the time I spent in the restaurants of Chicago. I ate any and everything that my heart desired without thinking about the consequences. Somehow, I was able to justify it in my mind with the excuse of, I live on an island with limited resources (a.k.a. restaurants), and therefore, now that I am in a big city I should take advantage of it and eat anything I want. And as you can imagine, the variety of restaurants in Chicago did not disappoint and helped me … Read More...

Orange Polenta Loaf Cake with Almond & Oat Streusel

Orange Polenta Cake with Almond and Oat Streusel

Dwight left this morning and will be gone for a week. He went to Atlanta to take care of our taxes and see his family. I can’t say I am happy that he left, but I am glad that I’ll be able to catch up with the 3-weeks of blogging that I missed while I was in Chicago. So bare yourselves, lot’s of new recipes coming to your way. One thing that was so surprising to see in the supermarkets of Chicago was how people became obsessed with granola in the last couple of years. Living on a small … Read More...

Chicago

Chicago

Chicago has been my favorite city in the U.S. since the first time I visited it more than 10 years ago. Since then, I have been there many times. A couple of times, I even came pretty close to moving there, but unfortunately regardless of how much I wanted to call it home my attempts fell through. Though there are many reasons why I love this gorgeous city, I guess the main reason is the fact that you can never run out of things to do, places to go and eat. And yes, winters are very cold, … Read More...