Author Archives: Abby

Dice an Onion With Ease

OnionA few weeks ago I had the honor of making a video with Barre3’s founder Sadie Lincoln on how to dice an onion. This video will keep the tears away and reduce the amount of time you spend in the kitchen! Click here to watch the video. 

 

 

 

Time is On Your Side: Kitchen Tips from Abby

Everyone is up against the clock when it comes to managing the day. Between work, exercise, transporting between places and making time for family and friends, where is the time to cook? It can feel like a better use of time to grab ready-to-eat food rather than carve out precious time to cook from scratch.Continue Reading

How to Destem Leafy Greens

Here’s a quick link to a video by barre3 where I teach you the easiest way (ever) to destem large and leafy greens. You will be happy to save time if you click here.

Tomato, Peach, Basil Caprese with Pistachio Feta

Tomato, Peach, Basil Caprese with Pistachio Feta

Tomato, Peach, Basil Caprese with Pistachio Feta   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Yields: 6 Ingredients INGREDIENTS FOR PEACH, BASIL, CAPRESE: 3 ripe heirloom tomatoes, cut into ½ inches rounds 2 ripe peaches, cut into ½ inch rounds 10 or so fresh basil leaves torn in half lengthwise ¼ cup olive oil ¼ champagne or balsamicContinue Reading

How to Enjoy Your Food Before the First Bite

Gratitude. It’s the secret seasoning that’s undetectable in a well prepared dish or in a perfectly ripe peach. Yet, it’s the one thing you can always “sprinkle” on your food just before you eat that makes everything taste better. I promise. This week’s inspiration is clean and simple: take a moment once a day toContinue Reading

Labor(less) Cooking for Small Gatherings

Labor(less) Cooking for Small Gatherings

Labor Day is around the corner! Time to take a break from the labors of mealtime in addition to your work. What does a labor-less gathering truly look like, and how is it possible to feed people without any effort? Order take out, of course. However! You probably know me well enough by now toContinue Reading

Basil Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Basil Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Basil Pumpkin Seed Pesto   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Yields: 8-10 Ingredients 5 cloves garlic ¾ cup pumpkin seeds ½ tsp. sea salt 1½ cup packed basil, big stems removed 1 cup loosely packed oregano 1 cup loosely packed parsley or kale ¾ cup nutritional yeast ¾ cup olive oil ½ cup lemon juice InstructionsContinue Reading

Coconut Pannacotta with Roasted Figs

Coconut Pannacotta with Roasted Figs

Coconut Pannacotta with Roasted Figs   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Yields: 8 Ingredients 2 cans full fat coconut milk, divided (I prefer Native Forest or Natural Value) 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin ¾ cup coconut syrup
or maple syrup 1 vanilla bean, scraped (or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract) 2 pints mixed berries or figs, de-stemmed (and pittedContinue Reading

Abby’s Favorite Summer Smoothies

Abby’s Favorite Summer Smoothies

Here is a short list of some standby summer smoothies that I make again and again. I love sharing smoothie recipes with friends just by word of mouth, so I encourage you to “play telephone” and pass along these recipes and your own favorites as a way to spread the love of smoothies! Here’s toContinue Reading

My Friend’s Favorite Smoothies

My Friend’s Favorite Smoothies

I have friends who know their smoothie making better than I do. So I love to promote them and share their knowledge with you, my friendly reader! Enjoy these curated smoothie recipes from fabulous friends and people I admire. Check them out! Lemon Low-Glycemic Smoothie Andrea Nakayama, Owner of ReplenishPDX “This leafy smoothie is packedContinue Reading

Summer Tomato Basil Soup

Summer Tomato Basil Soup

I’ve never been a big tomato soup fan, but this recipe won me over when I was developing a menu for a hot summer evening. Serve this soup chilled or room temperature. It’s worth the effort to roast the tomatoes separately, I promise! Summer Tomato Basil Soup   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Yields: 8 IngredientsContinue Reading

Better Bites: Grain Free Cooking at OMSI

Better Bites: Grain Free Cooking at OMSI

Join Chef Abby July 29th from 6-8pm at OMSI for a seasonal cooking series focused on cooking for healthy solutions. This month we are talking Grain Free Cooking! Click here for more information and to sign up!  Menu: Tomato and Lemon Verbena Soup with almond flatbread cracker … Stuffed Zucchini with White Beans and Pesto … Salmon with Stone Fruit-LavenderContinue Reading

Salmon Salad Wrap with Bright Green Sauce

Salmon Salad Wrap with Bright Green Sauce

This is a fabulous summer lunch – be forewarned, it’s messy to eat, but it always hits the spot! During summer when you need to cool the body down but want something a little more than just a plain lettuce salad, this recipe swoops in to save the day. Make the sauce and use forContinue Reading

Move Your Meal to Somewhere Beautiful

Move Your Meal to Somewhere Beautiful

Now is the time to eat outside and cook outside. It’s time to go with the flow, have impromptu picnics in the park with your friends and family, and break the proverbial bread on a grassy, shady hill, at a concert or on a dock, or out camping by a lake. However, going with theContinue Reading

Almond Flatbread Crackers

Almond Flatbread Crackers   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Yields: 8 Ingredients 1 cup blanched almond flour ¼ cup arrowroot or tapioca flour 1 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. sea salt ½ tsp. black pepper 1 ½ tsp. oregano 1 tsp. nutritional yeast 2 Tbsp. coconut oil 1 egg Instructions Preheat the oven to 350. CombineContinue Reading

Stimulating Spring Rolls

Stimulating Spring Rolls

Yield: 4 servings Stimulating Spring Rolls   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Yields: 4 Ingredients Spring Roll ½ bunch mustard greens ½ bunch lettuce or arugula 1 carrot, shredded or sliced thinly 1 pear, sliced thinly 1 avocado, sliced 1 bunch scallions, cleaned and thinly sliced ½ cup sprouts ½ bunch cilantro ½ bunch basil CookedContinue Reading

Raw Oatmeal Cookie Dough Balls

Raw Oatmeal Cookie Dough Balls

Raw Oatmeal Cookie Dough Balls   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Yields: 24 Ingredients 1 cup raw almonds 1 cup raw walnuts 1 cup rolled oats (gluten free) ¾ tsp. ground cinnamon ½ t. sea salt ½ cup raw honey (plus more, to taste) ⅓ cup melted coconut oil 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract ⅓ cupContinue Reading

Bright Beet Dip

Bright Beet Dip

This bright beet dip recipe is one of my mother’s classics, perfect for spring and summer party spreads that feature fresh vegetables. A great alternative to boring hummus, and a wonderful dairy free dip that is full of flavor, and color! Bright Beet Dip   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Yields: 3 cups Ingredients Yield: 3Continue Reading

Mom’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mom’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ask your mother for the recipe. Pick one of your favorite things, and get the recipe. Make it your own: here I’ve adapted my mom’s famous “clipper chocolate chip cookies,” which were made for most occasions and celebrations in my youth, into my own gluten free, dairy free, and soy free version using coconut sugar and aContinue Reading

Cashew Sour Cream

Cashew Sour Cream

Here is one of my most popular sauces, recently paired with crispy beet fritters for my May pop up dinner at Revolver in Hamtramck, Michigan (Detroit area)! Thanks to all the diners who requested this recipe:) Cashew Sour Cream   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Yields: 2-3 cups Ingredients Yield: 2-3 cups 2 cups cashews, soakedContinue Reading

Crispy Beet Fritters

Crispy Beet Fritters

A crowd favorite! Reposted here as a request by diners at a recent pop up dinner in Detroit, Michigan (in Hamtramck, actually) at Revolver. Crispy Beet Fritters   Print Yield: 6-8 Servings Author: Abby Fammartino Ingredients 2 lb. beets (about 3 large) ½ cup grapeseed oil 1 tsp. sea salt 1 cup GF all purposeContinue Reading

Grilled Apricot Green Salad with Smoky Cherry Vinaigrette

Grilled Apricot Green Salad with Smoky Cherry Vinaigrette

This is a beautiful salad to add to a bbq spread. It has all the freshness of a raw salad with the addition of a grilled element, which makes it appropriately summery and suitable for afternoon into late evening type of gatherings. Health Tip: Originating in China, the sweet and sour apricot helps to moisten theContinue Reading

Grilled Cucumber Boats

Grilled Cucumber Boats

A fun appetizer or side dish with easy but pretty presentation. Extra salsa can be served in lettuce wraps as well! Grilled Cucumber Boats with Fresh Corn Salsa   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Yields: 4 Ingredients 2 large cucumbers, stripped, deseeded, ends removed 1½ cup jicama or fresh corn, removed from cob (about 2 largeContinue Reading

Free to eat like you and me

Eat the food your body loves, and I’ll do the same.   For this holiday weekend ahead, we get to take lots of liberties. We get time off, we get to soak in the relaxation of vacation and simply being with friends and family, often without time restrictions. This, my friendly readers, is freedom. . My quick noteContinue Reading

Pack a Punch with Flavor (and skip the salt)

SUMMERTIME! Swimming, outdoor picnics, sundresses and sandals, and lazy evenings on the porch with friends. Your summer equation may also include a combo of sunburns, sausages/cured meats and salty condiments, alcohol and sticky, hot weather: all of which can contribute to fluid retention and that swollen look (and feel) of the skin. . The combo of excess sodiumContinue Reading

June’s Artist Palate: Create with Color Now

You eat first with your eyes. There are a few principles I learned way back in cooking school that inform every meal I make and menu I write. Two of these hold strong in my daily cooking: vary color and vary texture. Though basic, mastering these two principles can allow you to successfully “whip up”Continue Reading

Sharp Knives Save Time: 2 Quick Videos!

Let me get to the point. Sharp knives and solid knife skills are the most important tools in your kitchen. They will save you time and keep you sane and with all ten fingers intact. Dull knives are more dangerous than their sharper counterparts, and lousy knife skills leave you crying over your onions longerContinue Reading

Q.F.T. and Why We Need it to Thrive!

Q.F.T. – Quality Food Time. Are you getting enough? Life is full of little moments. And each day, you take at least three moments to feed yourself. The importance of how you take food is nearly as important as what’s on your plate. And here’s why. You know your body needs self-care. It’s a priorityContinue Reading

June Pop Up Dinner: Reservations Open Today!!!

~June Pop Up Dinner at Enso Winery~ You will only hear from me twice in one day when it’s very exciting and important! At long last the reservations are OPEN for the next pop up dinner! A collaborate project of Enso Winery owner, Ryan Sharp, and Chef Abby!   We are as both as happy as spring chickens to announceContinue Reading

3 Seasonal Stimulating Foods to Eat Now

Time to Wake Up! Have you noticed what’s springing up these days? In my amateur garden out back things are wildly sprouting and greening everywhere I look, including the abundance of dandelions. Eek!Does your body feel ready to spring into action at a moment’s notice, too? If not, no worries. I’ve got your back. CoffeeContinue Reading

It (Could Be) Easy Being Green

Kermit was right – it’s not always easy being green. You want to do your best for the environment, but at times it seems more costly and time-consuming to take eco-friendly measures than simply throwing things away and forgetting about it. Those wilting veggies in your fridge? I know how you can use them.The wasted endsContinue Reading

Always Prepared for Adventure

This is MacGyver’s original tagline. And what you likely don’t know is that MacGyver is my kitchen spirit animal. I LOVE to take adventures, and I LOVE to make each cooking moment an adventure, from teaching a class to catering a luncheon or making myself the quickest dinner imaginable. I am all about adventure. AndContinue Reading

Enjoy Your Food More.

Enjoy Your Food More.

Want to enjoy your food more? Cook from scratch. Ok, want another way? Think back on a food memory you cherish. What do you recall about this moment? Was it just the taste of the food itself? Chances are you remember who you were with. Where you were. What the food looked like. If youContinue Reading

Sea Bean and Basil Salad Wraps

Sea Bean and Basil Salad Wraps

This meal comes together in a snap. It’s one of the recipes I make on the fly with what’s on hand, as a way to enjoy a protein rich, light lunch that’s low on sodium but big on flavor. Sea Bean and Basil Salad Wraps   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Yields: 2 Ingredients Yield: 2Continue Reading

(Almost) Nude Chocolate Pudding

(Almost) Nude Chocolate Pudding

This is a raw chocolate pudding recipe that is as close to my famous “Nude Pudding” produced commercially in Portland, Oregon. Creamy, dairy free and completely raw, this pudding incites many oohs and aahs:) Enjoy! (Almost) Nude Chocolate Pudding   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 2 mins Total time 12 mins   Author:Continue Reading

Cook With Friends + Family

Here’s a recap of some of the most recent cook with dinners! Whew! I’ve been busy cooking and not writing, but rest assured I will continue to update you with inspiration, ideas and stories along the way. For now, here’s a host of photos to inspire! These are from the most recent hands on dinnerContinue Reading

Stop at Kookoolan Farms

Stop at Kookoolan Farms

Farm day included a stop to @Kookoolan farms to visit and taste mead for an upcoming cookbook by owner Chrissie! These are all my glasses. #lovemyjob #farmtoglass

Farm Tour Day

Farm Tour Day

Farm tour day! Gorgeous fields @creativegrowers in forest grove. Hint: Site of July 26th pop up dinner! #savethedate #farmsupper

The exciting stimulation of springtime.

The exciting stimulation of springtime.

Have you noticed what’s springing up these days? In my amateur garden outback things are wildly sprouting and greening everywhere I look, including the abundance of dandelions! Eek! Does your body feel ready to spring into action at a moment’s notice, too? If not, no worries. I’ve got your back. Coffee and tea are notContinue Reading

Cook With Lessons Thus Far.

I had no idea going into this year long cookbook writing project that I’d learn so much from the people I cook with each month. It’s a breath of fresh air to me that 1). People are so open about what they know and 2). People are very open about what they do not know.Continue Reading

Recipe Testing

Decisions, decisions. Chocolate mousse recipe testing for next weeks cook with dinner in Portland then Corvallis! #dairyfree #chocolatelove #cookwithproject

Savory Savers Vegetable Stock

Savory Savers Vegetable Stock

This is the easiest way to make the most of your ingredients, saving your vegetable ends in a Ziploc bag in your freezer until it’s full, then making a mineral rich stock that can act as cooking liquid or the base of a simple soup. Kombu accentuates the mineral content available from the vegetables andContinue Reading

The Lovely Lemon Situation.

I’ve been taking lots of cues from every cooking situation. And I’ve been bringing a lot of lemons with me. What do we make when life gives us lemons? Lemon Pudding! Lemon Oregano Chicken! (coming soon) Rosemary Pesto with lemon! Honey Cake with lemon! (also coming soon) T’is the season of bright, zesty flavors andContinue Reading

Green Garlic Pesto Sweet Potatoes

Green Garlic Pesto Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 2 ½ lb. sweet potatoes (2 large sweet potatoes), sliced into 2 inch by ½ inch wedges Pesto: Scant 1/2 cup almonds 2 clove garlic 1 cup green garlic or scallions, packed well 1 cup parsley or spinach, packed well 1/4 cup chickpea miso, heaping 1 tsp. lemon juice 3/4 cupContinue Reading

Food Memories

Want to enjoy your food more? Cook from scratch. Ok, want another way? Think back on a food memory you cherish. What do you recall about this moment? Was it just the taste of the food itself? Or do you recall more about the experience? Chances are you remember where you were and who youContinue Reading

There are never too many cooks in the kitchen

There are never too many cooks in the kitchen at The Portland Kitchen! The students did an amazing job preparing a seasonal dinner for 80 people, practicing some of what they’ve learned so far in their after-school program taught by Chef Arielle. I love helping out with this group, they do amazing work empowering highContinue Reading

Coconut Flan

Coconut Flan

Here is a dreamy version of a Spanish flan that is deliciously dairy free and refined sugar free. And as always, 100% gluten free! A yummy dessert for any season. Coconut Flan   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Ingredients 2 cans full fat coconut milk 6 eggs, room temperature 1 cup coconut sugar, divided 1 tsp.Continue Reading

Cook With: the High School Cooking Club

Me and Cooking Club go way back. All the way back to 1998, when one of my best friends, Nick Eaton, and I started a cooking club with the generous help of my mother. Here is a shot of the CCHS Culinary Club of Canton, Ohio, in 2000. Nick and I reunite this May toContinue Reading

Cooking “Hash” with College Kids

Cooking “Hash” with College Kids

Breakfast Hash with eggs and veggies, of course! What were YOU thinking?!? Here is Celeste, a freshman student, preparing the ingredients for her local vegetable breakfast hash. I had the pleasure of being invited by an Abby’s Table fan, Honors Program Chair Ann Marie Fallon, to teach a class last week for students of the PortlandContinue Reading

Lemons and Rainbows

Lemons and Rainbows

  It’s a good thing all the winter rain leads to rainbows and, well, spring seasonal recipes! This is the time of year that I often see rainbows around Portland as the weather shifts from sudden rain to pockets of sunshine. This is also when I crave the bright, cleansing flavor of lemon to brightenContinue Reading

Breakfast Hash with Sweet Potatoes and Spinach

Breakfast Hash with Sweet Potatoes and Spinach

  Breakfast Hash with Sweet Potatoes and Spinach   Print Here is a great recipe for high school and college age kids to try as a “do-it-yourself” all in one pan meal. 100% gluten and dairy free recipe with a good protein source from eggs and optional chopped, cooked meat, too. Author: Abby Fammartino Yields:Continue Reading

Lemon Cream Pudding

Lemon Cream Pudding

Ingredients: 1 ¼ cup coconut cream (top of the can, thick) 1 Tbsp. coconut butter (optional) ½ cup coconut oil ¼ cup coconut syrup (or raw honey) 1 lemon, skin removed and chopped ¼ tsp. sea salt Preparation: 1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Chill until ready to serve (at leastContinue Reading

Cook With: Heart + Sole

I can’t take any creative claim to the name of the February CookWith DInner Party menu that will appear in my upcoming cookbook. Appropriately (since the point of the cookbook is to engage home cooks in the creative cooking process with me) a guest preparing the menu alongside me and his friends conjured up theContinue Reading

Wild Sole Roulades with Arugula

Wild Sole Roulades with Arugula

A favorite Italian inspired entree for entertaining! Easy, gluten free and dairy free, do ahead recipe. Wild Sole Roulades with Arugula   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Cuisine: Italian Yields: 6 Servings Ingredients Yield: 6 servings 2½ lb. Wild dover sole 6 cups arugula, uncooked 2 leeks, finely chopped 3 Tbsp. lemon juice 3 Tbsp. dijonContinue Reading

Cooking with the Portland Kitchen High Scool

Cooking with The Portland Kitchen! High School after school culinary program in action: the first day learning poultry and practicing vegetable cooking techniques! Brings me back to my high school days with the Culinary Club! They made three of my favorite chicken dishes: Bay Leaf Roasted Chicken, Chicken Picatta, and Chicken with 40 Cloves ofContinue Reading

Do Play with Your Food.

Teaching kids cooking is really exactly the same as teaching adults cooking. With different approaches to sharp knives and fire. Kids just play more with the food and exhibit a deep sense of enthusiasm about every step of the way.  This element of play is essential to having fun in the kitchen over the longContinue Reading

Bacon Breakfast "Pizza" (Frittata)

Bacon Breakfast "Pizza" (Frittata)

Bacon Breakfast Pizza (aka Dairy Free Frittata with Spinach) Here is a pale friendly, dairy free frittata recipe that I often make in my kid’s hands on cooking classes. This recipe was named by a 9 year old who loved cooking this with me. Bacon Breakfast "Pizza" (Frittata)   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Yields: 4Continue Reading

Cocoa Powerballs

Cocoa Powerballs

  Cocoa Powerballs   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Yields: 40-50 power balls Ingredients 2 cups almond butter (1 pound) 1 ½ cups raw honey or pitted dates, deseeded and finely chopped in a food processor 3 cups rolled oats 2 cups shredded coconut or white sesame seeds 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder Instructions Mix the almondContinue Reading

Rosemary Kale Pesto

Rosemary Kale Pesto

Rosemary Hazelnut Pesto Yield: 2 cups Pesto in our kitchen takes on many forms through the seasons. This is a winter pesto recipe we love – try it with kale in place of parsley! Come summer, substitute basil or cilantro for the rosemary (about ½ cup) to keep this recipe current with the season. Ingredients:Continue Reading

For Love of B Vitamins: Wild Sole Picatta

Recently someone close to me experienced some alarming health issues. She contacted me the same day I received a similar request from my sister, for my nephew. The overlapping recommendation I gave them? Eat foods high in B vitamins, among other specific food as medicine tips. Photo from Natural Health Magazine My favorite secret ingredient,Continue Reading

#love and #brusselsprouts with Jason from @osomarket! Prep for tonight’s pop up, 70 lucky guests. Xoxo

Cook With: Love + Pudding.

Maybe you know me from my pudding days at  Abby’s Table. Yep. Just like these tartlets, I actually had days full of pudding. Lucky, I know. In gallon and a half batches, pudding is messy, but always delicious. It was the Dream Date (my favorite, shown above), that created a cult following, trailed closely by the decadent, spiced Nude Pudding . AsContinue Reading

Snowed-in Culinary Adventure

The tasty byproducts of a snowed-in weekend at home! Gluten free dairy free magic in the kitchen with my love, Mr. Eric Hickey. Gluten free Pistachio crusted Sole with Lavender Honey Carrots, Broiled Lettuce and Crispy Potatoes for dinner improvisation #1. #2: Dutch Banana Baby Cake for breakfast. Snow is good.

Cook With: Confidence

“I feel like I can go home and cook anything right now, big or small. And have it taste good and be good for me.” – Candace Cohu First round of the cook with project dinners, done! And what Candace, a dinner attendee, said before leaving, made my whole weekend. It’s about kitchen confidence, really.Continue Reading

The Legend of the Scallion Pancake.

I plan to share a seasonal recipe from each cook with dinner party this year. The hands down favorite of both groups who cooked with me in January was, you guessed it, the legendary scallion pancake. Scallion pancakes are a traditional part of a Chinese new year feast, especially since it’s fortuitous to cook thingsContinue Reading

Cook With: Order

Well today begins it all. The first time I go into someone’s home to teach the art of the dinner party, and get cooking with some awesome people here in Portland. This is the menu I’ve been testing all month. Fortunately, I get to start with my friends! In the spirit of transparency, I amContinue Reading

Cook With: Amaranth, Part I

Amaranth. The power-packed little brother to quinoa. Also a supergrain, although in fact amaranth is a seed, not a grain. It’s super high in protein and chock full of complimentary amino acids and minerals, more so than other gluten free grains. Amaranth is where it’s at. Ok, what to do with it? Because it isContinue Reading

When You’re in a Pickle with Salad.

Sometimes, you get in a rut with salad. I get it. Especially in winter, when the season calls for warmer, heartier fare, the last thing you want to reach for is lettuce as the mainstay of meals. Yes, you still crave bright, crunchy flavors. You want something ready to go, without chopping chilled vegetables everyContinue Reading

Brrrr. Let’s make borscht.

The Soup that Binds.

It’s time to talk about my grandpa. My mother’s father is, in a way, a food idol of mine. In a totally unconventional way. My grandpa (known as “Lac” to his friends)- his name is Anthony LaCamera) talks a good talk for being in his eighties. And for as long as I can remember, thatContinue Reading

Cook With: Equal Part Intention and Invention.

Here is a shot of my home stove in action. Nothing fancy. Nothing wildly professional, apart from a lot of well-used le creuset and useful tools hanging above the stove. Yes, I do have a kitchen buddha. It’s a happy symbol and my little reminder to cook with equal parts intention and invention, everyday. ThisContinue Reading

Genes. The story of the sauce.

Genes. The story of the sauce.

If ever there was one reason that my life’s passion is cooking, it might be my genes. Man, do I have great food genes. Grandma Rosie, who miraculously always had a full meal ready to go when we just happened to stop by and visit (stuffed peppers, sausage).  My Aunt Jamie, a talented caterer of ItalianContinue Reading

Morning gnocchi rolling time.

Future #chefsintraining. Next generation soup.

Lemongrass Miso Tonic

Lemongrass Miso Tonic   Print Here is what you need to feel sane. Make this soup to bring your body back into balance, especially after any holiday indulging, or when cashing in on your 30%. Your body will thank you, and you will be getting back on track to vibrant health and feeling great! Author:Continue Reading

Pumpkin Coconut Flan

Pumpkin Flan Adapted from Maria Mind Body Health.  Pumpkin Coconut Flan   Print Author: Abby Fammartino Ingredients 6 eggs 1 cup pumpkin, canned 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (nutmeg, clove) ¼ tsp sea salt ⅓ cup coconut sugar or stevia 1½ cup coconut milk (full fat) ½ cup unsweetened almond milk 1Continue Reading

Let’s talk stuffing. What are you folks making out there? What is your favorite type of stuffing? Is anyone taking on a new recipe? I’ve been dreaming of sage and apples from last year. This year my mom takes there reigns again and will make my great grandma’s recipe, which is Spanish: has chestnuts, greenContinue Reading

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipe: Creamy Mashed Root Vegetables

What could be a more perfect holiday mascot for the cook with project than Thanksgiving???? A day that brings family, friends, and strangers together to cook and eat in celebration. Even if you don’t typically rub shoulders with others in the kitchen, most all of you will be on Thanksgiving day. Be it chopping, checkingContinue Reading

Favorites: Pumpkin

The season of the pumpkin is now. I feel all sparkly thinking about it! I adore the naturally sweet, satisfying vegetable in all it’s glory. Note: a friend and author of a DIY blog reminded me that, quite unusually, I classify all winter squash as pumpkin. The practically perfect, perfectly impractical seeming pumpkin. Practically Perfect Pumpkins are amazing forContinue Reading

Dear Fall, I love you.