Swedish Rye Bread

"The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight... one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world's sweetest smells... there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel. that will...

White Rum Banana Bread

It’s Monday morning. Labor Day. We’ve spent the weekend playing board games over beer late into the night, eating way too much ice cream for two humans, sipping amaretto liqueur by the fire, falling asleep to massages, and giving our hearts over to the film, Grandma. I woke up early yesterday morning to flip through some cookbooks I picked up at the library, including a prized gem titled...

Rosemary Nectarine Streusel

The air along the greenway is a mixture between city and nature. A thin strip of creek runs down from the pond and spills into the college district of the city. In the morning, runners, cyclists, walkers, readers, lovers, and children soak up the green space before scurrying away to their offices, school, or childcare. I’ve been on these paths for eight years and seen the way change waits for...

Summer Berry & Fig Vegan Muffins

This week has been especially rainy, so I've been fighting the seasonal melancholy that I get when the grey days stretch on forever. My joints have been swollen from the high humidity, but I have been trying not to let these things get me down. To stay present by breathing through the pain and resting in bed on the days it's difficult to move. Since I'm on the injured list again, biking and...

Warm Kale & Lentil Salad w/ Maple Sesame Ginger Sauce

Each week that I'm able to grab vegetables from the garden, I'm grateful for having the tiny space. If you've been around here, then you know that it's not always this way. Some mornings I'm rushing to get to work and struggling to find time to water the plants and make sure I'm staying on top of the weeds. Tonight, I came home to an empty apartment and went to the garden to grab a few pieces of...
how to make chickpea flour

How to Make Chickpea Flour

Regardless of the season, I pile chickpeas up on a baking sheet and toast them in the oven with smoked paprika and turmeric. I’m used to baking them or pureeing them into hummus. A few months ago, I picked up chickpea and fava flour to use in my cookies at home and really like the results. I regularly use chickpea flour in my chocolate chip peanut butter cookies, which gives them the chewy...