All posts tagged: recipes

Jalapeno Radish Bites

Holiday dinners with my family almost always include red radishes, but my dad is the only one who ever eats them. He salts the heck out of them and pops ’em like grapes. Red radishes were also always present on my Grandma’s veggie trays, but those appeared at almost every dinner she served—she was an amazing cook so every meal felt like a holiday. So, radishes have always been around, but I never liked them. Or, I should say, I never gave them a fair shot…they were among the massive list of foods I was too picky to eat when I was a kid, and it’s one of the few I refused to give in on as an adult. Until, that is, I made this Avocado Toast with Watermelon Radish last month. They had one cut open at the grocery store—an excellent marketing strategy—and  honestly, I really just wanted to take a picture of them in a dish. Their appearance was the driving force behind creating that recipe, but come to find out, I do like the way they taste! A lot, in …

Grain-Free Apple Pie Squares

So, apparently I have this thing with baking apple pie into different shapes. This time, I also sliced the apples a little differently…across the middle so that some of the finished squares would have a star in the middle. (CUTE!!) And, this will likely not come as a surprise to anyone, but apple pie is fantastic any way you slice or bake it. These ended up looking a little more messy than beautiful, but—and I think I’ve mentioned this before—I am a big fan of messes, just so long as they’re delicious messes. Hope you like these! M Grain-Free Apple Pie Squares  Yields: 16 to 20 squares  Prep time: 2o min | Bake time: 20 to 25 min | Ready in: 55 min Ingredients: Ingredients for Gluten-Free Pie Crust 4 Granny Smith apples 1/2 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Make Gluten-Free Pie Crust. You don’t need to refrigerate it as directions indicate. Line a 9×13-inch jelly roll pan with tin foil, making sure to leave …

Curried Butternut Squash Lasagna Layers

I really like the idea of making a lasagna, but the truth is, if I did, I’d never eat it all. It’s just too much food. So, this recipe is kind of like a vegan lasagna that you can just layer up ingredients onto two plates, rather than have fill up an entire lasagna dish that could amount to eight servings. The curry is great with the squash—it creates a very warm, fall flavor—and the tofu and cashews blended with garlic make for a very creamy, ricotta-like sauce. Feel free to skip the noodles if you want something a little lighter, but I like the heartiness they add—perfect for nights when I’m a little on the ravenous side. Happy cooking! M Curried Butternut Squash Lasagna Layers Prep time: 20 min |  Cook and serve time: 20 min Ready in: 40 min Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil 1 small onion 1/4 teaspoon minced ginger 1 teaspoon curry 2 teaspoons salt, divided 2 cups sliced butternut squash 6 lasagna noodles, broken into pieces (I really like Jovial gluten-free …

Caramel Macchiato

Treat Yo’ Self Two Thousand Fiftee-eeen! (You have to imagine Tom Haverford and Donna singing that, okay?) I was WAAAY late to the Parks and Rec party…like, didn’t-even-start-watching-it-until-it-the-series-was-over late. And while I was a little dissappointed in myself  (I’m usually pretty up-to-date, very familiar with, and generally all over any funny TV), after I’d watched the first episode, all I could be was excited…because, yeah, shame on me for taking so long, but also, lucky me—I had so much solid comedy ahead! Laughs for months to come! (It actually ended up being more like weeks, but that’s beside the point.) While Treat Yo’ Self Day has been around since 2011, Treat Yo’ Self 2015 (that’s today!) is my first opportunity to celebrate with the rest of the Parks and Rec-watching world. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, two things: #1 I am so jealous because you still get to watch the whole series for the first time, and #2 Watch this video so you know what the deal is. Fragrances and “fine …