gluten free chicken osso bucco

Gluten-Free Chicken Osso Bucco

Confession: during the fall and winter nights I love comfort food. It seems that salads and smoothies no longer fit the bill. I need something a bit more substantive. Recently I had a small gathering and dinner party of choice. With a few guests with food allergies, we opted to make a meal where the courses were both gluten-free and dairy-free. This meal was hearty and delicious. Filling the bill for the perfect weeknight dinner of comfort food. For the polenta, instead of using parmesan, we used a blend of nutritional yeast, cashews, and garlic powder. Serving breaded chicken thighs with a golden gravy and sauce on the bed of polenta, topped with ground salt and pepper, and fresh herbs.

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gratitude

Gratitude. From Holiday to Habit.

As November has come in full force, it is only natural for thoughts to lend itself to gratitude. When I was a little girl, there was always the moment where each one of us went around the kitchen table, expressing what we were thankful for. At times it felt forced, my heart would become squeamish and slightly nervous. More than anything, my heart’s desire is to be grateful for this gift that I call life and the crazy journey it has been. Over the past four years, I moved to a mountain-laden town in Northern California and know more than ever, I realize the beauty of this place called home. My life is full, often times busting at the seams, incredibly imperfect, and some kind of wonderful.

call me pumpkin

Call Me Pumpkin: 5 Recipes

At one point I tried to resist pumpkin. Turned off to the texture of pumpkin pie as a kid, I refused anything pumpkin flavored. Now I absolutely love it. Whether it’s a curry, soup, stew, or cup of coffee, pumpkin is one flavor I’d be content with all year round. To celebrate the first fall in November we’ve come up with this round-up of our favorite pumpkin recipes. You can even call us pumpkin.

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sweet potato soup with curried lentils

Sweet Potato + Pumpkin Soup with Curried Lentils

There’s something about soups. Hearty, warm, and the perfect meatless option, this soup is robust in flavor and super filling. With combinations of root vegetables, topped with crisp lentils, herbs, and whole yogurt, we can’t recommend this soup enough. Paired with a small piece of baguette you have the perfect lunch. This recipe can be made in a large batch and stored in a mason jar for up to a week.

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