BBQ Popcorn

Happy Friday friends! Today I'd like to share the way we make our popcorn - while this is basic, common knowledge around the US, making popcorn at home in Europe usually involves an involved setup: Most people will attempt it only with a special machine, or can't find the kernels at their local grocery store.… Continue reading BBQ Popcorn

Baba Ganoushadillas

Ilian recently developed a taste for Baba Ganoush (and red pepper hummus), and besides growing about 50 baby eggplant plants to honor this, we have explored ways to incorporate the new food into our meals. Here's one: vegan quesadillas. How? Isn't the main point of quesadillas the queso? Sure, but if you think about it,… Continue reading Baba Ganoushadillas

Dried Fruit Polenta

Welcome sunlight! We are loving this spring, Ilian especially. The warm days let us breathe deep, play outside with friends, and feel alive 🙂 To invite some of the sun's rays onto our plates, we cooked a glowing, sweet, and filling side dish with just a few ingredients: polenta with dried fruit. Ilian liked adding… Continue reading Dried Fruit Polenta

GF Zucchini Waffles

Helllooo waffle afficionadas/os! We tried a new aquafaba waffle creation last night and it turned out fabulous. We may need to tweak the recipe a bit, as our waffle iron took twice as long as usual to get dinner ready, but the golden hues over dark green were irresistible 🙂 It took a while to… Continue reading GF Zucchini Waffles

Shredded Butternut Squash Three Sisters

We had a family-cooking session on Sunday, and it was so much fun! Ilian was excited to scoop squash seeds with daddy, all manly-ly over the trashcan 😉 And mommy wondered where all the work went 🙂 This is a cute little variation on the Three Sisters cooking I've done previously, so it's a naturally… Continue reading Shredded Butternut Squash Three Sisters

Pinkie Pie Salad

I recently had some leftover cooked rice and was in the mood for a dinner salad. Going through the fridge yielded red beets, carrots, and half a jar of olives - and that seemed to fit! Shredded raw red beets will give any dish a fantastic color, and white rice is a great canvas -… Continue reading Pinkie Pie Salad

Pina Colada Quinoa

Ilian passed his coconut food challenge!!! Yay!!! We have been waiting for a long time for him to start outgrowing food allergies, and although it looks like some are here to stay for a few more years, coconut is now on the menu! I love everything about it - the perfumed taste, summery smell, crunchy-creamy… Continue reading Pina Colada Quinoa