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Restricted Diets: Cranberry-Orange Spice Mini Tarts. This post is part of our restricted diet series from Beth of Tasty Yummies.

Restricted Diets: Cranberry-Orange Spice Mini Tarts

I am so inspired to create seasonal recipes this time of year, mostly because of the holidays. I love coming up with creative and healthy ways to enjoy the flavors of the season. I prefer to make recipes that everyone will enjoy, no matter if they have allergies or intolerances or not, while still accommodating my own personal dietary restrictions. These tarts do just that. They would be a lovely dessert at Thanksgiving or any other holiday gathering. Cranberry-Orange Spice Mini Tarts – Gluten-free & Vegan Makes 12 mini-tarts Tart Shells: 2 cups almond flour 2 tablespoons maple syrup* 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 350ºF.

In a large bowl, add all of the crust ingredients and mix very well. Add the crust mixture to the muffin cups and press down firmly into the cup using your knuckles, going up the sides a tad bit. Cashew Cream Layer: 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Breakfast Radishes, Spring Red Onion, Sour Cherries, and Smoky Toasted Almonds - DOWNTOWN EPICURE. Pan-Roasted Mushroom Clusters with Farro Pilaf and White Wine Dashi Sauce - DOWNTOWN EPICURE. Chamomile Mung Bean Soup with Farro and Lemon "Yogurt" - DOWNTOWN EPICURE. Beet, potato + avocado salad with horseradish vinaigrette.

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beet, potato + avocado salad with horseradish vinaigrette

Any one of my friends will tell you that I’m pretty enamored with the whole Momofuku collective of restaurants and the Dave Chang/Christina Tosi-worship/obsession thing. I have the cookbooks, subscribe to Lucky Peach and dream of future trips to New York for some ramen, birthday cake truffles and a cup of cereal milk soft serve often. Like crazy often. The whole thing is just too cool without trying to be too cool. You know? Exciting news + Dark chocolate, pear + rosemary cake {gluten + dairy-free}

Erin’s bali garden stew w/ toasty cashews + shallots » The First Mess // healthy vegan recipes for every season. Beet, Orange, Olive and Walnut Salad recipe on Food52. Author Notes: This recipe was given to my by my Aunt Suzy several years ago in a collection of recipes using preserved lemons.

Beet, Orange, Olive and Walnut Salad recipe on Food52

For my husband and my wedding present, she gave us "dinner in a box for a year," and 4 times that year she gave us a box full of menus, ingredients, recipes and accompanying wine for us to cook up gourmet meals together. One of the boxes was full of preserved lemon recipes, and a few menus for Mediterranean meals using them. Roasted butternut and corn salad + garden herbs. So I was perusing the catering menu on Ottolenghi’s website (you’d be surprised how much time I spend doing this sort of thing.

roasted butternut and corn salad + garden herbs

What’s the end game? I don’t even know.) and saw this dreamy little concoction under vegetables. Hardy winter squashes have started to pop up here and there. My usual preparation method of choice for butternut squash is roasting, while for corn I typically steam or grill. Hibiscus & Ginger Champagne Cocktail. Hi all!

Hibiscus & Ginger Champagne Cocktail

Does everyone have big Easter plans? Even if you don’t celebrate Easter, don’t you always feel the need to be brunching every Easter Sunday? Healthy holidays: caraway + horseradish broccoli quinoa salad » The First Mess // healthy vegan recipes for every season. I am dead-set on a holiday decor extravaganza at my house this year.

healthy holidays: caraway + horseradish broccoli quinoa salad » The First Mess // healthy vegan recipes for every season

I’ve got some sweet garlands, birch trunks, old hydrangea blooms sprayed with GOLD, the lights, lanterns, a boxwood wreath, lime green osage oranges, grapevines, spruce cuttings, pine cones, and some jute rope and pretty ribbon to finish it off all nice. That’s just the outside stuff. It’s kind of soothing clipping branches and jamming them into frozen boxes of dirt in the name of merry-making. It’s definitely frivolous, but in the moment it feels way too important. Also, having a hot drink in your snuggy gear after–that feels way important too. Roasted Winter Squash and Sage Tart. Bar Tartine Cauliflower Salad Recipe. I'm not much of a menu collector, although I have a small stack of gems in one of my desk drawers.

Bar Tartine Cauliflower Salad Recipe

A good number of them are menus from past meals at Bar Tartine. For those of you who have yet to visit San Francisco, Bar Tartine is a much loved establishment in the heart of San Francisco's Mission district, just a couple of blocks from the (deservedly famous) namesake bakery. The Bojon Gourmet: Cheesy Millet-Stuffed Butternuts with Shiitakes and Kale Pesto. The other day, my mom was telling me about Chopped, the Iron Chef-like television show in which contestants are given a basket of unlikely ingredients from which they must compose a three-course meal in a matter of minutes.

The Bojon Gourmet: Cheesy Millet-Stuffed Butternuts with Shiitakes and Kale Pesto

I've long admired the type of cook who can look in the fridge, pull out half an onion, a bottle of ketchup, and a piece of stale bread, and use them to whip up a four-star meal in ten minutes. I am not like that. If I were, through some cruel act of nature, to go on Chopped, it would look something like this: Receive ingredients. Compulsively page through cookbooks while eating cheesy toast as a hysterical displacement activity in response to crippling indecision over what to make. I thought of all this the other day while at the co-op house of my friend Amelia in Santa Cruz. Had it been up to me, I would have succumbed to an overwhelmed melt-down in the middle of the kitchen. The finished dish was not only beautiful to behold, it was delicious and healthy, too. Pear and Smoked Gouda Dutch Baby recipe from Food52. Grapefruit and Ginger Sparkler. [Photo: Kelly Carámbula] With citrus season in full swing, it's easy to whip up a bright and invigorating cocktail in no time.

Grapefruit and Ginger Sparkler

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