Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

4-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam | Once you learn how to make this super-simple recipe, you'll never need to buy jam again!

I have always been very curious about learning how to make things from scratch. As a teenager, this was much to my mother’s chagrin. She wasn’t too fond of buying random ingredients for one recipe or another, but one time I convinced her to let me try making jam from scratch.

Don’t get me wrong—it tasted amazing. But it was SO labor intensive. I stood by the stove, stirring constantly, for what seemed. like. days. It called for pectin, and an insane amount of sugar. Needless to say I haven’t made that recipe again. Continue reading

Brined and Roasted Rosemary-Chile Almonds

This Brined and Roasted Rosemary-Chile Almonds recipe is perfect to make as a party snack! [gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan]

These. Almonds. Are. Bomb. The original recipe appeared in the October 2014 issue of Bon Appétit Magazine, and that month I made them for a party I was hosting. Everyone absolutely loved them! One guest even said he’d pay for nuts like these. Quite the compliment for a home cook!

Since they were such a hit, I decided to make them again when attending a 2015 New Year’s Eve party. Once again they were well-received, so even though I didn’t develop this recipe myself, I wanted to share how to find the recipe so you can make them too! Continue reading

Savory Crêpes with Mushrooms and Chard (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

These Savory Crepes with Beech Mushrooms and Rainbow Chard are utterly delicious! They look incredible, taste amazing and are so easy to make!

I don’t even know what to say … these are utterly incredible and YOU HAVE TO MAKE THEM! Savory crepes are my new favorite thing and you should seriously, try them for yourself!

The lovely Stephanie Meyer of Fresh Tart invited me to her home to show me how easy it is to make crêpes. I couldn’t believe how simple these were to pull together, let alone the how good they taste! We devoured one cold after taking photos and had no complaints whatsoever. This recipe is THAT GOOD. Continue reading