How To Make Pakistani Gooseberry (Amla) Pickle

food to glow Despite my advanced (advancing?) age I love Instagram. Any downtime (standing in a queue, riding the bus) I will scroll away on my phone, staring happily at hazy beaches peopled with the lithe and the tanned; folks’ daft dogs coming way too close to the camera; style parades of impossibly impractical shoes and smart…

Upside Down Olive Oil Georgia Peach Cake (Gluten Free Y’All)

Originally posted on food on fifth:
“Upside Down Olive Oil Peach Cake”(Gluten Free) This past week has been busy in a fun way. Photo shoots both editorial and commercial, celebrations of a new cookbook release that I worked on, and a weekend full of the World Cup and a lazy baking Saturday. The other fun…

Special Delivery – My First Foodie Penpal Package

food to glow A few weeks ago on Instagram I posted a pic that had a number of you intrigued, titled #foodiepenpal. “What a great idea!” “What’s a Foodie Penpal?” and “How can I get involved?”was the gist of the responses to my pic. A few of you were quite excited about the concept. Well,…

All About Smoking + A Pulled Pork Sandwich

Originally posted on the cutting board diaries:
Barbecue is a far cry from the days past when you were simply handed a platter of meat and sent outside to a grill. I mean, you don’t see leg of lamb braising contests at every turn, or weekend-long fish sautéing competitions — at least not yet —…

All-Fruit Ice Lollies (Popsicles!)

food to glow If it is hot where you are, eating cool foods and sipping iced drinks will be high on your agenda. Ice lollies are always a hit – whether bought or made; whether you are young or old. Why not keep it healthy and fun by making these all-fruit ice lollies? It’s a…

broad bean, orzo and preserved lemon salad with brazil nut pesto

Originally posted on Gastrogeek:
The taste of purest summer (even if it is a bit schizo and drizzly out there). Especially good with a bit of grilled dsalmon on the side.  Lunch box leftovers an added bonus. FOR THE SALAD broad beans podded and blanched for a minute orzo, cooked in chicken stock, drained and…

Fig and Labneh Tartines with Maple and Cardamom (i.e. posh toasts!)

food to glow Don’t let the fancy name fool you, tartine is just French for ‘open-faced sandwich’. And I find it easier to say than the Danish smørrebrød, or the Finnish voileipä – the latter of which I have eaten when ages ago I did some work in Helsinki. Cured herring and butter as I recall. I ate it to…

Gardener’s Green Shakshuka

food to glow This post should have been subtitled, “How To Deal with a Glut of Greens.” The long and short of it is that I have planters and planters full of green things. Big green things. Sword-like black kale, great frothy tufts of curly kale (redbore and Pentland), umbrella-like rainbow and Swiss chards, two types of sorrel…

weekend ease: maple miso mustard grilled chicken

Originally posted on E A T & R E L I S H:
We’re going out of town (again!) for a quick snap starting tomorrow morning, with an overnight stop in LA-la land and then continuing on for a few nights spent under the great big Western sky with my in-laws* in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I’m packing…

Quinoa Tabbouleh

A refreshing, light lunch or supper for these late Summer months. Ingredients (for 4 people): 1 packet of ready-cooked “Red & White Quinoa” (Merchant Gourmet brand) 1 bunch of spring/salad onions, chopped 2-3 tomatoes, or a good handful of cherry/baby plum tomatoes, chopped 1 red pepper (diced) 1 green or yellow pepper (diced) 1 bunch…

french cherry tomato tart

Originally posted on daisy's world:
Summer is in full swing, which means tomatoes are at their peak – ripe, juicy, and bursting with flavor, especially when roasted. This French-style tart is a wonderful way to showcase them. The recipe is simple and easy, using ingredients you probably already have on hand. If you’re pressed for…

Colombian Cream of Avocado Soup – lightened up and vegan

food to glow I love being introduced to new foods and recipes. Don’t you? Pouring over others’ food blogs, visiting markets in far-flung cities and countries, ordering the wackiest (within reason) thing on the menu. Love it. Possibly my favourite food-related activity – other than eating the stuff – is looking at commonplace ingredients and trying to…

Spiced Golden Turmeric Milk – drinking to your health

I just had one of these -a happy coincidence?! Made mine with rice milk though 😉 food to glow This is my science-updated take on an old Ayurvedic treatment beloved of Indian grandmothers. Treatment for what, you may wonder. Just about everything. Although clinical evidence supporting its cure-all reputation is scanty (not many big studies…