Homemade Green Tortillas With Spinach and Cilantro

These tortillas have some spinach for color and a bit of cilantro. It's just the right amount of surprising flavor. You must try and see for yourself.  ...more

20 Food Blog Trends That Need to Die in 2015

Honestly, people, we don't know why we even bother. We do the very hard work of reading all the blogs and spotting all the hackneyed trends for you, and for what? We've officially lost the war on stripey straws, mason jars, quinoa, and pumpkin spice. ...more

How to Go Vegan in 9 Easy Steps

SURPRISE! The blue-haired hippie is a vegan! Who'd have guessed it, right? There are a number of reasons why people go vegan, which is a post for another day, but in this one I'm going to assume you already have your reasons and are ready to take ...more

Use Extra Christmas Candy to Make These Fudge Recipes

My husband and I rarely eat dessert but if you opened our pantry you'd find yourself facing a whole shelf of candy. We rarely eat it but if we ever get a late-night craving for Skittles, Nerds, jelly beans or Swedish Fish, we're covered. Don't get me ...more

Quick and Easy Curried Chickpeas With Tofu

Let's talk about "quick and easy," two of my favorite words to find in a recipe title! I'm a strong believer that simple, convenient meals can also be flavorful and delicious. If you're trying to have a Meatless Monday dinner every week, collecting a variety of quick and easy meatless recipes can really help you reach your goal without getting bored or overwhelmed. ...more

4 Essential Tips for Smooth Homemade Hummus

Hummus is one of the easiest healthy appetizers to whip up and serve for nearly any occasion. From an intimate family gathering to a backyard barbecue, this simple blend of chickpeas and seasonings seems to fit. Paired with gluten-free pita bread, tortilla chips or fresh cut veggies, hummus is a wonderful way to add some plant-based protein to your table too. ...more
Great tips!  I like your tip of slowly adding the olive oil.  I usually add all ingredients to ...more

8 Things I Learned After a Week of Being a Gluten-Free Vegan

There are a lot of claims out there about how wonderful being a vegan is. It'll make the whites of your eyes brighter (raw vegans have even reported their eyes changing color). You'll have more energy. You'll be overflowing with nutrients and less likely to contract a number of chronic diseases. ...more
Hi there! I admire you and am pretty envious as well. Currently, I am doing a Paleo 30 day ...more

Apple Fritter Bread

Every once in a blue moon, I’ll make a recipe that completely blows my socks off. This was one of those times! Can’t you tell just by looking at the first photo? ...more

Ladies’ Dessert: Maca Chocolate Mousse To Balance Your Hormones (vegan + almost raw)

I’ve got a final recipe to share with you for the “Ladies’ Recipes” series, in which I use maca powder in every day recipes to help you balance your hormones and hopefully reduce painful cramps. A BIG thank you to everyone who shared their experience in the comment section of the Raspberry Maca Smoothie...more

The Weekend Report: Falling Out of Order

We have been enjoying a GORGEOUS spring here in Utah, right on the heels of a very mild winter. Which has made me ever so happy. Just look at those vibrant colors! ...more

Jalapeno Mint Julep

Edward Lee | Smoke & Pickles | Artisan, 2013 To be honest, most mint julep recipes I’ve had are overly sweet, cloying, and hard to finish. This is my twist on the julep: It’s minty and verdant, with a kick of spice at the end that makes you want another sip. Serve this jalapeño mint julep in a pewter or silver julep cup, and drink it outside on a porch sheltered by a magnolia tree.–Edward Lee LC Lip Tingler Note If.. ....more

Coconut cakes with chocolate and wíth sugar

You have probably guessed that I have thrown the whole ‘do-not-eat-sugar’ philosophy out of the window. Not that I think sugar is good for you. Noooo sir, but I just can’t be bothered at the moment ....more

Biryani

There is something deeply satisfying about sitting on your couch at midnight with a bowl of biryani and a laptop, while the rest of the house is asleep. For those who have never heard of biryani, it is a staple food item in any South Asian home. An aromatic rice dish cooked in many spices, it can be made with chicken, beef, lamb, fish, vegetables and even just egg (basically whatever is available). Although a serious biryani lover once told me it has to be chicken or go home....more

Measuring spoons: like or dislike?

Welcome to Like or Dislike, where you get to share how you really feel about ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, and favorite cooking gear. The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell. If you're a baker, you probably think this week's Like or Dislike is a no-brainer ....more

Thick, Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These are the most Thick, Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies we’ve ever made or eaten! They are every bit as thick and chewy as bakery cookies, and loaded with the goodness of rolled oats and plump raisins. Ultra satisfying ....more

Link Love

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Lace Maker in Madeira

I’ve been haunted by this picture since I took it a few weeks ago while in Madeira, Portugal. It’s of a lace pattern maker. The boxes behind her extend far beyond what I was able to capture in this photo ....more