Crispy Roasted Turmeric Potatoes

Something about hospitals always leaves me craving green juice and salads and reading articles about foods with the most nutrients, so, after a chunk of days hanging in heart hospital rooms, maybe that’s why I’ve been all about the turmeric lately: turmeric tea, turmeric chicken, turmeric added to the smoothies we make as fast meals. Turmeric, in my mind, equals anti-inflammatory, and anti-inflammatory equals good for fighting everything from cancer to heart disease to auto-immune conditions. It’s the curcumin, the thing in turmeric that makes it yellow, that is said to make it so powerful for digestion, immunity, joints, cholesterol and more ....more

Green Healing Soup

Tim and I were both a little under the weather this past week, something I always forget how much I hate until it happens. This was the first time we’ve ever had colds together, at least anything that didn’t go away in a day, and whether it was holiday traveling, my weaker pregnant immune system or just a trickier virus that caused it, we’ve been using every natural remedy possible to knock it out fast. Case in point: this green-loaded, hearty, healing puréed soup ....more

Classic Einkorn Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know today is the first of the year and the time for resolutions and healthy recipe searches, but while we were in Ohio last week, Tim got talking about some chocolate chip cookies his mom used to make, crisp around the edges and soft on the inside. It turned out his sister, Gina, had his mom’s original recipe book on hand, one of those spiral-bound church club versions where Myrtle shares her meatloaf and Veera provides her famous recipe for banana cream pie. That’s how I found out the cookies from Tim’s memories came from the kitchen of one Marcia Maki and were marked with a handwritten “very good” in his mom’s red pen ....more

Christmas Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls + Some News

Sometime in early October, on a day when our driveway was getting torn up for plumbing issues, I had just come back from a trip to Chicago and Tim and I were in the throes of heavy budget talks, we got some life-changing, almost unbelievable, genuinely good news that has been hard to keep from you until now: We’re having a baby. We who, this... The post Christmas Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls + Some News appeared first on Food Loves Writing / Real Food Recipes ....more

Let’s Talk about The Einkorn Cookbook

It technically released over two weeks ago, but here we are, finally, bringing you a post of updates about the book. First thing: There were some shipping delays. A bunch of you who preordered books got yours before Thanksgiving, and another bunch of you waited until last week ....more

Einkorn Spelt Homemade Graham Crackers + Little Gems USA (Giveaway)

My friend Leslie runs a Chicago-based jewelry business called LittleGemsUSA, from which 50 percent of all proceeds go straight to charity. Today it is our pure honor to feature that business here, alongside a recipe for the homemade graham crackers I am obsessed with, and accompanied by a giveaway for the sweet little bracelet I’m wearing in the pictures. I love Leslie and I love what she’s doing, so it was my idea that she do an interview/giveaway here ....more

a few things worth noting (and some ideas for Christmas stocking stuffers or gifts)

I read an article recently that said people in my generation have been trained from the age of two to tune out all useless information. We’ve been advertised to our entire lives, it said, and so we’ve learned how to sift between noise and value. Most stuff is noise ....more

Meaty Lasagna

Lasagna is something of a Christmas tradition in Tim’s family, and meaty tomato sauce is one in mine, so last weekend we combined the two for a meaty, cheesy lasagna good enough for a festive family gathering on Christmas Day. We spent most of the afternoon making it—first the sauce and then assembling the lasagna layers—and probably only 20 to 30 minutes sitting down to eat, but the added blessing the prep process gave us was stories of Tim’s childhood and memories of my grandma, the kinds of things that come up when you smell tomato sauce cooking on the stove. My grandma died in 1999 and Tim’s mom in 2002 but I swear when we are chopping garlic and boiling noodles, there’s this undeniable comfort that comes from the familiar scents and sounds and flavors you once shared with someone who is now gone ....more

Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Salted Rosemary Einkorn Breadsticks + JQ Dickinson Salt Giveaway

“As long as thanks is possible, then joy is always possible.” Ann Voskamp My body is tired but my heart is full as we step into this Thanksgiving week, which around here is the week my friend Jackie got married (yesterday!), the week of my dad’s birthday (tomorrow!), the week before The Einkorn Cookbook comes out and, also notably in blog terms, the week we’re going to a virtual Friendsgiving and bringing these breadsticks topped with J.Q. Dickinson salt. Today’s post, with a recipe adapted from our cookbook that comes out a week from today, is part of a series of posts happening this week where bloggers are all bringing something to the table that features this artisanal, hand-harvested salt made in West Virginia. And after a hectic summer and fall where blogging was on the back burner most of the time, I’m thankful to have more moments to spend in the kitchen making things like these, and to get to come share photos and thoughts about them with you here ....more