How to Make an All-Butter Pie Crust Perfect Every Time (Technique)

One of the biggest surprises we had while we were working on the cookbook was regarding pie crust—and how hard the making of it can be to explain. Fact: There are lots of ways to make pie crust, many of them good. The technique that we use, however, is kind of special ....more

Gingered Pear Einkorn Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping

Dear Mama Madison, I can’t believe we’re actually here, I’m actually writing this post, your belly is swelling bigger with every Instagram photo and every day ticks us one closer to the day little he or she arrives. I can’t believe it because I’m...more

Flash Giveaway: The Einkorn Cookbook

Hi guys. Just a quick post to say that we want to give away a signed copy of The Einkorn Cookbook to one of you here this Valentine’s week. We’re going to make it super simple and accept entries now through midnight CST on Saturday, February 14 ....more

Valentine’s Heart Cakes with Homemade Chocolate Shell

You dislike gimmicks. Gimmicks are not your thing. The first Valentine’s Day we spent together, we argued about this, because while most of the world knows that February 14 is just another day, to the woman you ended up marrying, it could potentially be an indicator of whether or not the two of us were in love ....more

garlic ginger vegetarian tacos with sweet and spicy cabbage slaw

Recap of this past week: Monday morning we found out we’re having a boy (!), Tuesday we found out my computer’s hard drive might be broken (!), Wednesday we found out it was just the cable that goes to the hard drive (!) and today we found a fresh bin of organic fruits and vegetables delivered to our front door. That’s life, isn’t it, filled with surprises that delight us, discourage us and change our schedules sufficiently to remind us we’re not in control, a theme I keep coming back to this year. Right now, I’m mostly feeling the blessing it is to get to see that I don’t run the universe (or the way a day goes or even how happy and healthy this little guy inside me seems to be doing so far) as well as thankful for the miniature moments that surprise me in the midst of life, like a Wednesday warm enough to take off my jacket or the way nothing makes a girl feel richer than a table filled with fresh food to eat ....more

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