Posts Tagged "dessert"

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts 00

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts

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Yesterday was the November Chicago Food Swap at The Chopping Block! I wanted to bring something unique, healthy, festive and trendy to the swap and thus, these Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts were born! But before we get to the recipe, let’s take a look at all the action during the swap! The Chopping Block was the PERFECT location for the swap – plenty of room, lots of counter...

Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Crumble 00

Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Crumble

Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Crumble

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Nothing says summer like strawberries and rhubarb! I made a special trip to the Green City farmers market in Lincoln Park this morning for some fresh summer goodies! I came home with strawberries as sweet as candy, local melrose sweet peppers, juicy red currants, and of course a bundle of rhubarb. This Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Crumble is the perfect summer dessert for an all-American...

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend 00

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

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My mom was in town last weekend for St. Patrick’s Day! While most Chicagoans were out boozing at local Irish bars, we were out shopping, dining, and enjoying the theater. On Friday afternoon, we lunched at Atwood Cafe on State and Washington. We’d been wanting to try this restaurant for years and finally got around to making reservations for lunch! We made it inside just before the rain...

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Pie 00

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Pie

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Use your decorative pumpkins from Halloween to make a pumpkin pie just in time for Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Pie  soy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, seed-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, nightshade-free, bean & legume-free I used pie pumpkins that I had purchased for decoration earlier this season, but any size pumpkin will work! Cut pumpkin in half or quarters (depending...

Homemade Halloween Candy 00

Homemade Halloween Candy

Homemade Halloween Candy

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Happy Halloween! Instead of buying candy, in the spirit of Halloween I decided to make my own! In the words of Michael Pollan, “Eat all the junk food you want, as long as you cook it yourself.” I modified this recipe from Oh She Glows to create these tasty treats. If a Twix, Almond Joy, and Reese’s came together and went vegan, this candy would be the result! Homemade Halloween...