Upside Down Caramelized Pear and Almond Cake {Gluten-Free}

Upside Down Caramelized Pear and Almond Cake #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

Vanilla and brown sugar baked pears top this recipe for pear upside down cake. The bottom-turned-top boasts a soft, gluten-free almond cake with a light texture just firm enough to stand up to the caramelized pears. The sun shines warmer this week, evidenced by puddles that have replaced layers of ice pack and the softening […]

Hazelnut Blueberry Kasha with Cream {Buckwheat Groats}

Hazelnut and Blueberry Kasha (Buckwheat Groats) #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

This recipe for toasted buckwheat groats has kasha sharing the pot with dried wild blueberries, toasted hazelnuts, and a bit of cream over the top for good measure. I count the minutes each morning. Twenty minutes to prep lunches. Five minutes for the kids to pack them up. Twenty minutes to shovel breakfast in. Five […]

Savory Kasha Bowl: Toasted Hazelnuts, Bitter Greens, and Parmesan

Savory Kasha {Buckwheat Porridge} #recipe w/ Parmesan, Bitter Greens, and Toasted Hazelnuts via FoodforMyFamily.com

This recipe for kasha features buckwheat groats that are lightly toasted and then cooked into a nutty porridge with wilted bitter greens and Parmesan and topped with a fried egg and toasted hazelnuts. It hits me in the shower, standing under the showerhead with water streaming down my shoulders and steam rising around me. The […]

Dark Chocolate Cherry and Chia Energy Bars

Dark Chocolate Cherry and Chia Energy Bars #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for easy energy bars packed with chia seeds, dried tart cherries, dark chocolate, nut butters, and oats for a quick snack to keep you going. Each morning begins the same. Pushing back the down comforter that radiates warmth, I face the cold winter light and slip my feet into woolen socks and slippers. […]

Thai Green Mango Salad

Thai Green Mango Salad #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A crisp and refreshing Thai salad made with unripened (green) mango, mung bean sprouts, red pepper, and plenty of cilantro. The door opens inward, pushing against the rolled up towel that sits at the bottom attempting to block out the raw boreal wind that whips by on the other side. The cold air pushes into […]

Easy Thai Peanut Chicken Curry

Easy Thai Peanut Chicken Curry #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for spicy and fragrant Thai peanut chicken curry with coconut milk and plenty of cilantro on top. The trailhead sits at the side of the road, burrowing deep into the woods that surround the lake. Just a few steps in and the world changes: the snow absorbs sound and softens the landscape. A […]

Vanilla Raspberry Mini Meringue Kisses

Vanilla Raspberry Mini Meringue Kisses #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for crisp little vanilla raspberry meringues made into mini star-shaped kisses. Life is messy, made exponentially more so by children. Today one child stepped on a wayward grain of rice from packing lunch boxes, grinding it beneath his small heel straight into my relatively new area rug as he ran to brush his […]