Posted in September 2012

Rainy Day {Chicken Tortilla Soup}

Rainy Day {Chicken Tortilla Soup}

{Chicken Tortilla Soup} 2 baked chicken breasts, shredded or chopped (skin-on adds flavor) 1 quart organic free range chicken broth 1 can tomato sauce 1 can diced tomatoes 1 can tomato paste 1 can sweet corn 1 bunch cilantro 1 clove garlic, chopped 1/3 purple onion, chopped 5-6 corn tortillas 3-4 cups water Spices to taste: … Continue reading

Be Stitched Baking {Gluten-free Apple Tart}

Be Stitched Baking {Gluten-free Apple Tart}

A few weeks ago at the gluten and allergy free expo, I met Karen Morgan.  Karen is the spunky owner of Blackbird Bakery in Austin.  I was glad to meet a fellow Austinite at the expo!  She explained to me the differences in her professional grade flour blends, and I was sold!  This was my first attempt to … Continue reading

New Food Tuesday {Walton's Fancy and Staple}

New Food Tuesday {Walton's Fancy and Staple}

New Old Food Tuesday {Walton’s Fancy and Staple} Les and I finally made it to lunch for her birthday.  We had both been to Walton’s before, but we hadn’t been back for a few years.  It was definitely time!  This place is magical.  Endless coffees, buttery croissants, colorful macarons, salads, sandwhiches….even fresh flowers!  We haven’t had much time … Continue reading

Lesson in Futility {Pomegranate}

Lesson in Futility {Pomegranate}

Taking a leisurely stroll through Central Market’s produce department the other day with a friend at lunch, I picked up a pomegranate.  I have to take out a small loan every time I buy the bottled juice.  Perhaps I can juice my own? Never again. First of all, the seeds in the one I bought … Continue reading

Be Stitched Baking {Oven-fried Okra}

Be Stitched Baking {Oven-fried Okra}

You know that ‘fun’ ice breaker game “If you were stuck on an island, and you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?”  I always say fried okra.  I could seriously eat it every day.  I have it only once or twice a year now, but growing … Continue reading

Be Stitched Baking {Almond Butter}

Be Stitched Baking {Almond Butter}

This almond butter is delicious slathered on a piece of flax seed bread (I like Alvarado Street Bakery’s) or a sliced Jazz apple (in my opinion, the best apple out there).  This recipe is simple and quick! {Almond Butter} 3 c raw whole almonds 1 T local honey (optional) 1 T ground flax seed (optional) 1 t salt (optional) … Continue reading