The Simple Spatula

Category: Whole Grains

three years.

There’s a small piece of yellowing newspaper taped to my laptop. The edges of the tape are curling up and there is a slightly discolored outline tracing it where dust and dirt have snuck underneath over the years. On it is my horoscope from whatever day I originally put it there. “Rather than allowing impatience [...]

right back where you left off.

If you’ve ever been a runner you know what it’s like to get into a rhythm and a routine. You run often and it comes easily and you miss it if you don’t run. Then one day you’re a little too busy and you skip your run. A few more days like this go by [...]

dinner for four.

On a cool August evening. All served with brown rice and white wine, on the deck of course. Duck Breast with a cherry reduction Serves 4 2 1lb Moulard or Magret Duck Breasts 1/4 cups red or white wine 1/3 cup tart cherry jam 2 tsp light colored honey salt and pepper Using a sharp [...]

For Prosperity in the New Year, New Ventures.

After three years of seeing hoppin’ john recipes on every blog in sight, I figured I’d join the bunch. After all, I’ll take all the good luck I can get. And just to be safe, I delivered a bowl to Jamie too. I want to make sure we have only good luck flying around our [...]

Black Bean Burgers

Shockingly, I have nothing to say today. Cheers! black bean burgers  I write 15-18 ounces because I had just little bit more beans than I needed and didn’t feel like saving them so I just threw them in there with not trouble. It’s not an exact science. I know I called these burgers, but I [...]

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Sometimes you just can’t make it through the day without eating banana bread straight from the pan. Today was one of those days. Cinnamon Chocolate-Chip Banana Bread I was wary of the lack of butter and/or oil in this recipe but, since it came from Molly, I decided to trust her and take the leap. [...]

Egg-Avocado Toast

My current favorite way to eat a hard (or not so hard) boiled egg; sort of like Avocado to toast but better – because there’s an egg on it too. Toast 1 slice of sprouted bread. Top with 1/4 mashed avocado, a few torn leaves of basil, one egg (soft or hard boiled), and salt. [...]

Blueberry Rhubarb Pie

Last week, I was craving pie. I mean really craving pie. It got so bad that I swear I could smell a pie baking Wednesday evening…while I was in a yoga class. You know it’s bad when you’re going the the motions of Surya Namaskara B and still, there are flashes of peaches and raspberries [...]

Penne with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

I had some trouble gauging how much fruit I would consume in 2 days so after our little experiment last week I had an excessive amount of tomatoes leftover. I wasn’t in the mood for a traditional tomato sauce – it’s too hot out – and the thought of eating another one raw made me [...]

Multigrain Yogurt Pancakes

These are the best pancakes I’ve made to date. Not including some laborious lemon-ricotta pancakes that I made once and never told you about, they’re also the fluffiest. After I mixed them I could actually see the batter puffing up in the bowl and even then next day, after I stuffed the leftover batter in [...]