Kitchen Treaty http://www.kitchentreaty.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:32:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 Lemony Egg in a Spinach-Chickpea Nest http://www.kitchentreaty.com/lemony-egg-in-a-spinach-chickpea-nest/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/lemony-egg-in-a-spinach-chickpea-nest/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:00:11 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=10424 This is another one of those sort of on-a-whim recipes that I threw together one morning, and I absolutely loved it.

Breakfast for one: Lemony egg in a spinach-chickpea nest | Kitchen Treaty

I know that a breakfast-for-one recipe doesn't exactly make perfect sense on a blog that's all about living together in peace ... but sometimes the carnivorous guy and toddler are over there gnawing happily on their bacon, and I feel like I'm missing out on the breakfast action. So then I whip up something special for myself and I feel a little better. So, see?! Even this Lemony Egg in a Spinach-Chickpea Nest helps keep our mixed-diet family happy!

Breakfast for one: Lemony egg in a spinach-chickpea nest | Kitchen Treaty

This simple, satisfying, and protein-rich breakfast isn't only delicious, it's super easy, too. Seriously - it takes only about 5 minutes to whip up!

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Kale Caesar Salad with Tofu Croutons & Kalamata Caesar Dressing http://www.kitchentreaty.com/kale-caesar-salad-with-tofu-croutons-kalamata-caesar-dressing/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/kale-caesar-salad-with-tofu-croutons-kalamata-caesar-dressing/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:00:37 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=10501 I pride myself on creating vegetarian recipes that even hardcore carnivores will love. This kale Caesar salad, well ... it's a bit of an exception. It really doesn't even try. The thing is, I personally think it's really kind of incredible, so the meat-eaters that turn their nose up at this one are, in my opinion, totally missing out.

Well, hey! More for us.

Kale Caesar Salad with Tofu Croutons & Kalamata Caesar Dressing | Kitchen Treaty

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Peanut Butter Protein Power Smoothie http://www.kitchentreaty.com/peanut-butter-protein-power-smoothie/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/peanut-butter-protein-power-smoothie/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:00:08 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=10421 Yep, more protein! In last Wednesday's post, I talked about my recent decision to start including extra protein wherever I can think to add it. So, naturally, more of the recipes I share here are going to have more protein in them while I see how this new dietary tweak goes. I hope that's cool with you!

When I decided to start packing more protein into my recipes, naturally, smoothies were one of the first things to come to mind. I mean, I'm already on a smoothie kick. So: smoothie kick, meet protein kick. And then hello, Peanut Butter Protein Power Smoothie.

Peanut Butter Protein Power Smoothie | kitchentreaty.com

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How to Make Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee Concentrate http://www.kitchentreaty.com/how-to-make-cold-brewed-iced-coffee-concentrate/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/how-to-make-cold-brewed-iced-coffee-concentrate/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:56:33 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=10480 Ahh. Iced coffee. Deep, rich, cool, and creamy. Even chocolaty. There's nothing like it. And it's so easy (and inexpensive!) to make at home. I even created a handy-dandy little infographic to show just HOW easy and inexpensive!

How to Make Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee Concentrate | kitchentreaty.com

See?!

I've been making my own iced coffee for years now, and through lots of trial and error, I think I've pretty much got it down.

After trying it several different ways, I settled upon the cold brew method. It's basically a magical way to brew coffee into pure deep-roast goodness without any of that shiver-inducing, bitter acidity. Pure mild-tasting - but potent - goodness.

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This month was a strange one - from one end of the spectrum to another. It was full of hope (spring! it's happening!) and hopelessness (the horrific horrific landslide that occurred not far from where we live).

Predictably, before the mudslide, I spent much of the month obsessing over gardening and natural playscapes for our little one. Food-wise, after discovering just how full I remained for hours and hours after this super-simple breakfast, I started working toward incorporating higher-protein ingredients into my recipes. You'll see some of those soon.

And then, for the past week, every time I sit in front of my computer, - all I can do is watch news about the mudslide, read Facebook status updates from so many friends who are just one or two degrees of separation from the disaster, to continue to shake my head in disbelief.

Holding my loved ones just a little tighter as March comes to a close.

New recipes this month:

This Months Bits and Bites March2014

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Cinnamon Dolce Iced Coffee http://www.kitchentreaty.com/cinnamon-dolce-iced-coffee/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/cinnamon-dolce-iced-coffee/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:34:59 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=10408 I'm proud of myself. In 2014, I've really cut down on my Starbucks habit. I drop by maybe once per week, which is a huge improvement over my previously daily habit. Okay, maybe twice per week. Okay, okay - occasionally three times.

But still! I'm doing better.

Cinnamon Dolce Iced Coffee | kitchentreaty.com

It gets easier in the spring, when iced coffee season kicks into high gear. Starbucks iced coffee is okay in a pinch, but it really doesn't hold a candle to the iced coffee I can make at home. Getting my daily caffeine buzz is much tastier (and way less expensive) when I use the cold-brew method and make my own DIY flavored coffee syrup. I've made vanilla, maple vanilla, pumpkin spice, and even orange spice. But today, I take yet another cue from Starbucks: Cinnamon Dolce.

Cinnamon Dolce Iced Coffee: My new keep-me-away-from-Starbucks weapon of choice.

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Creamy Potato-Kale Soup with Fennel Seed & Optional Sausage http://www.kitchentreaty.com/creamy-potato-kale-soup-with-fennel-seed-optional-sausage/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/creamy-potato-kale-soup-with-fennel-seed-optional-sausage/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:00:27 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=9909 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/creamy-potato-kale-soup-with-fennel-seed-optional-sausage/feed/ 2 Thick & Creamy Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding http://www.kitchentreaty.com/thick-creamy-chocolate-coconut-chia-pudding/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/thick-creamy-chocolate-coconut-chia-pudding/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:00:17 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=10006 ~Ch-ch-ch-chia!~

You know I had to.

Ahem. So! Chia seeds. Surely you've heard of these little mini wonders, one of the newer super-power foods that everyone is raving about? They can go into all kinds of things and make them awesome. Including this thick, rich, creamy chocolate coconut pudding.

Rich and Creamy Chocolate-Coconut Chia Pudding | kitchentreaty.com

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Broccoli & Meyer Lemon Pizza http://www.kitchentreaty.com/broccoli-meyer-lemon-pizza/ http://www.kitchentreaty.com/broccoli-meyer-lemon-pizza/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:00:11 +0000 http://www.kitchentreaty.com/?p=10333 Lemons on pizza? Like, rind and all?! I know, I know, I totally know. I wasn't sure about it, either.

Even after I took my first bite, I wrinkled my nose a bit. It was ... sort of bitter and weird. But then I kept going. That sour/tart, astringent taste soon became addicting - before I knew it, I couldn't get enough.

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