Baked Goodness

Bowls of various legumes (chickpeas, green peas, red lentils, canadian lentils, indian lentils, black lentils, green lentils; yellow peas, green mung beans) on wooden background
Socca Bread

Socca Bread

By Lauren | April 9, 2021

This simple rustic flatbread holds a special place in my heart and I am sure it will in yours as well.  Socca bread has the ability to make a simple soup and salad meal complete.…

roasted brussels sprouts

Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

By Lauren | April 3, 2021

You know there is always room for one more roasted sprout recipe in your repertoire. This one takes this winter veg right into spring with the bright taste of lemon and the sweetness of caramelized…

Vegan Moussaka

Vegan Moussaka

By Lauren | March 24, 2021

I really haven’t thought about Moussaka in years, actually decades. The last time I had it in fact was at a pub in Oxford for heaven’s sake. I do remember it being an amazing comfort…

Spiced Butternut Soup

Spiced Butternut Soup

By Lauren | March 19, 2021

The weather has turned cold here in Foix these final days of winter with a mix of snow and rain each day.  This delightful and colorful soup brightened the dreary day and was delicious! Ingredients…

Spicy Cauliflower Bites

Spicy Cauliflower Snacks

By Lauren | March 11, 2021

I will admit I have a problem with these cauliflower snacks.  I honestly can not stop myself from eating these and can easily consume an entire head of cauliflower in this fashion, on my own.…

Apple pear crumble

Apple Pear Crumble with Ginger

By Lauren | March 3, 2021

With a nod to my Foix friend Sanna Phinney, I share with you this super simple dessert. It’s was Sanna’s delicious recipe that she prepared for our welcome meal that served as an inspiration.   Ingredients…

Whole Grain Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Whole Grain Bread — 2021 Version

By Lauren | January 6, 2021

I love this recipe because it tastes like bread is meant to taste AND it is free from added starches, dairy products, eggs, and yeast. Although the actual effort that goes into this loaf is…

Sourdough Buckwheat Bread

By Lauren | January 3, 2020

If you ever make it to the Ariege region, my favorite corner of France, you absolutely must reserve some time to enjoy the Thursday market at La Bastide-de-Sérou. While there are larger, busier and more…

Grain Free Banana Bread

By Lauren | February 16, 2018

Adapted from George Bryant (Civilized Caveman) Prep time 10 mins Cook time 60 mins Total time 1 hour 10 mins Serves: 8 or 12 muffins Ingredients •4 very ripe bananas (2½ cups mashed or 575…

Bake Your Own Flat Breads

By Lauren | February 22, 2017

I’ve raised three creative children who are, each in their own right, gifted in the kitchen. While the oldest two girls are fully launched with kitchens of their own, I still share mine with my…