The Perfect Brunch Food: The Frittaffle (GF)

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Yup, you read that right! It’s a Frittaffle, which is a combination of a frittata and a waffle. How good does that sound? Unfortunately, we can’t take credit for inventing this dish, we have to hand it to Real Food by Dad for creating this savory and versatile brunch treat.

The base of the Frittaffle is eggs and potatoes, with whatever additional toppings you’d like to add in there. This recipe adds bacon, bell peppers, arugula and cheese, but you could also add other yummy ingredients like spinach, sausage, roasted pistachios, and savory sweet coconut bacon.

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Gluten-Free Cornbread with Sweet Corn, Cherry Tomatoes and Sheep’s Cheese

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This delicious vegetarian gluten-free recipe is perfect for a gathering of family and friends, and just in time for Easter and Passover! The base is a gluten-free cornbread using oat flour, sweet white rice flour, stone-ground yellow cornmeal and bits of real corn. Plus kefir (yes probiotics!) or buttermilk, butter, delicious veggies, and two types of cheese. It’s a beautiful, heart-warming and flavorful dish that is a sophisticated take on a classic comfort food!

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The Zen of Cooking

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Check out this interesting article on “The Zen of Cooking” in Eating Well magazine. With families gathering and cooking for Passover and Easter this week, this is a great way to stay present and enjoy the richness of the simple things like food!

While some women were beating egg whites, I was beating opponents in court. As an overworked public interest lawyer, the last thing I wanted to do when I dragged myself home, I claimed, was slice and dice and tap my toes until onions glowed translucent.

The truth was I didn’t know how to cook, but after years of eating takeout, I longed for home-cooked meals. So I decided to sign up for a five-day Cooking and Meditation retreat at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, six hours south of my home in Marin County, California. I was familiar with The Tassajara Bread Book—considered a bread bible in some circles—which celebrates the miracle of dough rising, the sweet fragrance of loaves baking. Plus, not only would I have a measurable goal—surely, I’d learn to cook something—it would be relaxing. The Zen monastery sits in the secluded Santa Lucia Mountains. In the natural hot springs there, I could soak away the stress of “real life,” I thought.

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