Need a dessert that comes together in almost no time at all and disappears in mere moments? Look no further than this chocolate and toffee cracker bark! This toffee bark is a perennial holiday favorite in my husband’s family. I call it ‘disappearing toffee bark’ because of just how delicious and addicting it feels. The crack of the toffee, the crunch of the nuts, and the melt-in-your-mouth chocolate pretty much guarantee that this treat won’t last long. One bite and I am sure you will agree.
You know your friends love you when they send you fourteen packets of yeast in the mail during a global pandemic. When I got the message that the ‘yeast fairy’ had visited my house, I was not expecting that much! But I am so happy (thanks, Jess!) that she did because now I can present to you one of my favorite recipes to date: Pizza Dough Garlic Knots.
I haven’t had a pizza with “real” cheese on it in over four years. Hard to believe that that much time has passed since I made the jump to plant-based foods, but I am so happy that I did. Plus, with this loaded veggie pizza I don’t miss the “regular” stuff even a little bit.
I didn’t know until a couple of days ago that April is National Garlic Month! If anybody wants a whole month to celebrate the flavor, the goodness, and punch that garlic adds to a dish, it’s me! I was already planning a garlic tutorial for this week, but now sharing it with all if you is much more apt. I roast and freeze whole heads of garlic on a regular basis, and this makes it much easier to add it to everything I cook. Sauces, soups, sautés- you name it, I’m putting an entire head of roasted garlic into it. And with this roasting-freezing method, you do not have to worry about the garlic losing flavor when thawed.
So, we are on quarantine day…twelve? Honestly, I am beginning to lose track of the days, as much as I attempt to give myself a schedule and a plan for each day. If I didn’t, I would surely go insane (it is a miracle that I have not yet already.) I imagine people with larger homes and living spaces have a slightly easier time of it. If you are bored or in need of a change of scenery, you can easily move to another room. Take in another scene. Tired the bedroom, go to the den! Fed up with the view from your living room window, move into the office. I have the immense fortune of being able to move five whole feet from the kitchen counter to the couch. And back. And forth. Such variety.
During these times, I need something grounding and warming. A balm to my unemployed soul. Truly, I do not think there is anything more warming and lovely during anxious and uncertain times than a big bowl of soup. This comforting tomato-basil soup is exactly that!
Hello everyone! Things have been radio silent around here for a couple of months now, so I want to take a few minutes and discuss what’s been going on, where I’ve been, and what’s next for Kettle & Kale! Long story short, I cannot afford to be the vegan travel writer that I initially set out to be. But that does not mean that I am disappearing!