Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.

Blog

Brown Rice Carrot Fritters with Chipotle Sunflower Sauce

There are a few meals meals on which my husband and I can always agree. One of the easiest decisions: fritters. There’s something wonderful about fritters. It might be the ability to make fritters out of almost anything or the fact that you can toss in herbs, grains, and cheese. I think it’s the fact [...]

The post Brown Rice Carrot Fritters with Chipotle Sunflower Sauce appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Millet Polenta with Romesco

One of the reasons I tout cooking in small batches of components is because it makes meals super simple and fast. Take for example, this romesco polenta. It seems like I always have romesco on hand (it’s a favorite in our house) and this millet polenta is fast to whip up or reheat. Combine the [...]

The post Millet Polenta with Romesco appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Millet Polenta | Cooking Component

When I was writing The Homemade Flour Cookbook, I stepped far outside my comfort zone. I had worked for a year at a bakery and for a solid part of that time, was the sole baker in their dedicated gluten-free kitchen. Thanks to this experience, I was no stranger to all of these flours. But [...]

The post Millet Polenta | Cooking Component appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Sesame Green Beans with Quinoa and Eggs

Here it is, my last full on summer recipe. My kitchen is starting the transition to fall and thus, so is the site. One of the beautiful things about living in the California valley is that summer produce continues on for some time (we’re still knee-deep in tomatoes). Yet, the weather is definitely feeling more [...]

The post Sesame Green Beans with Quinoa and Eggs appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with Pecan Vinaigrette

Post sponsored by The American Pecan Council. See below for more details. Fall is an amazing time for salads. The crisp airs makes for the best greens and once you have that, it’s hard to go wrong with what you add into a salad. This acorn squash salad is quite possibly the best combination of [...]

The post Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with Pecan Vinaigrette appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

29 Vegan Recipes for Fall

I’m not vegan but one of the best realizations I’ve had over the years is that comfort food doesn’t have to be heavy on the dairy. Sure, I love melted cheese or a cream sauce but there’s so many ways to make a solid comfort meal while staying vegan. Some tips I’ve learned over the [...]

The post 29 Vegan Recipes for Fall appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Pinto Bean Quesadilla with Spiced Zucchini

Quesadillas have had a recent uptick in our household thanks to a high-energy toddler. It’s one of my go-to lunches when were hanging out at home primarily because I can put almost anything in a quesadilla and as long as there’s a dip like salsa or hummus, my son will eat it. This pinto bean [...]

The post Pinto Bean Quesadilla with Spiced Zucchini appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Real Food Scoop | No. 4

    Stand up to Big Food and celebrate Food Day, every day. This month, The New York Times published some of its best reporting on food and public health, with a deep dive into global food giant Nestlé’s impact in Brazil (read Anna’s take here). The focus was on that country, but a similar story…

Read More →

Read more ...

Taking on Big Food… from 1977 to today

In 1977, a group of activists gathered to concoct a campaign to take on the international food companies that were marketing infant formula in the global south—and undermining infant health. (Rumor has it, my parents’ basement served as the staging ground for one of those early meetings).   An audacious idea was hatched: A global…

Read More →

Read more ...

Real Food Scoop | No. 3

In the weeks since the violence in Charlottesville, we’ve been moved by the national response. The violence that day was a chilling reminder of the long-present vein of racism and white supremacy in this country—and that this hate has been emboldened. But we are heartened by thousands turning out in places like Boston, Seattle, and…

Read More →

Read more ...

Spiced Zucchini | Component Cooking

Even though it’s officially fall, my refrigerator still has quite a bit of summer produce- especially summer squash and zucchini. And so, I thought it was time to share one of my vegetable-based components: spiced zucchini. It’s simple and is the perfect companion to grain bowls, quesadillas, and eggs. I typically roast vegetables but the [...]

The post Spiced Zucchini | Component Cooking appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Berbere Chickpeas and Chard

Post sponsored by Frontier Co-op. See below for more details. The first time I picked chard at the CSA, I was enamored with the beautiful color and the large, tender leaves. I had, up until that point, never encountered the greens. I researched, cooked, and fell in love with chard but over the years, I’ve [...]

The post Berbere Chickpeas and Chard appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Sweet Corn Couscous Salad with Arugula

After a few months of hot weather, it’s just now beginning to feel like fall in the valley. Leaves are starting to drop and I just opened our windows for the first time. And yet, I’m still making summer recipes. Summer always feels a bit longer in California but I’m okay with that. I’m not [...]

The post Sweet Corn Couscous Salad with Arugula appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Visit a Pear Farm (+ Farro Pear Salad with Ginger-Sesame Dressing)

Post sponsored by California Pear Advisory Board. See below for more details. One of the greatest disconnects in food today is that of where our food comes from. Sure, it’s becoming more prominent to know your farmers thanks to CSAs and Farmers’ markets but what about the produce you buy at your local grocery store? [...]

The post Visit a Pear Farm (+ Farro Pear Salad with Ginger-Sesame Dressing) appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Herbed Cucumber Salad with Farro

More often than not during the summer months, I have a cucumber rolling around in the crisper drawer. I buy a couple every week to use with our simple dinner salads and occasionally for quick pickles. More often than I like to admit, I wait until the last minute to use them and that’s when [...]

The post Herbed Cucumber Salad with Farro appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Zucchini Bake with Farro and Ricotta

Post sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. See below for more details. The first couple of weeks after having a baby were interesting. I wanted to cook but at the same time I was exhausted and figuring out everything new that came with motherhood. Luckily my mom was here, shopping and cooking for us. My first [...]

The post Zucchini Bake with Farro and Ricotta appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Green Summer Salad with Herby Hemp Dressing

Late summer/early fall is my favorite time for salads. It really is the best of both seasons. You have the fresh summer produce like cucumbers and tomatoes but the weather is cool enough that the crisp, fall greens are able to grow. This time, into the end of October, is peak salad time. This particular [...]

The post Green Summer Salad with Herby Hemp Dressing appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Smoky Beans and Polenta

I grew up actively avoiding baked beans. They were almost always at any family get-together but I was an avid bean hater (which is funny given how much I love them now). While I still don’t really eat baked beans, I love the idea behind them. Warm, smoky beans paired with salty bacon- it’s hard [...]

The post Smoky Beans and Polenta appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Pecan Roasted Beet Dip with Sage

Post sponsored by The American Pecan Council. See below for more details. Over the years, beets have become my go-to item to take to picnics and potlucks. I realize that might sound surprising but my goal is to make something with beets that everyone loves (even people who don’t get excited about beets). My first [...]

The post Pecan Roasted Beet Dip with Sage appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

21 Weeknight Vegetarian Dinners

With kids starting back to school and life falling into a new normal, dinners often rushed (or on the road). I grew up in a family where both my parents worked until 5 and I often had after school activities. Dinners were never our strong area. Now that I have a child of my own, [...]

The post 21 Weeknight Vegetarian Dinners appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Smoky Beans and Polenta

I grew up actively avoiding baked beans. They were almost always at any family get-together but I was an avid bean hater (which is funny given how much I love them now). While I still don’t really eat baked beans, I love the idea behind them. Warm, smoky beans paired with salty bacon- it’s hard [...]

The post Smoky Beans and Polenta appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Pecan Roasted Beet Dip with Sage

Post sponsored by The American Pecan Council. See below for more details. Over the years, beets have become my go-to item to take to picnics and potlucks. I realize that might sound surprising but my goal is to make something with beets that everyone loves (even people who don’t get excited about beets). My first [...]

The post Pecan Roasted Beet Dip with Sage appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

21 Weeknight Vegetarian Dinners

With kids starting back to school and life falling into a new normal, dinners often rushed (or on the road). I grew up in a family where both my parents worked until 5 and I often had after school activities. Dinners were never our strong area. Now that I have a child of my own, [...]

The post 21 Weeknight Vegetarian Dinners appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Spiced Summer Squash Salad with Chickpeas

In the summer months, summer squash plays second fiddle to their zucchini cousin. It’s zucchini this and zucchini that but in reality, summer squash is just as good (and versatile in cooking!) One of my favorite summer recipes is this squash soup but the pesto bruschetta is a close second. This spiced squash salad is [...]

The post Spiced Summer Squash Salad with Chickpeas appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Herbed Zucchini Summer Rolls

I love cooked zucchini when done well. Grill it, roast it, or sauté it- there’s so many options. However, I often forget how great zucchini is raw, especially with herbs in a fresh summer recipe. These zucchini summer rolls really show this well. The zucchini is left in strips that are tossed in a wonderful [...]

The post Herbed Zucchini Summer Rolls appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Black Lentil Enchiladas with Zucchini

Post sponsored by nuts.com. See below for more details. In wrapping up my three-series post highlighting black lentils with nuts.com, I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes. It’s fairly obvious that I love making enchiladas but I just find something magical in a delicious filling nestled in a fresh corn tortilla and topped [...]

The post Black Lentil Enchiladas with Zucchini appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Tomato Chutney Omelette

The slow decent into fall has started in our home. There’s been a couple nights with the windows wide open (a welcome relief), school is back in session, and my itch to can is in full-force. In the past few weeks I’ve managed a few different pear items and pickles. Up next: tomatoes. This tomato [...]

The post Tomato Chutney Omelette appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Sweet Corn Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes and Avocado

Post sponsored by California Avocado. See below for more details. Even though we don’t have any little guys in school, Mack’s schedule is such that it feels like he is in school. I pick him up from care at 3:30 and from there it’s a long slide into dinner. He’s in the kitchen “helping” me [...]

The post Sweet Corn Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes and Avocado appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Chimichurri | Cooking Component

We are a sauce family. It’s one of the food items my husband is most opinionated about. He’s usually a sport with most things I make but his top complaint is when something doesn’t contain a sauce. Because of this, sauces make up a large portion of my component list. Like this chimichurri verde, most [...]

The post Chimichurri | Cooking Component appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

Green Summer Salad with Herby Hemp Dressing

Late summer/early fall is my favorite time for salads. It really is the best of both seasons. You have the fresh summer produce like cucumbers and tomatoes but the weather is cool enough that the crisp, fall greens are able to grow. This time, into the end of October, is peak salad time. This particular [...]

The post Green Summer Salad with Herby Hemp Dressing appeared first on Naturally Ella.

Read more ...

About this site

The idea behind the diet is to replace two daily meals with jars of homemade pureed baby food or store bought jars. The third meal of the day is to remain low calorie and small. The daily calorie restrictions are said to be 600 calories or less. The diet is not meant to be on for months at a time, rather 7 days maximum. The purpose is to rid your body of toxins and cravings of unhealthy foods.

Feed Display