It’s feeling springy on the deck and we’ve been doing some light gardening the past few evenings. The boys love to water the plants and Ezra inevitably ends up drenched! 🤣
I’m tempted to plant all kinds of things but holding back because we are gearing up for a big trip this summer— we’ll be traveling for about 3 months! More details coming but it’s an exciting itinerary (and potentially ambitious with 2 little kids?!) but @jackproz is a pro travel partner and it’s going to be awesome! #forestfeasttravels continues....More soon. xx 🛫
(swipe to hear the wind chimes!) 🍃
We are very fortunate that our kids’ preschool has an amazing garden and a talented gardening teacher. During their weekly gardening class they are encouraged to pick and eat things on the spot. (Apparently Max ate broccoli the other day 😮!) These edible nasturtiums flowers are spilling out onto the school walkway and the other day I saw a little boy picking and eating them. Even though it wasn’t my kid, it made me so happy! I’ve found kids are much more apt to try vegetables if they’ve watched them grow.
Gearing up for dinner with some veggies + guacamole + vegetarian meatballs in marinara. Tip: use the immersion blender for EXTRA creamy guac. Also, I light an unscented candle every night at dinner and am digging these rolled beeswax ones at the moment. And you can’t beat carnations because they last so long!
I’m getting excited for Passover this weekend! Here’s a (nut-free!) Cherry-Date Charoset from the archives. It has pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds and a squeeze of fresh orange. #Charoset is one of the traditional recipes we eat on #Passover and it’s typically a dried fruit & nut paste to spread on matzah crackers as part of the #seder meal.
Just search theforestfeast.com for “Passover” for this recipe (and lots more!) 🌿🌼 #vegetarian #glutenfree #passover #vegan #nutfree #theforestfeast #pesachrecipes #veganpassover #charoset
Five years ago today, my first book, The Forest Feast, was released! I was pregnant with Ezra (who is now huge!) and celebrating Passover in Connecticut when I first saw it on shelves. It really felt like a dream come true! I could hardly have imagined that it would soon become a New York Times bestseller, and then a whole series of books...the 4th of which comes out this September. This little book has changed the trajectory of my career in a magical way.✨ Thank you all so much for buying, cooking from and sharing my book. It's made it possible for me to keep creating and I am forever grateful! (still for sale on Amazon and at your local bookstore! 😉Link in stories!) #theforestfeast #theforestfeastcookbook #vegetariancookbook #theforestfeastturns5 #thankyou!!!
Cheers to the weekend!! ✨✨✨
I’m baking challah and setting up for cocktail hour on the deck. We have friends coming for Shabbat dinner + a sleepover! It’s finally sunny in these woods and I can’t wait to spend the evening outside. Happy Friday, everyone! 🥂🕯🕯
#theforestfeast #cabinlife #shabbatshalom
ROASTED CHICKPEAS! Loving this super-simple recipe from the new @loveandlemons cookbook, #loveandlemonseveryday — I love these in a small dish at cocktail hour instead of nuts or tossed on top of a salad. Congrats Jeanine & Jack on such a beautiful book! (and thanks for gifting me a copy!!) #plantbased #vegetarianrecipes #vegetariancookbook #loveandlemons
Pottery (blue plate) by the talented Barcelona potter @caracaraorange
#tbt to this time last year when I color-coded our book shelves! 💛❤️🧡 #theforestfeast #diy #colorsmakemehappy
Our magnolia tree blooms for only a couple weeks each year and I’m savoring every last petal!
#theforestfeast #springblooms #magnolia #magnoliatree #springfever #watercolor #florals #vegetarianrecipes #cabinlife
First outdoor dinner of the year! Finally a little sun. Fried rice and crispy buttered broccoli with my favorite guys. 💛🥦✨ #theforestfeast #sundaynightdinner #cabinlife #vegetarianrecipes #thegleesnits