Small Plate #5

Final plate for our #eastersunday meal. Toasted gluten-free pumpkin spice waffle, #traderjoes vanilla dairy-free ice cream, cinnamon brown sugar honey and maple syrup glazed on top. If you can have dairy, add a sprinkle of chocolate covered sunflower seeds.

Small Plate #4

Small (4lb) ham, for two, glazed with cinnamon brown sugar honey, maple syrup, salt, pepper, cumin, and speared with some pineapple chunks. Cooked in a mixture of 1/2 cup of equal parts- water and fresh pineapple juice. Ham 325° 20 minutes per pound #food #foodie #foodphotography #blogger #blog #bloggerlife #cooking #recipes #midwest

Small Plate #3

Small plate #3 for #eastersunday Butternut squash soap with Gluten-free cranberry toast #cookingblogger #saintpaulminnesota #minnesota #bloggerlife #minnesotagirl #midwestbloggers #juliebird #foodblogger #food

Small Plate #2

Small plate #2 for #eastersunday. I boiled 1/2 sweet potatoes and 1/2 Yukon gold potatoes. Mashed them up in butternut squash soup. Topped with cheddar cheese, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. #cookingblogger #saintpaulminnesota #minnesota #bloggerlife #minnesotagirl #midwestbloggers #juliebird #foodblogger #food #freshmeals #simple #simplepleasures #easter #smallplates #cooking #recipes #midwest

Small Plate #1

Small dinner plate #1 for #eastersunday. Combine greens beans, cubed pears, salt and pepper in a frying pan with truffle olive oil for 10 – 15 minutes. Spread out a thin layer of mustard aioli and add the fried mixture. Top with fresh cracked pistachios. #saintpaulminnesota #minnesota #bloggerlife #minnesotagirl #midwestbloggers #juliebird #foodblogger #food #foodie #foodblogger…

Saturday

I started my morning with yoga at Union Depot and it was absolutely delightful. After yoga we went to Saint Dinette, on 5th Street, for brunch. I loved my breakfast! I’d highly recommend going there. It’s in Lowertown, Saint Paul. Then played pool with a friend and finished my night with homemade tamales.

Quick Spanish Rice

I have plenty of things to do tonight, most of it’s homework, but didn’t want to grab to-go food. I had about an hour to scramble something together. It ended up great, filling, and easy. Quick Spanish Rice 2 cups of jasmine rice 2 teaspoons of LOW FODMAP taco seasoning 1 can diced tomatoes with…

Jalapeño Ground Beef 2:1

This is a beef recipe that is simple and can be used in two ways (2:1). This recipe can easily substitute ground beef with ground turkey or ground chicken. Recipe 1: Jalapeño Sliders Buns (I use Udi’s Gluten Free Hamburger Buns) 1.5 lbs. Ground Meat (Your choice) 1 Medium Yellow Onion 2 Cloves of Garlic…

Leftover Roast Stew

When we cook a roast for just the two of us, we usually have a couple of days of leftovers. We recently purchased a Instant Pot and love it. On Sunday we made a roast and on Tuesday I created a quick leftover stew. My roast was a beef sirloin tip roast with a side…

Julie Bird’s Cornish Hens

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Servings: 4-5 Ingredients: • 2 Cornish Hens • 1 Lemon cut into quarters • 4 springs of fresh organic Rosemary • 4 sprigs of fresh organic Thyme • 4 Tablespoons of sweet cream butter sliced • 1/2 cup Unsalted Chicken Broth • 1/2 cup Rose wine • Extra Virgin Olive…