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kesh
Portland, OR
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With Valentine's Day around the corner, it seemed like the perfect time to post a chocolatey dessert, which you can make for yourself or package and give to your sweetheart(s). The inspiration for this decadent treat came to me back in December when my friend Alanna Taylor-Tobin of the The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at Harmony Kitchen
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Today is our 1 year anniversary - our Family Day! It is the day we brought our beautiful Haitian daughter home to Portland, so I thought I would do a special post featuring our precious girl. Be prepared, though, as it's going to be an Estere love fest showcasing adorable... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Harmony Kitchen
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Tis the season to be jolly . . . especially when you have incredible desserts like this to serve up at your Holiday gathering! And who do we have to thank for this gorgeous festive treat? None other than my fellow foodie friend Alanna Taylor-Tobin from The Bojon Gourmet! A... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Harmony Kitchen
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Estere's HK Debut! Well Hello There! I apologize for my prolonged absence from posting - more on that here - but I am finally back and so pleased to share a recipe we make daily for our sweet Estere, who has now been home 7 months! I just want to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Harmony Kitchen
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Cinnamon rolls take me back to my childhood, to the times when we would wake up on the weekend, crack open a can of Pillsbury rolls and devour them shortly after taking them out of the oven. Not the most sophisticated cinnamon rolls, but they were a part of our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Harmony Kitchen
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When Infinity Jars approached me about reviewing their jars for an upcoming blog post, the wheels started turning as to what recipe I would like to create around these glass beauties. Infinity's ultraviolet containers are perfect for storing everything from dried herbs, bitters, tea, coffee, nuts, oils to cosmetic products.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Harmony Kitchen
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On this beautiful Christmas Day this is my gift to all you fellow bakers, a recipe for a festive cake that will make your mouth water in anticipation of every sweet bite. May everyone experience both the JOY and PEACE that comes with this SEASON OF LIGHTS. I also have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at Harmony Kitchen
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Tis the season to give, well at least that's the mindset I have as we head into December. So it's with great pleasure that I announce my first giveaway here at Harmony Kitchen! Drum roll please . . . Alanna Taylor-Tobin's amazing recipe book titled Alternative Baking: Reinventing Dessert With... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Harmony Kitchen
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This time of year I love to make soups - especially mushroom chestnut! - and I usually pair them with homemade biscuits. After playing around with many different gluten-free flour combinations, I finally created a light and airy biscuit that holds together beautifully. The star of this recipe is the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Harmony Kitchen
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Believe it or not, another Thanksgiving Day is upon us! This year it seemed to come much earlier than I had expected, and I find myself a bit behind in my preparations. Luckily it's just Andy and me celebrating together this year, so there is no pressure to serve a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Harmony Kitchen
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Several years ago, I came across Sarah Britton's Life-Changing Loaf of Bread recipe and I can honestly say that it does in fact live up to its title. I've enjoyed playing with Sarah's recipe, but never thought to create a grain-free version of it until I was doing a hormone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Harmony Kitchen
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I have to apologize for having had such a long hiatus from posting here at Harmony Kitchen. I tried to make up for it a little by posting pictures of inspirational dishes--some with recipes--on both Facebook and Instagram. My hope is to get back into a steady routine of posting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at Harmony Kitchen
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This recipe has been in the works for quite some time and gone through many variations to finally land with the current version, which I am thrilled with! A big thanks to all of my Portland friends who taste tested the many loaves in between - your feedback was invaluable!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Harmony Kitchen
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This milk is super easy to prepare and packed full of nutrients! It's also a great way to have your oats without the fuss of cooking them, as you can simply pour the milk over some granola, add a bit of fruit, sprinkle with some seeds or coconut flakes and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Harmony Kitchen
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For those of you who've eaten out with me at Indian restaurants over the years, you know that this dish is my favorite and one I always order for the table to share. No restaurant will prepare it exactly the same and the flavors one can get with the baingan... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Harmony Kitchen
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With Valentine's Day around the corner, we tend to have chocolate on the brain - the supermarkets and local shops make sure of that with their V-Day displays. And who doesn't like a beautiful heart shaped box filled with little pieces of heaven? But if you're like me, you know... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at Harmony Kitchen
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This post has been a long time in the making and I'm very happy to finally be able to share it with you! If you're looking for a star for your next dinner menu - casual or formal - this savory mushroom loaf is sure to please. Think of this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Harmony Kitchen
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As the year draws to a close, I pine for longer days filled with as much hygge as possible. I am also thinking ahead to a lovely New Year's Brunch which will include this French toast cake and a warm cozy fire. While in recipe testing mode, I started researching... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at Harmony Kitchen
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Date puree functions beautifully as a whole food sweetener and binder in recipes - it's an easy to make ingredient that I use in most of my baking. And even though dates have a fair amount of fructose, they do pack quite a nutritional punch. You can use the date... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at Harmony Kitchen
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I would never have guessed this soup would become my new favorite, not because I don't like parsnips, but because it was created based on what I had leftover in my refrigerator from the aftermath of making our Thanksgiving feast - soaked cashews, a parsnip, a leek, some sage, ginger,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at Harmony Kitchen
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Once we reach apple season, I love picking up cider and spicing it up. It's been especially exciting this year living in Portland with having so many farmers markets to shop at for this sweet treat. Since moving here I also discovered Savory Spice Shop - the best spice shop... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at Harmony Kitchen
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It was the day before Thanksgiving and I was finishing creating my menu for our plant-based feast when it suddenly occurred to me that I had no oranges to make my usual cranberry relish recipe. The thought of heading to the market with the crowds of people rushing to buy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2015 at Harmony Kitchen
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After I moved to Portland I experienced my first kashmiri chai latte at a local shop called Tea Chai Té. It was thanks to our friend, Akash, that I tried this particular chai blend - this was his favorite and now it's mine, too! Tea Chai Té's tea list is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Harmony Kitchen
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As the light in our days slowly diminishes - boy did I feel that on this photo shoot, I ran out of daylight and had to take the last few shots virtually in the dark! - it's nice to bring a bit of brightness and color to our tables. Pumpkins... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at Harmony Kitchen
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This recipe is an example of what can happen when you make something wonderful, but are stuck with a leftover ingredient. I have been enjoying my morning matcha lattes with homemade coconut milk, but I can't seem to bring myself to discard the leftover pulp. It's still packed full of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at Harmony Kitchen