Pickles & Honey

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Theme: Notable New Blogs
Criteria: Food blogs that have been running roughly a year or less
and that deserve a wide readership. Delivered every other Thursday.

The Blog: Pickles & Honey

The URL: picklesnhoney.com

Who Writes It: Amanda Maguire, a recipe developer and nutrition consultant who lives in Boston; her husband, Aaron, shoots the food photos.

Why I Like It: Although Pickles & Honey has no overt connection to the Slow Food movement, it is a paean to living peacefully and mindfully. Amanda writes thoughtfully about building a new life away from the numbing corporate world she chose to leave. Her all-vegan recipes have a certain quiet simplicity, too: many have just a few (well-chosen) ingredients, and many, like her smoothies and salads, don’t require cooking. As with quite a few other next-gen vegan bloggers, Amanda nods often to raw eating but isn’t exclusively committed to it. Her desserts, most of which need to be baked, offer up ample reasons not to go completely raw.

Three Recipes Worth Cooking:

Pumpkin Maple Cornbread Baked Bean Casserole: Beans are best, I think, when they are aggressively flavored and well sweetened. Call it “hidden” if you like. Lots of maple, pumpkin, vinegar, molasses, mustard, and barbecue sauce do the job here.

Broiled Grapefruit with Ginger Sugar Topping: I used to daydream about writing a broiler cookbook, a celebration of the most underused tool in the modern kitchen’s arsenal. This simple three-ingredient recipe has me revisiting the idea.

Chocolate-Glazed Blood Orange Donuts: These are baked, not fried, and use coconut oil where butter would be used in a non-vegan recipe.

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