Olive and Pearl's

Preventative Bircher Oatmeal

Posted by in Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Lovely as Leftovers, Vegan

Bircher Oatmeal, or as the Pinterest community has dubbed it, Overnight Oats, is one of the best things you can feed your bod at the start of a busy day. Prepared the night before, it combines the satiating ingredients of fibrous oats,  chia seeds, milk, and whatever else you wish to add. This recipe is impossible to get bored of (click that link above and pour through the hundreds of shared photos). This is preventative medicine on a few levels – healthy, but preventative in the sense that two minutes…read more

Tamarind Chickpea and Greens Curry

Posted by in Gluten-Free, Greens, Lovely as Leftovers, Side Dishes, Vegan

  The oldest “fun fact” there is, but nevertheless true, it is amazing how closely tied our sense of smell is to our memories. Vindaloo and masala were all my family and I ate during a week-long trip to London a few years back. It was the first time that I had been introduced to Indian Cuisine, and I badly needed to make up for lost time. Pearlie, the padres and I sat in the same booth of a basement restaurant night after night on that trip. It was our…read more

Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Carrots

Posted by in Gluten-Free, Side Dishes, Vegan

The colors! There are so few things in this world that we at Olive and Pearl’s love more than roasted vegetables. On the wrong side of the fence, that statement may sound nutty (veggies…? really?). But with spring sprouting away over here, we can’t help but fall deeper and deeper into our devotion. The Alemany Farmer’s Market in the Bernal Heights area of San Francisco is where our ritual and allegiances lay. It was the first US Farmer’s Market, as we know them today, and we like to think that…read more

Pretty Incredible Baked Beans

Posted by in Gluten-Free, Lovely as Leftovers, Side Dishes, Vegan

I have never had baked beans from a can. Recently a baked beans discussion was had, the collective opinion of which was that you either loved them, in all of their processed and canned glory, or that they belonged right where they came from: packaged and sealed in a dust-collecting shelf of a convenience store. My opinion hardly mattering due to the non-existent relationship that said beans and I share, I decided to do a little baked bean pondering. The beans themselves are not the offensive variable for which the…read more