Olive and Pearl's

Honey Almond Sesame Cookies

Posted by in Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Uncategorized

Throughout human history, there has been some bizarre forms of currency. Salt, jewelry, snakes, potatoes – all have been used in lieu of cash. In the Middle Ages in Russia, squirrel parts were used as a form of currency. Their pelts, claws, and snouts all served a purpose in trade. Less harmful to those poor squirrels, the history of cowry shells and their monetary value can be traced through Chinese culture as far back as 16th century BC. In our family, currently, we have reverted back to those simpler times…read more

Summer Smoothie

Posted by in Breakfast, Gluten-Free, Vegan

It is July. Well into the month, in fact. I woke up this morning very eager to get a jump-start on the day. Coffee doesn’t brew itself ya know? Is there anyone else out there who, contrary to countless snarky T-shirts and internet memes, loves Mondays as much as I do? This morning, as I hopped up and out of bed, flicked on the coffee maker and doused my face with a big ol’ tub of coconut oil, I realized that we have yet to share the recipe for one…read more

California Donburi

Posted by in Gluten-Free, Lovely as Leftovers, Make Ahead

There is something very meditative about eating a meal out of one big bowl. All of the colors and flavors mix together and create different bites each time you dig in. In this particular Japanese dish, “don” which literally translates to “bowl”, there are countless variations. From barbecued eel to breaded and deep-fried pork cutlets, donburi mainly consist of some type of meat over white rice. Being the veggie-chopaholics that we are, this recipe is a light, California spin on a traditional dish.  In keeping with the Asian flavor-notes, we’ve used brown rice…read more