Olive and Pearl's

Grilled Avocados with Romesco and Pickled Onions

Posted by in Gluten-Free, Vegan

The concept of grilling an avocado sounds like the stuff of fairytales to me. To take the already perfect, shapely, fatty fruit and transform it into a crispy-skinned fry-like phenomenon nearly brings me to tears. While the idea of a hot avocado probably sounds horrible (like a leftover Chipotle bowl smothered in guacamole and reheated in the microwave), this is an entirely different game. The outer layer of the avocado becomes incredibly crispy as is sizzles up against the frying pan. Without adding any flour or butter for battering, the…read more

Salty Sweet Almond and Pistachio Cookies

Posted by in Dessert, Gluten-Free

I was walking through a specialty food store with my dad quite some years ago when we first tried these cookies. It was at a time when I was still trying to figure out exactly what I was allergic to and feeling pretty crappy most of the time. When I finally did come to terms with the fact that I would no longer be able to eat ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, or big chunks of french bread with cambozola cheese, I didn’t feel much excitement as I roamed the…read more