Olive and Pearl's

Tomatoes Galore Kale Salad with Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

Posted by in Gluten-Free, Greens, Side Dishes, Uncategorized, Vegan

I was recently told that I may be eating too much kale. It took a lot out of me to type that sentence up there. I feel a near-religious reverence for kale. Too much? How could I be consuming too much? As it turns out, consuming excessive amounts of any cruciferous vegetables (kale, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, and cabbage) can cause hypothyroidism. Those with iodine deficiencies are at highest risk, however. There are chemical components found in kale that can compete with iodine for uptake by the thyroid, causing competition…read more

Polenta and Perfect Tomato Sauce (with Eggplant) – 2 Ways, Part 2

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

  So here we are, a day or two after the creation, consumption, and storage of leftovers of a batch of Polenta and Perfect Tomato SauceĀ – 2 Ways, Part 1. In the general quest to save time and money, these two recipes combinations are splendid. And while I personally love leftovers, these two posts are different enough that they more resemble fraternal twins than outfit-matching, name-rhyming identical twin siblings. We’re a little old for that. With the extra polenta and tomato sauce, and a small amount of prep, we have…read more

Polenta and Perfect Tomato Sauce – 2 Ways, Part 1

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

One of the many goals that my sister and I have in cooking, baking, and creating recipes is to find ways to make these culinary endeavors as simple and accessible as possible. While we do love our interesting, oft-not-heard-of ingredients and contemporary preparation methods, there is only so much time in the week. We love ingredients that are multitaskers; whole foods that are transformative and can be used creatively throughout the week. While food preparation and experimentation may be our greatest hobby, it doesn’t quite pay the bills just yet!…read more