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

Onion Flax Seed Crackers with Basil Guacamole and Za’atar

Posted by in Gluten-Free, Side Dishes, Vegan

It is hard to believe that there was once a time in my life when acquiring and consuming avocados wasn’t a high priority in my life. I spend a good amount of my days thinking about what else I can put an avocado on, the different varieties that exist that I may have not yet tried, and how else I can make this fruit a central part of each meal. I’m not sure where my mind was before, but somewhere along the way a flip was switched and I now…read more

The Best Ever Kale Salad – With Pea Mash, Avocado, Grapes, and Pistachios

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

I’m not one to use words like, “best” and “ever” lightly. For that matter, nor am I one to utilize kale in a manner that does not best serve it’s magical abilities. I think I’ve done it here. I just spent this past weekend with Pearlie and our parents in San Francisco for our fair mother’s birthday. We held hands and frolicked through Fort Mason’s Art Market, oogling over whimsical paintings and guffawing at a few of Andy Warhol’s polaroids. We shared a fresh pea and fava bean mash salad…read more