Beth Kirby
I help people cook beautiful, live slow, and do what they love for a living. #livemoremagic mrs. @matthewlud | 📍Tennessee Presets + Ecourse + Blog👇🏻

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Rose Apple Tart Made With Pink Pearl Apples And Rosewater Frangipane
Tis the season for apple tarts. Not that I'm baking any just yet. I'm so desperate to move back into our house I can't stand it...I miss my kitchen beyond words. And when I get back in it one of the first things I'm going to do (after setting up our nursery!!) is order pink apples & wild mushrooms from @mikuniwildharvest. I have this muscatel vinegar (my new favorite vinegar...move over sherry) I've been dying to try with mushrooms & ricotta gnudi, and I've been dreaming of these rosey apples all year.
Moon Mother Elixer Mocktail
A guest post by @woodenspoonherbs a Guide to Herbs for Pregnancy & a recipe for this mocktail, the Moon Mother Elixir. It's an herbal infusion of hibiscus, red raspberry leaf, nettle, and oatstraw combined with ginger kombucha and a hint of rose water. Link in profile! The herbs are chosen for their benefits during pregnancy but this drink would make a great addition to any table, and I like to keep it or a rendition of it on hand to drink when I like. The poetry & power of herbalism works, for me, in perfect harmony with the earthy femininity that is motherhood. @woodenspoonherbs sells a pregnancy kit, a new mother kit, and a traveler's kit as well as a whole slew of other herbal remedies in her store. Stay tuned for the second part of this series, herbs for postpartum!
Spicy Soba Greens And Shitake Miso Soup
In case you missed it! My recipe for Spicy Soba, Greens & Shiitake Miso Soup is on the blog, the last in my series Expecting Eats (at least the last one written while expecting!) It was a staple long before pregnancy, and it's super quick & easy to whip up. While great for expecting & nursing moms (nutritionally amazing), it's equally as satisfying for spicy food lovers & fans of the Japanese pantry. I eat this soup with a glass of cold milk to temper the heat of the chili paste & togarashi powder in the recipe & to compliment it with a creamy sweetness next to the intense umami. F
Lavender And Earl Grey Infused French Toast With Sugared Blueberries
An instant brunch classic: London Fog French Toast paired with a glass of creamy, sweet milk (no secret among my favorite beverages). Infused with bergamot scented Earl Grey tea & lavender and topped with meyer lemon zest and Earl Grey & lavender sugar dusted blueberries for good measure, this french toast can be either baked for brunch for a crowd or skillet fried for an intimate breakfast for two. Double, triple, quadruple as needed to fit your brunch needs!
Tahini Chickpea Soba Noodles
In case you missed it, one of my favorite pregnancy recipes: soba noodles (hooray for buckwheat!) with chickpeas, spinach, scallions, and a tahini miso sauce (inspired by a long time favorite tahini miso dressing from @cookieandkate). It's a crowd pleaser, happens to be 100% plant based & gluten free, is just as good room temp or cold as it is warm, and takes all of ten minutes to throw together. Whether you're expecting or just looking for a quick dinner or picnic dish, we got you.
Chickpea Quinoa Salad With Miso And Lemon Vinaigrette
A Chickpea Salad with quinoa, avocado, eggs, and a miso lemon vinaigrette. Packed with chickpeas, one of my favorite pulses (pulses are lentils, dry peas, beans, and chickpeas), it's rich in protein, folate, iron, healthy fat & flavor (the dressing is to die for!) This along with a green juice is one of my mama to be lunches of choice.
Spiced Lemon Preserve Jar
Th ultimate edible last minute gift DIY: spiced preserved lemons. Quick, easy, and inexpensive. The how to is now on the blog so if you're scrambling last minute (like me!) grab some lemons, salt, spices, and a jar! They add so much to any dish you put them in. I'm addicted.
Portuguese Green Soup With Chorizo
A winter warmer. Caldo Verde, Portuguese green soup with chorizo. I made this what seems like ages ago but I'm craving it again. If you also find t craving inducing, you can find the recipe on @foodandwine's website...just search caldo verde!
Beer And Spice Brined Roast Duck
Try mixing it up with a duck instead of a turkey this Thanksgiving! This bird was brined in spices & beer, inspired by a @ladyandpups recipe. And the dish above it is just some fennel baked with local cheese in a fair amount of cream with a hit of nutmeg and cayenne. Unbeatable in its simplicity, this gratin is a rich, show stopping stand by. Everything on the table can be found at @anthropologie.
White Chocolate, Cherry, Macademia, & Coconut Granola
@lindt_chocolate Classic Recipe White Chocolate + Cherry + Coconut + Macadamia Granola. Perfect indulgence for a Sunday morning. And it's clumps like I believe granola should. And it has candy in it, so it's kind of a Halloween thing.