Category Archives: Whole Grains

Every Day Multigrain Whole Wheat Bread

Do you love whole wheat, multigrain bread like my family does? Would you like to make a loaf so tender with such a luscious crumb that the only thing limiting your perfect slice is a well-sharpened knife? I make a … Continue reading

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Sheep’s Milk Yogurt with Almond-Pistachio Olive Oil Granola

When I first moved to San Francisco, I lived in a very fun, tasty neighborhood about a block away from the corner of Haight and Ashbury nearby one of the San Francisco Boulangerie bakeries. I would always order some sort … Continue reading

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Cherry Galette

Alright, I lied a few posts ago when I declared that the cherry granita was the last cherry recipe I would post during this year’s cherry season. I still have a couple of pounds of cherries left and I craved … Continue reading

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Ambrosia Muffins with Peach Preserves

I have only posted about muffins once on La Cuoca Ciccia, but it is simply because I do not want this site to feature muffins only. We make muffins over here once a week at a minimum. It was only … Continue reading

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Wedding Biscotti: Chai Spiced Biscotti with Oats, Toasted Nuts, Raisins, and White Chocolate

In under two months, my sister will be getting married to a wonderful man. While I am not sure that either of them would agree to being called foodies (simply because the title is so cloying), they both relish exceptionally … Continue reading

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Stone-ground Cornmeal Cookies with Pine nuts

Imagine a shortbread-like cookie, enriched with egg yolks and the popcorn-like flavor and odor of toasted pine nuts, except instead of using all wheat flour, it features a mixed-corn, stone-ground cornmeal. This cookie knocks your socks off with its playful, … Continue reading

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Oatmeal and multigrain flour popover

My right hand man has been working long days lately, as in days that stretch into the next day. In addition to just missing his company in the evenings, I dread attacking the day’s dishes in our kitchen sink alone. … Continue reading

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Inept-but-Earnest-Cook Night: Seven Vegetable Moroccan Couscous in Fifteen Minutes

As I mentioned the other day, some variation of this couscous is my go-to dinner when I want to go from no plan to homemade dinner on the table in 15 minutes. This is installation three of “Guy’s Turn” or … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Cardamom-Cinnamon Apple Cake

Last night we had a Moroccan couscous and this apple cake. Both recipes are deceptively easy–ones that I make when it is 6pm and I am still not sure what I will make for dinner. For those of you despairing … Continue reading

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Vegan Pumpkin, Farro, and White Bean Soup

After record rainfall this year, we had a teaser of spring last week. We wore shorts and skirts over here in San Francisco. We had a couple of picnic lunches in soft spring sunshine. We took a lot of long … Continue reading

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