The Forest Feast
After several years in the big city, I moved to a cabin in the woods of Northern California. Inspired by local ingredients I create simple, beautiful, healthy recipes anyone can make. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @theforestfeast. Please feel free to re-post on your site, but will you please link and credit me and send me a link when it's up? Thanks! Send me an email.
Spring is in full-force which means Fava Beans in my CSA farm box! If you get them whole and fresh, they are a bit of work, but totally worth it. (One pound of fresh favas in the pod will yield about 1 cup shucked.) I have been eating them for lunch, mixed with feta, mint, sunflower seeds and avocado. If you can’t find favas, you could substitute edamame beans. Enjoy!
Spring is in full-force which means Fava Beans in my CSA farm box! If you get them whole and fresh, they are a bit of work, but totally worth it. (One pound of fresh favas in the pod will yield about 1 cup shucked.) I have been eating them for lunch, mixed with feta, mint, sunflower seeds and avocado. If you can’t find favas, you could substitute edamame beans. Enjoy!
Spring is in full-force which means Fava Beans in my CSA farm box! If you get them whole and fresh, they are a bit of work, but totally worth it. (One pound of fresh favas in the pod will yield about 1 cup shucked.) I have been eating them for lunch, mixed with feta, mint, sunflower seeds and avocado. If you can’t find favas, you could substitute edamame beans. Enjoy!
Spring is in full-force which means Fava Beans in my CSA farm box! If you get them whole and fresh, they are a bit of work, but totally worth it. (One pound of fresh favas in the pod will yield about 1 cup shucked.) I have been eating them for lunch, mixed with feta, mint, sunflower seeds and avocado. If you can’t find favas, you could substitute edamame beans. Enjoy!
Spring is in full-force which means Fava Beans in my CSA farm box! If you get them whole and fresh, they are a bit of work, but totally worth it. (One pound of fresh favas in the pod will yield about 1 cup shucked.) I have been eating them for lunch, mixed with feta, mint, sunflower seeds and avocado. If you can’t find favas, you could substitute edamame beans. Enjoy!
Spring is in full-force which means Fava Beans in my CSA farm box! If you get them whole and fresh, they are a bit of work, but totally worth it. (One pound of fresh favas in the pod will yield about 1 cup shucked.) I have been eating them for lunch, mixed with feta, mint, sunflower seeds and avocado. If you can’t find favas, you could substitute edamame beans. Enjoy!
Spring is in full-force which means Fava Beans in my CSA farm box! If you get them whole and fresh, they are a bit of work, but totally worth it. (One pound of fresh favas in the pod will yield about 1 cup shucked.) I have been eating them for lunch, mixed with feta, mint, sunflower seeds and avocado. If you can’t find favas, you could substitute edamame beans. Enjoy!
Spring is in full-force which means Fava Beans in my CSA farm box! If you get them whole and fresh, they are a bit of work, but totally worth it. (One pound of fresh favas in the pod will yield about 1 cup shucked.) I have been eating them for lunch, mixed with feta, mint, sunflower seeds and avocado. If you can’t find favas, you could substitute edamame beans. Enjoy!
Spring is in full-force which means Fava Beans in my CSA farm box! If you get them whole and fresh, they are a bit of work, but totally worth it. (One pound of fresh favas in the pod will yield about 1 cup shucked.) I have been eating them for lunch, mixed with feta, mint, sunflower seeds and avocado. If you can’t find favas, you could substitute edamame beans. Enjoy!

Spring is in full-force which means Fava Beans in my CSA farm box! If you get them whole and fresh, they are a bit of work, but totally worth it. (One pound of fresh favas in the pod will yield about 1 cup shucked.) I have been eating them for lunch, mixed with feta, mint, sunflower seeds and avocado. If you can’t find favas, you could substitute edamame beans. Enjoy!

I am a blogger for Better Homes and Gardens, and they are hosting a GIVEAWAY of 5 (yes, five!) copies of my cookbook! Click on over to the BHG blog for a chance to win!
Above is one of my favorite recipes from the book, the Kale Caesar Salad. It has a super garlicky dressing and the polenta “croutons” make it a filling dish.
Best of luck and Happy Cooking!!
(PS- if you’re in Palo Alto, come to my signing tonight at 7pm!)
photos & illustrations © Erin Gleeson
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UPDATE 5/6/14: The winners have now been notified, thank you to all who participated!
I am a blogger for Better Homes and Gardens, and they are hosting a GIVEAWAY of 5 (yes, five!) copies of my cookbook! Click on over to the BHG blog for a chance to win!
Above is one of my favorite recipes from the book, the Kale Caesar Salad. It has a super garlicky dressing and the polenta “croutons” make it a filling dish.
Best of luck and Happy Cooking!!
(PS- if you’re in Palo Alto, come to my signing tonight at 7pm!)
photos & illustrations © Erin Gleeson
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UPDATE 5/6/14: The winners have now been notified, thank you to all who participated!
I am a blogger for Better Homes and Gardens, and they are hosting a GIVEAWAY of 5 (yes, five!) copies of my cookbook! Click on over to the BHG blog for a chance to win!
Above is one of my favorite recipes from the book, the Kale Caesar Salad. It has a super garlicky dressing and the polenta “croutons” make it a filling dish.
Best of luck and Happy Cooking!!
(PS- if you’re in Palo Alto, come to my signing tonight at 7pm!)
photos & illustrations © Erin Gleeson
*******
UPDATE 5/6/14: The winners have now been notified, thank you to all who participated!
I am a blogger for Better Homes and Gardens, and they are hosting a GIVEAWAY of 5 (yes, five!) copies of my cookbook! Click on over to the BHG blog for a chance to win!
Above is one of my favorite recipes from the book, the Kale Caesar Salad. It has a super garlicky dressing and the polenta “croutons” make it a filling dish.
Best of luck and Happy Cooking!!
(PS- if you’re in Palo Alto, come to my signing tonight at 7pm!)
photos & illustrations © Erin Gleeson
*******
UPDATE 5/6/14: The winners have now been notified, thank you to all who participated!
I am a blogger for Better Homes and Gardens, and they are hosting a GIVEAWAY of 5 (yes, five!) copies of my cookbook! Click on over to the BHG blog for a chance to win!
Above is one of my favorite recipes from the book, the Kale Caesar Salad. It has a super garlicky dressing and the polenta “croutons” make it a filling dish.
Best of luck and Happy Cooking!!
(PS- if you’re in Palo Alto, come to my signing tonight at 7pm!)
photos & illustrations © Erin Gleeson
*******
UPDATE 5/6/14: The winners have now been notified, thank you to all who participated!
I am a blogger for Better Homes and Gardens, and they are hosting a GIVEAWAY of 5 (yes, five!) copies of my cookbook! Click on over to the BHG blog for a chance to win!
Above is one of my favorite recipes from the book, the Kale Caesar Salad. It has a super garlicky dressing and the polenta “croutons” make it a filling dish.
Best of luck and Happy Cooking!!
(PS- if you’re in Palo Alto, come to my signing tonight at 7pm!)
photos & illustrations © Erin Gleeson
*******
UPDATE 5/6/14: The winners have now been notified, thank you to all who participated!
I am a blogger for Better Homes and Gardens, and they are hosting a GIVEAWAY of 5 (yes, five!) copies of my cookbook! Click on over to the BHG blog for a chance to win!
Above is one of my favorite recipes from the book, the Kale Caesar Salad. It has a super garlicky dressing and the polenta “croutons” make it a filling dish.
Best of luck and Happy Cooking!!
(PS- if you’re in Palo Alto, come to my signing tonight at 7pm!)
photos & illustrations © Erin Gleeson
*******
UPDATE 5/6/14: The winners have now been notified, thank you to all who participated!

I am a blogger for Better Homes and Gardens, and they are hosting a GIVEAWAY of 5 (yes, five!) copies of my cookbook! Click on over to the BHG blog for a chance to win!

Above is one of my favorite recipes from the book, the Kale Caesar Salad. It has a super garlicky dressing and the polenta “croutons” make it a filling dish.

Best of luck and Happy Cooking!!

(PS- if you’re in Palo Alto, come to my signing tonight at 7pm!)

photos & illustrations © Erin Gleeson

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UPDATE 5/6/14: The winners have now been notified, thank you to all who participated!

I have just returned from a trip to the New York area for my first book events, to which I have been bringing snacks from the book, like these Apricot Bites! They are simple to make ahead, easy to travel with and great at room temperature- plus, you don’t even really need a napkin or plate!
I had a lot of fun doing a watercolor workshop and signing at Terrain in Westport, CT (see photos above…I made a skirt from my watercolors to wear to the event, and I made Jonathan a shirt with The Forest Feast logo!). Then I did a Q&A/signing at the Food Book Fair in Brooklyn at the gorgeous Wythe Hotel. (The fair continues this weekend with an awesome foodie line-up, if you’re in NYC).
My west coast book events kick off this weekend, with a signing at Omnivore Books in San Francisco on Saturday, plus several more in the Bay Area. Hope to see you there!
x Erin
Workshop photos of me are by Andrea Davidson.
I have just returned from a trip to the New York area for my first book events, to which I have been bringing snacks from the book, like these Apricot Bites! They are simple to make ahead, easy to travel with and great at room temperature- plus, you don’t even really need a napkin or plate!
I had a lot of fun doing a watercolor workshop and signing at Terrain in Westport, CT (see photos above…I made a skirt from my watercolors to wear to the event, and I made Jonathan a shirt with The Forest Feast logo!). Then I did a Q&A/signing at the Food Book Fair in Brooklyn at the gorgeous Wythe Hotel. (The fair continues this weekend with an awesome foodie line-up, if you’re in NYC).
My west coast book events kick off this weekend, with a signing at Omnivore Books in San Francisco on Saturday, plus several more in the Bay Area. Hope to see you there!
x Erin
Workshop photos of me are by Andrea Davidson.
I have just returned from a trip to the New York area for my first book events, to which I have been bringing snacks from the book, like these Apricot Bites! They are simple to make ahead, easy to travel with and great at room temperature- plus, you don’t even really need a napkin or plate!
I had a lot of fun doing a watercolor workshop and signing at Terrain in Westport, CT (see photos above…I made a skirt from my watercolors to wear to the event, and I made Jonathan a shirt with The Forest Feast logo!). Then I did a Q&A/signing at the Food Book Fair in Brooklyn at the gorgeous Wythe Hotel. (The fair continues this weekend with an awesome foodie line-up, if you’re in NYC).
My west coast book events kick off this weekend, with a signing at Omnivore Books in San Francisco on Saturday, plus several more in the Bay Area. Hope to see you there!
x Erin
Workshop photos of me are by Andrea Davidson.
I have just returned from a trip to the New York area for my first book events, to which I have been bringing snacks from the book, like these Apricot Bites! They are simple to make ahead, easy to travel with and great at room temperature- plus, you don’t even really need a napkin or plate!
I had a lot of fun doing a watercolor workshop and signing at Terrain in Westport, CT (see photos above…I made a skirt from my watercolors to wear to the event, and I made Jonathan a shirt with The Forest Feast logo!). Then I did a Q&A/signing at the Food Book Fair in Brooklyn at the gorgeous Wythe Hotel. (The fair continues this weekend with an awesome foodie line-up, if you’re in NYC).
My west coast book events kick off this weekend, with a signing at Omnivore Books in San Francisco on Saturday, plus several more in the Bay Area. Hope to see you there!
x Erin
Workshop photos of me are by Andrea Davidson.
I have just returned from a trip to the New York area for my first book events, to which I have been bringing snacks from the book, like these Apricot Bites! They are simple to make ahead, easy to travel with and great at room temperature- plus, you don’t even really need a napkin or plate!
I had a lot of fun doing a watercolor workshop and signing at Terrain in Westport, CT (see photos above…I made a skirt from my watercolors to wear to the event, and I made Jonathan a shirt with The Forest Feast logo!). Then I did a Q&A/signing at the Food Book Fair in Brooklyn at the gorgeous Wythe Hotel. (The fair continues this weekend with an awesome foodie line-up, if you’re in NYC).
My west coast book events kick off this weekend, with a signing at Omnivore Books in San Francisco on Saturday, plus several more in the Bay Area. Hope to see you there!
x Erin
Workshop photos of me are by Andrea Davidson.

I have just returned from a trip to the New York area for my first book events, to which I have been bringing snacks from the book, like these Apricot Bites! They are simple to make ahead, easy to travel with and great at room temperature- plus, you don’t even really need a napkin or plate!

I had a lot of fun doing a watercolor workshop and signing at Terrain in Westport, CT (see photos above…I made a skirt from my watercolors to wear to the event, and I made Jonathan a shirt with The Forest Feast logo!). Then I did a Q&A/signing at the Food Book Fair in Brooklyn at the gorgeous Wythe Hotel. (The fair continues this weekend with an awesome foodie line-up, if you’re in NYC).

My west coast book events kick off this weekend, with a signing at Omnivore Books in San Francisco on Saturday, plus several more in the Bay Area. Hope to see you there!

x Erin

Workshop photos of me are by Andrea Davidson.

My cookbook officially comes out TODAY! I had my first book signing over the weekend and it was so fun to see it actually sold in a store. I am so excited to be able to share it now! More book signing events are listed here.

I made this little 90-second cookbook trailer to give you a feel for what the book is like. And if you want to buy it, check your local bookstore or you can purchase it online here.

Cheers!