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.
Pasta, Beans & Greens! Also easily made with gluten-free pasta, and can be vegan if you use a dairy-free pesto. This is a good one for entertaining because it’s easy to make ahead and great at room temperature. For the full recipe and more photos, click over to my full post on Better Homes and Gardens blog today!
Pasta, Beans & Greens! Also easily made with gluten-free pasta, and can be vegan if you use a dairy-free pesto. This is a good one for entertaining because it’s easy to make ahead and great at room temperature. For the full recipe and more photos, click over to my full post on Better Homes and Gardens blog today!
Pasta, Beans & Greens! Also easily made with gluten-free pasta, and can be vegan if you use a dairy-free pesto. This is a good one for entertaining because it’s easy to make ahead and great at room temperature. For the full recipe and more photos, click over to my full post on Better Homes and Gardens blog today!

Pasta, Beans & Greens! Also easily made with gluten-free pasta, and can be vegan if you use a dairy-free pesto. This is a good one for entertaining because it’s easy to make ahead and great at room temperature. For the full recipe and more photos, click over to my full post on Better Homes and Gardens blog today!

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.