March Matcha Madness

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while (if you’re new, welcome!), you will know that I love matcha. Having previously posted brownie, pudding (chia and bread) and cookie recipes, treats made with this green tea powder is a match-a made in heaven. What you didn’t know is that I absolutely adore the pecan sticky bun found at Flour Bakery in Boston (There’s actually four bakeries, all owned by baking extraordinaire Joanne Chang). Anytime I am in Boston, I make sure I grab a sticky bun to bring home (well, probably only part of a sticky bun).

Not that I could ever improve upon this piece of pastry perfection, I tweaked the original recipe just a tiny bit, and you guessed it, it involves matcha.

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Pinwheel Cookies (Adapted from SORTEDfood)

Although I’ve already professed my admiration for a certain Naked Chef, there’s another British man–well, it’s actually a group of men–that are absolutely killing it online. Old classmates and friends, Jamie, Ben, Barry, and Mike launched SORTEDfood in 2009 to help fellow millennials kick their takeaway/takeout habit and learn how to cook delicious and original dishes.

You can watch the guys cook on their YouTube channel and their website, as well as follow them on Instagram and Twitter (I must warn you not to look at their accounts when hungry.). They also have an app that allows members of the SORTEDfood community to post pictures of things they’ve cooked as well as post original recipes of their own.

This week, they made pinwheel (or spiral, or named after the Catherine Wheel…) cookies. I went ahead and made these delicious cookies with an additional ingredient:
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Treat Yo’ Self Thursday #20, Here’s The Scoop

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We were a little grape happy

Last weekend my family and I took a trip to a local farm (Dubois Farms) and had the chance to pick Concord grapes for the first time, so naturally we went overboard and brought a few pounds of the fruit home (the natural smell of them = best olfactory marketing ever). I originally planned on just making a sauce of sorts to top some vanilla ice cream, but thought that was too boring (and not healthy enough) so I was inspired to dream up this dairy-free and vegan-friendly treat. Continue reading