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Our First Digital Food Magazine!

Sweet Potato and Apple Tarte Tatin // Karista's Kitchen // A View to Delicious Magazine digital food magazine

Friends, we’ve launched our first digital food magazine called A View to Delicious.

I’m so excited to share this beautiful and mouth-watering food issue with you. It’s been a fun, challenging and adventurous project all rolled up into a magazine that I hope you’ll enjoy. We’ve filled the magazine with new seasonally inspired recipes, stunning visuals, stories about the pacific northwest life as well as healthy living tips and cooking advice.

And we’ve got our first review!

 “I just want to cook today. Make it all. Love the question and answer page! Things I’ve wondered answered. All the recipes simply put and so understandable. Gentle. Like you are wanting people to succeed not overpower them with your knowledge” ~Marni Zarr 

Along with VRAI Magazine Editor, Danny de la Cruz and Creative Designer Mary Jo Cadiz, we’ve created this premiere digital food magazine to celebrate the season and of course all things food, farm and healthy living.

My editor also talked me into a little “getting to know” section about me and how in the world I ended up in this most delicious profession of culinary arts. You don’t want to miss all the fun  –  cooking tips and techniques, cooking questions answered, new recipes, holiday recipe round-up and loads of cute farm animals. 🙂

Just click HERE  to purchase your downloadable copy!

A View to Delicious Magazine digital food magazine // Fall 2016 // Karista's Kitchen

Thank you friends for following along this delicious journey. I’d so appreciate if you’d share this post with friends and family or check out my Facebook page or Instagram page and share on our social media sites.

Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love!

Karista

 

 

Book Reviews Karista's Kitchen

Book Review: Einkorn by Carla Bartolucci

Einkorn - Recipes for Nature's Original Wheat Fudgey Chocolate Brownies

The first bite was warm and silky in texture, lighter than a regular brownie, but with the depth of chocolate flavor one would expect in a brownie. The Fudgey Chocolate Brownies were the first recipe I made from Carla Bartolucci’s new cookbook, Einkorn – Recipes for Nature’s Original Wheat.  They were everything I hoped they’d be. 

I feel almost a bit smug, as if I’ve known about this brand of ancient grain before everyone else.  Of course I haven’t, but it’s gained a lot of popularity over the last few years, as it should.

Einkorn - Recipes for Nature's Original Wheat Fudgey Chocolate Brownies

I learned about Jovial foods in 2009.  I was contacted by one of the Jovial representatives asking if I’d like to sample some of the Jovial products.  I was definitely intrigued because at that time my youngest daughter had been through a year of tests and doctors to try to figure out why she had so many digestive issues as well as other allergies.  The final diagnosis – a wheat allergy.

I took my daughter off wheat and started blending our own gluten-free flour from five or six ingredients, always trying to come up with something that would have the taste and texture of classic wheat. So when we had the opportunity to try Jovial products as well as their Einkorn flour, I was elated.

Photo from the book Einkorn - Recipes from Nature's Original Wheat

Overnight Kefir Coffee Cake from Carla Bartolucci’s book, Einkorn – Recipes for Nature’s Original Wheat

 

Einkorn is the only wheat never hybridized and it’s one of the first forms of cultivated wheat, which can be traced back over 12,000 years to the Fertile Crescent. Because it lacks high molecular weight proteins, people who are gluten sensitive find they can tolerate this ancient form of wheat and once again enjoy delicious baked goods that aren’t gritty or sticky in texture.

Einkorn - Recipes from Nature's Original Wheat

Carla Bartolucci, founder of the Jovial line of organic foods, takes the mystery out of baking with nature’s original wheat. Each recipe from the book Einkorn feels like a little gift; lovingly tested and perfected and always perfectly delicious.

This book is a treasure to behold – one to be passed from generation to generation.

You can find Einkorn – Recipes for Nature’s Original Wheat HERE or HERE.  Perfect for holiday gift giving. 🙂

Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love,

Karista