Fig Jam Flatbread with Roasted Garlic

Fig Jam Flatbread with Roasted Garlic and Blue Cheese | Naturally Ella

One of the reasons I like eating out is to explore ideas I would have never thought to make myself. I think this has been one of the exciting things about living in Sacramento- there are a ton of good restaurants. On one of our outings, we stumbled upon a pizza joint that was a bit surprising in taste (as the decor didn’t quite match). My husband and I both ordered this fig pizza with cheese (and prosciutto for him). It was amazing.

Ever since then, I’ll occasionally recreate it in flatbread form for a light dinner. It’s a sweeter pizza but I find the blue cheese really helps to balance it out. Look for fig jam near the specialty cheese section of a store. We also like to use fig jam on nut butter sandwiches! Read more and see the recipe.

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Q&A Minisode: Should I Take a Multivitamin?

To supplement or not to supplement…that is the question here and a really good one. With supplements being on the rise, it can be super confusing to figure out whether supplementing is right for you. It’s even more confusing figuring out what supplements you should take. Generally speaking, we always recommend getting nutrients from whole […]

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All-The-Tomatoes & Pasta Salad

Tomato season is officially on from where I stand. Using a mother lode of assorted cherry, zebra, and heirloom tomatoes, I made this quick, summer-tastic pasta salad for a picnic the other day. Whole-grain pasta, baby kale, basil, and the best tomatoes you can get your hands on get a generous drizzle of strong harissa dressing (garlic, harissa, nutritional yeast, etc.). This is exactly what you want to be making during peak tomato season, and you can whip up the dressing and slice the tomatoes as your pasta cooks. Beyond that, everything comes together in a flash. I’ve added some alternate suggestions below as well, building on the general concept. Enjoy!

All-The-Tomatoes Pasta Salad Recipe

All-The-Tomatoes Pasta Salad Recipe

A couple notes – I’ve suggested some additional toppings in the recipe below. I was disappointed that I didn’t have any black lentils cooked and on-hand, because I would have added those for the added substance and nutrition boost. Olives were a great addition, and I enjoyed leftovers with a bit of slivered makrut lime leaves tossed in (so good!). Whole toasted almonds – yes for the crunch, and everything else that makes almonds delicious. Added a bit of pretty with some dried herb flowers. You don’t really need any of these, the whole thing is good without (especially if your tomatoes are on point), I guess what I’m encouraging is a bit of latitude when it comes to add-ins and flare. You could even make a nice, clear, garlic broth, and pour it over a bowl of leftovers for a beautiful soup.

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Multigrain Dutch Baby with Fresh Peaches

Multigrain Dutch Baby with Fresh Peaches | Naturally Ella

I find during the summer months, my summer mornings tend to be slow. I sleep in when I can, I drink an extra bit of coffee, and more often than not, I’m still lounging past 9am. These days call for a perfect weekend breakfast and this multigrain dutch baby is frequently on our table. I love the slight different flavors from each flour- all of which serve as a perfect base for ripe summer produce. This combination of flour (rye, spelt, and wheat) is a favorite of mine but I’m often mixing in whatever I might have on hand. I love adding a bit of oat flour, barley flour, and einkorn flour. Read more and see the recipe.

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