Spelt Cornmeal Pancakes with Strawberry-Lavender Chia Jam

Spelt Cornmeal Pancakes with Strawberry-Lavender Chia Jam | Naturally Ella

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Some time back, my son came to me and requested pancakes with strawberries (very sternly). He helped me measure the batter and watched as the pancakes bubbled on the stovetop. It’s these moments that I feel I’ll hold onto (and most likely recount to him when he’s 20). I love spending time with him in the kitchen and pancakes have become a reoccurring theme in our kitchen.

These cornmeal pancakes are a riff on those original pancakes I made with him. I love adding cornmeal to the batter for flavor and texture. I’ve also become a bit obsessed with making chia jam. It’s easy, quick, and makes for the perfect pancake topping (especially when almond butter is involved).

Best of all, I was able to break in the new griddle top on my new studio stovetop. I partnered with GE for the studio space and I’m in love with this range. The duel-oven and six-burner stovetop gives me so much room to cook (all in 30″). Scroll down to see a bit more about what I chose and why!

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Ten Most Popular Noodle Recipes

Everyone loves noodles, and I’ve posted a lot of noodle recipes in the past decade. Here are ten of the most popular.

1. Sriracha Rainbow Noodle Salad (101 Cookbooks)
This is a salad you’ll crave every day. A radiant, color-flecked tangle of noodles, cabbage, shredded carrots, pickled sushi ginger, and an abundance of cilantro, basil, and scallions. It has tofu and peanuts, coconut, ginger, avocado, and hemp seeds. The dressing(!) – it’s simple but strong, and steps in with an assertive spicy sriracha-lime punch. Get the recipe here.

Ten Most Popular Noodle Recipes

2. My Favorite Veg Ramen (101 Cookbooks)
My attempt at tackling a great veg ramen. Introduce your favorite noodles to a rich, miso-scallion nut-milk broth. Add a blitz of seasonal toppings, and spicy turmeric oil to finish. Also, suggestions for seasonal adaptations. Get the recipe here.

Ten Most Popular Noodle Recipes

3. Spicy Tahini Noodles with Roasted Vegetables (101 Cookbooks)
This is my favorite kind of weeknight meal. Noodles tossed with a quick sauce, topped with an abundance of vegetables, and kissed with chile feistiness courtesy of the condiment shelf.
Get the recipe here.

Ten Most Popular Noodle Recipes

4. Sunshine Pad Thai (101 Cookbooks)
If you love pad thai, you need to try this simple trick to make a turmeric noodle version. Get the recipe here.

Ten Most Popular Noodle Recipes

5. Slurp-tastic Herb Noodles (101 Cookbooks)
A big, slurpy bowl of whisper-thin spinach noodles draped in a spicy curry and herb broth – inspired by a beautiful box of noodles I picked up in Mill Valley, Ca. Get the recipe here.

Ten Most Popular Noodle Recipes

6. Harissa Spaghettini (101 Cookbooks)
A unique and flavor-packed pasta recipe. Whole wheat pasta noodles, olives, kale, pine nuts tossed in a pan for a tangle with a garlic-charged harissa and olive oil sauce. Get the recipe here.

Ten Most Popular Noodle Recipes

7. Black Sesame Otsu (101 Cookbooks)
The Black Sesame Otsu recipe from Super Natural Every Day – soba noodles and tofu slathered in a thinned-out, salty-sweet black sesame paste, then topped with lots of sliced green onions. Get the recipe here.

Ten Most Popular Noodle Recipes

8. New Year Noodle Soup – Ash-e-Reshteh (101 Cookbooks)
An amazing New Year Noodle Soup from Greg & Lucy Malouf’s beautiful book, Saraban. It’s a bean and noodle soup at its core featuring thin egg noodles swimming in a fragrant broth spiced with turmeric, cumin, chiles, and black pepper. You use a medley of lentils, chickpeas, and borlotti beans which makes the soup heart and filling without being heavy. You add spinach, dill, and cilantro. You add lime juice for a bit of sour at the end. And then you’ve got a number of toppings to add when you serve the soup – chopped walnuts, caramelized onions, and sour cream. Amazing. Get the recipe here.

Ten Most Popular Noodle Recipes

9. Ottolenghi Soba Noodles with Aubergine and Mango (101 Cookbooks)
Spicy brown sugar and lime-sauced soba noodles with tofu, eggplant, mango and lots of herbs. Inspired by a rare mango find, and a recipe in Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook, Plenty. Get the recipe here.

Ten Most Popular Noodle Recipes

10. Last Minute Everything Bagel Noodle Bowl (101 Cookbooks)
A perfect one-pot meal. Noodles, tofu, and broccoli boiled in one pot, drained, tossed with splashes of olive oil and ponzu, plus a generous showering of everything bagel seasoning to finish it all off.Get the recipe here.

Ten Most Popular Noodle Recipes

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Roasted Plantain & Black Bean Vegan Bowl

Roasted Plantain & Black Bean Vegan Bowl

Did you try our 1-Bowl Easy Black Beans from Scratch yet?

If not, do it now! It’s the perfect time to put those gorgeous black beans to use in this EASY, 10-ingredient Roasted Plantain Black Bean Bowl!

The base of this bowl is rice and beans, but the real star of the show in our opinion is the plantains, which are tossed in coconut oil and sea salt and roasted to perfection at high heat.

Roasted Plantain & Black Bean Vegan Bowl from Minimalist Baker →

17 Ways to Use Up Cilantro and Parsley

Cilantro and parsley are always on my weekly grocery list. Spend a couple bucks and you have a cheap flavor boost for so many meals. I keep them stored in an airtight glass container with a damp tea towel and I’ve had my bunches last for a couple weeks. Even with my favorite storage technique, I still end up with herbs leftover week after week. This list is 17 different ways you can use up the bits and pieces.

One quick note. Anytime I’m blending/pureeing cilantro or parsley, I use them stems. It’s a perfect way to use the entire plant and if blended well, you won’t even notice.

Use Up Cilantro and Parsley


Olive Pesto Pasta

Parsley is my go-to for quick dressings and light sauces. I have many a people in my life that don’t eat cilantro, so I find myself working with parsley only more often than not. If you can, go for the flat-leaf parsley over the curly. The flat-leaf has better flavor (and I find it easier to work with in some of these sauces).



Spiced Sweet Potato Skewers with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce | Naturally Ella

I have future plans that when I have a yard, I’m going to grow an absurd amount of cilantro. It’s probably fairly apparent from the recipes on this site but I love cilantro. This is just the tip of how I use cilantro, but is great for the bits of leftover cilantro.


Cilantro + Parsley

Chimichurri Verde | Naturally Ella

You could only buy parsley or only buy cilantro but the duo is a powerhouse. I could smother chimichurri or chermoula on roasted/grilled vegetables everyday and never get bored. These sauces are the perfect way to use up the herbs and have a great start to your next week of meals.

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