Julia's Kitchen

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A few extras August 12, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 2:51 pm

Good morning and happy Monday!

I hope you are enjoying this late summertime and those going back to school this wee (or are parents of those who are) are looking forward to a great year.

I’ve been cooking away-cookbook recipe testing and orders for those who’ve asked-and I have some extras.

*freshly baked sprouted quinoa muffins (coconut or carob coconut) $4.36/ea

*freshly baked chia flax buns $1.36/ea

*frozen take and bake sprouted veggie burgers (mung-millet or chickpea-quinoa) $17.42/4-pk

* frozen mung Dahl veggie pancake batter $7.50/pint

*frozen sourdough pizza crusts $10.89/4-pk

*frozen multi seed and raisin buns $1.36/ea

*raw cashew cream cheese $11/8-oz jar

*frozen golden smoothie mix ($5.50/4 oz $11/8 oz)

*cashew coconut macaroons $1/ea

*raw chocolate brownies $2/ea

*raw fig bars $2/ea

*raw peach streusel bars $2/ea (these make amazing ice cream sandwiches)

Wishing everyone wellness…

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Bread and Treats! July 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 2:33 pm

Good morning! I hope your Summer is starting off beautifully!

I’ll be baking bread for pick up tomorrow (and on Thursday if you’d like, but it’s July 4th). I currently have both chia flax and buckwheat flax batters available, so please let me know if you’d like to order a loaf(s), buns, or batters and whether you have a preferred pick up time and day. I also have a few things available in the freezer…

  • Red Lentil Veggie Pancake Batter $10/pint
  • Mung Bean Veggie Pancake batter $10/pint
  • Sprouted black beans (cooked) $5/pint
  • Activated Pecans $18/lb
  • Cashew Cream Cheese $11/8-oz jar
  • Peach Pecan Streusel bars (buckwheat, walnuts and pecans)
  • Chocolate brownies (walnuts; grain free)
  • Fig bars (walnuts and buckwheat)

Have a wonderful day today and happy 4th of July on Thursday!

 

June 4, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 3:56 am

Hello! It’s been a while! I hope you are enjoy this Spring-Summer season. Just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be baking later this week and it will be the last time I take orders until July. I’ll have a few extras, so please let me know if you’d like any of the following…

  • sprouted buckwheat flax sourdough ($10/loaf or $5/4-pk buns)
  • sprouted chia flax (buckwheat and millet) sourdough loaf or buns
  • 5-spice carrot almond pate ($7/8-oz jar)
  • cashew cream cheese ($11/8-oz jar)
  • red lentil veggie pancake batter ($8.25/pint jar)
  • mung dahl veggie pancake batter ($8.75/pint jar)
  • raw fig bars, currently still warm in the dehydrator (walnuts and buckwheat) ($2/oz)
  • raw carob brownies (walnuts and almonds) ($2/oz)

Otherwise, happy June; enjoy it and I’ll catch you later in the Summer!

 

April 4th Cooking Class Filled…more classes? February 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 11:45 pm

Good afternoon! I hope you are enjoying this sunshiny day and the beautifully blue sky!

The cooking class I mentioned in the last post (scheduled for Thursday April 4th @11:30am) is filled. If you are interested in classes – batch cooking or other topics – please let me know as I’m happy to schedule some additional sessions. It’s really nice to spend a day at a place like the one pictured above and come home to dinner options:) Of course after a busy day at work, some foundation is pretty much required in order to get a healthy dinner on the table (at a reasonable hour with minimal stress).

As I’m working on the cookbook, I’m realizing that I’d like to do some videos to correspond with some of the recipes. I have zero skills in that area. If you or someone you know might be interested in helping me out with videography, please get in touch.

Enjoy the day! Julia

 

Hello! Cooking Class(es) anyone? February 22, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 2:47 pm

Good morning and happy Friday! It’s been a while! I hope Winter has been good to you and you have had whatever balance you need between cozy time at home and breathing in the fresh outdoor air! Soon enough Spring will be in the air…

I’m baking tomorrow and I’ll have a bit of extra batter; if you would like a loaf of chia flax or buckwheat flax, please send me at email at juliahellerman@gmail.com sometime today.

Missing quiche or veggie pancakes? Remember, you can buy the batters and then enjoy them fresh from the oven! Other mix and match items are available as well, so you can make almost anything from the Julia’s Kitchen menu at home. If you feel intimidated by cooking, please see below as I’m planning a cooking class soon.  I also have some yummy raw cashew coconut macaroons, carob brownies, and chocolate brownies ready to eat…

I’ve continued to work on my cookbook and it’s steadily coming along. Not super fast because it turns out I don’t really like to sit down, but I’m trying to pick up speed:) I’m excited about that and also the prospect of a product line of cooking-supportive staples, but I am looking for some partnership in order to get that going. Know anyone? I have an application in for the new food hall opening up, as I’d love an opportunity to focus only on the food and let them decorate the front of house, bus the tables, etc.

I’ve also got a cooking class in the works. It will be a lunchtime class during the week, probably on a Thursday. I know that works great for some and obviously not at all for others. If you are interested in a cooking class, please let me know your availability. This one is going to focus on batch prepping staples a few times a week so busy day meals are a snap. Besides the practical, this kind of staple prep really paves the way for a more creative cooking process. You’d be surprised how much more space there is when one or more parts of the meal are already prepared. This class is by request, but if you are looking for something different, please feel free to put in your own request. Cooking classes are casual, in my home kitchen (which proves a lot can be done in a decidedly small and simple space) and my dining room table where we always will enjoy the fruits of our labor. And, by the way, everything will be plant-based, but if you are an omnivore, these concepts and many of the staples absolutely apply to any cooking/eating style.

Have a great weekend!

 

Ordering for this week (by Tuesday night for Thursday/Friday) January 1, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 12:51 am

Biggest Food Fail of 2018 – looks delicious, tastes disgusting:)

Good evening!

I’m taking orders through Tuesday for pick up starting Thursday at 4pm. You can view the menu here.

My plan for 2019: I am going to continue taking rolling orders as I’ve been doing (you can find the details at the menu link). I’m also working on a product line to be rolled out along with the cookbook. I’m really excited about this! The purpose of both is to encourage and empower healthy eating, a balanced lifestyle, and home kitchen cooking. The cookbook will be a compilation of recipes plus all I’ve learned from running a restaurant and a household about keeping a stocked whole food pantry, preparation techniques to maximize the taste and nutrition of your ingredients, and how to be efficient in the kitchen and incorporate food preparation into your life so that you can see it for what it is – a grounding and creative process that is a fundamental and critical part of being human. The product line will offer key foundational components of the recipes in the cookbook for those times when the busy-ness of world we have created has taken over and you need a little extra help getting a meal on the table. So, for example, when life is feeling balanced and spacious, you can take a few hours a week to shop, prep veggies, blend up some batters and sauces for the freezer, and soak some beans and grains to be sprouted and cooked later in the week. That way, when weeknight dinnertime comes, it can be just a matter of assembly, or there might be space for some fun and creativity. When things get crazy and you don’t have anything prepared for a meal, you can grab a Mung Dahl Quiche or Berbere Red Lentil Veggie Pancake Batter from the store, quickly chop up some veggies or throw in some leftovers, and have a nourishing meal ready in less than 30 minutes. Some of the other products I have in mind are Naan Batter (which that can easily turn into sprouted gluten free crepes, wraps, waffles (sweet or savory), or dinner rolls), Sprouted Buckwheat or Quinoa Muffin Batters, Saag Starter (just add spinach; onion and garlic optional), and Red Lentil Dosa Batter (so delicious with the saag). If the line is well-received, I have a ton of other ideas too. The whole product line will be 100% plant based and gluten free, but you can absolutely add whatever you like to suit your personal diet and preferences.

Finally, I want to leave you with an appreciation from the the last few days and with which I am ending this year…For those who are willing to share your whole self, including what is dark or embarrassing, and/or not so pretty, I honor and support and thank you. I think that’s the only way to be truly connected and it seems increasingly like it’s more common to only show the good parts. For those who are willing to accept others for the whole of who they are, I honor and support and thank you too. The receiving of others in whatever state is true for them is a beautiful thing and an extraordinary gift.

Our part of the world is so focused on external gratification – looks, grades, money, things – even though I think most of us know that they aren’t what bring joy, satisfaction, learning, true success, contribution, or meaning to our lives and, in fact, often detract from what we really want to experience in life. I hope we can all figure out what we are truly here to do individually to better the world, and how we can live together in harmony, see and appreciate each other, support one another, and be certain that what is done to one is done to all. And, for goodness sake, I hope we can find a way to reasonably live on this planet so it’s allowed to regenerate and sustain itself for whatever the future brings.

I’m sending love to all and wishes for the best we can do and be in 2019. Happy New Year!

 

 

Anything you’d like for the holidays? Now is the time to order… December 16, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — adaba @ 3:57 pm

Quiche batter + steamed broccoli + caramelized onions baked in a lined muffin pan = EASY + YUMMY + NOURISHING SAVORY SNACK

  

Good morning! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I will be baking for Thursday pick up this week. If you would like to get an order in for pick up before the holiday weeks, now is a great time!

If I do additional baking over the holidays, I’ll be sure to post it here. I’m hoping to get at least fig bars and take and bake chocolate chip cookies made, but I never know these days…If I have extras from special orders, they will be posted on social media (facebook, instagram, Twitter).

I know the holidays are amazing for some people and really hard for others. I hope you will give and receive in whatever way is right for you and that everyone can experience gratitude, abundance, and peace to carry into the 2019. And, the strength and capacity to do what needs to be done to create a peaceful and sustainable world.

Sending love to all, everywhere.