Recipe: Pluot Clafouti

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I don’t know if y’all know this yet, but in addition to my two-week visit to India this October, I am also spending a full week in Paris (!!!) before! That was a lot of exclamation points, so you can see how incredibly stoked I am to be in the land of patisseries and croissants and baguettes without regrets (which I will naturally be hashtagging as I overload Instagram with my carby adventures).

As this will be my first time in the city of romance, I NEED SUGGESTIONS. I’m currently reading this book on what patisseries I should be inhaling desserts at, but I would love a handy list from food lovers like yourselves on where to eat, visit, etc. Also, what are your thoughts on renting a Vélib for the week there?

  

Spotlight: Sadie of Bread SRSLY

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Gluten-free is a term that we are all too familiar with in the Bay Area, either through dietary choices, personal afflictions, or package labels (I myself am slightly gluten-intolerant). Even with gluten being at the forefront of food issues today, it is still difficult to find gluten-free goods that actually taste good. That is where Sadie comes in.

Today’s spotlight is on Sadie, who founded Bread SRSLY in 2011 and makes the best gluten-free bread I’ve ever tasted – I’ve definitely eaten half a loaf in one sitting and it was glorious.

  

Weekend E.A.T – Me Time

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It’s been a hectic one, folks.

After weeks of what it felt like endless travel, festivals, and birthdays, a weekend finally arrived in which I had no.plans.what.so.ever.

Usually, this is an issue for me. I love having a calendar chockfull of events, people to meet, restaurants to try, hipster things to be accused of doing. But this weekend, it was all about me and getting my head back in the game. This re-focusing included a mini friend feast to celebrate India’s independence day (Jai Hind!), 5 hours of straight cooking (can you FEEL the recipes heading your way soon?!) and a lazy Sunday at my favorite haunt and café – farmer’s market + Beanbag Café.

  

Thursday Thankful

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It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Thursday Thankful list, and it’s always a good reminder to take a step back and find some gratitude in the big and little (and delicious!) things in life. As of late, I’ve been immensely thankful for the following:

Music Festivals: After a whirlwind of an Outside Lands, I was reminded of how much our souls shine in the presence of good music. At each festival I attend, I meet some seriously amazing people and form new connections in unexpected ways. I love the spontaneity of it, and I can only imagine what Burning Man is going to bring – oh yea, I’m going.

  

Weekend E.A.T. – Outside Lands 2014

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I need coffee, music, and a redo of this entire past weekend because it was just that amazing.

For readers not from the Bay Area, the last three days were Outside Lands, San Francisco’s premier music festival and incidentally, a showcasing of the best foods the city has to offer. I have been to a lot of music festivals, but I confidently say that OSL has the best food out of all of them. Call it the stay-local mentality, but whenever I attend, it becomes a toss-up on whether to watch a music act or snarf on some mac and cheese.