Sunday Swoon no. 2

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Happy New Year! After a jam-packed holiday – visiting family in Santa Barbara, Bend and Palm Desert, eating way too much, driving through a snowstorm, and hosting college friends for New Years – we are back home in Washington. I’m inspired by the start of a new season and excited for some serious down-time with nothing planned for a while. That being said, I think Monday will be a struggle.

Until then… A few of the links/things I’m loving from around the web this week:

This book. A Christmas gift from my grandmother. Every inch of it is gorgeous.

My body is cool with gluten, but if yours isn’t, this article (originally from the print version) lays out some tips on navigating a healthy gluten-free diet.

Also, how to avoid/reduce arsenic-exposure in rice. Scary stuff.

And… This quick guide to egg-free baking.

Are you cultish about your coffee?

Google’s top recipe searches of 2014 reveal… we are incredibly boring.

It does not surprise me that pasta is at the top of this list. Coincidentally, nearly half of your favorite ‘Swoon posts last year were pasta recipes!

Homemade pho has been on my cooking to-do list for ages, and this leftover prime rib pho looks divine.

These chilaquiles with black beans and kale would have made the BEST morning-after NYE cure.

This beet, apple, quinoa and sprout salad. That color!

This superfood crunch salad. So fresh!

These 15 Smoothies to fulfill your new year’s resolutions.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. Holy. (Healthy). Yum.

Hope you’re having a happy, healthy, delicious start to 2015!

xo, Laura


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  1. 1.5.15
    Dear Swooner said:

    have enjoyed several of your recipes and am saving more to try. I live on the eastern slopes of the Washington Cascades on 60 acres with my husband, Jack Russell female and horses We are elderly, as they say. But have so many visitors from Seattle/Tacoma throughout the summer and I so enjoy cooking for them (all young and no time to cook so they are so appreciative!). Family and friends!

    Love your approach to food. Can’t wait to try all the ones I have saved. Thank you – Peg

    • 1.6.15
      Laura said:

      Thank you so much, Peg! Your kind words made my day. We drove through the eastern part of Washington/Cascades on our cross-country trek/move here from North Carolina – beautiful country. I’m hoping we’ll explore a bit more of the (non-coastal) areas of the state once the weather warms up! Happy New Year to you and the rest of the brood!

  2. 1.5.15

    Fully swooning over that book now. Added it to my Amazon cart. I was also dreaming of that superfood crunch salad when I saw it. Perfect balance of textures and flavors!

    • 1.6.15
      Laura said:

      Isn’t it beautiful? Makes me want to move to France… 🙂 Happy New Year, Christina!

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