As many of you know, back in May we held a relaunch party for Florence and Millie here in Savannah. We thought we’d finally share about it with those who weren’t able to make it. The party was an amazing success! It was held to bring a personal connection to the blog. There was amazing artwork displayed by local artists, food made by our very own Kat Lucas, fun games, and a photo booth! There was also a raffle with different prizes offered to the attendees that included a tie from Hack and Hue, an independent tie shop out of Brooklyn, NY and illustrations from Heather Pullen.
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Posted by florenceandmillie on July 30, 2012
We’re taking some time during our finals madness to do some baking therapy. Tomorrow’s recipe comes from this excellent cookbook, The Gluten-Free Bible. Don’t be fooled, the Cocoa Bottom Banana Pecan Bars we’re making don’t taste like gluten-free cardboard. We’ve made them before, and they’re big winners.
If you have celiac disease or are going on a gluten-free kick, this book is great to keep handy. It’s a comprehensive look at a gluten-free lifestyle and has a wide range of recipes. You’ll find healthy breakfasts, hearty entrees, and delicious desserts all in the same place, plus a lot in between.
Come back tomorrow for the Cocoa Bottom Banana Pecan Bars. They’re twice as good as they sound.
Posted by florenceandmillie on May 28, 2012
Happy Monday, y’all. I know I promised this recipe last Thursday, but I was sick (not from the frozen yogurt, I promise), so now you get to kick off your week with this treat instead. I promise it’ll help you get over the Monday blues.
If you read last Tuesday’s post, you’ll remember that this recipe comes straight from Sam Talbot’s cookbook, The Sweet Life. It’s the first recipe I’ve tried of his, and it totally delivers. It sure doesn’t taste like it came from a diabetic-friendly cookbook. And by diabetic-friendly I really just mean healthy.
For all the diabetics out there, this is the kind of stuff you and your blood sugar will love. It’s protein rich, low-carb and filling. And it tastes really, really good.
And for all the non-diabetics with happy pancreases, this recipe is still for you. Feel free to substitute the stevia with agave nectar or sugar.
3 cups 2% plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons coconut milk (I used vanilla)
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup granulated Stevia In The Raw OR 1/2 cup sugar OR 2 tablespoons agave nectar
½ cup shredded coconut
Mix all ingredients except the shredded coconut in a large bowl and refrigerate for an hour or overnight. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker, following the manufacturer’s instructions for frozen yogurt. Add shredded coconut in last five minutes of cycle.
Posted by florenceandmillie on May 21, 2012
Get excited for Thursday’s recipe. It comes from this magnificent cookbook we just got our hands on, The Sweet Life by Sam Tablot. It’s so magnificent, in fact, that we just had to share it with you first.
Sam Tablot, a Top Chef contender, has type 1 diabetes (just like yours truly) and created a cookbook full of diabetic friendly recipes and tidbits about how to maintain healthy blood sugars. But this cookbook is a great buy for non-diabetics as well. Talbot has tons of delicious, health-conscious recipes that refute the idea that a diabetic diet should be restricted.
After all, everyone should have a Sweet Life, right?
Check out the website for the book here
Posted by florenceandmillie on May 15, 2012
Bethany Nauert is a Los Angeles based photographer that specializes in interior spaces, architecture, portraits, and food. Her work is subtle and charming and she is able to capture the most lovely hidden details. Some of her clients include Apartment Therapy, One Kings Lane and Rue Magazine, and she has a self published a book of food and travel photography, titled Chicken or Pasta? We love Bethany’s use of light and color, and think that you should enjoy her work too! Take a look at some of our favorites! You can view the rest of her work on her website or blog. Enjoy!
Posted by florenceandmillie on May 11, 2012
We can’t get enough of this blog. Everything about it is appealing–the design, the simplicity, the photography, the recipes. Oh man, the recipes. They’re itemized by season (who knew a blood orange martini was a winter food?), ingredient and category. Dang, that’s thorough.
Take a look for yourself and fire up your oven. Carrot and quinoa muffins, anyone?
All the deliciousness can be found here.
Posted by florenceandmillie on May 3, 2012
This next original Florence and Millie recipe is a delicious twist on your daily caffeine fix. It’s scrumptious AND can be gluten free. Bingo. The crust can be homemade or ready to go from the store–graham cracker crust pretty much always tastes good no matter where it’s from, right? If you’re not a fan of coffee ice cream, any other flavor will do as long as it goes with the chocolate topping. I don’t think bubble gum flavored ice cream and chocolate would go together. But feel free to prove me wrong.
Graham cracker crust (I used Kinnikinnick’s Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust)
Carton of coffee ice cream
9 tablespoons of coconut oil
12 tablespoons cocoa powder
6 tablespoons of agave nectar
Prepare the graham cracker crust as directed (or just buy the pre-made kind). Let the ice cream soften on the counter for 15 minutes. Spoon the ice cream into the prepared crust and smooth with a warm spoon until even. Melt the coconut oil and agave nectar in the microwave for 15 seconds then stir in cocoa powder until smooth. Drizzle over the ice cream and freeze for an hour. Serve and enjoy!
Posted by florenceandmillie on May 1, 2012
Meet Rifle Paper Co. This company has a gorgeous collection of prints, journals, wedding announcements, stationary and more. But it was their recipe cards that caught our attention. And the nifty little wooden box to store them. Writing down a recipe for your own records is part of the fun, so why not do it on beautiful, well-made cards?
Their website has a gold mine of beautiful paper products. Check out the rest of their stuff here
Posted by florenceandmillie on April 26, 2012
If we had lots of spare money and cabinet space, we’d start a collection of vintage Pyrex dishes. They’re practical, whimsical, durable and timeless. And there seems to be and endless array of collections: butter dishes, cassesrole dishes, mixing bowls, tea cups, salad plates, saucers, gravy boats, etc. Literally everything your vintage little kitchen would ever dream of. There’s tons of these for sale on Etsy and probably a few gems hiding in your local antique shops. Don’t feel bad dropping a few bucks on these–they’ll last you longer than your plasticware, and they’re far too lovely to pass up.
Posted by florenceandmillie on April 19, 2012