sharing a meal together: march

IMG_1943hi everyone! lesley here. i am thrilled to be sharing my first recipe with you guys today. i’ve had a love affair with seed factory since i was pregnant with my oldest daughter, matilda. i then went on to work at both sprout and seed factory and i now have the pleasure of being a contributor to this lovely blog. thank you for having me! today i am sharing a recipe from at the farmers’ market with kids. i adapted the recipe only slightly to make it gluten-free. i’ll also include the original ingredients in parenthesis.

strawberry corn muffins
makes one dozen
you will need:

– 1 cup strawberries, stemmed, hulled, and sliced
– 1 cup + 1 T pamela’s gluten-free baking mix (or 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 t salt, 1 T baking powder)
– 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar (or granulated), plus 1 T for topping
– 2 eggs
– 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
– 2 T melted butter

step one: preheat oven to 350 and line 12 standard muffin cups with paper liners.IMG_1879step two: slice strawberries.
IMG_1906step three: in a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients. stir to mix.
IMG_1882step four: in a large bowl mix together eggs and buttermilk.
IMG_1887 IMG_1890step six: gently fold in the flour mixture one third at a time, careful not to overmix. gently fold in melted butter and strawberries. IMG_1894step seven: fill lined muffin cups to 1/2 in from top and sprinkle remaining sugar. IMG_1903bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. cool on wire rack for 10 min.
IMG_1927 IMG_1930 IMG_1946kids will love to help make these. you can have them rinse the strawberries (and slice them when they get a little bit older), place the liners in the muffin tin, measure the ingredients and mix the batter, and spoon the mixture into the muffin cups.IMG_1966


so happy to have lesley and her crew here – we are going to try these for sunday breakfast this weekend.

it doesn’t hurt that strawberries are so sweet & tart right now and showing up at the local farmer’s markets.

ps. ¬†we hear the freedom farmer’s market at the carter center is a fun one on saturday mornings!