white + dark chocolate peanut butter cookie dough bonbons // the first messpin it!View full post »

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  • Katie @ Whole Nourishment02/04/2014 - 8:12 am

    Congratulations on the nomination! And these bonbons look divine. I also am more drawn to treats that can be put together quickly and are also wholesome. These definitely fit the bill!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites02/04/2014 - 8:45 am

    You know you have my vote!!

    Wishing I had a few of these to snack on today as I bemoan the absence of spring once again.ReplyCancel

  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan02/04/2014 - 8:54 am

    Congrats on the nomination, you so deserve it!! Also, these bonbons are calling to me like WHOA.ReplyCancel

  • ashley - baker by nature02/04/2014 - 9:01 am

    Congrats on the nom! And wowzers!!! These bonbons have my heart! Happy I found my way to your lovely blog this morning :)ReplyCancel

  • Hari Chandana02/04/2014 - 9:15 am

    Looks so beautiful and tempting.. great photography!ReplyCancel

  • Erika02/04/2014 - 9:32 am

    Super congrats to you! annnddd I could use a few of these bonbons this morning.. Love this!ReplyCancel

  • Deena Kakaya02/04/2014 - 9:47 am

    Congratulations on the nomination! I’m drawn to these multi-impact gorgeous little bites particularly as no baking is involved! I will be trying these out xReplyCancel

  • Meredith02/04/2014 - 10:04 am

    This is amazing, because not only am I obsessed with chocolate + PB, but i literally bought raw cacao butter two days ago. SO excited to try these. You never fail to speak to my heart, Laura! <3ReplyCancel

  • Sini | my blue&white kitchen02/04/2014 - 10:09 am

    Congrats on the nomination! I’ve enjoyed your blog so much and was truly excited to see you being a finalist. You’re such an inspiration, Laura. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and your thoughts with us.ReplyCancel

  • Alysa02/04/2014 - 10:13 am

    These sound fantastic. That book looks super interesting too.ReplyCancel

  • congratulations!!!! i could eat the dough by itself and chocolate definitely makes everything better,ReplyCancel

  • Ashley02/04/2014 - 10:48 am

    Congrats! Vote coming your way, well done lady!ReplyCancel

  • Meike ° eat in my kitchen02/04/2014 - 11:07 am

    Congrats on the nomination! I love peanut butter cookies, I will try yours! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Grace02/04/2014 - 11:08 am

    Congratulations Laura! So exciting!! You’ve been such an inspiration to me, I just love your style and recipes. These bonbons are to die for delicious looking!ReplyCancel

  • The Rose Journals02/04/2014 - 11:15 am

    So fricken proud of you! EEEEEE!!! Sending our absolute love and support! <3ReplyCancel

  • dana02/04/2014 - 1:40 pm

    These look absolutely incredible. I want like 15. Also, congrats on the nom! You totally deserve it. Keep up the beautiful work, friend!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn02/04/2014 - 3:31 pm

    Hurrah for the nomination! SO pleased for your Laura + definitely ready to celebrate with you and one of these delights!ReplyCancel

  • Teffy02/04/2014 - 4:29 pm

    Oh wow those look so so incredible!!! Perfect snack to indulge on with no guilt.

    {Teffy’s Perks} XReplyCancel

  • Ashlae02/04/2014 - 5:50 pm

    You inspire me big time, girlfriend. Best special diets blog, fo sho! <3ReplyCancel

  • Katie @ Produce on Parade02/04/2014 - 7:28 pm

    Dang, these look insane. All whole foods too, which is always good. Congratulations on the nomination! That’s incredible!ReplyCancel

  • Erin02/04/2014 - 8:55 pm

    These look incredibly yummy – I could eat the pictures they are so amazing too! :)ReplyCancel

  • Tieghan02/04/2014 - 11:32 pm

    Congrats!! So exciting and you know I will be voting! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jacqui03/04/2014 - 12:14 am

    Of coarse I’m reading this on a late Wednesday night, with a major craving for chocolate, and (somehow) there’s none in the house… and these bonbons are pushing that craving over the edge! A huge congrats on the nom. it’s well deserved!ReplyCancel

  • Emma Galloway03/04/2014 - 1:56 am

    Thanks so much for the sweet shout out love! I’m so thrilled for your Saveur nomination too! All the best xxReplyCancel

  • Lindsey03/04/2014 - 7:59 am

    I’m seriously digging the sound of these and how wholesome/easy to make they seem. And you seriously cannot go wrong with homemade raw chocolate + peanut butter!
    Super congrats on your nom, Laura; you + your blog are most deserving!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanine03/04/2014 - 1:54 pm

    Congrats Laura!!! So excited to see you there. (oh, and yum!)ReplyCancel

  • Beauty beauty beauty. I’ve never seen a stick of cocoa butter look more lovely. I’m in love with the way you shot this post and I’m in love with the recipe! I love finding truffle recipes that act more as energy health power bombs. I try to reduce the sugar in my life as much as possible and these are a perfect example of how you can live a healthier life and eat wholesomely while still enjoying delicious treats. <3ReplyCancel

  • Allison03/04/2014 - 4:50 pm

    Your photos are beautiful- I really like how you incorporated the newspaper! It is different and unexpected, but adds so much! Thank you for all that you do!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberley04/04/2014 - 8:28 pm

    I was so happy to see you nominated – every single recipe you make inspires me! And these. I’m all over them. xo.ReplyCancel

  • […] white + dark chocolate peanut butter cookie dough bon bons. i want a mouthful of […]ReplyCancel

  • Deepa @onesmallpot05/04/2014 - 4:53 pm

    I’m new to your blog and I think it’s beautiful. Congratulations on your saveur nomination. Will be trying out these gorgeous treats as soon as I get my hands on some cacao butter.ReplyCancel

  • […] the other day I saw this post and felt inspired to make some truffles. They’re not raw, and I most certainly did not make […]ReplyCancel

  • […] otro día vi este post y entonces decidí hacer unas trufas. No son crudos y desde luego no hice mi proprio chocolate, […]ReplyCancel

  • ATasteOfMadness07/04/2014 - 1:25 am

    It’s almost unreal how good this looks! Anything containing chocolate, and I come running.ReplyCancel

  • Hazel07/04/2014 - 5:05 pm

    Should I use the coconut oil that tastes like coconut, or the refined kind? These look amaze balls!ReplyCancel

    • Laura Wright07/04/2014 - 5:07 pm

      Either one would be great, Hazel. I kinda prefer the coconut-ish tasting version personally :)
      -LReplyCancel

  • Laura @ Blogging Over Thyme08/04/2014 - 10:00 pm

    Congrats on the Saveur nomination!!!! You totally deserve it. Your photos are always phenomenal. And these bon bons–they look totally amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryne09/04/2014 - 12:19 pm

    Ok, first of all, these bonbons look amazing. Second, I was so happy to see your blog’s name on the Saveur list. Your posts are the best of the best! Brava! Good things to come. :)ReplyCancel

  • Trisha10/04/2014 - 5:43 am

    these looks so tasty. Great photos – i really need to get this book! xReplyCancel

  • Meredith14/04/2014 - 2:17 pm

    Quick question: Will this recipe for raw chocolate work on its own in bar form, or is it specifically designed to be a chocolate coating? Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • I have my eyes on10/10/2014 - 11:41 am

    […] these days, seriously, I could just eat it all day. You can imagine my excitement when I found this White and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter BonBons, I mean, is like the perfect combination. Can’t wait to try […]ReplyCancel

  • […] grilled tempeh & veggies with mango ginger sauce. this gorgeous super-food salad. these white & dark chocolate peanut butter cookie dough bonbons, I […]ReplyCancel

green curry kale + crispy coconut tempeh // the first messpin it!green curry kale + crispy coconut tempeh // the first messpin it!green curry kale prep // the first messpin it!
My phone number has a Toronto area code. Still. This general handyman sorta guy that’s been working on my house pointed it out to me the other day. I left the city over three years ago and I’ve been saying that I’ll change the number forever, but this might have to be the week that I actually do it. I used to have this underlying idea that some day I would go back, and for no real reason other than the possibility of it. After an emphatic conversation with a friend last weekend, I know that over time I’ve been embracing the quieter aspects of my home here. Way beyond being just okay with it. View full post »

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  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan28/03/2014 - 8:40 am

    Your words are always so lovely (along with your photos!). Congrats on the Buzz Feed gig!ReplyCancel

  • molly yeh28/03/2014 - 10:33 am

    these photos are gorgeous! yay for new kitchens :) i’ve also had that area code thought, it’s quite scary… but isn’t the quiet life SO NICE AND WORTH IT?!

    happy weekend to you, miss laura!ReplyCancel

  • mich28/03/2014 - 10:33 am

    First photos in the new house! I recognize that porch :)

    Here’s to many more meals and celebrations there. I can’t wait to share one with you!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn28/03/2014 - 10:48 am

    Spring vegetable correspondent = best title ever.ReplyCancel

  • Ashlae28/03/2014 - 11:24 am

    We moved out of Ohio six years ago, but I have yet to change my Ohio phone number – and I’m not sure I ever will. Like my last name that I won’t be changing when Thom and I officially seal the deal, I have a weird attachment to it that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to shake.

    In other news, I can’t think of anyone better to be a Spring Vegetable Correspondent than the Queen of Cruciferous Veg, herself. Fist bumps to you, lady! And you broke in your kitchen with the sea salt chippas? *blushing* Wanna see more of that kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • Jo from yummyvege28/03/2014 - 11:54 am

    This is just what I was looking for! I have a packet of tempeh in the fridge and was trying to think of ways to jazz it up!ReplyCancel

  • […] still my vegan heart … This green curry kale salad looks […]ReplyCancel

  • […] green curry kale and crispy coconut tempeh. […]ReplyCancel

  • Sini | my blue&white kitchen29/03/2014 - 9:23 am

    This salad calls my name. It looks so unbelievably good! Can’t wait to have a bowl of it…Maybe next week? And congrats for all the accomplishments: a new kitchen, BuzzFeed, the Guardian, etc. Wow!!

    Have a lovely weekend,
    SiniReplyCancel

  • Ami@naivecookcooks29/03/2014 - 10:43 pm

    Lovely salad and I liked the way you described your journey!ReplyCancel

  • SouthernSpoon30/03/2014 - 7:03 am

    This looks incredible– green curry salad, love it. Congrats on all the press opportunities, and a working kitchen!ReplyCancel

  • Hilary30/03/2014 - 6:27 pm

    I read your interview with modern thought – just thought I would point out that if you ever find some large property to put your kitchen/barn/farm area – SIGN ME UP! I’m in the area and would be all in. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kiran30/03/2014 - 7:50 pm

    I’m so happy I ran across your website!! I’ve tried three recipes so far and they were hugely successful with my whole family. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Katie @ Produce on Parade31/03/2014 - 1:00 pm

    “Spring Vegetable Correspondent”?! Whoa, that’s pretty freaking awesome for a title. I think you should make a name tag and wear it about. I would. ;) Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • ATasteOfMadness31/03/2014 - 3:59 pm

    YuM! I’ve got to start buying more kale. This looks SO good!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah31/03/2014 - 6:44 pm

    This was delicious! I love everything coconut and this was no exception :) can’t wait for the Caesar salad. Love you Laura!ReplyCancel

  • Heather01/04/2014 - 3:00 pm

    I made this over the weekend and it was a hit! Crunchy and warm. It did all sorts of good things for me.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle01/04/2014 - 5:16 pm

    This was timely! I’m looking for delicious kale recipes!ReplyCancel

  • phi01/04/2014 - 8:24 pm

    i love the green on blue! and tempeh on kale! sooo good.

    xoxoReplyCancel

  • […] EAT. Trying out my cooking skills with this delicious looking curry kale recipe […]ReplyCancel

  • Kimberley04/04/2014 - 8:59 pm

    Hi, also this. I have this thing where I want to love tempeh but it has to be made just so. And bringing the words coconut and crispy into the mix will surely take it there.ReplyCancel

  • Dee04/06/2014 - 11:40 pm

    I’m a huge fan of The First Mess and have successfully made many of your recipes, but I have to question the use of raw lemongrass and ginger in this dressing? Even after pounding and running through the food processor, I was left with tough, fibrous and aggressive pieces of lemongrass as well as the overwhelming spice of raw ginger!

    I ended up straining the dressing through cheesecloth, though, and this dish was scarfed up just like the others!ReplyCancel

    • Laura Wright05/06/2014 - 7:54 am

      Hi Dee! Bummer that your first interaction with this recipe was kind of on the underwhelming/weird side. I find ginger and lemongrass have varying degrees of intensity every time I go to use them. Maybe yours were super hot and mine were a bit tired? Either way, I found really pounding the living crap out of both in the mortar and pestle was sufficient, but I like your straining idea. I’m going to make a note in the recipe because I think some people might run into the same problem. Thanks for your helpful feedback!
      -LReplyCancel

  • Kasey09/06/2014 - 11:41 pm

    How did I miss this beautiful post?! Thank you so much for the kind words about the Cookbook in a Box my friend. We so appreciate it, and I apologize for not seeing it sooner (ah, life). This place you’ve created is beyond inspiring. Whenever I visit, I want to just spend days and days here. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Larissa22/06/2014 - 10:47 pm

    This is the first recipe I’ve made from The First Mess and I had to restrain myself from devouring the entire bowl!

    Thanks for the fabulous recipe, looking forward to many more!ReplyCancel

  • […] Water Toner Decor: Tulum Print by Max Wagner Recipe: Green Curry Kale + Crispy Coconut Tempeh via The First Mess Design/Photography: Julia Kostreva’s Notebooks DIY: DIY Patterned Flatware Pouches via […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Green Curry Kale and Crispy Coconut Tempeh from The First Mess […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Kale & Crispy Coconut Tempeh (thefirstmess.com) […]ReplyCancel

  • Winter Salads | The Tina Times07/01/2015 - 11:54 am

    […] Green Curry Kale and Coconut Tempeh Salad //The First Mess […]ReplyCancel

spring onion falafel with millet + some accompaniments // the first messpin it!View full post »

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  • Kathryn20/03/2014 - 6:11 am

    Man, I love that idea that everything feels/is possible. Life feels so full of hope and anticipation. I’m totally on the falafel train these days; excited to try your version.ReplyCancel

  • Jo from yummyvege20/03/2014 - 6:37 am

    Yum they look so good, I’m feeling inspired to bake today…ReplyCancel

  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan20/03/2014 - 9:24 am

    I can’t get over how gorgeous this is! Here’s to all those feelings of hope and anticipation : )ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey20/03/2014 - 9:42 am

    Wow, if ever a word was attached to an olfactory memory, petrichor would surely be the poster-child for it. Thanks for this wonderful introduction to such awesome word!

    Yes, spring is here, officially! And with it comes possibility, new adventures, fresh air and these falafels! Love the addition of millet, and totally love all the sides – high-fives for jam jar dressings and sauces! ! Cheers Laura!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie20/03/2014 - 11:03 am

    These little falafel bites are adorable! I just made some chickpea patties a little while ago with very similar flavorings. I could not live without chickpeas– hence the 2 crates I buy at every Costco run. :) I’m with you on the pickled red onions. I make them ALL the time because they go on everything.ReplyCancel

  • dana20/03/2014 - 11:06 am

    Beautiful, Laura! Love the photography as well (per usual).ReplyCancel

  • cheri20/03/2014 - 12:29 pm

    I love that these are baked, and all the accompaniments.ReplyCancel

  • Golubka20/03/2014 - 1:02 pm

    I needed the recipe for your soba last week when the site was down. That made me realize how much I depend on it. In terms of falafels, I’m the opposite and do make them often, always looking for new recipes and accompaniments. Love your pickled onions and rosemary peanuts, something to try with the next batch for sure.ReplyCancel

  • molly yeh20/03/2014 - 1:11 pm

    i so know how you feel about wanting to leave some things to the guys at the take out restaurants, but i am also with you about the frying vs. baking. i think i’d eat a whole lot more falafel if it wasn’t deep fried… that’s actually the reason why my old falafel monday tradition flopped.

    so this is my cue to go make this right now. and i’ve been meaning to buy some millet anyways…..

    yay happy spring!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith20/03/2014 - 1:36 pm

    These look great Laura! And the timing is perfect…I just bought a bunch of millet for the first time and have been looking for interesting recipes to try it out. Can’t wait to give these a go! Oh and beautiful photos, as always :).ReplyCancel

  • shanna mallon20/03/2014 - 3:05 pm

    I’ve been dreaming of making homemade falafel for a long while, and this post is reminding me why I need to just do it already! GORGEOUS photos. My mouth is watering.ReplyCancel

  • sara20/03/2014 - 11:23 pm

    gorgeous bowl that you’re mixing that falafel mush in, miss! so pretty. I am a baked falafel fan myself, but admit they hinge upon their sauce and fixins. Love the idea of the peanuts, must try that.
    Good luck with the house but I am certain its coming along beautifully. I had to stop with ours, and just live in it as is for a few weeks because I was afraid there would be no end to the number of things we want to do around here (and the money going to hardware stores was disgusting me). Anyway. Love to you two and may is be as much adventure and little stress as possible. xoReplyCancel

  • Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody)20/03/2014 - 11:35 pm

    This looks so healthy, tasty and satisfying. Can’t wait to try it out for lunch. :)ReplyCancel

  • Teffy21/03/2014 - 6:11 am

    Oh WOW! Looks so so good. I am a huge falafel fan. I’ve never actually made it myself, but this one would be the perfect one to start with.

    {Teffy’s Perks} XReplyCancel

  • Sini | my blue&white kitchen21/03/2014 - 7:53 am

    This post is a gem! The falafels and sides look amazing. I kinda want to run straight into the kitchen and make this for lunch.

    Cheers to a spring full of possibilities,
    SiniReplyCancel

  • Chelsea//TheNakedFig21/03/2014 - 10:40 am

    I’ve only ever made raw falafel. Why has it taken me until reading this post to realize I should be making my own falafel? Thanks for sharing so many yummy recipes in one!ReplyCancel

  • […] spring onion falafel. […]ReplyCancel

  • Kate23/03/2014 - 7:18 am

    I made this, using quinoa, last night for dinner with all of the little sides and they were amazing. The peanuts and onions added a lovely sweetness, the tahini sauce was very bright, and the falafel was light and filling without being heavy!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda23/03/2014 - 10:03 am

    Made these last night (+ pickled and dressing) and they were fucking ridiculous.ReplyCancel

  • […] Chocolate and Strawberry Roulade  – Just Easy Recipes 3. Spring Onion Falafel With Millet – The First Mess 4. Sautéed Radishes with Fava Beans – Gourmande in the […]ReplyCancel

  • Alison Chino24/03/2014 - 3:26 pm

    YES PLEASE! These look amazing. I’m totally going for it.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryne24/03/2014 - 8:01 pm

    Man, I went through this phase when I was only getting four hours of sleep a night, but it wasn’t due to too much caffeine. I must have been running on stress and determination alone. I finally cleared some projects off my plate and I’m finding some balance—hope you don’t go nuts like I did while you’re working on those kitchen counters. :) This falafel looks delightful and I can’t wait to try those quick-pickled onions.ReplyCancel

  • […] Une recette de falafels qui me met l’eau à la bouche! […]ReplyCancel

  • Ileana25/03/2014 - 12:16 pm

    What a lovely idea! I look forward to trying your clever recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Ironic | La Pêche Fraîche26/03/2014 - 2:57 am

    […] like Laura is in my brain– these heavenly, spiced falafels accompanied by tons of fresh veggies look like the definition of a […]ReplyCancel

  • Kirti26/03/2014 - 8:06 am

    Can I just say I love your ideas and pictures? Also that I love the narrative?
    In India (where I live), recipes/dishes with (red) millet are quite common. Especially in southern coastal India, where my husband is from. It is one of his favorite morning breakfast ingredients. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe. :)ReplyCancel

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food27/03/2014 - 11:51 am

    I love that counter! Oh my goodness. I want it bad. I won’t begin to tell you (or anyone else) how dated our (soon-to-be) kitchen is in our new house. I’m definitely planning on putting in similar counters when we redo it. Whenever that is.

    ANYWHO! Ok, so I adore falafel and, like you, felt that it wasn’t something you made at home. BUT I’ve done a few versions… some baked with canned chickpeas (because I was lazy), some fried with fresh chickpeas (which were SO much better). But mine have never looked as beautiful as yours. Really, this is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn27/03/2014 - 12:28 pm

    I absolutely adore falafels and am always on the look out for recipes as I have never been content with the ones I’ve tried. They have always been too dry or bland. Can’t wait to give this a whirl.

    On another note I hope that you are thinking about writing a cookbook as I would definitely be first in line to purchase a copy! Love your originality and inventiveness. xReplyCancel

  • Deena Kakaya01/04/2014 - 6:32 pm

    Wow, your pictures look incredible! I don’t often see recipes using millet flour but I’m really impressed with the result of yours and especially that you’ve baked with them. Glad to have found your blog xReplyCancel

  • […] bowl. Super yum! Another way to devour chickpeas, be still my heart. I just can’t quit you, chickpeas. This salted caramel & macadamia pull-apart bread WHAT. Anything that shoves breakfast into a […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Adapted from The First Mess  […]ReplyCancel

  • […] adapted from The First Mess and Bon Appetit. Make it vegan: Substitute maple syrup or agave nectar for the honey. Change it up: […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Our Fave Recipe: Spring Onion Falafel […]ReplyCancel

  • […] up with my eating healthy regime by trying new recipes.  I was inspired by this easy recipe by @thefirstmess.  I love using my Vitamix to blend everything together in virtually, minutes.  The key is to have […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Cook time 25 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: My Gut Feeling. Falafels inspired by The First Mess Serves: 2 […]ReplyCancel

  • krystal02/04/2015 - 8:10 am

    i made this last night for dinner. my husband and i loved it! that. sauce. i’m trying your bbq lentils tonight over polenta.ReplyCancel

  • kassia17/06/2015 - 6:41 am

    Ok, this is the most amazing and best website in the whole world and space!!!!
    Just one quick question…. Could I substitute millet with quinoa instead in this recipe?
    :-)ReplyCancel

    • Laura23/06/2015 - 3:22 pm

      Hey Kassia, Sorry for the late response. I think quinoa could work! It might not be as sticky as millet, so maybe a little spoonful of ground flax in the mix could help to bind everything. Let me know if you try!
      -LReplyCancel

  • May Notes | Eggplant & Olive23/07/2015 - 9:34 pm

    […] Laura’s Falafel (the best falafel!) […]ReplyCancel

simple, salty, sweet + nutty broccoli soba // the first messpin it!View full post »

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  • Claire (Eat Well. Party Hard.)13/03/2014 - 4:39 am

    Two words: that. gif.ReplyCancel

  • Skye13/03/2014 - 5:31 am

    You’re photos are always so beautiful – how do you do it?!
    I’m endlessly trying to be healthy too. And then failing miserably when someone offers me a slice of cake. But recipes like this certainly help to inspire me to be more conscious of what I eat…ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn13/03/2014 - 5:39 am

    I’ve seen a couple of people talking about this book recently and, like you, it feels pretty timely to me. I’m so bored about obsessing about what I eat and I’m so ready to embrace a more simple + happier outlook. Sometimes that will involve carbs + chocolate and other times it will involve broccoli and soba noodles. That’s what balance is all about right? Love this + your pics which are so full of beauty and life.ReplyCancel

  • Natalye13/03/2014 - 6:02 am

    Looks amazingly good! I have some broccoli in the fridge waiting to be used. Might just have to try this out! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa @ Simple Pairings13/03/2014 - 7:09 am

    What a beautiful dish! I have yet to try soba noodles, but I really should one of these days. I’ve been seeing them everywhere! This looks so yummy – love the sauce recipe.ReplyCancel

  • lynsey13/03/2014 - 8:36 am

    This is the best “This one is for all the peeps who don’t think they have enough time to eat well for themselves, because YOU KNOW you don’t have time to feel like shit either” – we all only have 24 hours…why not feel awesome? great post. xoReplyCancel

  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan13/03/2014 - 8:50 am

    Those noodles and veggies, perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Christine13/03/2014 - 9:58 am

    I haven’t heard of this book, but it looks right up my alley and I think I’ll add it to my wishlist :) Your pictures look beautiful and this sounds really delicious!ReplyCancel

  • la domestique13/03/2014 - 10:27 am

    OMG I’m talkin about Extra Virgin Kitchen over on la domestique too! Love that book and had great fun at her cookery demo in Dublin last night. You’ve made the broccoli soba look irresistible!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren13/03/2014 - 10:45 am

    This looks great AND I have most of these ingredients in my kitchen already. Looks like I’m going to have a new favorite weeknight meal…
    Thanks!
    -Lauren at http://www.lakeshorelady.comReplyCancel

  • Emma13/03/2014 - 10:58 am

    What an easy, tasty-looking dish. I’m not familiar with that book but the recipes you listed sound right up my street.
    Spring has finally sprung here but I’m still clinging on to winter comfort foods…ReplyCancel

  • michelle13/03/2014 - 11:02 am

    Amazing! Just the kind of simple meal that I love. Question: what nut would be an ideal substitute for a brazil nut in a pinch?

    Also, thanks for sharing that article about #fitspo. I hope more people reconsider those kinds of messages.ReplyCancel

    • Laura Wright13/03/2014 - 12:07 pm

      Michelle,
      Almost any chopped up nut or seed would be appropes I think. Peanuts, cashews, sunflower seeds or almonds (or a mix!) would all be so great.
      -LReplyCancel

  • Ashley13/03/2014 - 11:46 am

    Just beautiful. And, that sauce!!! I’ve definitely been overdoing it with the carbs lately. Whoops. ;)ReplyCancel

  • jen13/03/2014 - 11:46 am

    Assuming you got this book from the publisher/author, did they provide more info on North America distribution that you could include in the post?

    Looks like a wonderful book I’d like to buy but I see it listed for $82 US, and only from third party sellers, which seems crazy….ReplyCancel

  • cheri13/03/2014 - 11:49 am

    Look’s like this is a great cookbook, love soba noodles, broccoli and most any kind of nut garnish on top. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • dederka13/03/2014 - 1:54 pm

    i love the photos! i love soba, i love broccoli, i love brasil nuts, looks like a have a winner in the whats for dinner everyday contest
    all the best!ReplyCancel

  • Sini | my blue&white kitchen13/03/2014 - 3:59 pm

    I’ve been obsessed with soba noodles lately, so this dish basically calls my name. Definitely going to make this soon! Thanks, for being such a constant source of inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica DeMarra13/03/2014 - 10:49 pm

    Your photography is so brilliant and vivid. The way you present this dish makes my mouth water over something so simple as broccoli and noodles.ReplyCancel

  • Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody)14/03/2014 - 1:44 am

    Soba noodles are such a simple joy. My son will rarely eat pasta but soba noodles always go down a treat. Adding this recipe to my meal plan!ReplyCancel

  • Jo14/03/2014 - 11:31 am

    This looks so delicious can’t wait to try it! Although I’m tempted to just make the sauce and use it for dipping bread in!ReplyCancel

  • M14/03/2014 - 7:49 pm

    Just wondering if you tried the sauce with miso? It’s in one of the photos!ReplyCancel

    • Laura Wright14/03/2014 - 8:39 pm

      M, I toootally forgot to add that to the recipe! Oops. Fixed it :)
      -LReplyCancel

  • Chelsea // The Naked Fig15/03/2014 - 10:44 pm

    This looks so delicious and simple to make. I must remember this one next time I’m feeling run down and uninspired. That book looks fantastic. What a beauty she is. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Gwyneth17/03/2014 - 11:11 am

    I just learned how to make my own soba noodles, so I am definitely trying this out. Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Kris17/03/2014 - 3:17 pm

    Girl, I totally get this. I could have written this post myself, especially (unfortunately) the part about that my jeans are effing tight! :) You have no idea how nice it it know that I’m not alone. I’ve gotta get my hands on this book now, too!ReplyCancel

  • Katie @ Produce on Parade17/03/2014 - 3:50 pm

    Haha, omg this post had me cracking up…and relating. Those fitspo images are terrifying on some many different levels. Not gonna lie, I run at least four times a week and do yoga at least twice a week but it’s mostly for a mind release, to fight stress and curb illness. I do it because it makes me happy, not because if I don’t do it it will make me upset! I’ve never understood that! Being vegan makes me very happy too! :) Loved this post. Now off to eat a chocolate cherry cookie, yum!ReplyCancel

  • Weekend Reading, 3.17.1417/03/2014 - 5:55 pm

    […] love a recipe with a descriptive title. What’s more evocative than Laura’s simple, salty, sweet, nutty broccoli soba […]ReplyCancel

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  • jade18/03/2014 - 8:22 pm

    this is EXACTLY what I feel like today. and i have all the ingredients already on hand! very excited – the amazing recipes just keep coming laura! sheesh!!ReplyCancel

  • Evan19/03/2014 - 9:48 am

    Made this last night–simple, quick, delicious. I found the sauce incredibly salty for some reason–not sure if it was the type of miso I used. I added a little extra olive oil to balance it out and it was just fine. Thank you for the recipe, and for the tip about the book! I look forward to checking it out.ReplyCancel

  • Hilary19/03/2014 - 3:54 pm

    “This one is for all the peeps who don’t think they have enough time to eat well for themselves, because YOU KNOW you don’t have time to feel like shit either”

    Pure Genius.

    Thanks for the spark of inspiration:)ReplyCancel

  • WorldlyPost19/03/2014 - 11:08 pm

    Oh my goodness! I could not agree more with the desire to reach for a comforting slice of toast or a slice pot pie for a cold evening or some gooey mashed potatoes! Spring is around the corner though….even though it seems like longer! :)

    Thanks for the recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Poutine80twenty25/03/2014 - 12:12 am

    […] richer, more satiating foods still maintains a stronghold on my appetite. I related a lot to Laura’s post about still having a need for comforting, fortifying carbs, and other heavy foods throughout this […]ReplyCancel

  • Brandon26/03/2014 - 10:14 am

    I made this the other night and it was fantastic. 5 out of 5. So simple and so delicious. The only thing I may change is to add tofu next time to give it a bit more protein, but other than that it was perfection. Thanks so much for the fantastic recipe.ReplyCancel

  • SLJ27/03/2014 - 6:26 pm

    This was so simple to make, yet so wonderfully satisfying. I will add tofu next time too, but it’s lovely the way it is as well. Thanks for the recipe and the gorgeous photos.ReplyCancel

  • […] simple, salty, sweet and nutty broccoli soba, The First Mess: I’ve been getting a lot of broccoli in my Abel & Cole vegetable box of […]ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Duong27/04/2014 - 11:44 pm

    I just made this for lunch. It was deliciously tasty but also light. Yum! Thanks for the recipe and I’m loving your blogReplyCancel

  • Patty09/06/2014 - 11:06 pm

    YUM! Just made this. Quick, easy, super tasty. Thank you!ReplyCancel

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roasted carrots + rice with zingy turmeric broth // the first messpin it!View full post »

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  • thecitygourmand06/03/2014 - 4:56 am

    Yum, this looks like a real crowd pleaser!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn06/03/2014 - 5:44 am

    Never apologise for tumeric recipes – that little spice is packed so full of goodness + I don’t think it’s possible to have too much of it. Love the goodness of this recipe + those little sprouting powerhouses on top.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea // The Naked Fig06/03/2014 - 8:23 am

    I love adding turmeric to everything. Between the color and the health benefits how could you go wrong? This looks so delicious! Thank you, thank you.ReplyCancel

  • This is so beautiful Laura. I love the simplicity of it and the way you photographed it. I need more tumeric in my life (I’ve always wanted to be one of the cool kids.)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa @ Simple Pairings06/03/2014 - 8:44 am

    What a great idea! Turmeric has become one of my favorite spices lately – I love its pungent flavor, and especially its healing properties. I haven’t experimented much with it in foods though, as I typically just stir it into my morning warm lemon water. This is a must-try for me! Love your recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn @ simply fresh dinners06/03/2014 - 9:28 am

    Hi Laura,
    I just saw your beautiful pic you sent with this morning’s tweet and had to come see more. Imagine my surprise when I come across some of those beautiful food photography I’ve ever seen! Your site is gorgeous and so inspirational – thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah06/03/2014 - 10:11 am

    I like this sunny bowl—this is the type of thing I eat ALL the time. Thanks for the nice shout-out about the sprouts, too. I love picturing your sprout-dancer-joy man :)

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  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan06/03/2014 - 10:42 am

    I’m loooving tumeric right now, especially trying to get out of this winter slump. Also, sprouts are my favorite, so I’m in with this!ReplyCancel

  • cynthia06/03/2014 - 10:51 am

    Bring on the turmeric! I don’t use it enough and vibrant recipes like these are a vital reminder that I need to incorporate it into my cooking much more frequently. :) Gorgeous recipe, Laura — thank you so much for sharing this.ReplyCancel

  • Shilpa06/03/2014 - 10:56 am

    This is the perfect recipe for me today. I am in the thick of fighting this weird bug. Don’t we all get sick right after we talk about how we haven’t got sick all year? This soup is perfect. I have been making a turmeric tea in the mornings so I am excited about this broth!

    I met Tony at the Guelph Organic Conference a few years ago. He certainly does have a glow! And seems to always have people around him.

    Thanks for the perfect timing of this recipe, Laura!ReplyCancel

  • Golubka06/03/2014 - 10:57 am

    Ah, zingy broth, sweet roots, chewy rice with fresh, crunchy sprouts…sounds crazy good, made me so hungry for this kind of meal!ReplyCancel

  • Amy @ parsley in my teeth06/03/2014 - 11:19 am

    I think the simple dishes – direct from the pantry type – tend to be the best. Sounds delicious and the photos are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Lane | Green Spirit Adventures06/03/2014 - 11:37 am

    This sounds absolutely lovely! I think it’s just the meal I’ve been in need of. The photography is so gorgeous, as usual!!ReplyCancel

  • Pang06/03/2014 - 2:31 pm

    This could now be one of my favorite “simple but great” recipes to make :)
    Your pics are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • I’m loving both turmeric and roasted carrots right now. This post is is gorgeous and inspiring! I’ve gotta go grab some carrots and turmeric on my way home now :)ReplyCancel

  • Tea06/03/2014 - 9:52 pm

    This is real serious I’m making what I have in the fridge & pantry. They are always the best meals, and tumeric is good for inflammation something we all likely have in Ontario in the depths of winter. Nice one.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Faulkner07/03/2014 - 1:48 am

    This looks like the kind of meal I would make, and then keep on infinite rotation until my skin was orange from beta-carotene and my spoons yellow from turmeric. But, I’m totally okay with that, because someone told me it’s the cool thing nowadays. Shoots are a bit new to me, but I’m sure they’d find a cozy place among the goodness and warmth.ReplyCancel

  • Tereza07/03/2014 - 3:36 am

    Beautiful recipe! Thank you for sharing

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  • Shelly @ Vegetarian 'Ventures07/03/2014 - 9:38 am

    This recipe has such a beautiful array of colors! I’ve been craving protein in this cold so I think I’m going to try this with a handful of chickpeas. Mmmm…ReplyCancel

  • Fay07/03/2014 - 3:13 pm

    Can’t wait to try this – going to attempt it without oil, hope it doesn’t lose too much flavour.ReplyCancel

  • […] been on a turmeric kick lately. This recipe from my friend Laura of The First Mess looks pretty damn […]ReplyCancel

  • Laura Bray07/03/2014 - 6:42 pm

    I love the idea of putting a gorgeous broth with a light grain and a roasted vegetable. I definitely intended to try this – perhaps as part of a variation using quinoa. Would that work, too? Beautiful photos, as well.ReplyCancel

  • Katie @ Produce on Parade07/03/2014 - 9:31 pm

    I’m down with anything with turmeric or sprouts. My favorite are broccoli and radish! They last so long in the fridge too. My sprouting was fueled by the fact that our stores (Alaska) will no longer carry mung bean sprouts :( But now I do my own! This looks wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • SouthernSpoonBelle08/03/2014 - 12:31 am

    It’s 80F today but I’m filing this away for Aussie winter– nourishing recipe, thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Sini | my blue&white kitchen08/03/2014 - 10:31 am

    What an amazing dish you have created. Like a bowl of sunshine. Can’t wait to have a serving of this!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend,
    SiniReplyCancel

  • hannah09/03/2014 - 8:38 pm

    This is one of those “all-my-favourite-things-in-one-bowl” recipes that had me coo-ing immediately – sweet caramel root veg, ginger-garlic spiciness, turmeric earthiness – and OF COURSE it was absolutely delcious. I topped the bowl with some wrinkly black olives which I would HIGHLY recommend to add some salty to the earthy-citrusy-sweet flavour combo!
    Thank you so so mcuh Laura ;)

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  • Kathryne24/03/2014 - 8:22 pm

    Your roasted carrots dish seems tremendously appropriate for this time of year. Love those colors.ReplyCancel

  • Kellen Ferkey27/03/2014 - 10:21 pm

    Tonight I ran this for dinner service with some great results! Thanks for the inspiration. “Odori-Brined Pan Roasted Pheasant Breast with Herb-Roasted Rainbow Organic Carrots & Crimini Mushroom Infused Wild Rice in Spicy Turmeric Broth with Ginger & Allium”
    It can be funny how we find the need to twist the words for the restaurant guest. In short, “It is good food, and we care about our ingredients and techniques. You will love it.”ReplyCancel

  • Erin30/03/2014 - 3:24 pm

    I made this for lunch today. Didn’t have any ginger but it was still delicious without it!ReplyCancel

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  • Alanna01/04/2014 - 8:22 pm

    Goodness, this bowl is just stunning. I will be so happy when I make it soon. Thank you for sharing your beautiful recipes and photographs!ReplyCancel

  • Vita05/04/2014 - 11:06 am

    I look forward to getting your healthfulled ,
    Delicious looking receipes ..
    ThanksReplyCancel

  • Mrs D13/04/2014 - 2:55 am

    I got here from Heidi’s 101cookbooks.com and I’m so pleased for the recommendation. I made this with a few adjustments, including four times the amount of ginger, lemon and turmeric plus some homemade coconut milk in with the water. Outrageously good! Thank you so much for a quick, restorative, healthful and bright addition to my repertoire.ReplyCancel

  • Sunday Foodie Likes04/05/2014 - 2:34 pm

    […] Colorful and healthy, I like you so much roasted carrots + rice w/ zingy turmeric broth. […]ReplyCancel

  • Marie-Pier16/05/2014 - 6:38 pm

    I used parsnip and squash instead of carrots. And added a bit of lemongrass. :) It is a lovely idea, changes from the usual rice bowl! thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • […] – Loving turmeric at the moment, so can’t wait to make this zingy turmeric broth […]ReplyCancel

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  • Renee H.28/09/2014 - 2:14 pm

    Hi! This is my first time coming across your blog and I love it! This recipe is fantastic, like you said, sweet and sharp. Your photos are great too. I look forward to following you more!ReplyCancel

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  • Lacy24/10/2014 - 3:03 pm

    Hi Laura, thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I made it this week and it was so delicious! I almost never cook with ingredients like ginger and turmeric, but I was sick this past week, and was inspired to use immunity-boosting ingredients. I mentioned you in my blog post: http://lacycooke.blogspot.com/2014/10/changes-and-ideas.html
    Thanks again!ReplyCancel

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  • Aubrey Jenkins31/03/2015 - 7:00 pm

    This is such a beautiful meal! I just made it for a client today … taste tested it of course… and will have to make it form me and my guy ASAP! So good! I added some grilled asparagus on top as well.ReplyCancel

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  • Steve Heikkila10/08/2015 - 5:01 pm

    Wow! What a gorgeous way to get some anti-inflammatory turmeric into your diet. This broth looks really incredible.ReplyCancel