Gluten-Free Matcha Pop Tarts

Is there anything better than a homemade pop tart? Especially a gluten-free one that tastes like the real deal. Your G-F buds’ eyes will pop out of their heads when you serve these. The G-F naysayers won’t even be able to tell they are gluten-free. A healthy dose of bright green matcha tea powder in…

Japanese Green-tea-ni

Besides my comfy bed, the thing I miss most after selling our home and all our stuff (to travel the world for a year) is access to a fully stocked liquor cabinet. We always had spirits around for whipping up a weeknight Manhattan, Old Fashioned, or any variation of my favorite cocktail—a martini. One of…

Whole Wheat Matcha Almond Waffles

I recently borrowed a friend’s waffle maker, which was a huge mistake because now I want one! Needless to say, I’ve been on a waffle kick. One night we even tried masa harina corn waffles as the base for our taco-like dinner, instead of tortillas. But nothing beats a classic breakfast waffle. Except maybe this…

Tea Roasted Carrot & Farro Risotto

I love fall. The colors that change daily. The cool-in-the-morning, warm-in-the-afternoon weather. The end-of-season farmer’s market fare. And the excuse to start making those comforting, warming one-pot meals. I’m a huge fan of homemade risotto, especially after mastering a Deborah Madison recipe that I turned into a Parsley, Pea, and Green Tea Risotto. But we’ve…

Lemon Jasmine Pie

If my last meal on Earth involves any kind of lemon dessert I will leave this planet a happy woman. I always pick out the lemon dessert on a restaurant menu but I rarely make lemon treats at home; perhaps because I know they would disappear too quickly? This lemon pie, however, will make a…

Loose Leaf Iced Tea

Believe it or not, the recipe I get asked how to make the most is iced tea. If you have a package of loose leaf iced tea (my preferred vice over commercial tea bags) you can easily brew yourself the perfect glass to sip or pitcher to share. Here’s how. Loose Leaf Iced Tea By…

Tea Foodie’s Frozen Faves

It’s been a hot summer here in Denver, CO! To beat the heat, I find myself going back to some of my favorite tea foodie dishes in the iced or frozen category. Thought I’d share some of my top picks for recipes to cool down with tea. Enjoy. Happy cooking and sipping! Tea Foodie’s Frozen…

Strawberry Matcha Smoothie

Strawberries and spinach have taken over my fridge this week. I’ve been working on a recipe for strawberry BBQ steak skewers with lemon poppy seed and spinach quinoa. Let me tell you, four pounds of strawberries and two pounds of spinach stretches very far. Even after lots of recipe testing, I have tons of leftover…

Lemon Basil Mojitos

On a recent indecisive March weekend (where it was snowing on Friday night and 70 degrees on Sunday afternoon when daylight savings time changed), I was suddenly hit with a craving for the refreshing flavors of spring. So I pulled out my Moroccan Mint tea-infused rum, some fresh basil, a lemon and locally-made Modern Gingham…

DIY Tea Foodie gift ideas

I’ve been busy working the holiday market circuit this season, sampling and selling my hand blended teas. One of my favorite markets is coming up this weekend, the Denver Handmade Homemade Holiday Market. I love the community spirit and creativity at this market, which features a lot of local, artisan vendors making everything from food…

Fesh Herb and Green Tea Pesto

Inspired by the beautiful late-summer produce at the farmers market last weekend and a gorgeous Japanese green tea sample I recently received from Tea Horse, a super simple and gorgeously green pesto seemed like the perfect weeknight project. Tea Horse is a tea company based in the U.K. whose business model is subscription driven—when you…

Parsley, Pea and Green Tea Risotto

This is an adapted version of one of my favorite dishes from what I call my recipe Bible—Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. This may have been one of the first serious cookbooks I ever owned. Given to me years ago by my great friend and foodie companion, Allison, it’s been my go-to cookbook for…

Matcha Coconut Chip Cookies

On a typical spring Colorado day in March last weekend, as 12 inches of snow fell on our condo deck, I couldn’t help but want to bake. So I attempted my friend Carrie’s “perfect” chocolate chip cookie recipe.  But with a few tweaks: I used Matcha green tea instead of cinnamon, shredded coconut instead of…

Matcha Breadcrumb Baked Chicken

My favorite way to use up leftover stale bread (like the rest of the loaf from my Earl Grey Tea Toast) is to turn it into seasoned breadcrumbs. Using the breadcrumbs as a coating for a baked chicken breast or pork chop makes for a quick and tasty weeknight meal. For this recipe, I marinated…

Tea Foodie’s top 5 recipes for 2012

2012 commemorates the year I started my tea foodie blog. I’ve tried to post something once a week to journal my cooking with tea explorations and tea foodie finds. It’s fun to look back and see how much content I’ve built up in less than a year. It’s also fun to finally have my cooking…