I told you that during my trip to Mexico I fell in love with a book. Here’s why I fell in love with the book. It’s about food. Community. Wine. Bread. Life. Love. Happiness. Sadness. Failures. Successes. And best of all it has recipes too.
Shauna Niequist new book BREAD & WINE is so wonderful and I highly recommend you all go right now to Amazon and pre-order it while you are at your computer. I promise you won’t be let down. Would I lie to you? No. It’s good.
It’s real good.
The minute I found out that she would be sharing recipes in her chapters I knew I would love them. The first chapter hooked me in and of course since the day I picked up this book I have been dreaming about making the Blueberry Crisp that she talked about in the very first chapter.
Last night was the night. I had all the ingredients, Aaron was cooking salmon on the grill, beans were on the stove all day, and eggplant was getting grilled as well. I knew that the perfect ending to our day would involve blueberry crisp with vanilla ice cream on top and our whole family plopped on the couch watching The Bible on the History channel.
Y’all let me tell you that this recipe did not let us down, and I quote Aaron Ivey “this is the best dessert you have ever made”. It was so yummy and perfect for me because I’m not a sweet person and this is not overly sweet. In fact you could even eat this for breakfast. I kid you not.
Here’s the other wonderful thing about this dessert. It’s gluten free and dairy free (skip the ice cream on top!) and sugar free. That my friends is a win in this house!
Here’s the recipe:
4 cups blueberries (I didn’t quite have four cups, so I threw in some blackberries)
1/2 cup raw, unsalted pecans, halved or chopped (I used walnuts)
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
Mix together the crisp ingredients
Pour the berries into an 8×8 pan, and then layer the crisp topping over it.
Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes until fruit is bubbling and topping is crisp and golden.
That is it my friends. Go now and buy the book. Then get up and head to the grocery store. Then make this tonight and your family will think you are the best in the world!