As we’ve discussed, everything is better in mini form.
Except portions of gourmet mac n cheese. Always take the big dish of that stuff. It’s not everyday that you will come across a heaping portion of creamy, cheesy, black truffle-y, mac n cheese.
September 18, 2012 Leave a comment
August 29, 2012 Leave a comment
Macaroni and cheese is a great comfort food. When I eat it, I remember those days when my mom would surprise us with her baked macaroni and cheese. This wasn’t just any macaroni and cheese, this was the real deal, made from scratch!
After starting the gluten-free diet, pasta dishes were a little tougher to make. Some pastas don’t hold up well to being cooked in boiling water and then baked. I have found that Read More »
July 20, 2012 2 Comments
Deep fried gluten-free onion rings are a real treat! I don’t deep fry often but when I do, I use this recipe and either Vidalia or Walla Walla onions. They’re crunchy delicious.
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
April 3, 2012 Leave a comment
I’m going to really try to not tell a super long story so you can get right to this recipe. Promise.
A friend of mine brought me one of these a few weeks ago; she had just made a batch and I was very excited to try them. I pictured it being more like a crab cake when she described it but it was closer to a griddle cake since it’s flat.
My 6 year old daughter was in the room when she arrived with the sample. I’m thinking, “Oh yeah, it’s doesn’t have sugar. My daughter won’t want this.” Wrong.
“What’s that, Mama?” she asked.
“Something with quinoa; I don’t think you’ll like it.” (It smelled so good, I really did not want to share this).
“Can I have some?”
“Sure honey” and I gave her a piece.
“Uhmm, that’s good!” she says, “Can I have more?”. At least she has good manners.
“Of course, you can. I’ll give you half.” But inside I was like, really? You want this? Woe is me. Never assume what your kids will and won’t eat. I think I said that.
So, I got the recipe from my friend. It had come from her sister who had gotten it from a magazine in Southern California so I don’t know the exact source. I did change some of the amounts and ingredients as well. If I find out where it came from, I will update the post.
I made the quinoa cakes the next week. Surprisingly, everyone (8 year old son and husband included) loved them. What a great way to get some healthy protein for us all! I hope you will give it a try. Read More »
January 25, 2012 Leave a comment
This is a hearty dish perfect for late fall or winter. It’s also wonderful with any root vegetable like turnip, carrot, parsnip, rutabaga, and sweet potato. If you don’t want to bother cutting the squash many stores offer it pre-cut.
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December 20, 2011 Leave a comment
In my pre-coeliac days, canapés were a doddle. Even on a budget. The day before a party I would buy the cheapest bread from the supermarket, cut out as many circles of bread as I could get out of each slice, dip them in olive oil and press them into pattie tins or mini muffin tins and bake. I would end up with hundreds of little crisp toasts that kept overnight in a sealed box ready to be topped with an array of fresh toppings throughout the evening.
These days, that isn’t an option! Gluten free bread is too expensive to buy, too small to get more than 2 circles out of (with a lot of wastage), and frequently too crumbly to use. Home made is better – but that is an awful lot of bread to make, slice and cut. Just not practical – especially when you have no fridge or kitchen space – or time – for advanced prep because you are running a supperclub!
So this week I was left wondering what I could use as canapé bases for our Christmas Party that would be a) gluten free b) economical c) effective and these are my top three suggestions:
November 9, 2011 1 Comment
When Sarah Henkin and I were trying to come up with a menu item for samples at the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market FoodWise booth, we decided to make delicious, late summer tomatoes the centerpiece. We needed to keep the dish simple since there were some other events happening that day. Roasted tomatoes on top of something seemed like a good option to me.
Since we eat gluten-free, I tend to not think about using bread with tomatoes (although the thought does leave me with pangs of longing for Acme). My standard fallback is usually polenta. I made a similar dish last year with roasted veggies and gorgonzola (see that post here) so this needed to be different. Read More »
October 3, 2011 Leave a comment
Did you know that you can make hummus with sunflower seeds? I didn’t either until I learned about it from my friend Dallas. Dallas is one of my most inspiring friends when it comes to healthy eating. She is a vegetarian, and although she isn’t gluten-free, much of her diet is naturally gluten-free, because she sticks to whole foods. Dallas also hosts our Raw Foods Potlucks each month. If you haven’t checked out this post on past Raw Foods Potlucks, take a look back.
But back to hummus. I love hummus. I make a big batch of it almost every weekend, and I pack it in my lunchbox throughout the week for an afternoon snack. One scoop of hummus covered with an assortment of veggies is a quick, easy, healthy Read More »
September 10, 2011 5 Comments
June 6, 2011 Leave a comment
Eating pad thai in a restaurant might be hard if cross contamination is a concern.
Most pad thai sauces contain soy sauce and more likely than not, that soy sauce contains gluten.
If you live in the bay area, access to rice Read More »