A simple sort of salty snack, these seasoned oven roasted hazelnuts tossed with fresh or dried rosemary and just a hint of heat and salt are delicious anytime
no flour no eggs no problem as long as you have ground flax on hand sometimes a small batch of comfort is in order. For this, I am here for you. Ten little cookies- enough for a day so there can be new cookies tomorrow . this recipe is based on this one from king […]
Simple and quick gluten free quinoa cakes are topped with fresh tomato, feta cheese, and a crispy egg to make a complete meal on a plate.
Using ghee as the cooking oil for this stovetop popcorn gives a layer of delicious buttery flavor that goes so well with crisp (not chewy) popcorn. And Nutritional Yeast is what I grew up with. Carob and Tempeh can stay in the 70s but popcorn just doesn’t taste like popcorn to me without the cheesy […]
It’s always good to have a few snack items in your arsenal that are easy to remember, have very little hands on time, and can please a variety of palettes and preferences. Socca, the original gluten free flat bread made with equal parts chickpea flour and water and little else, is one of those snacks. […]
The pomegranate seeds fooled him. “It’s dessert,” he said. “I’ll eat it last.” It’s onions,” I said. “Onion salad, try it now.” He waited. He ate onion salad for dessert. I like it with rice. As a side for dumplings or grilled shrimp. Not dessert. Salting the onions and allowing them to sweat it out […]
Like all the best recipes these easy sautéed mushrooms allow for substitutions and modifications. chanterelles out of season? shiitakes too darn expensive? cremini cramping your style? switch it out. just follow a few basic principles and you have a most simple, delicious, easy and satisfying side dish or garnish. Bonus points for being vegan and […]
Dead simple and delicious, marionberry or blackberry hard cider poached pears served with luscious honey whipped cream.
What’s more comforting on a cold autumn evening than roasted winter squash? Mostly savory with just a little bit of sweet, this stuffed acorn squash can be an easy weeknight meal or the centerpiece of a delicious vegetarian feast. The sweet and creamy nature of the squash is balanced with a dose of ancient grains […]
This quick and easy mushroom salt is the umami addition to all your favorite savory treats that you wonder why you haven’t tried yet. So quick and easy you can whip up a batch in under five minutes and start spreading it with flair. Go ahead, be the mushroom salt bae. This mushroom salt can […]
Crispy potato wedges breaded with a flavorful mixture of mushroom salt and garbanzo flour then baked to crispy goodness. These Jo-Jos are flavorful enough to eat on their own but oh so addictive when served with ranch dressing (I’ve included my favorite quick and easy off the cuff Ranch dip in the recipe below) Jo-Jos […]
Mizuna Citrus Salad w/ avocado and jicama A simple refreshing salad, lightly dressed, and studded with tropical flavors and textures. Do you remember when there were only three brands of tequila and three kinds of greens? Now I can barely keep up. Yes kids ,there was a time when Patron and Arugula were considered fancy/exotic/unusual. […]
A simple side, delicious with coconut curry seafood chowder or with any asian inspired main course. This asparagus came from Mexico because by February buying local kale and collards has become repetitive, boring, blah. I’m ready for spring, for asparagus, strawberries, tulips. For a few days it seemed spring was just around the corner, short […]
Cauliflower Fried “Rice” A quick, delicious, gluten and grain-free stir fry using diced cauliflower instead of rice. Add egg and call it paleo. Add tofu and call it vegan. Add an extra swirl of siracha and call it spicy. Just don’t call it Sue. As someone allergic to cashews I have a healthy fear of […]
Free up the oven for holiday meals or any time you want a quick and savory autumn vegetable side dish. Fresh Brussels sprouts cooked in a cast iron skillet are greens that actually stay green with a crisp nutty flavor complimented with a healthy bite of garlic. Pan Fried Brussel Sprouts with crispy garlic and […]
These crackers don’t mess around. Like the man who came up with the recipe they are not a mindless snack, they require some chewing. Chock full of flavor and fiber and adaptable up to a point, a batch takes some time (mostly unattended) but these addictive snacks are worth it. Wally, my Dad, would make […]
One bowl, one pan: one amazing dense and rich dark chocolate cake. This baby was flourless before gluten free was cool. The brown butter and the deep berry notes of the unsweetened chocolate make this marvelously chocolately and not too sweet. Delicious on its own sprinkled with a bit of confectioners sugar or serve with […]
Harissa Chicken Lettuce Wraps with spicy cucumber salad Lettuce wraps are one of those meals that when I remember to make them make me wonder why I’m not eating these things all the time. There is something inherently satisfying about protein wrapped in lettuce, satisfaction in the taste and texture department with a bit of […]
Chocolate Sorbet- no dairy, no ice cream maker, no problem. The best vegan or dairy free desserts are the ones I make in spite of that. Fresh fruit is obvious but chocolate? Ice cream? But somehow I fell down an internet rabbit hole and landed in the land of aquafaba, which is fancy talk for […]
Crisp zucchini fritters subtly seasoned with falafel mix. Simple, flavorful, and naturally gluten free. I have lettuce and exactly one snap pea ready to eat in my garden but there are zucchini at the farmers’ market. Not just from that one stand I’m suspicious of because they seem to have produce on a California schedule […]
Not too sweet and spiced how you want them these simple to make gluten free graham style crackers are delicious on their own and amazing in pie crusts.
Primal Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting Perfect to make ahead and serve at a holiday party: these paleo friendly cupcakes just happen to be gluten and starch free. They are also made without refined sugars, which turns the sweet down a few notches. Your guests will love them and then you can tell them […]
I was hungry when I took these pictures. Breakfast had veered dangerously close to lunch. Hangry. Not thinking straight. Beneath that carefully placed egg is a delicate citrus infused patty made with quinoa and rice. It’s really the star of this show but I hid it underneath that egg. There were three more patties. Three […]
The second batch with additional caramel apple sauce and no fresh chopped apple. Topped with a bit of caramel sauce and a slice of apple before baking. The first batch, with chopped apples. These muffins were made by request. A birthday gift. A chance for me to get in touch with my inner […]