Category: Gluten Free

Personal Irish Soda Bread--A wee gluten-free treat

Personal Irish Soda Bread--A wee gluten-free treat
Erin Go Bragh! Slainte! Luck o’ the Irish, and all that. It’s St. Patrick’s Day! A day to wear green or get pinched. A day to savor a pint with pals at the pub. A day to nibble on Irish Soda Bread. Even though I’m not Irish, I love to make traditional corned beef with corned... Read more »

Asian Noodle Soup—An easy dinner in a bowl

Asian Noodle Soup—An easy dinner in a bowl
I love noodle bowls—a big bowl of noodle-y soup, chock full of vegetables, interesting Asian flavors, and noodles (obviously). I especially love the idea of a poached egg in my soup—I can’t explain it, but it just makes me smile. I’ll admit I’ve had a few noodle bowl clunkers while eating out. I endured one pho that tasted... Read more »

Homemade Hummus—A quick and healthy appetizer

Homemade Hummus—A quick and healthy appetizer
Why make hummus, you ask? Because it’s a delicious nibble that can please even the choosiest guest, and since it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, corn-free, and meat-free, you can serve it to almost anyone. It’s also loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, making it arguably the healthiest appetizer around. The main ingredients are chickpeas, sesame... Read more »
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Shake The Heat With a Chilly Chai

Shake The Heat With a Chilly Chai
I saw the weather forecast. We’re in for 90+ degrees this weekend. It was hard for me to believe that as I wrote this, while the chilly rains pelted the earth and I shivered in my sweatshirt and slippers, but that’s what they say. If they’re right about the coming heat wave, it means you... Read more »

Rich, Decadent Hot Chocolate--A sinful sip for Fat Tuesday

Rich, Decadent Hot Chocolate--A sinful sip for Fat Tuesday
Whether you call it Mardi Gras, Carnival, or Fat Tuesday, it’s similar—a time to celebrate and stuff yourself with a caloric feast before the restraint of lent starts on Ash Wednesday. Then you have 40 days of eating lean and mean. Theoretically. Today is Fat Tuesday, a day many people pig out, eating to their heart’s... Read more »

Split Pea Soup—You either love it or you hate it.

Split Pea Soup—You either love it or you hate it.
What is it about pea soup that causes such a strong reaction? Is it the flavor? The color? The texture? I enjoy the homey flavor of split pea soup, thick and hearty, warming me up on a winter day from the inside out. But to be honest, I remember the nightmare of being presented with... Read more »
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3 Easy Endive Appetizers—Gluten-free nibbles for your next gathering!

3 Easy Endive Appetizers—Gluten-free nibbles for your next gathering!
This time of year there seems to be no end to the events, shindigs, get togethers and par-tays. And people need to be fed. So it’s no wonder I’ve been getting requests for appetizer recipes. Specifically, recipes for easy, not-too-unhealthy appetizer recipes. I’d never used endive before. I’d read about it, but never actually bought... Read more »

Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes—A gluten-free, vegetarian dish that everyone will love!

Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes—A gluten-free, vegetarian dish that everyone will love!
Quinoa is getting there. It used to be the eccentric cousin at the grain party, but now you can find it in almost any grocery store, usually by the wild rice. You might avoid it—it’s tiny and circular, looks like birdseed, you can’t pronounce the name, so you get the rice medley instead. Don’t pass... Read more »

Rosemary Dijon Pork Tenderloin—A simple, elegant, fast roast!

Rosemary Dijon Pork Tenderloin—A simple, elegant, fast roast!
What will you make for dinner? Are you tired of asking yourself that question? You probably have a line-up of go-to quick and easy meals in your wheelhouse. (I’m not really sure what a wheelhouse is, but I keep hearing people talk about them lately, so I’m hopping right on that band wagon. I know... Read more »
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Oh So Sweet Potatoes--A potato by any other name would not be as sweet.

Oh So Sweet Potatoes--A potato by any other name would not be as sweet.
Canned yams. That’s what my mom cooked for Thanksgiving. Or opened, or whatever you do with them. Year after year, they committed culinary crimes on our Thanksgiving table–with their usual 1970s accomplices– Cool Whip, canned pineapple, and Jell-O. As good a cook as she was, she didn’t know what to do with sweet potatoes. I... Read more »