archive for December, 2007

Macaroni and Cheese

Posted on December 30, 2007

And now, time for something easy. After making far too many desserts during the holidays, I thought it might be good to share a recipe for a quick meal. Children and adults alike enjoy this simple, yet decadently rich pasta dish.

Macaroni and Cheese

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1 box papadini rotini lentil bean pasta
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup cream
1 tablespoon kudzu
¼ water
2 cups steamed broccoli
extra grated cheese to drizzle over pasta

In a large pot, bring 12 cups of water to boil, then ... read more →

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Posted on December 23, 2007

The other day we had friends over and made tons of gluten free gingerbread men cookies. So many little hands rolling and cutting out dough. We decorated our gingerbread men with dried fruit and nuts. The kids even cut loose and made free form cookie shapes as well.

Gingerbread Men Cookies

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5 cups blanched almond flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ginger powder
¼ teaspoon cloves, ground
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup grapeseed oil or palm shortening
½ cup agave nectar or ... read more →

Chocolate Bark

Posted on December 16, 2007

Perfect for holiday parties and potlucks, this chocolate bark is a favorite of mine. It’s another gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan dessert that doesn’t taste it. And for those with no food restrictions whatsoever? Who can say no to candy, let alone chocolate? See for yourself, try some.

Chocolate Bark

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3 tablespoons grapeseed oil or palm shortening
6 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
2 cups pecans
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups chocolate chunks

In a large skillet, heat oil and ... read more →

Chocolate Chip Cookies: Video

Posted on December 11, 2007

This gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe video tutorial is the first in a series of video tutorials that I will be making of my favorite recipes. I hope you have as much fun watching this as I did making it. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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2 ½ cups blanched almond flour *
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup grapeseed oil or palm shortening
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup agave nectar or honey
½ cup chocolate chunks

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
Stir ... read more →

Stocking Your Kitchen: Pots and Pans

Posted on December 9, 2007

With more time in the kitchen during the holidays, several people have asked me about cookware, specifically, pots and pans.

As you read through the list of items below, keep in mind that stocking your kitchen need not be an overnight process. You can invest slowly and build your own “dream team” set of pots and pans over the years. I received mine as wedding presents more than a decade ago and appreciate them anew every time I cook.

I use my ... read more →

Butternut Squash Latkes

Posted on December 3, 2007

Healthy, gluten free, potato free latke recipe for Hanukkah.

Hanukkah is a day away and that means only one thing: fried food! Lots of it. Yum. I love a good crispy latke, or just about anything fried for that matter.

Below is my favorite recipe for latkes. I have been making these gluten-free latkes for 5 plus years and my family still rejoices each Hanukkah when I serve them.

Butternut Squash Latkes

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4 cups butternut squash, peeled and grated
1 small onion, peeled and grated
3 ... read more →

Homemade Applesauce

Posted on December 2, 2007

I love the season of late fall, just before the winter solstice. The days get super short –well, I don’t love that. Nevertheless, I enjoy the chill in the air and seeing the mountains covered in snow.

For me, cold weather is merely a great excuse to stay home and bake, and this time of year, I especially like to serve warm homemade applesauce. I peel apples and bake them in the oven. The house smells amazing and when it’s Hanukkah, ... read more →