Category for dinners
Posted on November 27, 2009
Here’s a yummy way to eat your leftover turkey. Take a couple slices of gluten free Nutty Bread, lettuce, mustard and voilà, you have a delicious post-Thanksgiving meal in a sandwich. Personally, I would throw some leftover Cranberry Sauce on the side to add a little hit of color and flavor.
By the way, the turkey in the photo above is not turkey from Thanksgiving, it is a leftover photo using organic Applegate Farms turkey.
Leftover Turkey Sandwichprinter friendly
2 thin slices Nutty Bread ... read more →
Posted on November 11, 2009
There was a shortage of Fish Kabayaki the other night when I made this amazing dish from Jaden’s Steamy Kitchen Cookbook. I used salmon to make this sweet and tangy fish dish and it was phenomenal.
The boys were unhappy that I did not make more, so tonight I’m making it again and doubling the recipe to 2 pounds of salmon so all can eat to their fill and still have some for leftovers the next night. I’m making it right ... read more →
Posted on October 14, 2009
This gluten free Grilled Lemon Chicken recipe from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa cookbook is easy to make and amazingly delicious.
I cut her recipe in half and it was not nearly enough for my family. They licked their plates clean and my little one asked if we could have the chicken again the next night for dinner –and he’s a guy that complains about lack of variety, so you get the idea here.
Gluten Free Grilled Lemon Chicken
⅓ cup lemon juice, ... read more →
Posted on August 25, 2009
This Leek Coulis is based on a culinary masterpiece from Gluten-Free Girl. My description will certainly not do it justice and I’m fairly certain my vegan version is only a faint replication of hers.
For a truly mouth watering account of this dish, make sure to read Gluten Free Girl’s delectable post about the culinary wizardry that is the chef’s Leek Coulis. All I can say on my end, is that I fooled my husband; he had no idea that I ... read more →
Posted on August 21, 2009
My younger son is a big fan of my Chipotle Orange Chicken and asks me to make it on a weekly basis. Since it’s perfect grilling weather, I decided to make a version of this recipe with chicken breasts that could easily be thrown on the grill –just in time for when they arrive home from baseball practice.
Yes, we’re back in baseball season, this time it’s fall ball.
I like to serve this tangy, gluten free chicken dish with grilled broccoli. ... read more →
Posted on July 17, 2009
This may be one of the worst food photos I’ve ever taken, however, this gluten free, grain free chicken and ”rice” dish is packed with protein and spicy Mexican flavor. It’s not so easy to take pictures of brown stuff; I could say more, however, I won’t go on; let’s just leave it at that.
Since I don’t eat grains, this faux rice is a real treat for me. My husband liked it too.
Mexican Chicken and Rice
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 ... read more →
Posted on July 8, 2009
Here is one of my favorite sandwiches –the Turkey Club. It’s a sandwich on Nutty Bread with avocado, mustard and of course, turkey. It’s hot here, so I’m very happy to make sandwiches for dinner and not have to spark up the oven, stove or grill.
These gluten-free sandwiches are full of protein and tasty to boot. For me, the avocado makes a great whole food substitute for mayo (I’m not in the mood to make homemade mayo today either, though ... read more →
Posted on June 24, 2009
This Pad Thai is one of my family’s favorite dishes. Add a heap of grilled chicken or sea food and you have a delicious high protein meal.
I purchase my noodles at the Asian market in town and haven’t seen them online. If you are looking for noodles, you’ll need to check out the Asian markets in your neck of the woods. If anyone knows of a good source for mung bean noodles that would be accessible to everyone (think Whole ... read more →
Posted on June 22, 2009
We’ve been eating quite a lot of salad lately, and being the protein addict that I am, I’m constantly looking for new ways to make it into a full dinner.
I was first introduced to Chinese Chicken Salad years ago, by my dear friend Helen. We’ve been friends now for close to 30 years and good salad is only one of the many things she has taught me about. My version is a little different from hers, since she’s not gluten ... read more →
Posted on April 29, 2009
With a few edits to the classic Cobb, this tasty traditional salad becomes nutritious high protein fare packed with healthy veggies. This Cobb Salad is a great make ahead dish. Prepare individual ingredients earlier in the day or the night before and then assemble the salad just before serving.
Traditionally, blue cheese is one of the main ingredients in Cobb Salad, however, I’ve eliminated this ingredient to create a delicious dairy-free dinner. Of course, Cobb Salad is traditionally gluten-free, so that was ... read more →
Posted on April 3, 2009
Are you spending too much time on the computer? That’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. After reading this article in The Atlantic and finding out about this new site that calculates the amount of time spent on twitter, I’ve really been pondering this matter.
I haven’t been pondering it too much though. Instead, last weekend, I took a break and left my computer off for 48 hours. Wow, I did have quite a surprise on Monday morning, ... read more →
Posted on March 20, 2009
If you look on the upper right hand side of my site you will find a photo –and link– to my forthcoming book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. You can pre-order order it by clicking on the book cover image in the sidebar to the right, which takes you over to amazon.com.
I have been working on the book for the past 8 months, well, actually the past 10 years, that’s when I really began cooking and writing down my recipes ... read more →
Posted on March 6, 2009
With baseball back in the picture and our afternoons filled with practices I find myself looking for quick entrees that offer a lot of protein without a lot of work. This Chipotle Lime Salmon is one of those. My husband loved it, pronouncing it blog-worthy after his first bite. Continue reading
Posted on January 30, 2009
The other night while I was tucking in my super snuggly 10 year old into bed, we discussed possibilities for the next night’s dinner.
“Fennel” he suggested, “I really like it because it’s sweet and also very healthy!”
“What would you like for our protein dish?” I asked. “What about that roasted chicken I made the other night that you guys gobbled up?”
“No, something else, something sweet and sour,” he replied.
“Ok,” I said. “What about agave lime chicken?”
“Yum! That sounds great.” my ... read more →
Posted on December 9, 2008
Mushrooms are one of my favorite foods. I bought some recently on a trip to the store, though I had no idea what would become of them.
The next day I took out one of my favorite cookbooks, A Cook’s Book of Mushrooms and began to flip through the pages. I found a great recipe, made a few changes (replacing sugar with stevia, etc.) and whipped it up for dinner. Although it looks complicated and has a few steps, this recipe ... read more →
Posted on December 2, 2008
For those of you that have been asking about classes, I will be teaching at the Culinary School of the Rockies on January 26, 2009.
In this class titled, “The Art of Gluten-Free Baking,” we will learn how to make classic desserts the gluten-free way. Fun and easy dishes will include chocolate chip cookies, double chocolate brownies, currant scones and apple crisp. I took a class at CSR a couple of weeks ago and had a great time in their gorgeous ... read more →
Posted on December 1, 2008
Leftover turkey? I opened the fridge this morning and noticed I still had a pile of cooked bird from Thanksgiving. While I am more than happy to have a surplus of food during these times, I must admit, I was perplexed as to what to do with it.
Turkey chili of course. Here’s a recipe that I threw together, literally, in the crockpot. Feel free to adapt this chili to your liking and make it up as you go along, like ... read more →
Posted on July 22, 2008
It has been so hot here –Sunday was a scorching 104 degrees. Because of the toasty weather, I’ve been looking for quick, cool ways to get hits of protein.
Really, all I want to eat is fruit and lemon slushes these days. However, this white bean concoction has been a winner for the family during this hot spell. The boys have been scarfing it down plain and in quesadillas. My younger son absolutely loves it as does ... read more →
Posted on July 15, 2008
It’s too darn hot here to turn on the oven; the high today is supposed to get up to 100°. The solution? Fire up the grill and throw on some chicken breasts ever so briefly. The mustard lime chicken pictured above is a tangy hit of protein on a hot summer’s day.
I hope it cools off a bit tomorrow as my son plays in the finals of the little league tournament. His team (the “B” team ... read more →
Posted on June 24, 2008
My favorite thing about the picture above? The cilantro on the Mango Chicken and in the glass cup is from my garden. Now, that’s something to get pumped about considering I barely have a yard. And what little yard I do have is taken over by a trampoline for the boys.
We live close to town which was really important to me after living in Manhattan for 17 years. I wanted to be able to walk to ... read more →