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Posted on February 12, 2009
Here’s a quick Valentine’s Day recipe round up for all you procrastinating sweethearts out there (myself included).
Gluten Free Valentine’s Day Recipes
♥ Chocolate Chili Truffles ♥
Spice up your love life with these little vegan treats.
♥ Chocolate Covered Cherries ♥
Every bit as sweet and delicious as the store bought fare, sans the sugar and artificial ingredients.
♥ Double Chocolate Mocha Cookies ♥
Decadent and guilt-free cookies made with agave nectar and espresso, need I say more?
♥ German ... read more →
Posted on January 29, 2009
I’m not one to get swept up in all the Superbowl mania. I do however have a great list of gluten free recipes for all you sports fans out there. These Superbowl recipes are healthy, wholesome and of course, gluten free.
Gluten Free Superbowl Recipes
Smoked Paprika Almonds
Butternut Squash French Fries
Almond Butter Blondies
Macadamia Caramel Clusters
I hope you enjoy these guilt free, game day finger foods while rooting for your favorite team!
Posted on December 30, 2008
While I enjoy the holidays, I do frequently find New Year’s to be a bit of a let down.
Though I must confess, last year New Year’s Eve was a wild bacchanalian affair. We went to a 70′s party with our friends Peter and Patrice. Everyone (except the 4 of us) were, to our surprise, in costume. Somehow Peter’s brother had found out in advance that this soiree was a costumed event and he wore crazy polyester bell bottoms and stuffed ... read more →
Posted on December 23, 2008
-photo from this chicken on Flickr
I have read so many articles this year about how the economy is impacting Christmas. How people are not spending as much money and buying as many presents for children and loved ones.
For me, the holiday season is not about the stuff, it’s about quality time. Taking the time to hang out with friends and family. Of course, I do enjoy making festive meals this time of year and feel blessed to be able to ... read more →
Posted on December 19, 2008
Hanukkah is only 2 days away! It starts on December 21st at sundown. The big question? What to serve for the holiday of lights and oil.
Here is a festive menu that I have put together for a delicious Hanukkah dinner, full of lovely winter vegetables in peak season. You don’t have to tell anyone it’s gluten-free, dairy-free and does not contain processed white sugar. I’ve served this to crowds before and no one had a clue. They just chowed. Enjoy ... read more →
Posted on November 21, 2008
-photo from his daveness on Flickr
Thanksgiving is the holiday of plenty, bursting with gratitude, though often excess food as well. Sometimes on this earthy, festive occasion, we end up too full and feel less than great by the day’s end.
To avoid that phenomenon, this year my family will cut down on sweet carb-filled dishes and make several with green vegetables, so that we have bounty and selection, though don’t end up stuffed.
Next Thursday, we will be having a simple roasted ... read more →
Posted on October 15, 2008
-photo from Lauro Maia on Flickr
Every year I receive countless emails requesting ideas for healthier Halloween candy. Now there’s an oxymoron if I’ve ever heard one –”healthy candy.” Does such a thing exist? Well, probably not.
Now, with suggestions from many readers, I’ve gone ahead and compiled a list that is full of what I refer to as the “lesser of all evils” when it comes to candy. Trust me, I will not be eating any of the items below. That ... read more →
Posted on September 19, 2008
Lately I have received many requests for a gluten free Rosh Hashanah menu. People are asking what I will serve for this celebration of the Jewish New Year and so I am posting my dinner plans more than a week ahead of the actual holiday. You people really know how to get me organized!
I make a habit of serving rich, seasonal and of course, gluten free fare at all of my family’s festive celebrations; below is a list of dishes ... read more →
Posted on May 24, 2008
Memorial Day weekend is a great time for picnics and barbecues. Below you will find some of my favorite festive dishes for this great little three day weekend. These are perfect for warm weather parties. Packed with nutrition as well as flavor, this simple, healthy grub will wow your guests.
Select 3 or 4 dishes if you are having a smallish gathering, or cook up just about everything below if you are having a grand affair.
Cherry Orange ... read more →
Posted on April 15, 2008
UPDATE: Here’s my latest Kosher for Passover recipe roundup.
Passover is this Saturday! I have been cooking up many Pesach dishes of late and am happy to provide a round-up below.
matzoh ball soup
chipotle orange chicken
A couple of notes:
I did not include a vegetable dish in the above list. Generally, I like to serve steamed broccoli or broiled asparagus with our Passover meal. I have linked to a ... read more →
Posted on February 12, 2008
Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. I don’t buy into the flowers and Hallmark card aspect of this holiday. Rather than the usual hoopla, my favorite taste tester (that would be my husband) and I don’t do much, if anything at all. Simply put, I try to appreciate and show my love for him day in and day out.
On another note, who on earth decided that consumers should show their love by purchasing useless items on some specific day? The ... read more →
Posted on November 21, 2007
UPDATE: please visit my updated Thanksgiving Day recipes post for 2008.
Thanksgiving. I find it challenging to write the word without giving some sort of gratitude. Each year, before we partake in our Thanksgiving feast, we go around the table and take the time to say a few words of gratitude, stating our thanks for things such as the food at the table, good friends and the roof over our head.
Thanksgiving and autumn in general seem to be such a good ... read more →