Category for appetizers

Mushroom Masters: Herb Stuffed Mushrooms

Posted on September 26, 2011

I was recently invited to develop an appetizer recipe for the Mushroom Masters, a global competition that helps celebrate National Mushroom Month (September). Since I love mushrooms, and they are so easy to prepare gluten free and Paleo, I jumped at the chance to participate.

For the competition, I created the recipe for these Herb Stuffed Mushrooms –they make a lovely gluten free appetizer for a cocktail party or nice nosh for a gluten free brunch. While this convenient finger food looks ... read more →

How to Make Applesauce

Posted on September 23, 2011

Easy homemade applesauce with apples picked from the tree in our backyard.

This is my favorite applesauce recipe, I give it out whenever people ask me how to make homemade applesauce. It’s a simple recipe, easy, delicious and healthy too. On top of that? Kids love it –at least mine (and their friends) gobble it down every time we make it.

Another benefit of making applesauce from scratch? It’s an easy and nourishing recipe for children. Mine really get involved in peeling ... read more →

Deviled Eggs

Posted on April 7, 2011

I’m kinda obsessed with these deviled eggs, and given that Easter is near, what could be more appropriate? They’re easy to make, full of protein and naturally gluten free to boot. My boys love to chow down on them after school and I like to snack on them all day long. Deviled Eggs are perfectly simple and elegant for a party, and make a great casual everyday type gluten free snack as well.

When I make these, I like to double the recipe below, ... read more →

Nacho Cheese Triangles

Posted on January 25, 2011

These Nacho Cheese Triangles are the perfect healthy gluten free Super Bowl snack to quiet the hunger of your rowdy guests come the big game.  Full of high protein almond flour, egg, cheese and spices, no one will guess that they are gluten free.

Better yet?  You can serve them to Steelers and Packers fans alike.  Who do you want to win?  And more important, what will you be serving for Super Bowl XLV?

Nacho Cheese Triangles

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2 cups blanched almond flour
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Raw Apple Sauce

Posted on July 29, 2008

I love apple sauce in any weather. The thought of turning on the oven to make some right now? Or lighting up the stove? In this heat? Not a good one. What to do? Make raw apple sauce. It’s tart, tangy, refreshing and delicious. On top of that, “uncooking” cuts back on energy consumption. It also keeps the house nice and cool –as cool as it can be on these 90 ... read more →

Trail Mix

Posted on March 31, 2008

Dark chocolate, dried cranberries and macadamia nut are a good source of clean energy

Coaching my son’s little league team is a hoot. Technically, I am assistant coach. Make that “more than” technically; I am definitely assistant coach. Pete (my friend Blair’s husband) is head coach and he is fantastic. All fun, yet full of discipline and focus. It is so great to see how he hustles twelve little 9 year olds around the field, keeping them ... 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 →

Stuffed Dates

Posted on October 14, 2007

Dates are an excellent source of energy and rich in B Vitamins.

Stuffed dates are as as sweet as candy, so of course, children like these treats. Adults enjoy the delicate blend of flavors.

Stuffed Dates

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1 cup pistachio nuts, shelled
¼ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 pinch celtic sea salt
20 large dates

In a food processor, pulse pistachios, orange juice, orange zest and salt
With a sharp knife, make a slit on one side of each date and remove the ... read more →

Easy Veggie Snack

Posted on February 1, 2007

Liberté, Egalité, Crudité

This kid friendly snack is as healthy as it gets. Just don’t tell your children it’s also Paleo/primal fare.

It’s a vegetable revolution! They’re back. Vegetables, that is. They never really left, actually. Sometimes we just forget about them. This quick and easy veggie snack recipe takes about 10 minutes to make. The boys will eat them the moment they walk in the door from school. That bowl is usually empty by dinner.

Easy Veggie Snack

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5 carrots
5 stalks celery
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