posts tagged "dressing"

Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Posted on August 9, 2011

There’s nothing like a refreshing salad on a hot summer’s day; this gluten free Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette hits the spot.  Finding gluten free salad is easy (arugula and raspberries don’t contain gluten).  Finding gluten free salad dressing is another story altogether.

Gluten lurks in the strangest places.  And salad dressing can contain various binders and flavorings (such as soy sauce) that are not gluten free.  That’s why I like to make my salad dressings from scratch –it’s a lot ... read more →

Creamy Cranberry Dressing

Posted on November 3, 2010

This super tart cranberry dressing is the perfect gluten free addition to any fall meal, and is ideal for Thanksgiving.  Cranberries are a superfood, rich in antioxidants.  I like to sprinkle fresh cranberries on my salad when I use this dressing.  Because they are so mouth-puckering and tangy, I spare my husband and children, by using fruit sweetened, dried cranberries as a garnish on their salads, rather than the fresh ones.

I found this recipe in an old Sunset magazine ... read more →

Honey Mustard Dressing

Posted on September 13, 2010

My boys and I are very into salads right now.  And It’s my job to change it up with different and fun salad dressings to keep them interested.  The scrumptious salad above is 100% from my garden.  It includes a variety of lettuces, dino kale, tomatoes and cucumbers.  I love sending the boys out to “pick” a dish that we will be having for dinner, and it’s great to hang out in the kitchen with them while they wash and ... read more →

Apricot Salad Dressing

Posted on July 5, 2010

I took the picture for this tasty apricot salad dressing after my first day at the Food and Light Photography Workshop that I attended here in Boulder, Colorado. I came home, made dinner and decided it would be good to put some of my newly acquired skills to use.

The instructors at Food and Light were amazing. Jen from userealbutter.com organized the entire affair and taught a wonderful section of the workshop on basic photography skills, which some of ... read more →

Creamy Onion Salad Dressing

Posted on December 1, 2009

This Creamy Onion Salad Dressing does have a bit of a zing to it, I admit.  I like it though, as it’s somewhat warming during the cold winter spell we’re having.  My younger son liked this gluten free dressing so much that he not only ate it on his salad last night, he drizzled it over his chicken, declaring it a winner.

The inspiration for this recipe came from Diana Rattray’s Sweet Onion Salad Dressing over at About.com’s Southern Food section.

It’s ... read more →

Mustard Marmalade Dressing

Posted on October 19, 2009

I’ve been busy with my book (The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook) lately and pumping out quick dinners.  Still, I make my own salad dressings every night and this Mustard Marmalade Dressing is no exception.

I’m just back (less than an hour ago) from the ADA conference in Denver where I met many wonderful people and had a great time.  The conference was at the Denver convention center and it was massive –there were probably 5,000 people there, maybe more and thankfully, ... read more →

Creamy Avocado Dressing

Posted on August 28, 2009

The other night I was craving a simple, rich and super creamy dressing for our salad.  I also wanted something dairy free, so decided I would use avocado as a base.

This dressing is great for both green salads and chopped salads, and I made a combination of both to serve with our salad, using greens from our garden and cubes of cucumber.  My husband gave this dressing his seal of approval, emptying out the mason jar in which I had ... read more →

Fourth of July Barbecue

Posted on July 1, 2009

I’ve had several people request Fourth of July picnic and barbecue menus from me in the last week.  Here’s a simple assortment of easy dishes that you can make for a fun fourth.

Gluten Free Fourth of July Menu
Iced Tea
Crudite with Sesame Dip
Mixed greens with Green Goddess Dressing
Simple Fruit Salad
Hot Dogs
Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free Dairy Free)

I still haven’t quite decided what we’ll be doing for our Fourth of July festivities, though with the boys at prime fireworks viewing age, ... read more →

Asian Salad Dressing

Posted on June 19, 2009

This Asian Dressing is a family favorite.  Now that our garden is in full gear we are having home grown salads at least once a day.  In order to keep things interesting, I’ve come up with a variety of salad dressings and this one has stuck.  I kid you not when I say that the boys fight over the last drops.

So, here you have it!

Asian Salad Dressing

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¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon ume plum vinegar
1 tablespoon agave ... read more →

Pear Parsley Salad Dressing

Posted on June 8, 2009

I have a huge parsley plant in our backyard that came back from last year and so have been looking for ways to utilize this super nutritious green herb in different dishes.  I came up with this Pear Parsley Dressing which my family enjoyed quite a bit.  The inspiration for this delicious gluten-free dressing came from the lovely Daniela of Daniela’s Kitchen.

While she served her Pear Dressing over arugula and fennel, I chose to serve mine over a bed of ... read more →

Umeboshi Cucumber Dressing

Posted on May 30, 2009

We are having friends over tomorrow evening for a small barbecue and I will be serving this easy, delicious, tangy salad dressing over fresh greens from our garden.

We started our garden very early and have planted literally dozens of green veggies in it.  The boys are enjoying the many different types of kale that are now growing like weeds.  I am particularly fond of the bitter greens –mustard and arugula.  My husband loves them all and asks for a bigger ... read more →

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Posted on April 30, 2009

This gluten free Ranch Dressing is super easy to make and dairy-free to boot.  I will be using it quite a bit this summer for salads, dips and sandwiches.  Typically the base of a Ranch Dressing is buttermilk, however, I’ve omitted that ingredient and gone a completely different route in preparing this rich and creamy condiment.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

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¼ cup grapeseed oil vegenaisse or Paleo Mayo
1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
1 clove garlic, pressed
? teaspoon minced scallion
pinch celtic sea salt

Combine ... read more →

Cobb Salad

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 →

Green Goddess Dressing

Posted on July 25, 2008

I confess. I ate the photo shoot. I made a huge salad this afternoon, drizzled it with Green Goddess Dressing and proceeded to devour it. The food prepared for photographing was instead inhaled. As in, scarfed immediately.

Now normally, I’m a fairly disciplined person, so this was a bit odd. Maybe I exercised a little too hard this morning and worked up a bigger appetite than usual. Maybe the dressing is delicious on a hot summer’s day. Who ... read more →

Spicy Walnut Vinaigrette

Posted on June 27, 2008

How does your garden grow?

Usually I plant my garden on Mother’s Day with my husband and the boys –it is their annual gift to me.

This year, we did things a bit differently. We had someone help us with the yard and basically ripped all the flowers out of the beds and replanted with edibles. This took place before May began and gave us a good jump on the season. By the beginning of June we were reaping ... read more →

Spinach Salad with Pistachios

Posted on May 13, 2008

Well, Mother’s Day was gorgeous. A warm and balmy 70°, we went for a lovely hike and after that, I prepared a big dinner for my husband, the boys, our friends Chris and Larry and their little ones. We had Chicken Marbella (delicious) and a big spinach salad. Chris helped me to surreptitiously photograph the salad above as the hub does not like it when I take food pics whilst we have guests visiting for a meal. ... read more →