posts tagged "egg free condiment"
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 →
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
¼ cup grapeseed oil vegenaisse or Paleo Mayo
1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
1 clove garlic, pressed
⅛ teaspoon minced scallion
pinch celtic sea salt
Combine ... read more →
Posted on April 21, 2009
Garnish this Sesame Dip starter with pieces of carrot and celery for dipping and you have an instantly satisfying salty and crunchy snack. This dip is a hit at parties and was enjoyed at our Passover Seder (thinned out with a bit of water and) served over roasted asparagus. It’s quite versatile and makes a great salad dressing as well.
Unfortunately, we devoured all of the Sesame Dip at our Seder. I was determined to make another batch the next day. ... read more →
Posted on March 13, 2009
Garlic oil? Made in mere minutes? Why yes. This quick and easy gluten free oil recipe can add sophisticated flavor to vegetables, fish or chicken.
I’m especially enjoying feeding it to my family during cold season since garlic is a great natural anti-biotic and immune booster. Don’t let the health benefits fool you though, this is one tasty treat.
Quick and Easy Gourmet Garlic Oil
1 head garlic, peeled
½ cup olive oil
Place garlic and olive oil in small pot on the stove ... read more →
Posted on March 3, 2009
Just the week before last, my favorite food writer from the LA Times came up with a brilliant recipe for homemade Nutella.
I haven’t had Nutella since I was a student traveling in Europe decades ago with a EuroRail pass, sleeping in youth hostels. Back then we used to eat the chocolate stuff for breakfast. These days, I find the real thing a little too sweet for my taste. So I was happy to see Amy’s Scattergood’s Homemade ... read more →
Posted on February 10, 2009
Tonight I had this conversation with my little boy while I was tucking him into bed:
“How do you know I love you?” I asked him
“You tell me 2 billion times a day,” he replied.
“If I didn’t tell you, how would you know? I asked.
“I can feel it in your hugs,” he said.
That really got me. I try not to take things for granted in life. Like my children. Or hot showers. Or glass bottles that I get to keep after ... read more →
Posted on January 6, 2009
Last night my friend Deb and I discussed our ideas and hopes for the new year and the incoming president.
Deb said she is moved to become a public school teacher. I shared with her that I would like to set up a gardening business for young people. I think it would be great fun to get a group of kids in their 20′s fresh out of school, looking for work and help them start a business in which they would ... read more →
Posted on November 25, 2008
Fresh raw cranberries with dates, orange and lemon.
From the recipe archive: Originally posted in 2008. This homemade cranberry sauce is a perfect side for your healthy Paleo Thanksgiving dinner.
This sweet yet tart raw cranberry sauce is one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes, in fact, it’s one of my favorite naturally gluten free dishes of all time!
Tart, tangy and full of healing properties, just last week I ate an entire test batch. I adore cranberries and stock up during this ... read more →
Posted on September 16, 2008
As fall approaches, my attention is shifting to our fruit trees. A few years back we planted a peach and two apple trees along the perimeter of our packed yard; they are now bursting with fruit, as is our dwarf plum. While we eat the peaches and apples straight off the trees, each fall we make a habit of picking the tart little plums and making our own homemade jam from them.
During this last weekend, the boys commenced ... read more →
Posted on August 15, 2008
Is your garden overflowing with tomatoes? Mine is. It’s a jungle out there. The zucchini plant is on the offensive, overtly attacking its neighbors in a battle for square footage while the tomatoes surreptitiously creep and cling to everything they can. At this point, they are huge sprawling bushes, heavy with fruit.
The boys go out to jump on the trampoline and come inside bearing gifts, their little hands laden. I too venture out to pluck ... read more →
Posted on August 1, 2008
Tomorrow is my birthday and the festivities have already begun! Last night my husband and the boys and I went out for dinner at our favorite local restaurant. At the end of the meal, my children wanted to order (and split) the Coffee Affogato –vanilla gelato drowned in a shot of espresso.
My husband and I pleasantly argued over the merits (none) and shortcomings (caffeine) of this dessert for several minutes while the children observed, amusedly. I was ... read more →
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 →
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 →
Posted on May 6, 2008
Spring is in full bloom here in Colorado and it’s gorgeous. Bright clear days in the high 70′s, perfect for hiking, taking the boys to the park and breaking out the grill! While the lucky folks in California probably start grilling a bit earlier, we usually wait until May to fire ours up.
Luckily, Katie had me on my toes with a request for gluten free barbecue sauce a couple of weeks ago. She was looking for something ... read more →
Posted on April 6, 2008
As part of the Passover Seder, we eat a bitter herb, to remind us of the bitter times our people have faced.
Many use horseradish for this ritual. I grew up eating Manischewitz brand ground horseradish from a jar at our Seders, with no concept whatsoever of where this pungent herb came from. In fact, horseradish is a root –you can buy it from the store (most good health food stores carry it this time of year), and is ... read more →
Posted on April 2, 2008
Charoset is one of my favorite Passover foods. During the Seder, this sweet, fruity dish holds a special, symbolic place, reminding us of the mortar which the Jews used to bond bricks while enslaved in Egypt.
European Jews (Ashkenazi) traditionally use nuts, apples, cinnamon and sweet wine for this dish. Jews of Middle Eastern descent (Sephardic) commonly use raisins, figs dates and sesame seeds. In general, Middle Eastern Jews have a far richer culinary tradition than European Jewry and charoset is ... read more →
Posted on March 3, 2008
Traditionally, pesto is made with basil. This time of year, it’s not so easy to find organic basil at a reasonable price. Really, the time for basil is summer. And we’re definitely not there yet. Not even close, out here in Colorado.
And yet, I love pesto. All those good greens ground up into delightful, fresh flavors.
Last night, in the mood for something delicious and healthy (in that order), I made pesto using parsley. I always keep parsley in the fridge ... read more →
Posted on November 19, 2007
During this time of year I make gravy on a weekly basis. When the cold, damp weather sets in, rich, warm, gravy makes for a delicious comfort food smothered over roasted chicken or turkey.
4 cups chicken stock
poultry gizzards (optional)
2 medium onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tablespoon kudzu
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
In a medium saucepan bring stock, gizzards, onions and garlic to a boil
Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until onions are soft
Add drippings from roasting ... read more →
Posted on April 20, 2007
Gomasio is healthy, tasty and easy enough for a child to make.
One of my favorite gluten free condiments, Gomasio is made of sesame seeds, a healthy food, high in protein and fiber. This nutritious Asian sesame seed condiment is also full of calcium and super tasty.
In the photo above, my older son is stirring up a double batch for the family. Below, we have transferred the seeds to a suribachi and prepare to take turns grinding.
2 ... read more →
Posted on December 10, 2006
My kids were hankering for something sweet the other day. So, I made this delicious sweet apricot butter recipe. It’s not a jam – it’s real butter with dried fruit pureed into it.
Great on warm toast. It is one of my younger son’s favorite gluten free snacks.
½ cup dried apricots
½ cup boiled water
½ cup butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 pinch celtic sea salt
Place apricots in a shallow bowl, pour boiling water over them and let sit for ½ ... read more →