posts tagged "nut free condiment"

Vanilla Plum Jam

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 →

Raw Tomato Sauce

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 →

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 →

BBQ Sauce

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 →

Horseradish: Make Your Own Maror

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 →

Gravy

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.

Gravy

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4 cups chicken stock
poultry gizzards (optional)
2 medium onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced
pan drippings
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 pan, ... read more →

Gomasio

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.

Gomasio

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Apricot Butter

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.

Apricot Butter

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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 hour
Place ... read more →

Cranberry Sauce

Posted on November 10, 2006

Deliciously tart cranberry sauce –naturally gluten free

Did you ever wonder how to make fresh cranberry sauce?  You can add another recipe to your gluten free condiment repertoire by making this quick and easy recipe.

When I see fresh cranberries in the grocery store, I know fall is upon us. My boys love cranberry sauce and I have a special recipe that I make for them that includes ginger and dried apricots. Here it is…

Cranberry Sauceprint

1 pound fresh cranberries
1 ½ cups water
½ ... read more →