posts tagged "nut free"

Grilled Portabella Mushrooms

Posted on August 9, 2010

We’re back in town after an amazing vacation and I just can’t get enough grilled veggies. These grilled portabella mushrooms are my husband’s favorite.

I’ve been grilling everything though –zucchini, broccoli and lots of chicken. I’ll be posting a recipe for grilled broccoli before summer’s end. My grill is getting a really good workout these days!

Grilled Portabella Mushrooms

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3 large portabella mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt

Clean mushrooms and cut off stems
Rub mushrooms with olive oil
Grill 4-5 minutes on each side
Serve

My husband ... read more →

Grilled Zucchini

Posted on August 5, 2010

This recipe for Grilled Zucchini is one of my favorites for several reasons.  First, it’s a good way to use up the prolific zucchini of August.  Second, it’s mighty easy to make.  And third, it’s delicious.  Let’s not forget reason number four though –zucchini and summer squash are a healthy side dish for any meal.

Lately I’ve been serving this Grilled Zucchini with my Rosemary Lemon Chicken.  They make quite a summery pair, and along with a green salad comprise a ... read more →

Rosemary Lemon Chicken

Posted on August 2, 2010

This Rosemary Lemon Chicken has become my go to dinner dish this summer.  In fact, I’ve been making it a couple of times a week and loving it, as has my family –children included.  It’s super easy to make, very healthy and fabulously fresh and delicious with hints of garlic, lemon and rosemary complementing the flavor of grilled chicken.

Rosemary Lemon Chicken

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1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, pressed
¼ cup fresh rosemary, minced
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Spicy Slaw

Posted on July 26, 2010

I’m slightly obsessed with coleslaw these days, especially any coleslaw made with purple cabbage which I find to be delectably sweet and crunchy.  I’m always craving a good crunch in my food.

I like to serve this spicy slaw with my Turkey Burgers from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook or my Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken.

Spicy Slaw

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½ head purple cabbage, shredded
1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
1 carrot, grated
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1 teaspoon minced ginger
2 limes, juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
7 drops ... read more →

Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

Posted on July 19, 2010

I confess, I have an addiction to broccoli rabe.  I love the bitter flavor of this delicious green vegetable.  I have always believed that bitter is such an important, yet under rated flavor in our culture.

I think a lot of people drink coffee for the bitter flavor that we all need so badly.  My Ayurvedic teachers used to say, “bitter is better for pitta.”  Pitta is the fire element and bitter is quite good for not only cleansing the liver, ... 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 →

Asparagus Basil Salad

Posted on July 1, 2010

This super healthy Asparagus Basil Salad is a not just nutritious, it’s a treat for the palate.  Trust me, it’s delectable, especially right now using wonderfully ripe vegetables at peak season. I found this recipe in Sunset Magazine.  Actually, I didn’t find it, our family friend Mrs. Rose found it and made it for Mr. Rose’s 75th birthday, a fabulous little gathering that the boys and I attended when we were in Davis, California visiting my folks a couple of ... read more →

Cucumber Salad

Posted on June 25, 2010

The name of this cucumber salad really could be Bubby’s Cucumber Salad.  I learned to make it from my father’s mother, an immigrant to this country, and an amazing woman.  She helped my Dad’s father run their butcher shop and was quite the business woman from what I can gather.

Watermelon Aguas Frescas

Posted on June 18, 2010

Aguas frescas are a popular fruit beverage from Mexico.  Naturally gluten free and completely refreshing, my children fell hard for this cool drink, taking bottles of it to the ball field yesterday.

Homemade Goat Cheese

Posted on June 16, 2010

I made my own raw goat cheese from scratch!  The amazing Patrick brought over some raw goat’s milk from one of his farm friends and that’s where it all began…

And now I can say I’m totally digging this homemade goat cheese, it’s deliciously addicting –at least for me.  We’re back from California, hence the previous sentence using words such as “totally digging.”

I had a wonderful time in Los Angeles working with The Almond Board to promote healthy eating.  I also ... read more →

Roasted Asparagus

Posted on June 1, 2010

So, the month o’ cupcakes is over here at Elana’s Pantry and none too soon.  I’m totally ready to hit the green veggies and today I have a nice roasted asparagus recipe for you all.  We are growing asparagus in our garden, though it takes about 3 years for it yield anything, so we’ve got a bit of a wait on our hands for actual productivity.

Gluten Free Girl has a wonderful post on an Asparagus Frittata, so you may want ... read more →

Blueberries and Cream Cupcakes

Posted on May 21, 2010

The idea to make these gluten free Blueberries and Cream Cupcakes came from the book Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes. You can view her original recipe over at ivillage.com.  While testing, the boys and I were referring to these yummy little gluten free treats as blueberry shortcake cupcakes and as you can imagine, the 3 of us enjoyed every bite.

My husband, unfortunately, was not privy to a tasting of these gluten free cupcakes since he was on an extended business trip ... read more →

Whipped Cream Frosting

Posted on May 11, 2010

This gluten free Whipped Cream Frosting is fun to make and so easy that the children can practically do it by themselves.  I like to spread it over my Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes, though it goes equally well with Chocolate Cupcakes.

Whipped Cream Frosting

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1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons agave nectar

Place the cream and agave in a large (and if possible deep) bowl
Whip with a hand blender until stiff peaks form
Spread over cupcakes or cake
Serve

Frosts about 8 cupcakes

If you are ... read more →

Chocolate “Dirt”

Posted on May 10, 2010

This chocolate “dirt” is perfect for dusting cakes and cupcakes.  It’s made from one simple ingredient –chocolate chunks and super easy to prepare.

I recently used this dirt to dust the Whipped Cream Frosting on my Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes.

Chocolate “Dirt”

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1 handful chocolate chunks

Place chips in a coffee grinder
Grind until the texture of coarse sand
Serve over cream, berries or cupcakes

Enjoy!

Coconut Cupcakes with Key Lime Icing

Posted on May 7, 2010

Thanks everyone for your cupcake suggestions.  The idea for these gluten free Coconut Key Lime Cupcakes came from comments left by sas and laura in my Jelly Donut Cupcake post –the post that launched my own personal month of cupcakes.

These gluten free cupcakes were a real winner with my children.  Whenever I get out the icing bag, they go bonkers and yesterday was no different.  I had to hold them back when they arrived home from school, so that I ... read more →

Key Lime Icing

Posted on May 7, 2010

This sweet, rich yet tart and tangy Key Lime Icing is a cinch to make and has great flavor.  I like to pair it with my gluten free Coconut Cupcakes to make Coconut Key Lime Cupcakes.

Key Lime Icing

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1 pint heavy cream
½ cup agave nectar or honey
¼ cup lime zest (I use a microplane zester) (3-4 limes)

In a large bowl, whip the cream, agave and lime zest with a hand held mixer
Whip until the cream forms soft peaks
Spread on your ... read more →

Jelly Donut Cupcakes

Posted on May 4, 2010

In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, I have decided to make May my own personal cupcake month.  Today’s post is Jelly Donut (or Doughnut) Cupcakes, and I’m going to attempt to do a gluten free cupcake recipe every time I post in May –wish me luck!

These gluten free Jelly Donut Cupcakes are filled with yummy raspberry jam and oozing with fruity goodness.  My husband liked them so much that he took the entire batch to his office to (hopefully) share ... read more →

Green Lemonade

Posted on April 23, 2010

After last weeks Almond Joy Chocolate Bark post, I received this message on my Facebook Page from Suzanne Hodgman Hodsden:

That’s really nice, but what about some healthy recipes for us health nuts!

Quite a lot of interesting comments followed hers and a good debate was had by all –except me, I just post the recipes and try to stay out of the debates. And furthermore, while I don’t spend a good deal of time on Facebook, I must confess, I ... read more →

Strawberry Lime Shake

Posted on April 16, 2010

I’m loving this gluten free, dairy free Strawberry Lime Shake made of fresh homemade coconut milk.  My boys love it too.  After I took a picture of the shake yesterday and placed it in the fridge, the boys grabbed it greedily and drank it all down.  They have a certain penchant for consuming my photo shoots like that.

Here’s the recipe so you can make your own.

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1 ½ cups coconut milk
1 10-ounce package frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon lime juice, ... read more →

DIY Coconut Milk

Posted on April 13, 2010

I hadn’t thought of making coconut milk from shredded coconut until I read Sarma Melngailis’ book Living Raw Food.  I cannot recommend this book highly enough.  Sarma has great recipes and tons of fabulous information for everyone –you don’t have to be raw to enjoy this book.

I also want to recommend Sarma’s products from her company One Lucky Duck.  I haven’t ever met Sarma (or spoken to anyone at her company, I place all of my orders online) however I ... read more →