Archives for the ‘Side Dishes’ Category

Homemade Raw Sauerkraut

  Hello dear readers, Well another season is blazing by – Halloween has come and gone and Thanksgiving is upon us in less than two weeks. This morning I ordered my gluten-free pie crust from Bacano Bakery and perused the beautiful sugar-pie pumpkins at the farmers’ market. The weather is finally chilling in California and […]

4th Of July Picnic & Barbecue Recipes

Happy 4th of July everyone! I’m putting together a quick list of easy, no-fuss recipes for picnics or back-yard barbecues. The heat is on and the last thing I want to do is create more heat in the kitchen, so most of these recipes require little cooking.     Grilled Lamb Kebabs     Mix […]

Fingerling Potatoes, Fried In Duck Fat

  Did you know that in Europe as well as many fine restaurants in this country, it is customary and preferable to fry potatoes in duck fat? Oh yeah, baby. If you’re gonna fry potatoes, this is the way to do it. Duck fat has just the right balance of flavor and just-light-enough richness to perfectly […]

Cornbread Stuffing With Walnuts (and Gravy too!)

  I never enjoyed stuffing on Thanksgiving when I was growing up, because it always made me feel so, well, stuffed.  Maybe it was the fact that it was always bland and dried-out, or that I ate too much meat & potatoes as well, or that my body was simply reacting to all of that […]

Sprouted Buckwheat & Fig Salad

This was one of those accidental discoveries when I was trying to use up a bunch of fresh dill, some figs and extra green tops from a bunch of spring onions.  I ambitiously decided to make a nice crisp salad with some sprouted grains.  Sprouted grains are supposed to be really high in protein and […]

Raw Asparagus & Kale “Guacamole” Salad

  I’ve been on a raw food kick lately.  I started doing yoga again a couple of weeks ago and really feel motivated to detox.  But forget special detox diets and supplements – the best way to do that is to juice regularly and incorporate more raw foods in your diet, especially fruits and vegetables.  […]

Black Bean & Corn Salad

  One of the hardest things about being on a gluten-free and sugar-free diet is trying to find things to snack on during the day.  Usually my snacks consist of fruit and nuts or the occasional slice of gluten-free toast with almond butter.  But when I have long days it really helps me to have […]

Buckwheat Pilaf With Fava Beans And Spring Vegetables

  Every year in April and May, the California farmers’ markets begin sprouting all types of spring vegetables, from fava beans to sugar-snap peas, broccoli and young asparagus, and bunches of spring onions and green garlic.  Spring is when these vegetables are at their tastiest, when they are fresh and new.  I have only prepared […]

Garlic Romanesco Broccoli

    For years I walked past displays of that curly-green cauliflowery-type vegetable at the farmers’ markets thinking, what’s that about?  Sure looks pretty, but since I’ve never been a huge fan of cauliflower, I never had any interest in trying Romanesco.  Not until I had some at a vegan restaurant a few weeks ago.  Since […]

Red Quinoa Stir-Fry

    Quinoa is one of my favorite grains, and a delight that I may have never discovered had I not gone gluten-free.  It is very nutritious, high in protein (it has all 8 of the essential amino acids), and easily digestible.  Not to mention that is is quite tasty as well, and very versatile. […]