Archives for the ‘Dairy-Free’ Category

No-Mayo Egg Salad

Here’s another great comfort-food recipe that is super easy to prepare! It doesn’t use mayo, which is on the list of foods to avoid during pregnancy, though I generally don’t cook with mayo anyway. A little dijon mustard goes a long way! (Recipe is pictured above on gluten-free multi-grain toast from Mariposa Bakery in Oakland.) […]

Fresh Black-Eyed Peas With Spinach & Okra

A couple weeks ago I started seeing fresh black-eyed peas at the farmers’ markets. These are awesome because you don’t have to soak them or cook them for hours, just shell them and cook on the stove top for 20 minutes. They taste so delicious and fresh! The other day I made a wonderful batch […]

Leftover Potato Pancakes

Here’s a quick idea for what to do with those leftover mashed or boiled potatoes.  They make great pancakes the next morning and are especially yummy if they have been seasoned with herbs like chives or rosemary or garlic.  I had about one medium Yukon gold potato leftover after making chicken in a pot a couple nights […]

Chocolate Quinoa Coconut-Almond Bars

Thank you to all who posted website links and ideas for candida-diet recipes this past month.  I especially enjoyed the Ricki Heller blog Diet, Dessert & Dogs. Some creative and original ideas there!  It has been a challenge, but my husband is now in phase II (Woo-hoo!). Here’s a quick, easy dessert I came up […]

Chicken In a Pot With Eggplant

    Last week my husband was diagnosed with candidiasis, an overgrowth of the harmful yeast candida albicans, after having issues with constrictions of his esophagus.  Now, in addition to avoiding gluten, dairy and sugar, he has to cut out all carbohydrates for 5-6 weeks.  That leaves pretty much meat and vegetables!  He was certainly […]

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 […]

Coconut-Shrimp Soup With Brown Rice

  I finally got the Nourishing Traditions cookbook by Sally Fallon this week! I have made some of her recipes which I found in some other books I have that she’s contributed to, but I am so excited to delve into this cookbook, which unveils the myth that it is unhealthy to eat animal fats (that’s […]

Baked Whole Rainbow Trout

  Last week the deal from the fishmonger at the farmers’ market was whole trout.  I had never baked a whole fish before, but I had heard that baking it whole with all the skin and bones makes for a much juicer, tastier fish (much like how meat cooked on the bone is the most […]

Crock-Pot Osso Buco Recipe

  I am in love with my new favorite food – osso buco, a beef shank braised in the crock pot.  It is the most tender and flavorful cut of beef.  (As you can see in the photo above, it was so tender the meat fell right off the bone.) It’s so simple and inexpensive […]