Archives for the ‘Appetizers’ Category

Steamed Mussels in Fish Broth

  Since I learned how to make fish stock, I am discovering all kinds of uses for it and dishes that I was unable to prepare before.  This week I made steamed mussels in a savory fish broth.  I love ordering mussels when I go out to restaurants.  But I never knew until I tried […]

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 […]

Favorite Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free Holiday Recipes

  Well the holidays are almost here again, I can’t wait to bring out some of the old favorite recipes, and try some new ones!  Usually I write about my holiday cooking after the fact, so I thought it would be a good idea to post all my past successful recipes here in one place […]

Rick Bayless’ Green Herb Ceviche

  I get a lot of my recipe ideas from the NY Times’ dining section.  This week they were focusing on White House chefs, which I found particularly interesting because of Michelle Obama’s commitment to children’s nutrition and gardening.  There was a recipe from the Obama’s favorite chef in Chicago, Rick Bayless, that caught my […]

Sesame-Tamari Turkey Meatballs

  I used to think that meatballs were off limits, since I don’t eat beef and breadcrumbs are out.  I know you can buy gluten-free breadcrumbs or make them from gluten-free bread, but they are usually loaded with refined starches and yeast, 2 other things that I like to avoid.  Then one day as I […]

Mayo-less Deviled Eggs With Capers

  At last I am finally getting around to posting my deviled egg recipe, in time for the holidays I hope.  Deviled eggs used to be one of my favorite treats, especially at holiday time.  But I stopped eating them because I try to avoid mayo, mostly because it is one of those processed condiments […]

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 […]

Oysters!

  Last weekend, my husband and I took a refreshing trip to Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park.  We rented a lovely cabin that was complete with skylights, a loft, large kitchen and a very comfortable deck.  The owners of the cabin suggested that we stop at a local fish market on the way there […]

Mango Salsa

  This mango salsa is the perfect light, refreshing accompaniment to my ground turkey tacos – or enjoy it with some stone-ground blue corn tortilla chips!  It’s delightful on a warm, summer evening, and is always a hit at a backyard cookout.   You will need: a food processor 2 manilla mangoes 1 small onion 1/2 pasilla or poblano […]