Archives for the ‘Vegetables’ 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roasted Poblano (Pasilla) Peppers

Roasted Poblano Peppers   While reading the food & wine section in the paper last week I learned how to prepare the most simple thing – roasted peppers!  Poblano (pasilla) peppers are now in season so I picked up a bunch at the farmers’ market last weekend to try it out.  They were delicious, and so easy!  […]

Brown Rice Pasta Primavera With Basil-Pinenut-Pecorino Pesto

  This weekend was our housewarming party, and I was so excited to have a dining room where I could put the extra leaves in the dining table and lay out a good spread!  (Not to mention have enough room for guests to mingle!)  We had black bean & corn salad, a beautiful bowl of […]

Green Smoothies For Healing And Wellness

  As you may have read in my recent posts, I have been nursing a fractured hand after a bike accident over the 4th of July weekend.  In fact, yesterday was three weeks from the incident and I went to the doctor and was allowed to remove the splint permanently because the bone is healing […]

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 […]