Archives for the ‘Breakfast’ Category

Lemon-Almond Dessert Frittata

  I just love Mark Bittman, NY Times food writer and author of Food Matters and How to Cook Everything.  The other night I was looking through my fridge (which was getting rather empty as it was time to go to the farmers’ market) for something to whip up for dessert, and all I could […]

Quinoa Flakes

  Dear readers, it is good to be back with you again.  I am adjusting to the new quarters and and enjoying the extra space.   However, I do not want to go through the process of moving again for a long time.  The issues we have had are numerous, and I have been quite stressed out over the […]

Pancetta & Pastured-Egg Frittata With Peppers & Cilantro

  Change is in the air.  On a whim we decided to move out of our 600-square-foot 1 bedroom apartment and within a week we were lucky enough to find a 900-square-foot flat with a dining room and huge kitchen.  So, this week we are moving.  I’m so excited!  But that means a lot of […]

Easter Brunch: Polenta Pizza

  One of my favorite things to do on Easter is going to the farmers’ market and seeing all the blooming flowers and fresh spring vegetables and fruits coming in season.  Green garlic, asparagus, sugar-snap peas, ripe strawberries….yum!!  So I spent my Sunday off having a lazy cup of coffee and cooking some more elaborate meals than I normally […]

Huevos Rancheros

  After making a yummy batch of turkey tacos for dinner one night, I had some leftover pico de gallo and corn tortillas, so I decided to make some huevos rancheros for breakfast.  First I toasted the tortillas lightly in a cast iron skillet.  Then once the skillet was really hot, I added a touch […]

Hot Amaranth Cereal

  When I first went gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free, the most difficult transition for me was breakfast.  That’s because for years I ate cereal, pastries and bagels almost every morning.  I despaired over how I would possibly replace those convenient foods that satisfied my morning sweet cravings.  I spent about the first year of my new diet […]

The Good Egg: Pasture-Raised Eggs & Sweet Potato Hash Browns

  If you’ve never tried a truly pasture-raised egg, you have never had a real egg.  If you’re not sure if you’ve had one, you probably haven’t.  You’d know it if you saw it.  That bright orange yolk and the colorful shell that’s difficult to crack are unmistakable.  Once you’ve tried one, you’ll never go […]

Quinoa-Cornmeal Pancakes

Quinoa-Cornmeal Pancakes Another pancake recipe!  One can never have too many gluten-free pancake recipes.  This one I have adapted from the recipe on the bag of Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flour.  I use quinoa flakes instead of oats (which can contain traces of wheat and therefore gluten), and substitute soy milk or rice milk for the […]

Blueberry Amaranth Pancakes

  Who says breakfast is the most difficult meal for the gluten-intolerant?  Granted, I don’t always have time to cook in the morning, but on those days that I do, I enjoy creating a delicious, healthy, nutritious breakfast more than any other meal.  Pancakes were always my favorite breakfast when I was a kid, and […]

Guide To Cooking Gluten-Free Grains

This is a guide to cooking all kinds of gluten-free whole grains.  Some work well as a side dish with a dinner entree, others are perfect for a hot breakfast cereal.  Most of these whole grains can be found in the bulk food section of your local health food store.  If you cannot find quinoa flakes […]