archive for March, 2008

Trail Mix

Posted on March 31, 2008

Dark chocolate, dried cranberries and macadamia nut are a good source of clean energy

Coaching my son’s little league team is a hoot. Technically, I am assistant coach. Make that “more than” technically; I am definitely assistant coach. Pete (my friend Blair’s husband) is head coach and he is fantastic. All fun, yet full of discipline and focus. It is so great to see how he hustles twelve little 9 year olds around the field, keeping them […]

Coconut Macaroons

Posted on March 27, 2008

I make these gluten-free coconut macaroons all year round; when I retested it today, my younger son ate an entire baking sheet of these yummy little cookies!

Later than usual this year, my favorite spring holiday falls on April 19th, just over 3 weeks away. I especially enjoy the food traditions surrounding this holiday; during the next couple of weeks I will be posting all of my favorite Passover recipes.

These gluten free coconut macaroons are an ideal Pesach dessert because […]

Chili Chicken

Posted on March 25, 2008

I have discovered a great new website, myfeasts.com. I found it through tastespotting.com, my all time favorite site. If you ever find yourself in a “dinner quandary,” I highly recommend a visit to tastespotting; the photos are gorgeous and provide much meal planning inspiration!

Alas, I digress, this post is about myfeasts.blogspot.com. The site is a bit of a mystery, as I could not find an “about” page. Was I just missing it? Or is […]

Cod Piccata

Posted on March 22, 2008

That troubling question, “what’s for dinner?” troubles no more! Of late I’m feeling quite confident about answering this question, having built up a decent repertoire of main dishes for the family.

Here’s a list of entrées that are getting us through the dinner hour with ease:

Chicken Parm
Chicken Piccata
Rosemary Apple Chicken
Peach Chicken
Cod Piccata
Fish Sticks
Salmon with Olive Anchovy Tapenade
Salmon with Tomato Basil Relish
Pasta with Parsley Pesto and Sundried Tomatoes
Sesame Noodles

I can see that the seafood department needs a bit of work, we […]

Chocolate Cake

Posted on March 18, 2008

A decadent dessert recipe that’s high protein, gluten free, dairy free and nut free.

Yes, I continue to roll out the coconut flour recipes. This time it’s gluten free Chocolate Cake. I am having a great time experimenting with this unique flour. I have been doing so for almost two years now and have created a small stockpile of recipes that work well with its light and fluffy texture.

This gluten free, dairy free chocolate cake (nut free too) is a […]

Hamantaschen

Posted on March 15, 2008

Purim is this Friday, March 21st, less than one week away.

For those who aren’t familiar with Purim, it is a festival as opposed to a major holiday or “holy day.” Purim involves the story of the attempted destruction of the Jewish people, the subsequent escape to “freedom” and much feasting, a set of themes that run throughout many of our celebrations.

Purim is recorded in the Book of Ester and dates back to 600 BCE. At this time, Jewish exiles […]

Stuffed Mushrooms

Posted on March 11, 2008

Gluten-Free Girl recently announced she is with child.

Out here in Colorado, I have big news as well. Our pet house-bunny was neutered today. After humping every stuffed animal and slipper in the house, we took him to the vet only to discover that contrary to what the Humane Society had told us when we adopted him from their shelter, all of his reproductive capacities were fully intact.

Now, I know this is not the usual subject matter around here and it […]

Yellow Split Pea Soup with Smoked Paprika

Posted on March 8, 2008

When my husband takes the boys up to the mountains for a night or two, first I call Martha for a hike. Then, I go into soup mode.

For me, soup is all about simplicity –vegetables and protein in a one pot meal. I make soup for dinner and often end up eating it for breakfast and lunch the next day. My husband cringes when I tell him this; he has a strong dislike of leftovers, and has not yet discovered […]

Blueberry Muffins

Posted on March 7, 2008

UPDATE: check out my Mini Blueberry Muffins How-to video!

Blueberry muffins are such a classic little treat. Great for breakfast, an afternoon snack with a cup of tea or even dessert. These Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins, made with coconut flour, are light, fluffy and satisfying.

This is the first coconut flour recipe I have posted. My favorite taste tester (that would be the beloved husband) and I had a conversation last night about my coconut flour recipes during which he gave me […]

Product Review: Coconut Flour

Posted on March 6, 2008

Coconut flour is my new favorite flour. I have been experimenting with it for a while –that would be more than 2 years. During this time I have come up with some delicious recipes that lend themselves perfectly to coconut flour.

This flour is a bit lighter than almond flour, which makes it perfect for cakes, muffins and breads. Further, it is gluten free, high in fiber and low in carbohydrates, making it an ideal ingredient for celiacs, […]

Parsley Pesto with Sundried Tomatoes

Posted on March 3, 2008

Traditionally, pesto is made with basil. This time of year, it’s not so easy to find organic basil at a reasonable price. Really, the time for basil is summer. And we’re definitely not there yet. Not even close, out here in Colorado.

And yet, I love pesto. All those good greens ground up into delightful, fresh flavors.

Last night, in the mood for something delicious and healthy (in that order), I made pesto using parsley. I always keep parsley in the fridge […]