archive for August, 2009
Posted on August 30, 2009
This weekend has been packed with parties –3 to be exact. First, we held my younger son’s birthday party Saturday. He turned 9 in early April, so it was about time. Given that we had baseball every single weekend from March until this one, it was our first opportunity to hold a party for him and he was more than thrilled.
Next (and pictured above) was my first book party. We held it at our house for friends and family Saturday ... read more →
Posted on August 28, 2009
The other night I was craving a simple, rich and super creamy dressing for our salad. I also wanted something dairy free, so decided I would use avocado as a base.
This dressing is great for both green salads and chopped salads, and I made a combination of both to serve with our salad, using greens from our garden and cubes of cucumber. My husband gave this dressing his seal of approval, emptying out the mason jar in which I had ... read more →
Posted on August 25, 2009
This Leek Coulis is based on a culinary masterpiece from Gluten-Free Girl. My description will certainly not do it justice and I’m fairly certain my vegan version is only a faint replication of hers.
For a truly mouth watering account of this dish, make sure to read Gluten Free Girl’s delectable post about the culinary wizardry that is the chef’s Leek Coulis. All I can say on my end, is that I fooled my husband; he had no idea that I ... read more →
Posted on August 21, 2009
My younger son is a big fan of my Chipotle Orange Chicken and asks me to make it on a weekly basis. Since it’s perfect grilling weather, I decided to make a version of this recipe with chicken breasts that could easily be thrown on the grill –just in time for when they arrive home from baseball practice.
Yes, we’re back in baseball season, this time it’s fall ball.
I like to serve this tangy, gluten free chicken dish with grilled broccoli. ... read more →
Posted on August 18, 2009
Below is a list of my favorite restaurants in Boulder Colorado. I am asked by readers daily about good restaurants here in Boulder that will cater to special dietary needs and work for those eating gluten free.
Keep in mind, these restaurants for the most part do not have dedicated gluten free kitchens, or even gluten free menus. They are simply restaurants that I go to that have great, fresh, wholesome food (well, at least the restaurants listed in the first box) ... read more →
Posted on August 14, 2009
Last night I made this delicious vegan “ricotta” dip for my parents who are in town visiting us. The boys and I are having a blast with them, though I am having an especially great time, since I have extra mouths to feed, which means more guinea pigs to test my creations!
Luckily, the parents (and husband) approved of, and devoured, this tangy vegan cheese dip, based on a recipe from the phenomenal book Entertaining in the Raw by Matthew Kenney.
Creamy ... read more →
Posted on August 12, 2009
One of my projects this year has been getting “Operation Hen House” up and running. With the completion of our house for the hens in the side yard and the screened in chicken run attached to it, we became the proud “parents” of 5 teenage chickens. They have not yet begun to lay.
All credit for Operation Hen House, goes to the amazing Patrick, who built the house and its accompanying screened in yard and helped me with a bunch of ... read more →
Posted on August 10, 2009
My husband and I guzzled this summer squash salad last night at dinner. We had a massive feast of vegetables and salmon (the boys picked at dinner, though did just fine all in all). Along with the salad, we grilled the salmon, eggplant, red peppers and broccoli. Fresh fruit for dessert –cherries, apricots and strawberries.
It was a lot of fun. Making it even better was the fact that my husband and I went grocery shopping together in the afternoon (love ... read more →
Posted on August 8, 2009
This is a super easy avocado dip that you can whip up in mere minutes. There is no chopping (of herbs) required, because it is made with spice.
When I don’t have a lot of time to make dinner, this is a go to dish. I get one of the boys to do the avocado cutting and scooping while I chop up carrots and celery to accompany this dip. It’s a nice filling side along with a main dish and salad.
You ... read more →
Posted on August 5, 2009
Hi there. I’d like to take some time to answer several of the interesting questions that are left in the comment section of this site. Here goes…
Storing Gluten Free Bread
Mollie left this question on the Flax Focaccia Becomes Parsely Bruschetta Post:
Q. I made this bread yesterday and having been eating it with some homemade dairy free pesto. Delicious!! Just one question – how do you store it?
A. Storing breads is easy and significantly extends “shelf life.” After baking the bread, ... read more →
Posted on August 3, 2009
You will find this cool and creamy cucumber avocado soup refreshing on a hot summer day. I’ve been drinking it all weekend and experimenting with it along the way.
I tried making it with raw garlic, which did not go down as smoothly as I thought it would, so I eliminated that ingredient. However I did leave in the raw onion as it added a very sharp yet sweet flavor.
According to my first friend in the entire world, Amy Merideth (we ... read more →