archive for November, 2010

Carrot Scallion Latkes

Posted on November 30, 2010

Latkes are everyone’s favorite Jewish fried food.  The typical latke is made with potato, flour and eggs.  I however, like to make a more Paleo friendly latke and now with this new recipe, I have 2 versions of Paleo pancakes.

Generally at Hanukkah, I make a Butternut Squash Latke, though this year I was searching for a bit of variety and so came up with this Carrot Scallion Latke.  Why carrots?  Well, first of all, my younger son asked me to […]

Hanukkah Menu

Posted on November 29, 2010

Wow, Thanksgiving is barely over and it’s time for Hanukkah already!  I’m planning the festivities for the first night of Hanukkah (it’s this Wednesday night) if you can believe that.

I’m not in the habit of buying much Hanukkah paraphernalia and such for my boys, I like to keep this holiday simple and on point, which is a celebration of light during the darkest time of the year.

This year we will go on Heifer International and they’ll each get to buy […]

Book Review: Half The Sky

Posted on November 24, 2010

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day.  And I have so very much to be thankful for.  Yes, life has its challenges, however, today, I am focused on gratitude and all of the many blessings I have.

First, I am so thankful for my amazing husband and my 2 delightful (and oh so helpful and cooperative) boys. Second, though maybe not even in that order, I am thankful for my health, especially given all of the challenges I have faced in this arena.  Getting […]

Spiced Pecans

Posted on November 22, 2010

This recipe for Spiced Pecans is based on one I found in Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table. I am in love with that book and have found so many recipes in it that are “naturally gluten free.”

I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Greenspan at Blogher Food this year where she and I both spoke on panels. On my panel, we discussed the technicalities of writing a recipe, while the inimitable Dorie (is it too familiar of […]

Cranberry Apple Stuffing

Posted on November 19, 2010

Stuffing. Gluten free stuffing, no less.  While I generally find stuffing to be a time consuming and complex dish to make, I have chosen one that is on the easier side; though be forewarned, I would hardly call this dish easy.

This gluten free stuffing recipe is based on one I found by Sara Foster at Bon Appétit.  It has all the components of a good stuffing recipe: bread (gluten free of course in this case), onions, celery, chicken broth, and […]

Gluten Free Thanksgiving 2010

Posted on November 17, 2010

I’ve had so much fun over the last few weeks making various Thanksgiving dishes and dinners for my family –we’ve had several mini-Thanksgiving celebrations to date in preparation for the below menu.  So, as you can imagine, the following are my favorites.  I have compiled these gluten free dishes into one big, healthy, delicious Thanksgiving menu.  I hope you all enjoy these dishes as much as we have.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Biscuits

Posted on November 15, 2010

Okey dokey, here comes a turkey day fave.  I’ve had a lot of requests for a gluten free biscuit lately, especially in my forums.  These biscuits are super easy to make and high protein fare to boot.  So you just might want to add these to your Thanksgiving menu.  Or your Christmas dinner menu.  Or a brunch menu.  As you can see, they’re quite versatile.

Herb Gravy

Posted on November 11, 2010

Last weekend my in-laws came out to Boulder to visit and I used them as guinea pigs for this new gluten free Herb Gravy.  Thankfully this gravy passed the in-law test served over Mashed Cauliflower.  My husband and children liked it too!

When I made this gravy, I roasted a chicken with onions and thyme and used the pan drippings for the recipe below.  I probably only had a couple of tablespoons of drippings, and I actually think this gravy recipe […]

Mashed Cauliflower

Posted on November 8, 2010

A perfect addition to your Paleo Thanksgiving.

I’ve been making this mashed cauliflower recipe for several years now.  So I must be on the same page as my readers –when I posted my  Cauliflower Rice recipe I received suggestions from Jose and several others to make mashed cauliflower.

This cauliflower dish (which I make in place of mashed potatoes) is perfect for a gluten free, Paleo Thanksgiving.  I like to have something mashed and gooshy at Thanksgiving not only as a […]

Giveaway: Vitamix

Posted on November 5, 2010

Today I’m super stoked to offer you all the chance to win a Vitamix 5200, my favorite high powered blender. I’ve had my very own Vitamix for 11 years; The whole family enjoys its features and we put it to use several times a day, no joke!

I use my Vitamix for literally everything from soups to smoothies to dressings to pancakes.  It is also my go to kitchen tool when making homemade nut milks.

Creamy Cranberry Dressing

Posted on November 3, 2010

This super tart cranberry dressing is the perfect gluten free addition to any fall meal, and is ideal for Thanksgiving.  Cranberries are a superfood, rich in antioxidants.  I like to sprinkle fresh cranberries on my salad when I use this dressing.  Because they are so mouth-puckering and tangy, I spare my husband and children, by using fruit sweetened, dried cranberries as a garnish on their salads, rather than the fresh ones.

I found this recipe in an old Sunset magazine […]

Cinnamon Apple Cake

Posted on November 1, 2010

The recipe for this gluten-free Cinnamon Apple Cake comes from one of my favorite bloggers, AndreAnna “The Primal Matriarch” and her food blog, Life as a Plate.  I adapted my version of her recipe, Apple Spice Bread, eliminating the step of pre-cooking the apples, adding a ton of cinnamon, and making a couple other changes as well.

I think that you’ll be delighted whether you go for her original recipe or my interpretation of it below.  By the way, this is […]