posts tagged "baked"
Posted on October 2, 2014
This Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is perfect for fall! It’s also great for those times when you’re in the mood for a Pumpkin Pie but don’t want to go through the hassle of baking one. It’s made with baked pumpkin or squash. Remember, a pumpkin is a squash. For the smoothie depicted above I actually used one cup of red kuri squash. When the weather gets a little chilly I tend to bake a pumpkin or squash a couple of times per week […]
Posted on March 15, 2012
Serve tangy Mustard Lime Chicken for dinner with a side of asparagus, or any other healthy green vegetable.
I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes for chicken breast, so I was mighty happy when a reader left this comment on my post for grilled Mustard Lime Chicken:
Fantastic chicken! Our son was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease about one month ago, and I have to tell you that your recipes have been such a help. We all loved the […]
Posted on April 14, 2009
These Double Chocolate Mocha Biscotti are egg-free and gluten-free. Because eggs are a main component of biscotti, I haven’t seen a lot, if any egg-free recipes, for this type of cookie. My favorite thing about these gluten-free biscotti, however, is how simple they are to make. Just throw everything in the food processor and you’re already halfway there.
Double Chocolate Mocha Biscotti
2 ¼ cups blanched almond flour
¼ cup cacao powder
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon organic decaf coffee, espresso grind
¼ teaspoon celtic […]
Posted on April 10, 2009
Food is politics. More than ever. So, imagine my surprise when I found this comment the other day, right here on my little ol’ blog saying:
“I love your recipe blog, but really don’t agree with your political views or comments. Try to stay more focused on the food instead of politics. You may keep more friends that way.”
I’d never thought of being less than genuine and hiding my views as way to gain friends. Call me naive, that’s one strategy […]
Posted on October 24, 2008
Because fresh food in general tastes better and is often cheaper than processed food, I have put together a short demo on how to roast your own pumpkin.
How to Roast a Pumpkin:
Choose a firm, small pie pumpkin, not more than 3-4 pounds; smaller pumpkins tend to be a bit sweeter
Rinse the pumpkin under warm water, removing any dirt or debris
Cut the pumpkin in half on a large cutting board, with a sharp knife
Scoop out the seeds with a metal spoon, […]
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 […]
Posted on November 12, 2007
My son’s viola teacher, Sandra, asked for advice regarding traditional Thanksgiving family fare. The next thing I knew, she had given me a copy of a recipe for Pumpkin Cranberry Upside-Down Cake featured in Sunset Magazine’s November 2007 issue. I made several changes to it, most notably removing the sugar, dairy and gluten and was pleased with the results.
This dessert is a rich, moist cross between a pumpkin cake and a pumpkin pie. Perfect for that post-Halloween, pre-Thanksgiving time […]
Posted on October 28, 2007
To me, fall means baked apples. Simple. Delicious. Sweet. Warm. Comfort.
The other day, my older son asked if we could partake in our favorite fall ritual and bake up some apples. I was busy with a bunch of other cooking projects so he took matters into his own hands, cored a couple of apples, stuffed them with yummy ingredients, then handed them to me to place in the oven. It’s just that easy, really.
Here’s my recipe, you’ll have to […]
Posted on February 27, 2007
Sweetness is the first taste we experience in life, the primal taste of our infancy, of mother’s milk.
For several years I researched delicious, healthy alternatives to sugar that held up well in the baking process, yet did not substantially raise glycemic index levels. Enter agave, the nectar of the agave cactus plant –a golden liquid readily available in health food stores.
I prefer agave because as you can see below, it is lower on the glycemic index (GI) than other sweeteners: