posts tagged "condiments"
Posted on May 13, 2013
With a strong focus on improving the health and lives of children, Steve’s Paleo Goods is a site you can’t afford to miss.
Meet Steve, one of my favorite people in the Paleo Community. Steve runs the website Steve’s Paleo Goods where he sells scrumptious Paleo snacks. He also runs Steve’s Club, which provides CrossFit programs to at-risk youth. Further he donates a portion of the proceeds from Steve’s Paleo Goods to support these CrossFit programs. As you can see, Steve […]
Posted on November 18, 2012
Paleo condiments and sauces will make your Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers sparkle.
Here are my favorite Paleo Thanksgiving condiment and sauce recipes. All of these gluten free accompaniments will be used in my house throughout the entire Thanksgiving weekend to keep our leftovers jazzy and exciting.
Healthy condiments spice up surplus food (in other words “must go’s”), so that you can keep serving your guests scraps and remnants of your turkey day meal during a long holiday weekend of football games, parades […]
Posted on May 20, 2011
A giant stinging nettles bush climbs up the side of the little red barn in my backyard. Although we’ve been in this house for 9 years, it’s taken me half that time to pay any mind to it.
The bush literally caught up with the boys first; they complained that it “bit” them whenever a 3-way collision of plant, child and a baseball occurred. Back in those days, with 2 little ones, and always in a rush to clean something, cook […]
Posted on March 8, 2011
I like to serve this delicious Orange Ginger Sauce with the gluten free Chicken Fingers from my book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. It’s sweet enough that my children enjoy it and gingery enough for me –a perfect condiment for the entire family. I also like to dip steamed broccoli into this sauce. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!
With all of the cold weather we’re having here in Colorado, I’ve been relying on ginger quite […]
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 […]
Posted on November 3, 2010
This super tart Creamy Cranberry Dressing recipe 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 […]
Posted on September 13, 2010
My boys and I are very into salads right now. And It’s my job to change it up with different and fun salad dressings to keep them interested. The scrumptious salad above is 100% from my garden. It includes a variety of lettuces, dino kale, tomatoes and cucumbers. I love sending the boys out to “pick” a dish that we will be having for dinner, and it’s great to hang out in the kitchen with them while they wash and […]
Posted on August 26, 2010
My garden is flourishing and the basil plants are doing particularly well. Hence pesto, gluten free, dairy free, chopping board pesto. A couple of years ago, I saw a recipe in the local paper for a chopping board pesto, and then just the other day, my friend the fabulous Patrick reminded me about making pesto using this method.
My favorite way to eat this delicious green stuff is on a gluten free (of course) cracker. Enjoy!
Chopping Board Pesto
1 cup basil, well […]
Posted on July 5, 2010
I took the picture for this tasty apricot salad dressing after my first day at the Food and Light Photography Workshop that I attended here in Boulder, Colorado. I came home, made dinner and decided it would be good to put some of my newly acquired skills to use.
The instructors at Food and Light were amazing. Jen from userealbutter.com organized the entire affair and taught a wonderful section of the workshop on basic photography skills, which some of […]
Posted on June 16, 2010
I made my own raw goat cheese from scratch! The amazing Patrick brought over some raw goat’s milk from one of his farm friends and that’s where it all began…
And now I can say I’m totally digging this homemade goat cheese, it’s deliciously addicting –at least for me. We’re back from California, hence the previous sentence using words such as “totally digging.”
I had a wonderful time in Los Angeles working with The Almond Board to promote healthy eating. I also […]
Posted on March 30, 2010
Making maror for your Passover Seder is a cinch (even though it can be just a tad dangerous).
Let me explain… While DIY maror is a lot of fun, be sure to proceed with caution. I make my maror in the food processor; danger can arise when you open the lid and the trapped horseradish fumes escape up your nostrils –and severe sinus relief (or burning) can occur. So be careful!
1 horseradish root (about 4 inches), peeled and chopped
1-2 tablespoons […]
Posted on March 5, 2010
This beet hummus recipe comes from Elise over at simplyrecipes.com. She is one of my favorite bloggers and I was lucky enough to hear her speak at the last Blogher Food conference. I myself, would not have ever thought of combining beets into a hummus type dip, so, leave it to Elise. She is the inspiration for me on many fronts.
When it comes to beets though, I find that there is a bit of a love-hate relationship with them –as […]
Posted on January 8, 2010
This vegan mayonnaise has quickly become a family favorite. I based the idea on a recipe I found in an old issue of Martha Stewart Living. I happened upon an interesting recipe for a peanut salad dressing, made several adaptations until I ended up (somewhat accidentally) with this scrumptious gluten free, egg-free vegan mayo which is delicious on my Kaleslaw.
Marcona Almond Mayonnaise
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon agave nectar
½ cup olive oil
2-4 tablespoons marcona almonds
Pour vinegar and agave into vitamix […]
Posted on December 1, 2009
This Creamy Onion Salad Dressing does have a bit of a zing to it, I admit. I like it though, as it’s somewhat warming during the cold winter spell we’re having. My younger son liked this gluten free dressing so much that he not only ate it on his salad last night, he drizzled it over his chicken, declaring it a winner.
The inspiration for this recipe came from Diana Rattray’s Sweet Onion Salad Dressing over at About.com’s Southern Food section.
Posted on October 19, 2009
I’ve been busy with my book (The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook) lately and pumping out quick dinners. Still, I make my own salad dressings every night and this Mustard Marmalade Dressing is no exception.
I’m just back (less than an hour ago) from the ADA conference in Denver where I met many wonderful people and had a great time. The conference was at the Denver convention center and it was massive –there were probably 5,000 people there, maybe more and thankfully, […]
Posted on September 29, 2009
My boys and I love eating this sauce over fish and chicken. It’s also great on top of salads. Now that we’re settled back in after a wild weekend that took us straight from Blogher into Yom Kippur, I will be making this to serve with our dinner tonight. I’ll serve it over salmon and greens and I know that the boys will lap it up, as they always do.
Tangy Peanut Sauce
½ cup creamy peanut butter or creamy roasted almond […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.