posts tagged "grain free dinner"
Posted on February 22, 2008
It’s been almost a week since I last posted something here. It seems my entire family has gone into retrograde and I have been nursing everyone back to health for the last month –including myself. The nasty flu that blew through Colorado had me down for ten days straight. I haven’t had one that bad for quite a long time.
On a food note, I continue to be inspired by Elise over at simplyrecipes.com. Last week she posted a delicious ... read more →
Posted on February 16, 2008
After preparing a plethora of Valentine’s sweets, I once again have post-holiday “dessert burnout” syndrome. Thus, I now find myself constantly craving protein –for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks.
I will be eating a lot of these tasty little seafood patties in this new phase of protein craze. Hence I am delighted to share one of my favorite recipes with you –this one for simple, savory shrimp cakes.
1 pound (raw) shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 red or yellow bell pepper, ... read more →
Posted on February 7, 2008
As I have mentioned here before, I am always looking for inspired ways to eat salmon. First priority, disguising the fishy flavor!
Well, lo and behold, last night as I sat on the couch making my way through the latest issue of Cook’s Illustrated (my dear friend Deb subscribed me as a gift last year), I found a section on cooking salmon. I was so inspired that I decided to test out the recipe for tonight’s dinner.
I do like Cook’s, however ... read more →
Posted on January 13, 2008
I find nothing as yawn-inspiring as a food blogger who “yums” at their own creations. I see it on blogs all the time. “‘Yum, yum and yum,’ and did I say, ‘yum?!’” I can hear them now, oohing and ahhing at their own creations. However, I may soon become part of this silly little navel gazing taste-bud gazing club.
Tonight I made sesame noodles. That old dish from the Chinese restaurants in New York. I didn’t think I’d be eating sesame ... read more →
Posted on December 30, 2007
And now, time for something easy. After making far too many desserts during the holidays, I thought it might be good to share a recipe for a quick meal. Children and adults alike enjoy this simple, yet decadently rich pasta dish.
Macaroni and Cheese
1 box papadini rotini lentil bean pasta
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup cream
1 tablespoon kudzu
2 cups steamed broccoli
extra grated cheese to drizzle over pasta
In a large pot, bring 12 cups of water to boil, then ... read more →
Posted on November 18, 2007
This week, I have been testing the Thanksgiving menu that I shared with those of you signed up for my newsletter. We had almost a full Thanksgiving dinner last Wednesday and leftovers Thursday and Friday. Needless to say, my husband was not too thrilled with eating turkey 3 nights in a row just a week before Thanksgiving.
Below is the turkey recipe I used for our pre-Thanksgiving feast. I will make it again this Thursday for the real turkey day. ... read more →
Posted on November 4, 2007
Every Friday night, I roast a chicken. My children are willing to consume any chicken dish as long as it contains fruit. Such is our unspoken agreement.
This past week, I used apples to lure my children to their protein dish. The combination of rosemary with apples was a natural pairing and the balsamic vinegar, which caramelized during roasting, sweetly permeated the entire chicken.
As I served this up to my family and asked how they liked it, my younger son ... read more →
Posted on September 23, 2007
Fall is a full time of year; especially for a Jewish family with children in a Waldorf school. Last week we celebrated Rosh Hashannah (Jewish New Year), yesterday was Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and this coming Friday is Succot, the fall harvest festival celebrating the bounty provided to the Jews during 40 years wandering the dessert after the Exodus from Egypt. Whew.
During this time of year the Jewish holidays come unremittingly, like waves beating against the shore, ... read more →
Posted on August 29, 2007
Tonight’s project was a gluten free chicken salad with almonds.
Even though the days of August are long and hot, the month seems to speed by every year, and this year has been no different.
Today the boys started school and my older son had his first viola lesson. He locked the viola case to keep his little brother out. When we arrived at the lesson, he realized that he had forgotten the key, leaving it at home in its “secret ... read more →
Posted on July 31, 2007
I love to eat salmon. Actually, I love the idea of eating salmon. All those good omega 3’s. Lately, I’ve been on a quest to create salmon toppings that disguise the fishy flavor. Here’s one that worked well.
Salmon with Anchovy Olive Tapenade
4 (4 ounce) fillets wild salmon
¼ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 tablespoon salted anchovies, chopped
1 tablespoon rosemary, minced
1 cup black kalamata olives, pitted
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Rinse salmon fillets, place in a 7 x 11 inch baking ... read more →
Posted on July 27, 2007
The boys have declared a salmon boycott and reserved their right to eat an alternate protein on salmon night.
Tonight, my younger son chose to exercise his boycott with a hot dog, organic turkey, of course; not to sound snobby, but I make quite certain that when my children eat animal products, they are from clean sources (no hormones, pesticides, antibiotics).
He sat staring at the hot dog on his plate for a moment, then looked up at me and said, “Mommy, ... read more →
Posted on June 28, 2007
Last night I spoke with Sean — one of the coolest people I know — and he mentioned that he missed seeing large photos with delicious recipes around here.
He just landed a huge new project, so I doubt he’ll be making pasta with broccoli anytime soon, though this tasty high-protein dish is an easy one, so maybe he’ll find the time.
Pasta with Broccoliprint
1 (7) oz. box Papadini Rotini Hi-Protein Pure Lentil Bean Pasta
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 medium onion, sliced
1 head ... read more →
Posted on May 18, 2007
If you like shrimp, try this paleo recipe for Curried Shrimp. The larger than life flavors meld together in this succulent and healthy curry dish.
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic
1 medium onion, chopped
½ cup tomatoes, pureed
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon coriander
½ teaspoon turmeric
1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
1 pound large shrimp, peeled
3 tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed
In a large saucepan, heat oil
Sauté garlic and onion over low heat until tender, about 10-15 minutes
Add tomatoes, ginger, cumin, ... read more →
Posted on March 21, 2007
Each year my husband requests a special dish for his birthday. Last year it was chicken parmigiano.
Classic chicken parmesan goes gluten free when chicken breasts are coated in almond flour. This chicken recipe can be a staple in every gluten free chefs repertoire.
Even though we are on different diets, in my home we partake in one family meal. This way, we come together energetically – we share the same space, breathe the same air and eat the same food.
My ... read more →
Posted on January 30, 2007
You missed the Orange Ginger Chicken…
This Paleo/primal-friendly Orange Ginger Chicken recipe is a great way to roast an entire chicken. The recipe is also child friendly –Orange Ginger Chicken is my younger son’s all time favorite dinner recipe.
My husband called and said he had to work late tonight. However, the boys and I were much too hungry to wait. So, before we ate, I snapped a photo of dinner and emailed it to him. I kept a plate ... read more →