posts tagged "paleo condiment"
Posted on January 26, 2014
Mango Salsa is the perfect dip for football season, or a wonderful accompaniment to grilled fish during the warmer months.
Fresh mango chopped with cucumber, cilantro, and scallion, make this vibrant, colorful Mexican salsa (it could also be considered a mango-cucumber pico de gallo) the perfect accompaniment to fish, chicken, or beef. It’s also incredible in fish tacos. Better yet? If you are looking for a recipe for mango salsa, this is as easy as it gets.
My boys and their friends ... read more →
Posted on November 15, 2012
Fresh cranberry sauce made with only 4 ingredients, no sugar.
I’ve had cranberry sauce on my mind. So I researched cranberry sauce recipes, and found that most have anywhere from ¼ to 1 ¾ cups of sugar. I like a tart cranberry sauce, one that almost makes my mouth pucker, so I developed this stevia and fruit-sweetened cranberry sauce. While it’s nicely tart, the cherries and orange juice make it quite sweet too.
This is a naturally sweetened lower-glycemic cranberry relish recipe, ... read more →
Posted on September 7, 2012
If your garden is overflowing with fresh basil, I have the perfect recipe for you.
We planted more than ten little basil plants earlier this year and now my garden is overgrown with luscious green goodness. Since I have an entire bed of basil, I am of course, on the lookout for basil recipes.
When I looked back in my files, I found this one by Charlie Palmer. This recipe is not “inspired by” his, it is my version of his. If ... read more →
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 ... read more →
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 ... read more →
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 ... read more →
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 ... read more →
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 ... read more →
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 ... read more →
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 ... read more →
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 ... read more →
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 ... read more →
Posted on January 22, 2010
The creation of this delicious, homemade vanilla almond butter is hardly my own. One of my favorite readers, Courtney, over at benefityourlife.com, gave me several amazing presents during the holidays and one was a bottle of super tasty vanilla almond butter from the lovely Katie Kearney over at naturallynutty.com. Yum!
This is a great product, and when I finished Courtney’s gift and was too impatient to wait for my own order to arrive, I came up with the little treat below. ... read more →
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 ... read more →
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 ... 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 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 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 July 20, 2009
Mid July and pestomania is in the air. I’ve been working on a variety of pestos night and day for the last week. Today’s version is Kale Almond Pesto.
This recipe is based upon something similar from Beckie at The Organic Dish. The other day when I stopped in there to pick something up, she was making a luscious looking pesto and I had to have some of my own… with kale from our garden.
Kale Almond Pesto
1 bunch kale, steamed to bright ... read more →
Posted on June 19, 2009
This Asian Dressing is a family favorite. Now that our garden is in full gear we are having home grown salads at least once a day. In order to keep things interesting, I’ve come up with a variety of salad dressings and this one has stuck. I kid you not when I say that the boys fight over the last drops.
So, here you have it!
Asian Salad Dressing
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon ume plum vinegar
1 tablespoon agave nectar ... read more →