posts tagged "recipes"

July Fourth Recipe Roundup

Posted on July 3, 2009

-photo from rr_rocketman on Flickr

Just in case any of you are looking for more recipes for your July Fourth celebrations, here are some wonderful dishes from several of my favorite food bloggers:

Starters
Joey’s Kicked Up Rockin’ Guacamole with Lime + Tomatillos from Karina’s Kitchen
Veggie Dishes/Salads
Cucumber and Red Onion Salad from The Nourishing Gourmet
How to Grill Zucchini from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Broccoli Slaw from Smitten Kitchen
Raw Mediterranean Salad from Brigitte Mars
Main Dishes
Grilled Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato, Olive, Caper, and Parsley Relish from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Scallops […]

Fourth of July Barbecue

Posted on July 1, 2009

I’ve had several people request Fourth of July picnic and barbecue menus from me in the last week.  Here’s a simple assortment of easy dishes that you can make for a fun fourth.

Gluten Free Fourth of July Menu
Iced Tea
Crudite with Sesame Dip
Mixed greens with Green Goddess Dressing
Simple Fruit Salad
Hot Dogs
Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free Dairy Free)

I still haven’t quite decided what we’ll be doing for our Fourth of July festivities, though with the boys at prime fireworks viewing age, […]

Passover Recipes

Posted on March 27, 2009

Passover is right around the corner.  Given that I’m extra busy with the boys (they have the week off for spring break) I still haven’t settled upon exactly what we’ll be having for our rapidly approaching Seder meal.

Below is a rough idea of what I have in mind at this point.  I may do a Chicken Marbella style dish for our entree, though need to experiment with that a bit more.  I’m also thinking of grilled broccoli tossed in fresh […]

DIY Valentine’s Day Recipes

Posted on February 12, 2009

Here’s a quick Valentine’s Day recipe round up for all you procrastinating sweethearts out there (myself included).

Gluten Free Valentine’s Day Recipes

♥ Chocolate Chili Truffles ♥
Spice up your love life with these little vegan treats.

♥ Chocolate Covered Cherries ♥
Every bit as sweet and delicious as the store bought fare, sans the sugar and artificial ingredients.

♥ Double Chocolate Mocha Cookies ♥
Decadent and guilt-free cookies made with agave nectar and espresso, need I say more?

♥ German […]

Gluten Free Superbowl Party Recipes

Posted on January 29, 2009

I’m not one to get swept up in all the Superbowl mania. I do however have a great list of gluten free recipes for all you sports fans out there. These Superbowl recipes are healthy, wholesome and of course, gluten free.

Gluten Free Superbowl Recipes

Veggie Snacks
Avocado Spread
Smoked Paprika Almonds
Butternut Squash French Fries
Turkey Chili
Almond Butter Blondies
Macadamia Caramel Clusters

I hope you enjoy these guilt free, game day finger foods while rooting for your favorite team!

New Years Eve Recipes

Posted on December 30, 2008

While I enjoy the holidays, I do frequently find New Year’s to be a bit of a let down.

Though I must confess, last year New Year’s Eve was a wild bacchanalian affair.  We went to a 70’s party with our friends Peter and Patrice.  Everyone (except the 4 of us) were, to our surprise, in costume.  Somehow Peter’s brother had found out in advance that this soiree was a costumed event and he wore crazy polyester bell bottoms and stuffed […]

Christmas Dinner Menu

Posted on December 23, 2008

-photo from this chicken on Flickr

I have read so many articles this year about how the economy is impacting Christmas.  How people are not spending as much money and buying as many presents for children and loved ones.

For me, the holiday season is not about the stuff, it’s about quality time.  Taking the time to hang out with friends and family.  Of course, I do enjoy making festive meals this time of year and feel blessed to be able to […]

Hanukkah Dinner

Posted on December 19, 2008

Hanukkah is only 2 days away!  It starts on December 21st at sundown.  The big question?  What to serve for the holiday of lights and oil.

Here is a festive menu that I have put together for a delicious Hanukkah dinner, full of lovely winter vegetables in peak season.  You don’t have to tell anyone it’s gluten-free, dairy-free and does not contain processed white sugar.  I’ve served this to crowds before and no one had a clue.  They just chowed.  Enjoy […]

Thanksgiving Dishes

Posted on November 21, 2008

-photo from his daveness on Flickr

Thanksgiving is the holiday of plenty, bursting with gratitude, though often excess food as well.  Sometimes on this earthy, festive occasion, we end up too full and feel less than great by the day’s end.

To avoid that phenomenon, this year my family will cut down on sweet carb-filled dishes and make several with green vegetables, so that we have bounty and selection, though don’t end up stuffed.

Next Thursday, we will be having a simple roasted […]

Rosh Hashanah Dinner

Posted on September 19, 2008

Lately I have received many requests for a gluten free Rosh Hashanah menu.  People are asking what I will serve for this celebration of the Jewish New Year and so I am posting my dinner plans more than a week ahead of the actual holiday.  You people really know how to get me organized!

I make a habit of serving rich, seasonal and of course, gluten free fare at all of my family’s festive celebrations; below is a list of dishes […]

Top 10 Healthy Memorial Day Recipes

Posted on May 24, 2008

Memorial Day weekend is a great time for picnics and barbecues. Below you will find some of my favorite festive dishes for this great little three day weekend. These are perfect for warm weather parties. Packed with nutrition as well as flavor, this simple, healthy grub will wow your guests.

Select 3 or 4 dishes if you are having a smallish gathering, or cook up just about everything below if you are having a grand affair.

Lemonade
Crudité
Stuffed Mushrooms
Cherry Orange […]

Passover Round Up

Posted on April 15, 2008

UPDATE: Here’s my latest Kosher for Passover recipe roundup.

Passover is this Saturday! I have been cooking up many Pesach dishes of late and am happy to provide a round-up below.

charoset
maror
matzoh ball soup
chipotle orange chicken

gefilte fish

squash “kugel”
coconut macaroons
passover torte

A couple of notes:

I did not include a vegetable dish in the above list. Generally, I like to serve steamed broccoli or broiled asparagus with our Passover meal. I have linked to a […]

Cod Piccata

Posted on March 22, 2008

That troubling question, “what’s for dinner?” troubles no more! Of late I’m feeling quite confident about answering this question, having built up a decent repertoire of main dishes for the family.

Here’s a list of entrées that are getting us through the dinner hour with ease:

Chicken Parm
Chicken Piccata
Rosemary Apple Chicken
Peach Chicken
Cod Piccata
Fish Sticks
Salmon with Olive Anchovy Tapenade
Salmon with Tomato Basil Relish
Pasta with Parsley Pesto and Sundried Tomatoes
Sesame Noodles

I can see that the seafood department needs a bit of work, we […]

My Favorite Gluten Free Valentine’s Recipes

Posted on February 12, 2008

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. I don’t buy into the flowers and Hallmark card aspect of this holiday. Rather than the usual hoopla, my favorite taste tester (that would be my husband) and I don’t do much, if anything at all. Simply put, I try to appreciate and show my love for him day in and day out.

On another note, who on earth decided that consumers should show their love by purchasing useless items on some specific day? The […]

Thanksgiving

Posted on November 21, 2007

UPDATE: please visit my updated Thanksgiving Day recipes post for 2008.

Thanksgiving. I find it challenging to write the word without giving some sort of gratitude. Each year, before we partake in our Thanksgiving feast, we go around the table and take the time to say a few words of gratitude, stating our thanks for things such as the food at the table, good friends and the roof over our head.

Thanksgiving and autumn in general seem to be such a good […]