posts tagged "vitamix"
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 18, 2010
Aguas frescas are a popular fruit beverage from Mexico. Naturally gluten free and completely refreshing, my children fell hard for this cool drink, taking bottles of it to the ball field yesterday.
Posted on April 16, 2010
I’m loving this gluten free, dairy free Strawberry Lime Shake made of fresh homemade coconut milk. My boys love it too. After I took a picture of the shake yesterday and placed it in the fridge, the boys grabbed it greedily and drank it all down. They have a certain penchant for consuming my photo shoots like that.
Here’s the recipe so you can make your own.
Strawberry Lime Shakeprint
1 ½ cups coconut milk
1 10-ounce package frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly […]
Posted on April 13, 2010
I hadn’t thought of making coconut milk from shredded coconut until I read Sarma Melngailis’ book Living Raw Food. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Sarma has great recipes and tons of fabulous information for everyone –you don’t have to be raw to enjoy this book.
I also want to recommend Sarma’s products from her company One Lucky Duck. I haven’t ever met Sarma (or spoken to anyone at her company, I place all of my orders online) however I […]
Posted on April 6, 2010
I can tell this Green Chicken Soup is going to become one of my go to dishes in no time at all.
I love this soup because it is an easy way to take in powerfully nutritious greens. While I love my green juices in theory, in reality, my stomach doesn’t always agree with them, especially when it’s cold outside. That’s when it’s time to make Green Chicken Soup. Somehow, the carrots and kale give the soup a delicious sweet flavor, which makes this […]
Posted on March 19, 2010
Carrot Kugel –who would have thought of that? Well, the fabulous Lisa Stafford, that’s who. Lisa recently posted her recipe for Carrot Souffle in the forums and here’s what she had to say about it:
“I made this dish Tuesday night and had some with our meat and salad. I warmed some up in the toaster oven for lunch on Wednesday. Before I put it away, I tried it cold. Oh my goodness! I like it cold much better. It reminds me of […]
Posted on March 16, 2010
The idea for this green smoothie comes from the amazing Sarma of oneluckyduck.com. I recently purchased her book Living Raw Food and am loving it. While some of the recipes can be complex, she has many that can be made in minutes.
This Ginger Cilantro Shake is a hybrid of her Cilantro-Pineapple Shake and her Bangkok Baby. Here is my version, a nice healthy green drink for Saint Patrick’s day.
Ginger Cilantro Shake
1 bunch cilantro
1 cucumber (no need to peel), cut […]
Posted on January 26, 2010
These gluten free, grain free and dairy free pancakes are a healthy breakfast treat.
The feedback pertaining to the Pancake and Flapjack recipes on my website has been interesting to watch.
Many people have loved and had great success with these recipes and many have had trouble with them as well. Since these 2 recipes seemed to be more troublesome then most, I decided to re-work them in this post.
There are several factors to keep in mind:
Don’t cook the pancakes on […]
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 9, 2009
It seems that Fennel Apple Soup is on everyone’s radar these days. And what better time than now?! It’s perfect soup weather here in Boulder –a toasty -2 outside, which begs for soup.
Gluten free Fennel Apple Soup has been popping up everywhere –on various gluten free yahoo groups and in various magazines. Here’s my version.
Fennel Apple Soup
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 (medium to large) fennel bulbs stems removed and diced
2 large apples (I used Honeycrisp), peeled, cored and diced
1 quart […]
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 November 13, 2009
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked for a vegan eggnog recipe. This gluten free, dairy free (egg free) eggnog is not too challenging to make and full of filling rich yumminess.
Unlike other eggnogs, it’s not too sweet and has a nice delicate nutmeg flavor. If you want to decrease the sweetness further, go with only 1 tablespoon of agave in the recipe below, or eliminate it entirely. You’ll still have the natural sweetness of the almonds […]
Posted on November 4, 2009
Soup mania continues. And this dairy free creamy pumpkin coconut ginger soup hits the spot. I decided I had to make something pumpkin today after making pumpkin pies from my gluten free cookbook (The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook) and finding myself with a bunch of leftover roasted pumpkin. Of course soup was the easiest thing to make after making one too many pumpkin pies for family and friends.
We’re having nice weather here, in the 60’s and sunny, however […]
Posted on October 26, 2009
When the cold weather comes I’m in the mood for soup. This gluten free Green Soup with Ginger that I found on Heidi’s website 101cookbooks.com is quite comforting on a chilly day. And I must confess, I often eat it for breakfast to start my day out right.
I’ve probably mangled the work of art that Heidi had on her site, however, I was in the mood for something very soothing so I decided to puree this soup. I also used […]
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 22, 2009
I love making smoothies for myself and the boys. During the last few months, several people have asked me what kind of protein powder I use in my frozen drinks. My favorite protein powder, in fact, the only one I use is made of egg white and stevia and is produced by the incredible Frank Zane.
Zane’s Frank Zane Egg White Protein Powder (or protein powder of your choice) is delicious any way you serve it. I love making a fruit […]
Posted on September 4, 2009
Even though summer is coming to a close, I’m still into my green juices and smoothies; more than ever, in fact. This is one of my favorites and I owe credit to Meghan Telpner as it is based on one of the recipes from the Green Cleanse on her site.
I’m running out to the airport with one of these in hand to refresh and revive me on the dash to Denver. Soon I’ll be in NYC doing signings and I […]
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 3, 2009
You will find this cool and creamy cucumber avocado soup refreshing on a hot summer day. I’ve been drinking it all weekend and experimenting with it along the way.
I tried making it with raw garlic, which did not go down as smoothly as I thought it would, so I eliminated that ingredient. However I did leave in the raw onion as it added a very sharp yet sweet flavor.
According to my first friend in the entire world, Amy Merideth (we […]