posts tagged "walnuts"

Lemon Walnut Pesto

Posted on August 1, 2008

Tomorrow is my birthday and the festivities have already begun! Last night my husband and the boys and I went out for dinner at our favorite local restaurant. At the end of the meal, my children wanted to order (and split) the Coffee Affogato –vanilla gelato drowned in a shot of espresso.

My husband and I pleasantly argued over the merits (none) and shortcomings (caffeine) of this dessert for several minutes while the children observed, amusedly. I was […]

Spicy Walnut Vinaigrette

Posted on June 27, 2008

How does your garden grow?

Usually I plant my garden on Mother’s Day with my husband and the boys –it is their annual gift to me.

This year, we did things a bit differently. We had someone help us with the yard and basically ripped all the flowers out of the beds and replanted with edibles. This took place before May began and gave us a good jump on the season. By the beginning of June we were reaping […]

Rosemary Chocolate Truffles

Posted on May 27, 2008

Rich and decadent Rosemary Chocolate Truffles rolled in cocoa powder.

Last night was the conclusion of a “grand” Memorial Day weekend. My parents came in and took the boys down to the Boulder Creek Fest where they all had a blast. There was much spoiling –meals out, bowling, batting practice at the amusement park and overall non-stop fun. A perfect weekend with the grandparents.

After an exhausting weekend of keeping up with my seventy year old folks, I […]

Carrot Cake

Posted on May 20, 2008

This gluten free carrot cake is a healthy dessert for cookouts, picnics and graduation parties.

Today’s post is for of one of my favorite readers, ~M. She requested gluten free carrot cake a while back and I post it now in honor of her recent graduation. I find this to be the perfect time of year for carrot cake.

You may have noticed a new little feature on the sidebar of this website –in computer programming terms it is called the “democracy […]

Charoset

Posted on April 2, 2008

Charoset is one of my favorite Passover foods. During the Seder, this sweet, fruity dish holds a special, symbolic place, reminding us of the mortar which the Jews used to bond bricks while enslaved in Egypt. European Jews (Ashkenazi) traditionally use nuts, apples, cinnamon and sweet wine for this dish.

Jews of Middle Eastern descent (Sephardic) commonly use raisins, figs dates and sesame seeds. In general, Middle Eastern Jews have a far richer culinary tradition than European Jewry and charoset […]

Paleo Walnut Crackers

Posted on February 29, 2008

Paleo Walnut Crackers are absolutely fantastic with Fig Tapenade. They’re the perfect party food and I serve them both at intimate summer barbecues and large holiday gatherings as an hors d’oeuvre.

This easy gluten-free cracker recipe also makes a great snack for kids. I often give it to my boys after school with slices of raw organic cheddar cheese, or with organic goat cheese (both boys can eat dairy). The great thing about nut crackers is that they’re low-carb and high-protein, […]

Fig Tapenade

Posted on February 28, 2008

Inspiration struck today. As did its friend creativity. The sun was bright for the third day in a row over here in Colorado and my faith in all things good returned. Whatever had a hold of me –seasonal affective disorder, Mercury in retrograde, who knows, who cares –it’s gone! I took a long slow walk and saw the last patches of melting snow, flowers popping up through mud and upon arriving home, I observed sap running down the maples in […]

Spinach Salad

Posted on January 31, 2007

More Spinach Salad, Mom!

This salad recipe with spinach is a good way to get the little ones their greens. Child friendly, it’s wonderfully healthy Paleo/primal fare.

Children eat salad? Yes, it’s true. The boys eat this in heaps. The secret is fruit. My boys love fruit. I can generally get them to eat anything if I spike it with a little bit of fruit and insist they finish an entire portion before they get more. Common sense approach to avoiding […]