Thursday, February 12, 2015

Beef Noodle Soup – Pho (gluten-free, dairy-free)


This is not traditional by any means. At least I don’t believe so. In fact, it may not even be close. It may not even fit into the category of gourmet. In which case I say, you have to get out of the box sometimes! It was, however, derived from one of those, “Oh my gosh, I have to have it now!” moments where nothing else would do. Nothing. And it had to be pretty much now!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Crispy Kale Chips (gluten-free, dairy-free)


Sometimes you just have to keep it simple. Now that the holidays have passed, the excitement of the New Year has faded, and the ski/snowboard season in the Pacific Northwest is rather “bunk” this year, things could feel a little bleak. February often brings about that sense, or so I’ve heard from many. So my friend and I decided to do a “cleanse” for the month of February, to prepare us for the upcoming new season…spring. I settled on an “anti-inflammation diet”. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ghormeh Sabzi (Persian Stew with meat, green herbs, kidney beans and potatoes) (Gluten-free, Dairy-free & Soy-free)


Okay, I will admit, I have not made this dish in a while. I thought, though it is a weeknight, I would put it together and offer my son (who is half Persian) a little taste of his roots. No problem, we’ll have dinner, then go off to the gym for a work out.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Beef Wellington - Gluten-free and Dairy-Free




I developed this recipe longer ago than I would like to admit. Meaning, it has been longer than I would like to admit since I have added a recipe. Life is like that. Busy. Sometimes crazy. I don't always have the time or the interest to plant myself in front of the computer following a work day full of screen time. Sometimes you just have to say "no" and be okay with it.

Monday, February 4, 2013

The “New” Classic Ragù Bolognese – Gluten-free, Dairy-free



Perfectionism is sometimes a curse. It stops me from doing so much of what I intend because I want it to be “just this way”. Sometimes, I simply do not begin a project because I have this “vision” and I want this amazingly undisturbed period of time in which to carry out my ideas just as I think they should be, or gather just the exact supplies I need to create the details I imagine. There are yet other times in which I begin something, only to be re-directed or find myself cut short on time, and rather than finishing up for finishing’s sake, I hold on to that “vision” and the thought that the “right” time will come along and afford me the opportunity to execute my plan to full expectation. So, I wait, sure I’ll have the “time” tomorrow, or over the weekend, to appoint the touches as my mind directs, only too often, to find I have yet to meet the fruition of my intention. This is a crazy cycle, indeed.

I have decided I am truly a perfectionist in need of recovery.