Friday, March 20, 2015

Red Kale Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing (gluten-free and dairy-free, of course)

Happy Spring!!! I have decided that no matter the season, it’s going to be my favorite. No matter the day, the moment, it’s going to be my favorite. Though the truth is that I do love the onset of spring (almost as much as the onset of summer – which is probably my ultimate favorite). That means that today is unanimously my favorite day: the first day of spring, the Spring Equinox. Lovely…

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.