Gluten Free

Breads, cakes, cookies, pasta – all the yum, none of the gluten!

Savory Paleo Vegetable Quiche

We served this easy quiche for dinner alongside a fresh salad, but you could just as easily serve it for breakfast or lunch. You can change it up by mixing and matching any veggies that you have on hand – asparagus instead of broccoli, for example. We adapted this recipe […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 27 October 2019

I really noticed the changing of seasons this week; not because it got colder (we live in Northern California, after all!) but because it was dark at dinner time. You’ll notice that a few of our meal photo’s don’t look great; I’m not a professional photographer, and while I’ll try […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 25 September 2019

I wanted to have fun this week, and also make weeknight dinners as kid-friendly as possible without boring me or my husband. I brainstormed three theme burgers, and I’m really happy with how they were received (e.g. eaten without complaint). It wasn’t all burgers, all the time, though. In between, […]

 

Apricot Bars

We’re constantly on the lookout for better snack options. My husband and I both enjoy something a bit sweet mid-afternoon or after dinner. Since realizing that processed sugar upsets my stomach and drains my husband of his energy, we’ve opted for natural sweeteners like date past and applesauce, with the […]

 

Smoked Salmon Tart with New Potato, Egg, and Dill Salad

I’m loving this little cookbook I found a few months ago, “The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook“. All the recipes use almond flour, and are gluten-free. My husband prepared the Smoked Salmon Tart with a Herb Tart Crust, and I paired it with an original salad of with new potatoes, caraway, […]

 

Indonesian Fried Rice

I’ve mentioned before that I adapt recipes to follow a low-FODMAP diet. If this term is new to you, here’s a bit of background. The Low FODMAP Diet was developed by researchers at Monash University. Their research provided evidence that a group of short-chain carbohydrates, named FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligo-saccharides, Di-saccharides, […]

 

Vietnamese Caramel Trout

This Asian-inspired fish dish is super-simple and easy; the sauce is a lovely spice-sweet combo. Since it’s been a while since we’ve cooked anything with brown sugar (we typically opt for coconut sugar, date paste, or omit the sweetener altogether) we went lighter than the recommended amount in the original […]

 

Meal Plan / Week 22 August 2019

As I look at this week’s meal plan, it’s obvious that I had Autumn on my mind. It was inevitable, with both of our sons back in school and the sun setting earlier every evening. Our kitchen smelled like a cornucopia of delicious spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. We […]

 

Simmered Chicken and Vegetables

The traditional version of this recipe comes from northern Japan, and includes lotus and taro root, konnyaku (preserved konjac potato), and dried shiitake. For our version, I researched vegetables that could stand as reasonable substitutes for these less common Japanese veggies. I discovered that celery root could replace lotus root, […]

 

Fish Sticks (Paleo)

For many people, fish sticks are a staple of childhood; they’re certainly easy to pull from the freezer and bake on a busy weekday evening. Conventional mass-market fish sticks include a lot more than just fish – ingredients like wheat and corn flour, sugar, whey, and canola and/or soybean oil. […]