Gluten Free

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

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. […]

 

Butternut Squash Latkes

In Jewish cooking, latkes are delicious pan-fried pancakes made of grated white potatoes and onions, with matzo meal used as a binder. I generally wait for fall and winter to make latkes, but when we received a butternut squash in our farm basket in late summer, I had a hankering […]

 

Chicken Larb Lettuce Wraps

Larb is a classic Lao meat salad served at room temperature, making it perfect hot weather food. The seasoning for the meat is spicy; the lettuce wraps are crunchy and light; and serving the dish with raw vegetables or salad offers beautiful contrast. We served Spicy Sesame String Beans as […]

 

Pork Tomatillo Stew

We adapted this recipe from the Whole Life Challenge website. The original recipe used turkey, and you could just as easily use chicken. We opted for pork cutlets which we broiled in the oven and served on top of the tart stew.  

 

Meal Plan / Week 19 August 2019

We’re still playing the Whole Life Challenge, so this week’s recipes are mostly Paleo (or paleo + rice). We had fun this week, enjoying Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes for dinner mid-week, experimenting with pork belly, and loving Strawberry Cashew Chia Pudding (Vegan). Friends joined us for dinner over the weekend, and […]

 

Middle Eastern Turkey Meatballs

This is a non-typical turkey meatball recipe, which we adapted from “Sheet Pan Paleo” by Pamela Ellgen. Oregano-seasoned turkey meatballs sit atop a bed of greens dressed with a lovely fresh tahini-lemon dressing; brightly colored cherry tomatoes add a pop of color and sweet flavors to this savory Paleo salad. […]