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GLUTEN FREE Recipes

Spring carrot pea shoot salad and a James Beard Award !

POSTED ON May 17, 2015

Posted in cleanse, Gluten free, Salads, Side Dishes

Spring carrot pea shoot salad and a James Beard Award !

It was with a full, but heavy heart that I spent this past Mother’s day. My Mother had just left to return to Australia after a 2 ½ week surprise visit. Having spent 23 years living overseas, I’ve had quite a few of these goodbyes and none of them has ever been easy. When [...] continue reading ->

Jicama slaw with cilantro + avocado and a lime dressing

POSTED ON April 11, 2015

Posted in Dressings, Gluten free, Salads

Jicama slaw with cilantro + avocado and a lime dressing

I’ve never posted a recipe using jicama here mostly because the unusual root vegetable isn’t available organically or locally grown where I live. And, I don’t generally like promoting the use of vegetables that are neither of these things. But, it was a long drawn out winter here on the East Coast and there [...] continue reading ->

Fennel dill dressing with lime and mint + a rainbow bowl

POSTED ON February 15, 2015

Posted in Dressings, Gluten free, Mains, Side Dishes

Fennel dill dressing with lime and mint + a rainbow bowl

This year, winter seems to me to be more bleak and grey than in seasons past.  And I’m not sure if it’s striking me so because I’ve had a bit more time to observe the weather, or if it is in fact, greyer than usual.  The last couple of winters I was wrapped up [...] continue reading ->

The best cauliflower bake you’ll ever eat.

POSTED ON January 27, 2015

Posted in Gluten free, Mains

The best cauliflower bake you’ll ever eat.

I know the title is a little presumptuous but this bake really is kind of amazing. I’ve made it three times recently and the response to each was nothing short of ecstatic.  Now I’ll tell you why: Something magical happens when cauliflower is whipped into a smooth puree with cashew milk and nutritional yeast before [...] continue reading ->

Japanese broth with soba noodles and tempeh

POSTED ON January 18, 2015

Posted in Gluten free, Mains

Japanese broth with soba noodles and tempeh

Over the holidays I finally got the chance eat at Kajitsu, a vegan restaurant in Manhattan serving Shojin cuisine. Shojin cuisine is a type of Japanese cooking originating in Zen Buddhism. The best parts of the multi-course meal reminded me of Shizen –a Japanese macrobiotic restaurant where I worked in Amsterdam and wrote about [...] continue reading ->

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