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MAINS Recipes

Fall stew with fresh shelling beans

POSTED ON October 4, 2014

Posted in Gluten free, Mains

Fall stew with fresh shelling beans

 

There is always an exciting busyness in the air at the farmer’s market when the cool of autumn begins to seep into the days and nights. And, its crisp air is the perfect catalyst to refresh our minds and perspectives. Although I’m inspired to create new dishes, I also want to revisit favorite [...] continue reading ->

Zucchini noodles with basil walnut pesto and cherry tomatoes

POSTED ON August 26, 2014

Posted in Gluten free, Mains

Zucchini noodles with basil walnut pesto and cherry tomatoes

The combination of juicy, sun ripened tomatoes, fragrant basil and a splash of red wine vinegar will always taste like summer to me. Those welcome and uniquely warm weather flavors come together in my latest go-to dinner that everyone seems to love. Once the pesto is made and the zucchini noodles are shaved, it comes [...] continue reading ->

Roasted eggplant salad with tangy miso dressing.

POSTED ON July 22, 2014

Posted in Gluten free, Mains, Salads

Roasted eggplant salad with tangy miso dressing.

Summer is in full swing and my meals like the farmers market are bursting with tomatoes, cucumbers, basil and greens galore. The buttery little Asian eggplants have arrived finally and this year, I pounced on them immediately. I have been envisaging them golden and roasted until melting inside, then generously drizzled with a bright and [...] continue reading ->

Sweet Potato Carrot cakes with Cilantro and Chili topped with Cashew Lime Sour Cream

POSTED ON March 4, 2014

Posted in Gluten free, Mains

Sweet Potato Carrot cakes with Cilantro and Chili topped with Cashew Lime Sour Cream

As I rummaged for lively looking vegetables at the health food store recently, my idea for these cakes changed numerous times. At first they were curried, then root vegetable, then herbed, then I finally settled on this recipe. Usually “what to cook” becomes clear to me once I’ve stood before organic vegetables for a minute [...] continue reading ->

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