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MAINS Recipes

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 ->
Thanksgiving~roasted acorn squash with herbed Beluga lentil, mushroom and chestnut filling

POSTED ON November 15, 2013

Posted in Gluten free, Mains

Thanksgiving~roasted acorn squash with herbed Beluga lentil, mushroom and chestnut filling When I worked at Angelica Kitchen these middle weeks in November were always the busiest and most productive time. Although we began planning our annual 5-course Thanksgiving menu way back in August, as the days counted down, the reservations streamed in and the deliveries piled up—taking every bit of space available in the restaurant, it […] continue reading ->

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