Category Archives: Gluten-free

An Epic Fight Ends With Herb-Marinated Cod With Plantains & Black Beans

Share, if you dare…Yesterday, I had an epic fight with my husband. It was one of THOSE. A brutal, push-each-other’s-buttons complete with tears, accusations and furrowed brows that show frustration. If you were watching us, anyone would have been uncomfortable enough … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Week Menu You’ll Really Love

Share, if you dare…Are you ready for the November meal that leaves you stuffed and comatose? I am very ready. Shopped and prepped ready. But there’s a huge presumption that all parties can’t wait for the big bird, potatoes, stuffing, … Continue reading

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Morrocan Inspiration: A Spiced Chicken Stew With Carrots

Share, if you dare… This slow cooker recipe just made an incredibly busy week, easy. Here’s how easy: five minutes of prep, you walk away, and four hours later (with no stirring or checking it), you are eating this. Your … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Garlic-Infused Greens Over Creamy Polenta

Share, if you dare…“It tastes amazing. Greens and corn, but better. Healthier. Man, this is fucking good.” This was one of the comments about my Garlic-Infused Greens Over Creamy Polenta, when serving this at a dinner party a few months back. … Continue reading

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Eat as much “ice cream” as you want!

Share, if you dare…Tell me what you see when looking at this picture.  It looks like a creamy, cool bowl of ice cream with a velvety chocolate sauce, right? Wrong. This entire dish is made out of bananas, almond butter, … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Sun-dried Tomato, Feta, Basil & Black Olive Pasta Salad

Share, if you dare…It’s summer. Folks like me come up with reasons to get together and eat. And sometimes the food obsessed will ask you to bring something. Don’t go into a panic, and please don’t go to the largely … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Shakshuka what your mama gave ya!

Share, if you dare…Note: if you’re not a fan of eggs over easy, then Shakshuka just isn’t for you. Scrambled just doesn’t work in this dish. If you like your yolks a bit runny, then you’re in for an exceptional … Continue reading

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Show me how to make it for you baby

Share, if you dare…Mona came back from a trip to Spain, Germany and France recently. After three weeks, she returned with a glow in her face and also managed to even come back smaller. Just so you know, I think … Continue reading

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Five minutes to make this meal

Share, if you dare…So here’s the thing about food. You need it. Everyday. What you eat is entirely up to you, but let’s talk about all of your options. OPTION ONE: Spend tons of money eating out with ingredients that … Continue reading

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Better Than “Egg” Salad

Share, if you dare…My husband sometimes heads into the kitchen and putters around like he’s doing nothing. But I know better. I hear the occasional clanging of bowls, opening of refrigerator, spoons and a manly grunt of approval. You know that … Continue reading

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