Vegetarian

gluten-free sourdough stuffing (dressing) with cherries, pears & hazelnuts

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Vegetarian | 8 comments

gluten-free sourdough stuffing (dressing) with cherries, pears & hazelnuts

This is a gluten-free, but not grain-free recipe. For my sweet and savory paleo stuffing recipe, click HERE    Are you a card carrying member of the paleo police? Well then jackpot. I’m totally busted. The following recipe is not grain-free, and is made with actual bread. Gluten-free bread of course, I haven’t completely lost it. If you’ve been to this blog before, you probably know that I am mostly paleo. I’m not religious about it, and I’ve found a balance that works for me. I strongly believe that food should bring nourishment and joy. For me, one really...

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sweet potato pecan pie

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Dessert, Vegetarian | 12 comments

sweet potato pecan pie

I have no idea what came over me with this one. It’s not even my kind of dessert, really. I blame it on the Fall, which is when I tend to randomly get obsessed with foods I don’t normally like, and am suddenly hell-bent on recreating them. When the idea of sweet potato pecan pie hit me like a ton of bricks last week, I immediately got online and started researching recipes. Holy. Sugar. Batman. One of the recipes I looked at had: 1/2 cup cane syrup in the sweet potato filling and 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup light corn syrup in the...

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latkes

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Appetizers, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 19 comments

latkes

Every time I make latkes (which is much more often than once a year, due to catering) I get this song stuck in my head. And now, you can too! You’re welcome / I’m sorry.   The first time I ever heard that song was on my second date with Simon, when for some reason I can’t now remember, he sang it to me. Clearly at that moment,  I knew he was the one. And if you’re wondering whether or not potatoes are paleo: At the risk of sounding like a total jerk, I just don’t have time. Seriously, I need about 72 hours in each day this month. But let me google that for...

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Smoked Squash Hummus

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Appetizers, Paleo, Snacks, vegan, Vegetarian | 9 comments

Smoked Squash Hummus

This recipe is part of my review of the Blendtec Designer Series Blender with Twister Jar. To enter to win one for yourself, click the image below! I can’t take credit for the genius of this recipe. I found my inspiration for it in Where There’s Smoke by Barton Seaver. The original recipe calls for cooking the squash in a bed of hot embers, which sounds downright dreamy. But I recognize that not everyone has hot embers at their disposal, so this method might not be practical for all. If you do, please go make the recipe exactly as he wrote it. Skip the baguette, obviously, but if...

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Plantain Tortillas

Posted by on Aug 17, 2013 in Dinner, grain-free, Lunch, Paleo, potluck, Vegetarian | 125 comments

Plantain Tortillas

A while back, my friend Johnny from Eating For Idiots and I had a cooking day and came up with a recipe for cilantro-lime chicken with ranchero sauce on plantain tostadas.  Long story short, the tostadas were pretty much an accident, due to the ripeness of the plantains I had: Green plantains are great for making chips or tostones, and ripe plantains are great for mashed plantains or used for baking. The ones I had were yellow; not quite ripe, not quite green. But it turns out they were perfect for this accident invention: Plantain tostadas! When I decided to make fajitas with the grassfed...

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Honey Vanilla Custard (for fruit tarts or parfaits)

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Dessert, Paleo, Vegetarian | 12 comments

Honey Vanilla Custard (for fruit tarts or parfaits)

Simple tarts filled with fresh fruit and creamy custard have always been my very favorite dessert. A trip to the farmers market on Sunday was all the convincing I needed; it was time to create a paleo version! Stone fruit and berry season is in full force here in the Bay Area, and I couldn’t be happier about it. Disclaimer: The crust recipe I used and that is pictured in this post is not yet available, as it’s the ah-mazing lard crust from Beyond Bacon by Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry of Paleo Parents fame. The lard crust is so far the only recipe I’ve tried from their...

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