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Stove-Top, Butter-Roasted Cauliflower

It’s my new favorite veggie: riced cauliflower, poached in water with butter, then pan roasted.  Yummmmm. It’s almost like grabbing the pan off the burner before it burns to a crisp…but not.  I find I can set it up and … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Lemon-Mustard Chicken and Herb Potatoes

This is more method than recipe, but here goes.  I was doing a big cook-up day and had two burners and my oven already cooking away.  I pulled out my Instant Pot, threw this together and BAM, delicious dinner.  I … Continue reading

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Stuffed chicken breast with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and bacon…oh, and cheese…and gravy

  Happy accident!  I had the following in my fridge the HAD to be cooked (or tossed the next day): 2 packages of chicken breast, 2 small heels of raw cheddar, a thawed package of Applegate Farms organic turkey bacon, and … Continue reading

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Taureau des Gardiens, a.k.a., slow bull, or Provencal cowboy stew

There were two tour leaders on my recent trip.  One was the author Kathleen McGowan and t he other was her dear friend Isobel Denham.  Isy has a wicked sense of humor and a musical voice.  One day we piled … Continue reading

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Introduction to Gluten-Free Batch Cooking

Just a few days ago one of my Facebook friends was lamenting how complicated it was feeding her family rife with food allergies.  Plus she’s expecting another baby, running a business, and generally being a kick-ass warrior mama.  I suggested she … Continue reading

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Kale and sausage soup

Completely delicious, easy to throw together, and packed with nutrition, especially if you choose grass-fed beef and homemade chicken broth. Ingredients: 8 cups homemade chicken broth 3/4 lb. bulk Italian sausage (I used one made with grass-fed ground beef) 3 … Continue reading

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Product review: Leadbetter’s French Picnic Gluten-Free Flaky Pastry Sheets

Attention SF Bay Area gluten-free people: Do you miss pie crust? Yeah, me, too. Well, pine no more. Local Whole Foods grocery stores carry Leadbetter’s French Picnic Gluten-Free Pastry Sheets and Circles. It’s real, beautiful flaky pastry. It tastes and … Continue reading

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Beef and Mushroom Stew

It’s foggy and chilly at my house, but we’ve dodged the polar vortex. It’s beef stew weather, plain and simple. It’s also another way to take full advantage of wallet-friendly beef shanks and reap the benefits of bone both and … Continue reading

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Chicken Adobo, TJ style

“Here. Make this for dinner.” Sometimes the Trader Joe’s demo meal is exactly what we need. This morning I stopped by to get coffee and some snacks, but walked out with a great dinner. As soon as we walked in, … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Teriyaki Chicken Wings

These are good, if you like that sort of thing.  Apparently, just 2 of the 5 of us like it, but we like it A LOT. I started with 3 lbs of wings, trimmed off the tips, snacked on 2 … Continue reading

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