FOOD FOR THOUGHTS

Recipes and pondering
April 12, 2021
Stuffed Artichokes, Hippie Food of the 60's. Gluten Free

Stuffed artichokes helped define the 60's for me. I was first introduced to stuffed artichokes as a very new teen, visiting my hippie cousin Rosie in Greenwich Village in NY. I remember passing by the clothing shop" Paraphernalia " when Go Go boots were all the rage and mini skirts were the thing to wear. […]

February 8, 2021
Vegan Smoky Collard Greens

There are few things that this Yankee girl enjoys more than collard greens. These are the bomb. These have a little kick. My first experience with homemade collard greens was with my friend Chance, who showed me how she made them with a smoked turkey leg. I hope you are watching me from heaven. No […]

January 30, 2021
Shepard's Pie, The ultimate Snowstorm meal, your way.

Its is a whole entire 18 degrees out. BRRR. I think you know where I'm going with this. I don't know about you but I'm making Shepard's Pie. The first time I tasted this I was in Salisbury, England. Also referred to as Cottage Pie, I was swept away, as I have been from day […]

January 26, 2021
Napa Cabbage and Noodles, Vegan & Gluten Free

This all started when I ordered some Napa Cabbage from Wegmans and what they brought me was enough cabbage to feed an army. It weighed more than my dog and he is 10 lbs. What to do ? I really wanted to use glass noodles, they are made from sweet potato starch. No bueno, I […]

January 11, 2021
Quick Easy Black Bean Soup, Gluten Free and Vegan

I think any kind of weather is soup weather. When I used to work in a commercial kitchen, my work husband ( who was from El Salvador) used to make Black Bean Soup. He would use fresh black beans. There is nothing like it. This however is an abbreviated version. I used organic canned black […]

January 7, 2021
What to Keep in Your Gluten Free Pantry, Dry Storage.

It's always good to have some extra odd things on hand for when you don't feel like shopping, have a special meal in mind, or just want to get creative.

January 1, 2021
Turkish Beetroot Salad, Grounding Culinary Medicine for a New Year, Vegan and Gluten Free

I know I say this all the time, but REALLY this is one of my favorite recipes. I have been craving beets ever since this new reality of ours has surfaced. Every grocery order  that I do, I inadvertently forget the beets. Not this time, I really needed them. Here’e why. Last year, I  taught […]

December 30, 2020
Simple White Chili, Gluten Free, Winter Comfort Food

We will get through this Sometimes it takes comfort food. Stay warm and above all healthy. Here's to a HEALTHY 2021.

August 21, 2020
Creamy Thai Beet Soup. Culinary Medicine for the Liver

I was looking through recipes to find something different to make with beets. Nothing will flush out toxins from the liver better than beets. The only issue here was I didn't have all of the ingredients. I was missing red curry paste, and lemon grass. So I figured I'd make a version of my own. […]

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