Mom’s Italian Pot Roast

My Mom’s Italian pot roast is one of my favorite winter meals – beef slowly stewed in tomatoes, red wine, bayleaves, rosemary, and cloves served on a base of broiled polenta.  The only reason it has yet to make the blog is that I, personally, have only made it a couple of times, the creation…

Potato Crust, Blue Cheese Quiche

An eggy quiche with a hash brown inspired crust, some fresh baby spinach, and crumbled blue cheese on top, to pack in a little extra punch.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 3-4 Potatoes 1 Onion 3/4 tsp Salt 2 tbsp Cornstarch 1 tbsp melted Butter 6 Eggs 3 tbsp Half & Half 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 2 large…

Cuñapé

Cuñapés are one of my favorite bake goods.  These soft, chewy, cheesy rolls hail from Bolivia, and are made out of three key ingredients – yucca flour, cheese, and eggs.  If you are gluten intolerant this recipe is a home-run.  There is no gluten in it, but the starchy consistency of the cuñapé is oddly reminiscent…

Five Layer Black Bean Dip

A simple black bean dip that is a family favorite, and a great way to use leftover black beans. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups pre-cooked Black Beans 1 cup Salsa 1 cup Sour Cream 1 cup Guacamole 1 cup shredded Cheese 2 chopped Scallions for garnish (optional) Serve with Tortilla Chips. Directions: Spread the beans out…

Oatmeal Apricot Almond Bars

An oatmeal breakfast bar that is chock-full of dried apricots, coconut, cardamom, and almond butter.  This is oatmeal cereal on the go.  Bake these ahead of time, and zap them in the microwave briefly (or eat them cold) for a homemade, nutritious breakfast that is high in protein and fiber while simultaneously being low in…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

A chicken tortilla soup that uses ground up corn tortillas as a thickening agent leaving you with a slightly velvety soup full of a range of flavors typically associated with tex-mex cuisine: lime juice, jalapeño, tomatoes, garlic, and chili powder.  Be sure to use corn tortillas if you are looking to make a gluten free…

Swedish Meatballs – of a Sort

I decided to take a swing at making gluten-free Swedish meatballs.  My two main areas of concern when going into this project were, one, find a suitable starch to act as a filler in place of the breadcrumbs and, two, find a way to keep the meatballs together without relying on gluten to bind them….

Mexican Chocolate Pudding

While cleaning out my cupboards, I unearthed an old can of fat-free sweetened condensed milk that was just this side of expiring.  Unfortunately, I made that key lime flan last week.  I primary use sweetened condensed milk for either flan or lemon meringue pie, and I thought that both desserts were too close to last…