2013 Archives

Chiles Rellenos (grain-free, gluten-free): Tomato Party, Part III

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 20, 2013 at 5:04pm

It sounds unlikely, but I swear it’s true: the residents of Grand Forks, North Dakota, are obsessed with Tex-Mex food. I know this because I came of age there, and I and my fellow starving high school friends spent the bulk of our disposable income on tacos, smothered burritos, chips and “sauce,” grinders (a future…

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Tomato Gratin Stew: Tomato Party Part II and…What Am I?

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:23am

So Stephanie, what do you do? That question causes my throat to close. What on earth do I say? I’ve said food blogger a few times, just to watch eyes glaze over. Food writer, photographer, event organizer, recipe developer, and cooking instructor most often tumble out, in some combination, but that feels like a task…

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Green Gazpacho with Fried Shrimp: Tomato Party Part I

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 14, 2013 at 9:39am

As pretty as green gazpacho is – a tangy twist on the usual – what I enjoy most about this dish is the fried shrimp WITH the gazpacho. With any gazpacho! I ordered the two together in a Palm Beach restaurant years ago – a smooth, creamy gazpacho with a side of hot, crispy little…

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Broccoli Salad, Ladygating Style

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 4, 2013 at 1:42pm

I’ve been in a rut. Not a rut I’m complaining about – eating out in restaurants with friends or cooking here at the house – but after a ridiculous blast of a day yesterday, I realize that I’d needed someone to kick my rutted butt into the great outdoors, with some fire, meat, and beer….

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Pakoras (Crispy Vegetable Fritters)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 28, 2013 at 1:22pm

Pakoras, or crispy vegetable fritters made with chickpea flour, are one of my favorite Indian treats. Let’s be honest – I love anything fried – but the combination of tender-crisp vegetables, fresh chiles, and aromatic spices make these fritters particularly addictive. And unlike French fries, they’re fast and easy to make at home! At this…

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Tostones (Fried Plantains) with Pineapple Salsa

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 16, 2013 at 3:00pm

I had such a hard time deciding what to focus on for this post. The pineapple salsa, so gorgeous with fish, also gorgeous made with ripe-right-now peaches? Or the tostones (twice-fried plantains), which are so easy to make, although if you’d rather have fresh corn tortillas, those would be heavenly too? Or the black bean…

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Turkish Zucchini Pancakes…Again!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 10, 2013 at 9:49pm

I first posted this recipe three years ago, but given my recent pancake obsession, I decided it was time for them to return. Since my post, I’ve made them gluten-free with King Arthur gluten-free all-purpose flour and grain-free with chickpea flour. Both fantastic! Zucchini bread is a family favorite, but if you’re looking for a…

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Breakfast Salads

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 8, 2013 at 5:00pm

Salad for breakfast is a festive way to kick off a day, as well as to work in an extra serving or two of greens and other vegetables. I’ve set a little summer challenge for myself – therefore these (low-resolution, sorry) Instagram pics (hashtagged #breakfastsalad, add yours if you like!) – to have a salad…

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Strawberry Heaven Part II: Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcakes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 6, 2013 at 6:53pm

I made the almond flour biscuit recipe on Elana’s Pantry blog and they are fantastic! Perfect, in fact, for grain- and gluten-free strawberry shortcakes. I used real butter (instead of margarine) and maple syrup (instead of agave syrup) with a wonderful result. Split while hot, spread with butter, fill with lightly sweetened strawberries, top with…

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Strawberry Heaven!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 6, 2013 at 2:42pm

Strawberry time! Geez, finally, like everything in Minnesota this year, they took their sweet time ripening & readying for picking. But here they are, making everyone happy and hungry for strawberry summer treats. I received a whole flat of freshly-picked strawberries from my friend chef Scott Pampuch. After blanketing juicy slices in buttermilk pancakes for…

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