Posts tagged as egg-free

Ham, Bean & Sauerkraut Soup

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 29, 2013 at 3:31pm

It’s hard to beat the rib-stickin’ comfort of a bowl of ham & bean soup. I prefer it brothier than the version I grew up eating, and like many soups, it’s made even better with the tang of sauerkraut.In fact, sauerkraut’s salty acidity elevates many savory dishes, far beyond the typical brats-n-beer pairing (which is,…

Continue reading »

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 22, 2013 at 7:38pm

I’m always trying to find things to douse in Cedar Summit cream, because let’s face it, I’m obsessed with the gloriously grass-fed stuff. Given a giant bag of darling little baby Brussels from the farmers market, and a hankering for my fave cauliflower gratin, I present the easiest, coziest Brussels dish in the world. I…

Continue reading »

Coconut Rice Pudding with Apples & Cinnamon

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 20, 2013 at 2:31pm

I’ve been having a blast submitting comfort food recipes for Xcel Energy’s #XElab Facebook page. In typical Minnesota fashion, we’ve gone from warm to brrr in the blink of an eye and everyone is heading to the kitchen to make soups, stews, roasts, gratins, and warm desserts. In the spirit of #XElab’s goal to share…

Continue reading »

Fall Steak Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Avocado & Maple Vinaigrette

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 8, 2013 at 2:21pm

As a kid, I thought salad was the food women ate to punish themselves into dropping a few pounds. I used to eat French fries with a knife and fork to pretend I was eating salad, just to feel like a grown-up. I clearly had a lot to learn, including the fact that a well-made…

Continue reading »

Smoky Sausage Soup with Kale and Chickpeas

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 1, 2013 at 1:57pm

I realize, typing this, that I’m hitting you with two soup/stew recipes in a row. Oops! Well, ’tis the season, right? The combination of cool nights and piles of gorgeous harvest apparently makes me want to stew everything in sight. (In fact, I sort of do that, in batches as I go, a way of…

Continue reading »

Weeknight Chicken & Butternut Squash Stew

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 24, 2013 at 4:58pm

And just like that it’s cinnamon season, cool and crispy. Everyone loves fall, but I think Minnesotans love it more, in a nervous sort of way, bookended as it is between months of sweat and shivering. We understand that open windows are a rare and special treat, enjoyed most heartily right now, in late September/early…

Continue reading »

Coconut Milk Panna Cotta With Maple Syrup (Paleo, AIP)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 3, 2013 at 12:18pm

So long Minnesota State Fair! It was a wild ride this year, loads of food fun despite soul-sucking heat followed by mercifully cool breezes…which in turn drew the largest crowds I’ve ever experienced. Yikes! I tend to indulge in savory foods when I’m out there, mostly in the form of pork (this year I enjoyed…

Continue reading »

Dan-Dan Cucumber “Noodles” (gluten-free, grain-free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 27, 2013 at 12:08pm

I was going to share this recipe next week, but given blistering temps and tropical humidity, today is the day, The Perfect Day, for Dan-Dan “noodles.” I spent yesterday and Sunday out at the Minnesota State Fair, talking about food (of course), sweating like I have never sweat before in my life, and both days…

Continue reading »

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…

Continue reading »

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…

Continue reading »