Posts tagged as gluten-free

Taco Salad

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 19, 2010 at 4:56pm

This isn’t a recipe – just a reminder that when you make tacos, whether with beef, pork, tofu, chicken, or beans, you can make the dish a whole lot lighter, more nutritious, and filling by turning your taco into taco salad. I don’t always do this – sometimes I really want a taco – but…

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Hazelnut Quinoa Cereal with Dried Cherries

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 18, 2010 at 9:14am

Consider quinoa, an example of yet another delicious, nutritious (gluten-free to boot) food that I love and that my family won’t touch. I make it anyhow (I’ll post an easy pilaf recipe as soon as I pay attention to how I do it) and happily compose beautiful, satisfying lunch salads from the leftovers. Quinoa is…

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Drunken Chicken, Crispy Kale

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 12, 2010 at 9:10pm

Rishia & Andrew Zimmern brought us an incredible dinner tonight. Chinese drunken chicken – fragrant, sticky, tender, and sweet – with rice to soak up the insanely addictive sauce. (The pic doesn’t do it justice, sorry, lost my light…) We four put away an impressive amount of rice, blame that damn sauce. I’m going to…

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Garlic Soup with Vegetables, Ham, & Fried Egg

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 10, 2010 at 7:02pm

Another egg. I know! But what can I say? Garlic soup ladled over a fried egg is a classic dish and one of the yummiest things on the planet, so there it is. I added vegetables and ham to the soup, because I had vegetables and ham to use and I knew they’d rock with…

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Farmily

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 7, 2010 at 7:42pm

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know that I love visiting my aunt Mary and uncle Bruce’s farm in west-central Minnesota. If you’re a new reader – welcome! – and here’s why: Beauty. Stillness.             Warm, buttery scones with softly scrambled eggs and browned sausages….

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Part I: Braised Crispy Pork with Caramelized Onion Gravy

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 27, 2010 at 9:15am

It might be warming up outside, but I’m still in comfort-food mode, all the way. Apparently so are our friends Rishia & Andrew Zimmern, because when we decided to have dinner together last night, Andrew’s mind was on braised pork with gravy and an endive gratin (more on the gratin later). Thank goodness, since as…

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Spicy Potato Tortillas

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 25, 2010 at 9:30am

It’s now Lent, so here’s a meatless lunch or dinner tortilla to make your tastebuds sing. Golden, spicy potatoes atop a chewy corn tortilla, cooled down with creamy avocado and a drizzle of sour cream, lalalaaaaaa! These are a snap to make, and snappy to boot, not to mention pleasantly filling without being heavy. To…

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Ginger-Fried Rice

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 15, 2010 at 10:49am

I hated eggs when I was a kid – absolutely, truly loathed them. Boy have things changed. The changeover was so gradual, it was invisible to me. A little bite of quiche (wow!), a taste of deviled eggs (yum!), tiny bits of yolk on an over-medium egg (ooh!), and I was slowly wooed. Learning to…

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The Blues

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 1, 2010 at 11:28am

My current Facebook status: desk. bills. laundry. voicemail. dog poop. errands. dishes. reality. darn. That pretty much sums up my post-vacation blues, and I didn’t even mention the weather: grey. cold. minnesota. february. Right. In an effort to shake off my stale mood, I plopped a dollop of spicy salsa on the egg I had…

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Baby, It’s Bitterly Cold Outside

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 8, 2010 at 7:36am

Seriously, it’s been below-zero for a week. Nothing new for Minnesota, just a particularly harsh reminder that holiday and birthday fun are officially over, welcome to real winter.  Forget the fluffy snow-twinkly light-wrapping presents-sledding winter. No, this kind of cold is way beyond the warming reach of hot cocoa. This is ugly, mean, dangerous cold,…

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