A few weeks ago we were blessed with some nice warm weather here in California….65-70 degrees. Of course I got spoiled and of course, as I do every year, I thought the mild temps were here to stay. Just as fast as the mild weather came, it went away. In fact, last week we had freeze warnings at night. This week rain is expected and … Continue reading Spicy Black Bean Soup
Hello Mon! I belong to this really cool page on Facebook called The Cook’s Cook Community Forum. The page has about 83,000 members! I can’t think of any page that I belong to with that many members. We post pictures and recipes of food that we have created, sometimes members ask for advice, and we give tons of positive praise. One day on the page, … Continue reading Jamaican Jerk Chicken Stew
Hi everyone! Well my husband listened to me and checked my Amazon wishlist for Christmas gift ideas. On my list was Bobby Flay’s new book, Bobby Flay Fit. When it comes to cookbooks, I prefer hardback additions, not kindle. I love to flip through the pages reading each recipe and also look at the pictures. Just something I love to do. If I can find … Continue reading Avocado Crema with Cilantro
Over the summer I was at a Pot Luck Party. I saw that someone brought some rice noodles with veggies. It was so delicious and I kept on eating it; probably about 3 helpings worth…..Shhhh don’t tell anyone. 😄. I’ve periodically seen and bought rice noodles at the deli counter, but now I’m thinking how hard would it be to make my own? Let me … Continue reading Sesame Rice Noodles – Yum Delicious
I love granola! Whenever I have yogurt for breakfast I sprinkle it with fresh blueberries and granola. Sometimes I munch on it for a crunchy snack. I have been buying organic granola for a while now and I thought it was about time to try and make my own. It is so easy and really doesn’t take that long at all. Plus it’s less expensive … Continue reading Let’s Make Granola!
Nothing is more satisfying than the smell of homemade muffins wafting through the house. Today I just needed that homey smell. Yes! These are gluten-free. Although I don’t have a diagnosed sensitivity to gluten, I definitely notice that I become sluggish and I feel like my brain is foggy when I eat too much gluten. I’ve opted to go gluten free whenever possible. So let … Continue reading Gluten-Free Blueberry Banana Muffins
Now that summer is upon us, I’m always looking for new and healthy salads to add to my recipe list. This salad is quick and easy and can be served for lunch or dinner. It also saves well for the next day. As you know, I cook with organic ingredients and when it comes to seafood I cook with sustainable wild caught fish and shellfish. … Continue reading Shrimp Avocado Taco Salad
There is a huge difference between gluten and gluten-free cookies (in my opinion), so don’t be fooled into thinking when you take that first bite that the two will be synonymous. There are key differences in appearance, texture, and flavor of gluten free cookies. Appearance – When I bake gluten-free cookies they tend to come out thicker and round instead of spreading out like a gluten … Continue reading In My Opinion: Cookies – Gluten vs Gluten-Free What’s the Difference?
Well I took the plunge! Between the Thanksgiving holiday and Christmas, I let temptation get the better of me and I experimented with refined sugar and gluten. Basically, I indulged in chocolate treats, cookies, pie and cake. What was I thinking? The result? An extra 6 1/2 pounds, a sluggish feeling, and bloat. Was it worth it? At the moment, yes…in hindsight, no. One evening … Continue reading Apricot Cookies -A Gluten Free Treat
Who knew these could be so delicious? After taking all things gluten and grain off our menu, the challenge was: What can I eat for breakfast? There are many forms of this recipe out there, but I found this to be the best. Banana Pancakes – Serves 1 1 ripe banana 1 egg 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 scant teaspoon coconut oil Mash the banana and … Continue reading Banana Pancakes – A Paleo Breakfast