Tag Archives: Appetizers

It’s Strawberry Season!

Indulge yourself.  Get ’em while they’re at their peak! You have my permission, when something is in season, to eat as much of it as you can, whenever you can, while it’s still in season, because it will be at its peak of nutrition and flavor.  So, for example, if you have strawberries every day, […]

Hannukah Recipes

Traditional Dishes Made Safe for Allergy Sufferers by Tom Herndon Potato Latkes Serves 12 (2 each) 6 or 7 large russet potatoes, peeled 2 medium onions 2 eggs 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper 3/4 to 1 cup potato or chickpea flour Safflower oil for frying Preheat an oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with […]

Christmas Appetizers

Festive Treats Everyone Can Enjoy by Tom Herndon Hot ‘Buttered’ Cider Approx. 2 quarts 1/2 gallon organic, unfiltered apple cider (8 cups) 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, plus 1 strip zest 1/2 cup fresh orange juice, plus 1 strip zest 3 cinnamon sticks 4 whole cloves ghee, softened Makers Mark Bourbon Whiskey (from celiac.com’s GF liquor […]

A Tasty Investment

Buying whole, nutrient-dense food saves $$ in the long run.  For one thing, you won’t eat as much because you’re getting a lot of the nutrients you need.  Secondly, by keeping your body well-nourished, you’re preventing yourself from getting sick. When produce is picked at peak-season, it’s full of nutrients and the nutritional value is always […]

Kidz Korner

Allergen-Friendly and Kid-Friendly Recipes Grilled Almond Butter and Banana-Split Sandwich Yield: 1 sandwich This fun, kid-friendly indulgence was a hit at a taste testing and received the highest rating. The recipe can easily be multiplied to make as many sandwiches as you need. Adapted from Cooking Light JANUARY 2006 Cook time: 8 Minutes Prep time: 15 Minutes Ingredients: […]

Easy Summer Appetizer:Roasted Patrone Peppers

Roasted Padrone Peppers Serves 6 Ingredients 2 cups of padrone peppers olive oil sea salt Directions Heat a cast iron or other heavy bottom frying pan (do not use non stick) until pretty hot.  Splash a bit of olive oil into the pan and immediatly throw the whole peppers into the pan.  Let them sautee, […]

Summer Melons: Melon Carpaccio and Agua Fresca

This could not be any simpler. Melon Carpaccio Serves 6 Ingredients 1 ripe, fragrant melon with firm flesh (not too ripe – canteloupe, Galia, honeydew – NOT watermelon because it’s too soft) 1 branch of fresh rosemary 1 tablespoon of fruity olive oil (I prefer the Persian Lime flavor from Stonehouse) sea salt and pepper Directions […]

Quick Bite: Fresh Figs with Pancetta and Fennel

There are a hundred varieties of figs, but we usually find these three in  the market: Black Mission Black Mission figs are extremely sweet (sometimes they even ooze a bit of syrup) and thus are perfect for serving as is or with a more savory partner. They have blackish-purple skin and dark pink flesh. Brown […]