Tag Archives: Celiac disease

Paleo-Friendly Crispy Cantonese Chicken and Asian Fried Rice

After three sold-out “The Pleasures of Paleo” classes and preparing umpteen Paleo friendly dishes for my crew, I have learned (again) that simple is best and sticking with a particular flavor profile (in this case Asian), eating Paleo can be dee-licious. These two recipes were a hit this last week, particularly the Asian (cauliflower) Rice. […]

Best Burger Ever

It’s All About the Patty by Tom Herndon   This month’s article is about how to make a great beef patty, inspired by the master chef of The French Laundry, Thomas Keller.  I’ve also listed a number of HK-safe toppings, a link to get some delicious gluten-free brioche-style hamburger buns, and, for inspiration, some burger-fantasy websites. As a bonus, […]

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 […]

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 […]