Tag Archives: dairy free

New Traditions

Fall Faves Refreshed             Maple-Ginger-Roasted Vegetables with Pecans Serves 4 Ingredients: 1/2 cup pecans 1 1/3 medium carrots (3/4 pound), peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick on the bias 1 large rutabaga (1 pound), peeled and sliced into 1-inch dice 1/3 medium head cauliflower (2 1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch […]

Cool Snacks for Hot Days

Frozen grapes, cool-as-a-cucumber water, choco-banana shakes   Frozen Grapes Serves 4 Take a nice big bunch of ripe grapes, given them a rinse, drain, and wrap them in a clean kitchen towel.  Place them in the freezer until the grapes get firm (couple of hours). They’re like little mini bites of fruit sorbet. —————————————————– Cool-As-A-Cucumber […]

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 […]

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, […]

Aw, shucks!

You’ll grin from ear to ear! By Tom Herndon   “Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn.” ~ Garrison Keillor Tender yet firm, sweet yet salty, bursting out of its husk with juice, aroma, and steam…corn is one of the true pleasures of Summer. May through September is when corn is […]

A Wearin’ O’ The Green

Irish Usually Means There’ll Be Booze Guinness-Glazed Lamb Chops Golden Colcannon Pie Irish Coffee Sundaes with Caramel Whiskey Sauce Guinness-Glazed Lamb Chops Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 cup (8 ounces) Guinness stout 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 3/4 tablespoons coriander seeds, crushed 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed 6 loin lamb chops Directions: Bring stout, sugar, […]

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 […]