Gluten Free

Coconut Milk + Chocolate Pots de Creme

September 6, 2014
pot de creme

If you read my last post, you know that my diet has changed dramatically of late. I don’t think this is a permanent situation as food sensitivities developed later in life can be very fluid and highly responsive to temporary elimination. Don’t get me wrong, I am loving most aspects of a clean diet, but […]

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Clean Dining in San Diego

July 23, 2014
bBar

I’d been down this road before… And yet, I chose to ignore that which had become increasingly obvious. I never thought I would be one of “those people” but indeed I am. It’s been a few years since the first round of lab work indicated I had a number of food allergies. The papers containing […]

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Fresh Figs + Dark Chocolate

September 14, 2013

I wish fig season lasted forever. No I don’t. Truth is, while I had previously lamented their short window of availability, I’ve concluded that it’s best this way. They get to maintain their mystique and allure while I am assured my palette will never lose its lust for them. The anticipation is an important component. […]

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Chopped Muffuletta Salad

March 27, 2012

24 small pimento stuffed green olives, halved 1 cup of drained,water packed, roasted red peppers, finely diced 4 oz provolone piccante, finely cubed 1/2 cup drained pepperoncini, sliced into rings 2  heads romaine lettuce, chopped 4 oz dry salami, sliced into matchsticks [I used Cremenelli] 1/4 red onion, finely diced 1 pint cherry or grape […]

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Skinny Wild Mushroom Risotto

March 6, 2012

1 T olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, finely diced 1  1/2 cups arborio rice 1 cup white wine 1 T umami paste [optional] 32 oz chicken stock 1 pound mixed wild mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 T butter 2 T finely minced fresh thyme 2 T cream sherry [or dry sherry] 2 oz  Parmigiano, finely […]

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Slow + Low Bison Chili

February 3, 2012

1 T + 1 tsp canola oil 1 pound fresh bison meat, in 1 inch cubes 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced 1 T tomato paste 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 whole chipotle peppers in adobo 2  14 1/2 oz cans fire roasted diced tomatoes 1 pint bottle Young’s Double Chocolate Stout [or any oatmeal […]

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Grilled Chicken Salad w/Gorgonzola + Basil Balsamic

January 15, 2012

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast 1/2  cup balsamic vinegar, divided 4 oz fresh basil, divided [don’t skimp here] 3 T olive oil 1 T water 1 clove garlic 1 tsp  Dijon mustard 1 tsp sugar 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted 3 oz Gorgonzola, broken into chunks 1 bag of mixed greens Serves 4. Calories 375. […]

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Albacore Tuna + Chickpea Salad w/Shaved Parmigiano

January 10, 2012

1 large clove garlic, finely minced 2+ inches anchovy paste zest of 1 lemon + 2 T juice 3 T olive oil 2 T sherry vinegar 1 T fresh thyme 1/2 cup pitted, chopped, dry cured black olives [do not sub!] 2- 5 oz cans albacore tuna in water, only one of the cans drained […]

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Wild Salmon Salad w/Cranberry Lime Relish

January 6, 2012

1 -12oz package fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked over 1/2 small red onion, rough chopped 1 lime [ juice and zest] 2/3 cup brown sugar kosher salt & freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup olive oil + an extra splash for the salmon 1 small shallot, finely minced 1 large navel orange [juice and zest] 2 […]

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Dark Chocolate + Peppermint Marshmallow Pops

December 13, 2011

60% cocao Ghirardelli baking chips or [good] white chocolate marshmallows [regular size or jumbo] crushed candy canes lollypop sticks Prepare a baking sheet with a piece of wax paper and set aside. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over boiling water, stirring frequently. Remove the bowl once melted and move to work area. Maintain […]

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