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celebration & no-bake chocolate ganache tarte

celebrations are fun. we celebrated noah’s birthday last night with christmas leftovers turned into a salad (bacon, ham, bleu cheese & pecan) and a turtle tart–dark chocolate ganache on an almond-praline crust.  A nice quiet birthday in after all the … Continue reading

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pumpkin-cranberry-almond loaf

It’s the Great Pumpkin Loaf, Charlie, Brown! Last week, my mom, Maggie & I had cupcakes from Sprinkles. I had their November-Only pumpkin cupcake, fresh from the oven. Moist, not to sweet, slightly spicy.  Yum. Research and all that, you know? … Continue reading

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Celeriac and Turnip Puree

I said I was going to post about some of my favorite root vegetable dishes this fall, and now I am making good on my word.  This is a creamy puree that works well with roast meat, braised pork, and … Continue reading

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Chicken, Ham & Swiss Roulade

………..or Chicken Cordon Bleu. One of my favorite dishes as a kid. Tender chicken, creamy cheese, sweet ham… what a great combination. I tried making this version today, and it turned out excellent.   Grain and gluten free, but you … Continue reading

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welcoming autumn. and a spinach & cheese pie.

Of course, the weather was in the 80’s today…. but no matter, this warm weather is slowly and surely starting to fade. To be replaced with chilly breezes, some grey skies, and crisp orange leaves.  What could be better? We … Continue reading

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not bread sticks

Oh sure…. they might look like breadsticks. They might smell just like the kind from little caesar’s…….. they might even TASTE somewhat bread-like and they are definitely stick-shaped.  But really… honest to goodness,  this is CAULIFLOWER.  Someone much cleverer than … Continue reading

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chocolate covered cherries

we had a loooooooovely valentines weekend. noah and I saw Valentine’s Day (cute, not amazing, no surprise there though). and we had a nice dinner at cracker barrel, I had spicy catfish and he had steak. I love the turnip … Continue reading

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mom’s cheese pie.

“Mom’s cheese pie.” sounds pretty quaint, right? well I didn’t grow up with this recipe, my mom didn’t make it, it’s pretty random.  and unfortunately I think overdosed on it, because I’ve got a wicked headache right now. I have … Continue reading

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fondue au chocolat- noir arôme caramel, with berries and roasted chestnuts

When we were in Paris we happened upon a new little chocolate boutique that had just opened up. (Aux Anysetiers du Roy, 45 Boulevard Saint-Germain 75005 Paris, France 01.43.25.22.40) It was off of Boulvevard Saint-Germain, near the Marché maubert (18 Place Maubert 75005 … Continue reading

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delicious. oxymorons. (sugar-free sugar cookies)

These little guys are sugar free, gluten free, low carb and terribly festive :D  It wouldn’t be christmastime without sugar cookies, so I had to come up with a version we could all indulge in and not feel guilty (and … Continue reading

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maggie’s peanut butter cookies

These are Maggie’s cookies, but she won’t eat them.  She likes baking more than she likes eating baked goods!  I get requests from her to make a cake…. and we will.  And then she’ll have two bites and then be … Continue reading

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creamy leek & pumpkin soup

1 large pumpkin, pureed, or two large cans of pumpkin puree 1 pack of maple smoked bacon butter or olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 6 cloves of garlic, chopped 5 large leeks, mostly white part, chopped and rinsed 32 … Continue reading

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Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

makes 4 small, dense, cake rounds (recipe easily doubles) about 1 cup or small jar of hazelnut butter 3/4 cup of honey (or your sweetener of choice) 2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter 1 extra-large egg 1/2 cup of unsweetened … Continue reading

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to the seaside

Maggie and I are headed to the seaside… Will be back next week with a recipe for chocolate hazelnut cake. YUM!

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Everything Crackers.

These almond flour crackers are inspired by the everything bagels– you know, the best ones, with onion, poppy seeds, & sesame seeds.  Elizabeth, Karina & Elana, who all have similar versions.  I made up my recipe as I went a … Continue reading

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banana bread muffins. and cake!

for 2 dozen muffins, or 1 dozen muffins and one thin cake, or 1 thick cake. 6 very ripe bananas 3 organic eggs 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla 200g or 1& 3/4 cups ground almonds … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Coconut Ice cream

To celebrate our 4yr anniversary, I surprised Noah with a chocolate flavoured coconut ice cream. It’s dairy-free and only uses a few tablespoons of honey for a sweetener. For the cream: 2 cans full fat coconut milk 6 eggs pinch … Continue reading

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pancetta and leek frittata; I <3 the allium family

  frittata, originally uploaded by –Barbara–. I love frittatas. like a crustless quiche– but even quicker to throw together. This one is just fried pancetta, leeks, garlic and spring green onions. 6 organic eggs, scrambled, mixed with the goods, s+p … Continue reading

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tomato & egg spelt tart

I tried doing some pastry making for the first time yesterday… and it was a success! a very delicious one.  I used wholemeal spelt flour, and sunflower spread (a dairy-free margarine type thing), and the tart turned out light and … Continue reading

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homemade donuts – something sweet

homemade donuts made with leftover pizza dough. I must give credit to my two favorite tv chefs, Jamie Oliver and Giada De Laurentiis.  I followed this recipe for the dough, (which made awesome pizza last night) substituting a mixture of wholemeal spelt … Continue reading

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