The Joy Of Cooking

My Birthday recently passed. Normally, it a time of reflection and goal setting. Did I accomplish the things I set out to accomplish? Did I move my family forward in life? Did I take advantage of opportunities to be fully present with those I love? What could I have done more of? What should I…

Eggs Benedict

One of my favorite Sunday morning breakfasts.  It turns any morning into an occasion.  The really great news it that it can be dairy free & gluten free!  Don’t be scared of poaching eggs or making Hollandaise.  You can’t microwave it but it isn’t hard. It takes a bit of practice but it is well…

Figgy Piggy Wellington

You will love this Christmas twist of beef wellington. INGREDIENTS: 1 pork tenderloin (the small cut not a big loin) Olive oil, for frying 8 ounces of figs (chopped) 1/2 an apple 1/4 of a yellow onion 1/4 cup of pecans Gluten Free Pie Crust (4 sheets of  puff pastry if you are not GF) 12 slices of Prosciutto…

Turmeric Cod and Rice Noodles

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons fish sauce 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon sugar 2 garlic cloves, finely grated, divided 6 ounces thin vermicelli noodles 1 ½-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely grated ½ teaspoon ground turmeric 3 tablespoons neutral oil, divided ¾ pound boneless, skinless cod, cut into 2-inch pieces Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 1…

Lasagna

Nightshade Free … Gluten free …  cow dairy free A perennial family favorite!  Lasagna was the first thing I began to perfect as a college student.  It’s less a recipe and more a collection of ingredients.  When I discovered my gluten, night shade and cow dairy allergies… this favorite came off the menu.  Over the…