Spanish Rice

One of the things I miss about tomatoes is Spanish rice.  I love it with a taco, alone or on a flip flop.   I also love Paella (a Spanish rice).  So here is my tomatoless version.  It is perfect as a mexican side or as a base for a beautiful paella. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup or…

Scratch Refried Beans

I can hear you now, who in the world makes refried beans?  Just open the can, right?  When you have food allergies, cross contamination is everywhere.  Canned beans always have so much salt and nightshdes.  I make this in my trusty pressure cooker and they cook up in a flash! This is also an excellent…

Delicious Kale Salad

We are often so unimaginative with salad.  It doesn’t have to be anemic iceberg  and cherry tomatoes.  A salad can be a divine layering of flavors and textures.  Here is a favorite in our house. Four ingredients with a 5 minute, vinaigrette dressing. INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch of kale or winter kale,  chopped 1 cup of…

Carrot Butternut Squash Puree

INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds of butternut squash, peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces 1 pound carrots peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces  3 tablespoons butter substitute 2 cloves garlic lightly smashed 6-7 fresh sage leaves 1 lemon zested 1/8 cup of stock salt and pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS Put a small pot of salted water on to boil. When the water comes to a boil, add…

White Macaroni and Cheese

Here is a BEAUTIFUL macaroni and cheese utilizing sheep and goat cheeses and gluten free pasta.  Have fun adding great toppings like bacon, lobster or even Roquefort (sheep milk) to create delicious variations… all without the cow dairy! Ingredients 3/4 cup goat milk 1/4 cup chicken stock 1/4 cup dry white wine 3 tablespoons butter…