Beef Wellington

A flashy dish and an absolute favorite of my friend Wes, The Hungry Professor.  I try and make it for him whenever he is in town.  This dish turns any ordinary meal into an occasion.  Don’t let the multiple steps scare you off.  It is worth every second of effort. This recipe can be made using…

Lemon Curd

Gluten and Dairy Free Lemon Curd is great in a tart, served on the side with berries or on toast.  If you are allergy conscious, anything in a jar is suspect.  Home made curd is fairly easy and absolutely delicious! INGREDIENTS: 3-4 lemons 1 1/2 cups sugar 8 Tablespoon of butter substitute or solid coconut oil,…

Asian chicken over rice noodles

Chicken can be so incredibly boring.  So here is a chicken dish with a kick and it’s from my 30 minute meal files! Here are a few gluten free, dairy free ingredients to begin with. Tamara Gluten Free Soy and Annie Chuns Pad Thai Rice noodles.   INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup low sodium Tamari soy sauce Juice…

Portabello & Pecan Wild Rice

We are so instant gratification oriented these days that an hour to make rice sounds like an eternity!  Despite my “busy” life I decided to find the time to make wild rice for dinner.  I had forgotten how much I love it!  Set it and forget it for 45 minutes then finish it with Portobellas, kale…

The Best Balsamic Marinade/Dressing

This is a kitchen staple!   It makes an amazing marinade for chicken, pork or salmon and is fantastic on a salad.  It takes just a few minutes to make and lacks all the preservatives of the store bought option.  It contains just a few ingredients from your kitchen. Ingredients: 1/4 Cup of Quality Balsamic…