Citrus-Dressed Snow Pea & Tomato Salad

I had dinner at a friend’s place a few weeks ago and was asked to bring a salad. I had originally planned on a Romaine lettuce salad, but my lettuce was yucky so I had to improvise. Evaluating the veggies I had on hand (I had already been to TJs once that day), I decided […]

Chocolaty Pecan Granola Bars (Gluten Free & Vegan)

My last adventure with gluten free granola bars went so well, I decided to try another flavor. After reviewing the various options, I decided on chocolate and pecan, with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla singing back-up. Chocolaty Pecan Granola Bars Ingredients: 2 cups oats1/2 cup rice bran1/2 cup raw pecan pieces 1/2 cup brown sugar1/4 cup agave1 […]

Garlic Roasted Baby Potatoes & Brussel Sprouts

This is an easy, filling and cheap side dish. You can really do this with any kinds of vegetables (sometimes I like to add cubed sweet potatoes) as long as they have relatively the same cooking time (i.e. don’t use zucchini, it will be utter mush by the time everything else is cooked through). [pre- […]

Pantry Raid: Snoverreaction/SnOMG/Snomageddon Soup

Everyone has been FREAKING out about the impending 16-24″ predicted in snow. But really folks, instead of buying more, this is a great opportunity to clean out your pantry/freezer. You know, those cans with an inch of dust on them, that bag of peas that’s been in the freezer since the beginning of time. Here’s something […]

One-Pot Wonder: Chicken, Tomato & Red Lentil Curry

I’m a big fan of one-pot dishes–something that I can make in a single pot that serves as a meal complete with all of the important food groups: starch, veggies, good fats and protein. I’ve made only a million variations of this dish. My base is sauted onions and garlic, chicken, and canned tomatoes, but […]

Quinoa Salad w/ Curry-Ginger-Cardamom Vinaigrette

A few weeks ago, AK and I visited his sister (a fellow gluten-freenik) and brother-in-law; Saturday we had a pretty lazy morning (read: slept in very late :)) and decided lunch should be light fare, mostly salads. I whipped up this quinoa salad with chickpeas, chopped pecans, and raisins for lots of texture, and a […]

An Adventure in Vegan Baking: Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

I’ve been thinking for a while I’d like to try vegan baking (which mostly means no eggs). Last week when I saw a recipe from my Twitter friend, the Lazy GF Chef, that looked delicious and happened to be vegan, I decided to try it 🙂 I made a few adaptations: My cocoa looked yucky […]