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All-American Macaroni Salad

This recipe comes straight from my cookbook and seemed appropriate to post here with big barbecue-themed holidays such as Father’s Day and the Fourth of July right around the corner! Ingredients 1 pound gluten-free elbow or small pasta 1 cup regular mayonnaise 1-2 tablespoons white vinegar 1/2 medium diced white or red onion (Tip: To […]

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chard quinoa salad

Chard and Quinoa Salad

This chard and quinoa salad is a great, healthful recipe perfect for picnics and potlucks. Even my children are big fans. It can also be found on page 143 of my cookbook,  The Warm Kitchen. Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa, rinsed 3 tablespoons pine nuts or sunflower seeds (or both) 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 onion, […]

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Follow Your Heart dairy-free product review

Following a dairy-free diet, I have generally accepted skipping cheese. (note: when I say dairy-free, I really mean casein-free so goat’s or sheep’s cheeses are not options). My kids are not huge fans of cheese substitutes so often we have pizza with only sauce and toppings, “nachos” with salsa and meat, and quesadillas with only […]

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You Get Much More Than Lemonade With This Cookbook

Buy the book from Amazon here The name “The Lemonade Cookbook” might lead one to believe that the cookbook is about making lemonade. If you are not from the Los Angeles/Southern California region, you might actually think this. However, those from the area are probably more familiar with the cafeteria style eatery that features fresh, […]

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Your Gluten-Free Holiday Meal

This could be your holiday dinner plate! If you think that eating gluten-free means your holiday meal will be anything less than fantastic, you need this mini e-cookbook that I just published. Whether you are looking to include a single gluten-free dish or makeover your whole holiday meal, this is the book for you.  Feel […]

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Black bean, corn and arugula salad

Summer is coming and fresh vegetables will be plentiful. Try this delicious salad as a side dish or even a main. It’s light and satisfying. Use the ingredients list as a guide. If you don’t have peppers, use what is on hand. If you don’t like cilantro, it’s fine not to use it at all; […]

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gluten free caesar salad with dressing

Gluten free and dairy free Caesar salad dressing recipe

Running out of gluten-free and dairy-free lunch ideas for your kids’ lunchboxes? This can be a particular challenge when most traditional options revolve around bread and cheese. Of course you can always use gluten-free bread to make the traditional turkey or peanut butter and jelly, but why not think outside the standard lunch box fare […]

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Gluten-Free Homemade Ranch Dip or Dressing recipe

I was sitting at the table, reviewing one of my recipes which had not been tested yet for my cookbook. Ranch dressing is one of those items you would assume would be gluten-free until you look at the label. Then you also might see all of the other ingredients that aren’t so appealing. My kids […]

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Easy Caesar Salad Dressing recipe

When I went to culinary school, I remember when we learned how to make Caesar salad table-side. It was always delicious, but the raw egg in the dressing always bothered me, especially after taking the Food Sanitation course. Salmonella is scary! Some recipes call for coddled or partially cooked eggs. Sure, you might kill some […]

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Miso Salad Dressing recipe

A friend of mine recently introduced me to a delicious salad at the California Pizza Kitchen: the Miso Salad. The CPK Miso Salad is a combination of shredded red and napa cabbages, avocado, carrots, cucumbers, red onion, daikon, cilantro, edamame, crispy rice noodles, fried wonton strips, and of course, the miso dressing. She requested that […]

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