As usual, spring is slow in coming this year, where I live anyway. We have warm days that are sunny and spring-like, then days where it barely gets above freezing, then the next day, it might be 80 and I need the air […]
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Lately, now that the evenings here where I live aren’t unbearably frigid, my husband and I have been spending a few nights a week sitting around a crackling fire on the deck, wrapped in cozy blankets. We love having friends and family join us […]
Today, I want to share with you a recipe for a pizza crust made from ground garbanzo beans. It is a great healthy way to enjoy pizza, even if you are avoiding gluten in your diet.
I’ve been reading lots of books and articles lately, in pursuit of optimum health and to see how I can improve my diet even more.
One of the things that practically everyone agrees is a good place to start, is to eliminate gluten and most grains from your diet. This is because a component of modern wheat, called gliadin, mimics your own hormones, leading your immune system to attack you, thinking it’s defending you, and causing all sorts of problems, from allergies to gastrointestinal upset.
Because it can be inflammatory to many people and not the best for many others, I’ve decided to choose other options in my recipes.
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I am a fairly new lover of sushi. I always thought it was interesting, but until very recently, I’d only tried it once, and though I liked it, it was expensive and not something I thought about much. Then my daughter, Sierra reintroduced me to […]
I wish I could share with you how my kitchen smells right now. Soft summer breezes carry the scent of freshly mown grass, and somewhere a candle is burning. But the smell I’m most enjoying at this moment is the aroma of vegetables roasting […]
I recently discovered an amazing thing: you can actually grind dried beans – just regular beans you’d get in a bag at the grocery store – into flour, and use it to make things like these delicious crepes!
Apparently, this is not a new concept for everyone. In fact it is a common practice in other cultures. Garbanzo bean/chickpea flour is known in many Asian countries as ‘gram’. It is a staple ingredient in Indian, Pakistani, Nepali, and Bangladeshi cuisines. Chickpea flour is used in other cultures as well, showing up in pancakes with delicious fillings in Italy, France and Morocco, and in tortillas in Spain.
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A couple of weeks ago, on a warm but not too warm evening, overlooking a quiet lake, under a peachy-gold sunset, I had the best meal I’ve had in a long time. Some lovely friends invited us to come to their lake house to […]