Glazed Kabocha Pumpkin

Some of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes don’t translate so well into the gluten-free world. The ubiquitous sweet potatoes dish topped with marshmallows is one that comes to mind first. Too much sugar and who knows what else? I love sweet potatoes and this recipe for kabocha pumpkin (also called kabocha squash) is simple and delicious,…

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Clafoutis

Clafoutis. That’s what I think when I see cherries in the fall. Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert and when made with cherries in France, the pits stayed in the cherries. Some people think it is not a real clafoutis unless you have pits to spit out! Clafoutis can be made with almost any fruit.…

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Berry Crumble

As all the fall fruit arrives, I want the house to smell like an apple crisp. Some folks call this style of dessert a crisp, for others it is a crumble. Here’s my recipe that I use for all types of berries, apples, pears, peaches, apricots, plums…whatever fruit is available. It comes together in a…

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Eggs with Tortillas

I call this dish Eggs with Tortillas.  It is my variation of the traditional Mexican dish, chilaquiles. So many Mexican mothers would be mad at me for calling this recipe chilaquiles, though! My preference is to use poblanos in this recipe, but as we all know, sometimes poblanos aren’t available. That’s how this dish got…

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Cooking For Someone With Celiac

One of the nerve-wracking things for my mom, or so she says, was making sure the food she prepared for me was safe. It’s no fun watching someone get ill for days because they ate something you prepared. For those of you who want to prepare food safely for a family member or friend who…

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A Great Salsa: Pebre

This salsa is one of my standbys.  I love to have a bowl of pebre in the frig at all times because it is perfect to add to any dish––breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. My dad started making salsa in his Peace Corps days in Chile and it was a staple in our house…

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Jicama Slaw

For years I walked past jicama in the produce department thinking it was a turnip. Actually, some people do call it Mexican turnip but it is nothing like a turnip! Once I finally ate jicama and knew how to prepare it, jicama became one of my favorites. The jicama skin peels easily once you quarter…

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What Is Celiac Disease?

As I visit with folks about celiac disease, I find that there is a lot of confusion about what it is. Family members of patients find it difficult to figure out how to help. Is there a cure? What are the long term consequences? What can a person with celiac eat? What does gluten-free mean?…

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