I flavour these little puddings with a bit of orange zest that’s strained out at the end. The result is a very rich and smooth custard. Place a slice of candied orange in each little cup just before serving. Dip the orange in the pudding as you’re ea
A galette is a free-form pie. The dough is rolled out into a rough circle and the filling is simply place in the middle, then the edges of the dough are folded up around the filling and it is baked on a flat sheet pan. I love to make galettes in the
Spéculoos are crunchy, caramelized brown sugar and cinnamon spice cookies from Belgium. The most common variety, at least at my supermarket, is Biscoff. Biscoff is one of our go-to nut-free and peanut-free cookies. For this recipe I use Biscoff Cooki
This summer salad is a great, gluten-free alternative to pasta salad that perfect for your next BBQ or cookout. I like to cook my beans at home but in a pinch, or when it’s just too hot to leave the stove on for an hour, I’ve made this with canned b
This pasta is something we have often on busy weeknights. It’s incredibly easy to prepare and comes together in just the time it takes for the pasta to cook. The nutmeg adds a warmth that complements the greens perfectly. It’s a classic Italian co
Eggs poached in a spicy, homemade tomato sauce is a favorite in our house for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The amount of sauce you use will depend on how many eggs you're cooking. Below are the recipes for both a full batch of sauce and for the Shaksh
This turkey breast roast is the star of my French-inspired Thanksgiving feast. It's gluten-free and can easily be made top 8-free by swapping the butter for a "safe-for-you" cooking oil. Cooking a breast roast is easier and faster than roasting the
A rustic but elegant fall dessert recipe from my new blog. These pears are free of gluten and most of the top 8 allergens. Swap the mascarpone with dairy-free vanilla yogurt or whipped coconut cream to make them completely top 8-free and vegan.
A fresh tomato salad served on crusty bread that soaks up all the juices. This makes a hearty snack, or a quick and easy summer lunch or light dinner. Omit the cheese or replace with a dairy-free substitute if necessary.
On the 4th of July we have root beer floats; on the 14th of July we have Champagne Floats! This year I made these Strawberry Sorbet Champagne Floats in honor of Bastille Day. Of course, the kids had their sorbet sans champagne. It's organic and free
This is my favorite version of potato salad! It's fresh and the green beans make it lighter than traditional potato salad. Best of all, it's gluten-free and top 8 free, and can be eaten warm, at room temperature or chilled - perfect for summer cook-o
This is an easy, fun holiday treat that reminds me of the big tins of candied popcorn that my grandparents used to give me every Christmas. My version is free of gluten, egg, soy, peanuts and tree nuts.
This can hardly be called a recipe, it's so easy, but it's my favorite way to serve watermelon. The watermelon tames the saltiness of the feta & likewise, the feta tames the sweetness of the watermelon. The balsamic reduction balances the whole dish
Growing up, I split my time between Colorado & New Mexico. These Biscochitos are a traditional New Mexican sugar cookie. Every year we'd find them tucked into brightly colored Christmas tins under the tree at my grandmother's house.
There's something charming and old-fashioned about "picnic chicken." When I was a little girl, my grandmother was always looking for an excuse to have a picnic. She took as much care in packing a picnic lunch as she did in cooking Sunday dinner.
This recipe came to life after my kids happened to spy an amazing raspberry shortcake in a bakery window. They oohed and aahed over the sticky raspberry filling and the petite chocolate curls, but knew that anything purchased from a bakery wouldn't b
This is an old fashioned recipe made with just a few ingredients: pure milk, flour, sugar, and vanilla, and of course, bananas. Vintage and kitchy, just the way my grandmother made it, before the days of jello and instant pudding.
This recipe was inspired by a trip to South Dakota, where bison meat is local and readily available. Bison has less fat than beef, is always free-range, free of added hormones & antibiotics, and there has never been a reported case of an al
I've watched fire ravage my hometown in Colorado for two summers, now. This salad was inspired by the hope that rises from the ashes; by a man who lost everything to the flames. Everything, except for his garden, which he found thriving & green among
I created this cake for my husband. A love letter, of sorts, in so much as a cake can be called a love letter. It's an homage to a food that has laced our years together. Something that connects our past to our present, weaving us together like the f
I originally had this stew at a restaurant in downtown Santa Fe. I chose it because it was a tantalizing mix of some of my favorite New Mexican flavors: hominy, pork, potatoes and, of course, green chile. After one bite my tongue was on fire - this r
Cardamom is the world's third most expensive spice and has the unique ability to cool the body when hot, and heat it when cold. For this reason it's long been considered a powerful aphrodisiac and is why, in this season of fertility and rebirth, I li