Herb and Amaranth Fritters

I have been trying eat more whole grains lately.   I can’t eat gluten and many grains make me feel sick, but I’ve realized that I had developed a bit of an irrational fear that has kept me from eating much grain at all, even the ones that are good for me. A couple of months…

Wilted Amaranth Greens

This more of  a public service announcement, than a recipe.  If you encounter this lovely leafy green with streaks of purplish pink under its leaves, it is Amaranth.  Yes, in addition to providing a healthful, gluten-free, grain-like seed which can be used to make fabulous pancakes and a super nourishing version of sushi, the Amaranth…

Quinoa-Amaranth Sushi

This is a recipe for sushi without rice. I grew up in Vancouver eating sushi my whole life. I think this is the sushi capitol of North America (the California roll was invented here by Tojo- Hello!). This recipe came about last year when I was cooking with amaranth for the first time. (Amaranth is…

Two Green Chutneys- Mint Coconut/ Cilantro Peanut

You buy a bunch of mint or cilantro for a recipe.  The recipe uses a few sprigs out of the bunch.  The rest wilts in your fridge.  Next time, you skip the fresh herbs and the dish does not taste as good.  Grrrrrrrrr. There are a lot of ways to preserve fresh herbs so that…

Bird Seed Cereal (Gluten-Free)

I’ve been eating this cereal everyday that I go to work, for about 2 years now.  My husband has two ancient pet doves, whom he has loved and cared for since before we were dating. He swears that this cereal is exactly the bird seed that he feeds Phoebe and Lula.  Well, if it’s kept…

Blackberry Curd

The drought in British Colombia made the blackberries more scarce than usual this summer.  In response to the lack of berries I came up with a really good blackberry picking innovation.  I have a leather jacket that I have owned since I was 18.  I was trying it on for fun and the salesman thought…

Adaptable Slow Roasted Salmon with Citrus, Herbs and Root Vegetables with their Greens (beet, turnip and radish variations) / Farmshare Cooking Weeks 3 and 4

FARMSHARE COOKING WEEK 3 Shell peas, radishes and romaine- Made into salad with Smokey Buttermilk Dressing Baby bok choy, spring onions-  Used in Healthy Ramen with Homemade Rice Noodles Radish tops- Sauteed with spring onions and eaten with eggs Strawberries-  Eaten with gluten-free whole grain cereal for breakfast FARMSHARE COOKING WEEK 4 Shell peas and…

Baked Pistachio Herb Falafel with Two Sauces

I have been pining after a Tomato, Fennel, Yogurt sauce that I used to make.  It was called Sauce Afghan and it was from my favourite Indian Cookbook Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking by Julie Saini.  To make the sauce you fry onions, fresh tomatoes and yogurt with delicious spices until it separates and thickens…