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…

Roasted, Spiced Carrots with Tahini Lemon Sauce and Pistachios

In the winter, I am a dedicated eater of various roasted root vegetables served with various sauces (Aloo Chat Inspired Oven Fries and Oven Yam Fries with Miso Gravy).  This kind of food is easy, satisfying, warming, nourishing and delicious.  It’s the kind of food I need to eat after braving the cold weather.  I…

Ideas for Thanksgiving 2014

Here is this year’s updated list of Thanksgiving recipes that can be found on this blog.  All of the recipes include directions for both gluten-free and gluten-full preparations (unless one or the other is specified).  You can click on the photos and then the link below the photo to get to the recipes.  Happy Thanksgiving! SOUPS…

Red Lentil and Autumn Vegetable Soup

I made this soup a few weeks ago when the leaves first started changing and I choose ingredients mostly because of their autumnal colors.  It is not typical for me to make food with aesthetics as my primary motivation.  Luckily though, the soup turned out to be tasty, as well as visually pleasing!  The temperature in…

Paprika Hendl/ Happy Halloween!

I am not that great at celebrating Halloween.  Truthfully, I dress up every day…or at least every day that I go into public.  Also,  I earn my living making masks (and puppets) for and with small children.  So it is hard for me to get especially worked up about Halloween.  I usually end up cooking…

Sockeye Salmon with Blackberries and Leeks

It’s salmon and blackberry season and I am visiting my mother on Gabriola Island.  We are picking buckets of blackberries every few days, so I apologize in for the flood of blackberry recipes, but that is what we are eating.  This salmon recipe is very easy and very good.  The fish is tender and luscious…

Slow Roasted Salmon with Citrus, Fennel and Green Olives

I fell in love with a photo of this dish that I saw on Pinterest. The photo filled me with an instant and overwhelming salmon craving.  I made it once according to the directions in Bon Appétit .  I usually cook salmon quickly on high heat À la Ieva or Marinated in Spiced Yogurt with Rhubarb Chutney.  This…

Simple Curried Quinoa with a Crunchy Kale and Coconut Topping

I tend to be skeptical about health food.  Spending my childhood in the Pacific Northwest and in Hawaii, I was always around glowingly healthy hippies who claimed that some ridiculously healthy thing they had taken to eating was “delicious”.  You can’t fool children, and there are only so many times you can feed them sprouts…