recipe: sweet potato pineapple crumb pie

sweet potato pies are often enjoyed at Thanksgiving dinners but it never interested me. i enjoy sweet potato but often it is overdone with maple syrup and sugar that it tastes like inedible candy. but while i was browsing through the recipes on T Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies website, i came across a combination that intrigued me: sweet potato and pineapple. it sounded like something i could enjoy. Continue reading “recipe: sweet potato pineapple crumb pie”

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pork dumpling

recipe: pork dumplings in bánh tráng / rice wrapper

i was finally going to share dumplings with my little one and i was so excited! so i created a special filling with pork, pork dumplingvegetables and chives. instead of using eggs to bind the mix together, i used ground flax. it was a great mixture of ingredients. Continue reading “recipe: pork dumplings in bánh tráng / rice wrapper”

Fourth of July – basic burger & veggie skewers

burgers happen to be something that our whole family can eat together despite k’s allergies. so it was a easy Fourth of July meal: easy peasy burgers and grilled vegetable skewers!

cooking tools

  • frying pan
  • grill
  • wood skewers – and/or –
    mini straws
  • circle cookie cutter

ingredients Continue reading “Fourth of July – basic burger & veggie skewers”

recipe: Super Bowl worthy buffalo cauli-floret wings

our neighbor gave us the extra sauce from their yummy super bowl worthy wings, which was perfect because i wanted to try the flavoring with cauliflower! to save some for k, i made some without the wing flavoring.

quinoa floretswhile the flavoring was nice, the batter made the coating of the cauliflower a  little thick. next time i may try it with dry flour instead of batter, like the wings recipe per my neighbor.

cooking tools

  • baking pan
  • aluminum
  • medium mixing bowl
  • small sauce pan
  • heat resistant mixing bowl (ceramic or metal)
  • wooden spatula

ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/3 cup quinoa flour
  • 2/3 cup milk, optional
  • oil

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christmas dinner 2014

for christmas m & i collaborated on our family dinner. i made the side dishes, m made the main dish and i decorated a cute fruity dessert with family bringing chocolate and cake. we a barely felt the limitations of feeding … Continue reading christmas dinner 2014

recipe: simple lemon roast chicken

i had a great experience with roasting chicken with lemon before – the results was so tender – so i was very excited to try this recipe. as expected, it was delicious!

cooking tools

  • roasting pan
  • roasting rack
  • twine

ingredients

  • one 2- to 3-pound farm-raised grass fed free range chicken
  • coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 organic lemon, halved

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recipe: italian seasoned baked vegetables

i chose different vegetables than i used for thanksgiving meal 2014-une and baked them instead of steam. i used the same italian seasoning but to bump up the flavor, i added some drippings from the roast chicken. the flavor was a success. YAY!

cooking tools

  • porcelain casserole dish with glass lid
  • tongs

ingredients

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recipe: apple banana pumpkin pie

it was a little tricky finding the right recipe to make pumpkin pie but with the plethora of recipes to be found online, i was able to mix and match one pumpkin pie recipe for the pie crust *see note 1 with a different pumpkin pie recipe for the filling *see note 2. i did make a few tweaks to both the crust and filling recipes to accommodate the food k has been introduced to so far.

cooking tools

  • large plastic bag
  • pie pan

ingredients

crust

  • ⅝ cup gluten free flour
  • pinch salt
  • 3 Tbsp applesauce
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp ice cold water or ice cold saved liquid

filling

  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup organic applesauce
  • ½ medium ripe organic banana
  • ½ oz milk
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

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recipe: Thomas Keller’s simple roast chicken

i wanted to find a roast chicken recipe that works with k’s food allergies but is also safe to share with k’s classmates at daycare. not only did i find a crazy simple recipe, it is by Thomas Keller – owner of Per Se, where i had the ultimate dining experience a few years ago. that means this recipe is a guaranteed delicious main course!

cooking tools

  • roasting pan
  • roasting rack
  • twine

ingredients

  • one 2- to 3-pound farm-raised free range chicken
  • coarse salt
  • freshly ground black pepper (optional)

Continue reading “recipe: Thomas Keller’s simple roast chicken”