Tagged with gluten free

Berbere Braise

Berbere Braise

Berbere is a key ingredient in many Ethiopian dishes. It’s a flavorful, aromatic blend of spices that is both spicy-hot and spicy-spicy (aka filled with lots of spice flavors!). It’s hard to describe, but typically the flavor is deep and savory with hints of floral sweetness, without veering too far into the dreaded potpourri territory. … Continue reading

Banana-Walnut Cream Tarts

Banana-Walnut Cream Tarts

Yet another fancy dessert from Becky B. sure to impress both WLC participants and others. Becky says, “I think this one may have been my favorite in its deceptive quality to look almost like the real thing and be just as delicious!” Enjoy! Banana-Walnut Cream Tart Adapted from Rawmazing Desserts by Susan Powers Makes: 4-6 … Continue reading

Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

Another tasty cupcake treat from Becky B. She notes, “The secret is the cherry extract…it’s what gives it the punch!” These were Michael’s favorite at the potluck, and were a big hit with everyone except our resident chocolate hater (yeah, I don’t understand, either). See how you like them! Cherry Bomb Cupcakes Adapted from Raw & … Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts Hash

Brussels Sprouts Hash

I think there is a general set of dishes that can be appropriately labeled a “hash.” Typically they incorporate previously cooked meat in chopped form + potatoes. Granted, the general expansion of brunching and places like Hash House A Go Go suggests this term is somewhat more expansive, and I use the term “hash” as … Continue reading

A Whole Life Challenge Super Bowl

A Whole Life Challenge Super Bowl

By some miracle, I know what day the Super Bowl is this year. Which means, I have enough advance notice to give you some WLC-approved Super Bowl snack ideas. Because, let’s be honest, whether you’re a football fanatic, are just in it for the commercials, or are only there to hang out with friends, food … Continue reading

Freezer Fudge

During last year’s Whole Life Challenge, one of our athletes brought this fudge to our midpoint potluck. There is nothing like the promise of dessert to make people mid-challenge go CRAZY. No one wanted pork chops, pineapple chorizo meatballs, or butternut squash soup when something as seemingly forbidden as fudge was on the table. Most … Continue reading

Butternut Squash & Red Onions with Tahini

Butternut Squash & Red Onions with Tahini

Dinner party to attend? In-laws to impress? Just enjoy delicious food? Make. This. Dish. Don’t have lots of prep time? No problem, make your veggies ahead of time and serve at room temperature. Your guests don’t like it? Unlikely, but, who cares! It tastes great the next day. This is a simple dish of roasted … Continue reading

Tex-Mex Cauliflower & Lentils

Tex-Mex Cauliflower & Lentils

I love cauliflower AND I love tacos. So, when a friend swore to me that “You can’t even tell it’s not beef!”, I was suspect, but intrigued. Let me be clear: you can tell it’s not beef. But, it’s still quite tasty. (Although Michael would like to point out that it’s yet another way I try to … Continue reading

Kale Chips: A Review & A Recipe

Kale Chips: A Review & A Recipe

Review: Trader Joe’s Zesty Nacho Kale Chips (WLC Compliant!) Browsing Trader Joe’s last night, I came across this bag: I’m a bit suspect of items at Trader Joe’s, as it’s really a snack shop masquerading as a grocery store, although I do love a few of their items enough to make a special trip (unsweetened … Continue reading

My New Favorite Breakfast

My New Favorite Breakfast

My favorite breakfast has a new look. Many of the original elements remain — eggs, onions, spiciness, and salty pork products never get old — but I’ve moved on to something a little different. This is a breeze to make ahead and reheat and is easily doubled, tripled, etc. with minimal additional effort. Even better, simple … Continue reading