Gluten Free

Trail Mix Trappings

Everyone loves a good old fashioned trail mix. They are a delightfully addictive mixture of salty and sweet and a variety of textures. I don’t usually like to eat peanuts, but all of the supporting flavors in this really make them really come to life.┬áThis is one of my favorite recipes and can be made […]

Pesto Perfection

Pesto has always been something that I have had a love/hate relationship with. I love the idea of the flavor that is bright and herbal with notes of wonderful freshness and nutty flavor with just a hint of creaminess from the olive oil. I find that a balance between the ingredients is often sorely lacking […]

That Asian Food Craving: Part 1

Deep down, we all love the “chinese food” from that certain place. We crave it, the crisp veggies and rich flavors. Beef with Broccoli, Cashew Chicken, Lo Mein, Mongolian Beef, Orange Chicken… We love the mixes of sweet and spicy, savory and fresh. Why is it we think that it’s only possible to have these […]

Pot Pie Dreams…

One of the dishes I crave most is pot pie…but not that weird store bought stuff…the creamy, indulgent and flavorful sort that I had once tasted at a restaurant. One brimming with not only flavor, but with colorful vegetables, and yet a mild, soothing, and oh so very satisfying delectable tasty happiness. One of the […]

Tickled to be Pickled

My Father’s family is Ukrainian and Polish, so I often joke that it’s pickle juice in my veins. The Ukrainians and Polish love their pickled foods. I can’t say that I am a huge fan of all things pickled, but I appreciate a well thought out pickled thing every now and again. I was thinking […]

Soup is for the Soul…

I have often marveled at how soup creates a desire in my soul to savour the moment and to take the time to ponder life. Sometimes I throw together a basic chicken noodle soup merely to bask in the warm of it’s soothing reflective powers. Every bite stirs another look deeper into my very soul. […]

Sumptuous Succotash: Corn – Reborn

There is nothing that excites me like a wonderful succotash. The sweet, intoxicating scent of the corn punctuated by the piquant notes of black pepper and vegetables. Such a simple dish to create and enjoy, but it tastes more amazing than you can imagine. I always forget just how good this dish is until I […]

Raisin Bread: Gluten Free Edition

I’ve had the hugest craving for raisin bread lately. You know, the kind of craving that just can’t be satisfied by anything else, no matter how hard you try. But the problem is, that bread and I haven’t been on the best of terms lately. I can eat it, and while it won’t kill me, […]