Category Archive: Nightshade-free

Vietnamese Beef

This was delicious! I found a recipe for grilled beef that I liked, so I just adapted for the stove top. Please see my previous post regarding authenticity. The sauteed beef is dressed… Continue reading

Ful Mudammas

Nothing says breakfast (or lunch…or dinner…) like a warm bowl of creamy, earthy fava beans seasoned with lemon, garlic, and jalape├▒o pepper, and topped with olive oil.  Ful Mudammas is an authentic Egyptian dish,… Continue reading

Mushroom and Onion Quiche

Why not use the Whole Foods gluten-free pie crust for a savory dish? First, I sauteed onions and mushrooms. Then I added a bit of swiss and white cheddar cheeses, and poured the… Continue reading

Maple Sweet Potato and Pecan Pie

Those who play in the kitchen usually fall into one of two categories: cooks and bakers. I am definitely a cook. I just don’t have the patience for baking. Which is why you… Continue reading

Lentil Soup

I was introduced to this lentil soup later in life, this┬ábeing the one I grew up with. With just 6 ingredients (lentils, carrots, celery, onion, salt, and cumin) you can make a warm,… Continue reading

Thirty.

So, I baked my own very first gluten-free birthday cake, using Gluten Free Dreams chocolate.cake mix.

Arab Lentil Soup

Arab lentil soup, simply made with red lentils, leeks (or onions), salt, pepper, and cumin. Add lemon and raw onions before serving. Throwing in a few pieces of (gluten-free) pita or other bread… Continue reading

Chard and White Bean Soup

Vegetables are very cool, as evinced by these rainbow chard. Which were made into a chard, bean, and fennel soup, garnished with a bit of bacon. I’m not eating dairy for now, but… Continue reading

Kale, Cranberries, and Almonds

This is the first time I eat kale, which is one of the most nutritious vegetables. My coworker described it as pure chlorophyll, which is appropriate for something that tastes like a cross between… Continue reading

Spinach Stew

In the Middle East, when someone says they cooked spinach, they almost always mean they cooked it like this: simply, with some beef or lamb and salt, pepper, onions, and maybe garlic. I… Continue reading