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Holy Popping Cranberries (Batman) Just in Time for the Holidays by Chickpea

Holy Popping Cranberries (Batman) Just in Time for the Holidays by Chickpea

Making cranberry sauce from scratch is quite possibly the most enjoyable - and exciting - dish you’ll create in your kitchen this holiday season. If you’ve never been a fan of cranberry relish from a can, never fear and be free from that ban by creating fresh sauce with a plan and get cranberries popping...
Black bean, roasted corn, avocado, and red pepper salad with cilantro lime dressing

Black bean, roasted corn, avocado, and red pepper salad with cilantro lime dressing

It's that time of year when it's so hot outside all you want to eat is light refreshing food. Here is a simple bean veggie salad that is very tasty and colorful. It can be a main or side dish whatever you prefer. It's easy to make. Just mix together all the ingredients and add...
Pasta is Back!

Pasta is Back!

It’s a dream come true pasta is back in our cupboard! After trying several different kinds of rice pasta over the past year, we finally found one that tastes like the real deal. It’s called Pastariso Rice Pasta made by Maplegrove Gluten Free Foods. What’s so amazing about this rice pasta is the texture. It...
Spaghetti (Squash) Pie

Spaghetti (Squash) Pie

In my mind, squash is the champion of winter vegetable storage. Stuffed, mashed, pureed into soup, baked into sweet breads and pies, there are as many uses for squash as there are varieties. When giving up pasta, I was delighted to find that spaghetti squash provided a myriad of comfort foods to carry me through...
NoCo Ninja’s own Gluten and Dairy Free Potato Latkes recipe

NoCo Ninja’s own Gluten and Dairy Free Potato Latkes recipe

Flipping through a new cookbook, I noticed a potato latkes recipe. Yummy! As I was reading the recipe, I realized that it wasn’t gluten free because it called for matzoh meal. Darn it. But then I got an idea to create my own recipe. So this is what I came up with. 1 onion (medium...
A Gluten Free Lasagna Experiment

A Gluten Free Lasagna Experiment

Thanks to our awesome friend, Susan, we adopted her mothership zucchini that was maturing in her garden all summer along. At first, we didn’t know what to do with it, but then I suggested, “Why don’t we cut the zucchini into strips like a pasta noodle and make lasagna?” An idea was hatched. “Clean out...
Gluten Free Matzo Balls

Gluten Free Matzo Balls

Thanks to the awesome Wendy from Girl’s Gone Child Eat Well blog … matzo balls are back! Of course they are gluten, dairy and soy free. Below is her recipe. Visit her site for more detailed directions. Wendy’s Gluten-Free Quinoa Matzo Balls (with nutmeg of course!) 2 eggs, beaten 4 T canola or olive oil...
From Popcorn for Dinner to Making Risotto

From Popcorn for Dinner to Making Risotto

Eating popcorn for dinner was second nature to me. It was so quick and easy to make especially after a long day in the office and grad school classes at night. However, when Roniboy entered my life, he changed my perception about food. Honestly, I thought that he was from another planet because all he...
Kale Week 2011: Retooled Ribollita

Kale Week 2011: Retooled Ribollita

It’s Friday already and we are closing out Kale Week 2011. My goal for today is to give you a few resources to keep kale in your diet throughout the year. That’s why today’s recipe is one for you to tuck away for autumn, when a chill creeps into the air and root vegetables like...
Gluten-free Dairy-free Stuffed Artichokes

Gluten-free Dairy-free Stuffed Artichokes

For those that have never cooked an artichoke don’t be intimidated by the spiky vegetable. This recipe couldn’t be easier. Share it with someone special. Ingredients 2 large artichokes 4 pieces of gluten-free bread ½ white onion, diced 2 pieces of celery, diced 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 lemon red pepper flakes Italian seasoning Salt...
Noodling around

Noodling around

Gluten-free means pasta is off limits, right? Not necessarily. There are rice noodles, which are safe to eat as they’re primarily made of rice flour and water. They sometimes contains tapioca or cornstarch to improve texture. Rice noodles, being an age-old staple in many Asian cultures, are really not even an alternative to what many...
Tummies and Technology: How To Cook Everything App

Tummies and Technology: How To Cook Everything App

This post should be about ratatouille. But it is really about my iPhone. Some people are against the encroachment of Apple products into our everyday lives, but I personally welcome them as our technological overlords. My iPhone tells me where I am supposed to be at any point during the day, what my gas mileage...