Gluten Free Recipes

Blackberry Apple Crumb Pie

It's been a while since I posted. Packing and unpacking kinda took over my life for the past few months...but I think I'm starting to feel a little settled in our new home---at least settled enough to make some pie! This recipe is a twist on the most delicious pies...

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Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies—not your average delight!

It's been awhile since I posted last....it's been a busy summer :). But in the midst of all the busy-ness I thought I would share with you all my go-to cookie, that I've been baking once a week (or more)! They're my favorite little delights that are so satisfying and...

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Yogic Fasting….spring quinoa salad

Every year in the Vedic calendar there are two, 9 day periods of time called Navratri (one falls in the spring and one happens in the fall); both are considered to be high spiritual energy days. During these periods, yogis recommend doing extra japa practices,...

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Zucchini Hummus

The other day I had a huge amount of Zucchini on hand, so I decided to try something new...Zucchini Hummus. It was pretty tasty and much lighter than your usual hummus since zucchini is not as hearty garbanzo beans. I served it with warmed pita wedges and some...

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Fennel, Carrot Spinach Wrap

What a weekend we had...it was packed with great weather, awesome meditations and some quality cooking time for my meditation teacher, Shri Anandi Ma. This weekend we went Shri Anandi Ma's Public Meditation Programs. Like usual, they were awesome and definitely...

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The goodness of CHUTNEY…and COOKING PARTIES!

It's been 70 degrees here this week; really loving the warm weather! Last weekend I gave my first Cooking Party Cooking Class; inspired by my friend Bruce who wanted to give a dear friend of his a special birthday present. Instead of going out for dinner I gave him...

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Ghee: benefits of clarified butter and more.

Ghee (clarified butter) is one of those staples that almost every Indian home has. There are certain dals and curries where the flavor is greatly enhanced by using ghee rather than oil. The best part is that ghee, unlike butter has a lot great medicinal qualities---...

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Chole-Palak and cooking the afternoon away!

  This past Sunday I gave my first cooking class, in conjunction with Dhyanyoga Centers, and I'm happy to report to went GREAT! I have to say I was pretty nervous, but 15 minutes into talking, I warmed up and before I knew it three hours FLEW by! We had 12 lovely...

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Honey & Lemon Tea: my favorite tonic.

It's the new year and I'm guessing 9 out of 10 of us want to get healthy in some form another; build up our immune systems,  shed some unwanted pounds and in general detox a little from the year before. One thing I've often added to my new year routine, is an age-old...

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Cannellini Bean & Kale Vegan Bisque

This dish was inspired by my craving for something creamy, yet healthy. I knew I wanted greens for dinner, but I didn't feel like pairing it with a grain. So, I decided a soup of some sort would taste good. I wasn't sure what to call this delightful dish...soup,...

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Walnut, Coconut & Cream Cheese Shortbread

melt-in-your-mouth goodness. These are one of my favorite shortbread cookies; they are just pure-simple-beautiful-melt-in-your-mouth bites of holiday goodness. The best thing about these cookies is that the dough can be shaped into logs and frozen for up to two weeks...

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Pistachio and Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

I learned how to make these little gems in college from one of my work study supervisors. They melt in your mouth, look beautiful and taste delish. The cookie part is like shortbread with a hint of pistachio...and the chocolate (of course) compliments it...

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Baked Butternut Squash

 Butternut Lovin' What a week it's been....it's definitely starting to feel like the holidays now. Foggy mornings, chilly evenings...and that great smell of a fireplace burning somewhere. I love baking sweet and/or savory things on evenings like this....where the...

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Soba Noodle Soup

Light and Hearty. I love this soup....especially during the holidays when there's so much rich and over-the-top goodies that we can find ourselves surrounded by. I made this right after Thanksgiving and it tasted it like nectar. Also, as the sickies (flu, colds, sore...

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Soup Season has officially begun.

Broccoli- Cauliflower Cheddar Soup It's that time of year....gray, foggy, drizzly and damp----PERFECT weather for a cup of soup! I usually like brothy soups....but every now and then a thick-creamy-total comfort soup fits the bill. And last night was definitely one of...

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Soupy Rice with Zucchini: cold day comfort food.

Soupy Rice is something my mother-in-law made my husband and her other kids on cold days, sick days and days when they just want something comforting. It's super simple and super de-lish...it's just rice, milk, butter and dash of seasoning...definitely a meal that's...

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Bhajia: rainy day comfort food.

This post is for all my friends and family on the East Coast that are hunkered down as Hurricane Sandy brings heavy rains and strong winds to their neck of the woods....may you all stay SAFE, dry and protected. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. My...

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sunday morning HASH.

a twist on a classic...  Right now in the Indian lunar calendar there's a period called Shraddh going on...this year it falls from Sept 29- Oct 15. Shraddh is a two week period dedicated to remembering and honoring our ancestors because the energy of these two weeks...

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end of summer small batch JAMS & SMOOTHIES.

A great way to use up the end of summer fruits.... Peaches are one of my favorite fruits....last week I went on little overboard buying our fruit for the week...so my peaches had gotten a little overripe :). I hate throwing food away....so whenever my pitted fruits or...

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Vegetable Garden Quinoa Bowl

great weeknight option...  This is a great weeknight meal....it's fast, easy and tasty...and it's even quicker and easier if you have leftover  Quinoa-Rice Pilaf or plain Quinoa already in the fridge. Did you know Quinoa has up to 12 grams of protein in just a 1/2 cup...

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