Food

Gluten-Free Las Angeles Spa Meal

My gluten-free host asked for something light but high in fiber, made from local ingredients, and preferably not too hard to recreate. I came up with this spa style chicken and cabbage with a vegan beet and orange side salad.

Vegetarian Cherry Chocolate Holiday Tamales

Where I live in Texas, Tamales are a Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday staple. These make a great contribution to a friendsgiving feast! Not only are they clearly a holiday dish, but they’re also stealthily gluten-free, making them a welcome addition alongside the pies and cakes that celiacs can’t eat. If you’ve never tried dessert tamales before you’re in for a treat! The final texture is a lot like a gluten-free brownie stuffed with delicious cherries.

Home Made Chicken Pot Pie Two Ways

The leftovers from Thomas Jefferson’s Chicken Fricassee are even better when transformed into a home made chicken pot pie. If you don’t happen to have leftovers in the fridge, scroll down for instructions on how to make a cozy Jefferson inspired pot pie from scratch.

Rohnert Park Meat Pie Polooza

I wrapped up identically seasoned elk, goat, bison, veal, and beef in cute little hand pies and made a game of guessing the meat. It’s a fun way introduce people to exotic meats they might not have tried as a filet.

Vancouver Urban Rooster with Birch Butter Meal

In the middle of Vancouver, I had the incredible opportunity to grill a fresh rooster we’d slaughtered that morning at an urban farm oasis. Check out three recipes from that meal, two featuring wonderfully Canadian birch syrup! Scroll past the rooster for vegetarian birch syrup acorn squash and a 10 minute salsa shakshuka recipe!