Recipe Redux- Green Herbs in the Kitchen

Nettle- Some rights reserved by James Bowe

This month’s Recipe Redux asked us to use a green herb in a different way, or to highlight a rarely used herb. Nettles (Urtica dioica) are my favorite springtime herb, one that many people aren’t aware of as food, but I love in this Nettles Soup recipe. They are a bit like the season-vibrant, bitter,…

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Chicken and Dumplings

Soup with Dumplings- Gluten-Free
Without Xanthan or Guar gums

When the winds are blowing and my house might lose power, I make chicken and dumplings in my stockpot. Even when the storm is Hurricane Sandy, clear across the country. I make chicken and dumplings. Because soup is hot and wet, filling, comforting, a way of saying that all will be ok. Although Hurricane Sandy…

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Turkey Soup with Dumplings

Soup with Dumplings- Gluten-Free
Without Xanthan or Guar gums

Now that the Thanksgiving dinner is done, what do you do with the leftovers? Around my house there are family classics so important that we actually make double of these foods just to enjoy them. One is this soup. The recipe calls for vegetables to be diced from fresh, and that is wonderful. But, I…

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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Cashew Cream

Recipe: Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Cashew Cream Summary: This is a perfect starter or light lunch for Thanksgiving. Ingredients one 4 pound butternut squash-Cut the squash in half length ways. scrape out the seeds and pulp.                        Place the squash cut side down on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 350 for…

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I got Glutened.

borscht- Gluten Free Vegan

Exited, curious, nervous. All these emotions coursing through my veins. I’m on the threshold of another potluck, the going away party for a treasured friend as she leaves for sunnier climes. She is the excited one, eager to move to where the sunshine is not celebrated. And her family are the curious ones, will this middle…

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