Roasted Broccolini with Winey Mushrooms

Makes : 4 servings | Featured Recipe , Salads/Sides Vegetarian
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If you follow me on social media, it may seem like you’ve been hearing about my new Brassicas cookbook forever. (Sorry about that.) Bringing a cookbook to life takes a long time–two years in this case–and when release date approaches it’s hard to contain the excitement. Well the time has finally come, and I’d like to officially announce the birth of my new baby, Brassicas: Cooking the World’s Healthiest Vegetables. What are brassicas, you ask? I bet you already know them well. The group, sometimes referred to as the “cabbage family” or “cruciferous vegetables” includes familiar […]

Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Miso Butter

Makes : 4 servings | Salads/Sides Vegetarian

I tend to cook a lot of Asian food (probably not a surprising statement from the author of The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen), and one of my favorite staples is miso paste. If you’re not familiar with miso paste, it’s a common ingredient in Japanese cooking, made from a combination of fermented soybeans plus a grain. Rice is used most frequently, but it can also be made from barley or other grains as well. (Be sure to always check the label to make sure it’s gluten free—you’re basically looking for soybeans, rice, and salt.) Miso adds […]

Spicy Squid Stir-Fry from The Slanted Door

Makes : Makes 2 servings | Main Dishes Dairy Free
Spicy Squid Stir-Fry

My travels don’t take me to San Francisco as often as I’d like, but inevitably every trip to the Bay Area starts with a visit to The Slanted Door. I’ve loved the Slanted Door since its days on Valencia Street, but its current location at the bustling Ferry Building makes the experience even more special. The Slanted Door specializes in vibrant Vietnamese cuisine, ranging from the known–spring rolls and papaya salad–to unique creations like daikon rice cakes and crab-spiked cellophane noodles. The restaurant itself is very accommodating to gluten-free diners, but my enthusiasm shot up […]

Silvana Nardone’s Blueberry Swirl Muffins

Makes : 12 muffins | Breakfast/Brunch Dairy Free , Vegetarian
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My friend Silvana Nardone has a brand new cookbook coming out this week! Silvana is an extraordinarily talented recipe developer whose experience includes running the test kitchen at Everyday with Rachael Ray, owning an Italian bakery, and developing recipes for magazines such as Food & Wine. Silvana started focusing her talents on gluten- and dairy-free cooking when her son Isaiah was diagnosed with several food intolerances, and her first cookbook, Cooking for Isaiah, is a tribute to him. Cooking for Isaiah was released in 2010, but remains one of my most frequently recommended gluten-free cookbooks, […]

Gingery Gluten-Free Pot Stickers

Makes : 28 dumplings | Appetizers/Snacks

In honor of Chinese New Year, I thought I’d share a favorite recipe from my book, The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen. If you’re gluten free, you know how hard it is to find gluten-free pot stickers. Almost impossible, actually. So if you want pot stickers, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and head to the kitchen. Making dumplings of any kind is a process: dough, filling, assembly, cooking. The recipe may look challenging, but that’s only because I’ve explained the steps in detail. It is a time consuming process, to be sure, but it’s not […]

Wild Rice Dressing with Buttered Pecans

Makes : 6 or more servings | Salads/Sides Vegetarian

Holiday meals can look like a minefield to those who are gluten free, with stuffing, rolls, gravies and pies infiltrating nearly every inch of the buffet. But fear not, friends, as a well-placed side dish or two can salvage the meal for everyone. Though I occasionally recreate gluten-heavy classics (example: substitute gluten-free bread in traditional bread stuffing), I’m much more likely to create naturally gluten free recipes that pair well with the rest of the meal. In this case, earthy wild rice, buttered pecans and dried cranberries will surely be a hit in their own right. […]