chimichurri sauce.

say it with me ~ CHI. MEEEEE. CHURRRRR. EEEEE!!! is there any yummier word in the world? have you had chimichurri sauce?  if you haven’t, get your blender out and make this sauce tonight!  arrrrrriba!!! i made this sauce yesterday and it was a vibrant, beautiful green color.  it’s a little dull today, but here’s a pic anyway… num num nummmmm…. here’s how to do … Continue reading chimichurri sauce.

grapefruit/fennel salad with toasted pistachios.

hey fennel lovers!  this one’s for you! fennel is one of those things where you either are obsessed with it and ooh and aah when you see it added to the menu, or ~ you’re the person sitting next to that outspoken, over-zealous fennel lover, wishing he/she would shut up already. i’m here to tell you:  it’s waaaay more fun to be the former. have you really … Continue reading grapefruit/fennel salad with toasted pistachios.

GF butternut squash lasagna.

gluten free, meat free, but through the ROOF with flavor, y’all! remember that dinner party i posted?  this is the recipe for the butternut squash yumminess from that night. it all started with a recipe from giada de laurentiis ~ i found it years ago and have been making her version for years.  thank you, giada!  but for my recent dinner party, i decided to … Continue reading GF butternut squash lasagna.

rice-stuffed portobello mushrooms.

warning:  this dish is NOT dairy free!  i’m trying to reduce my dairy intake, but this one was worth it. these are pretty enough for a dinner party, but perfect for a boring tuesday night as well. these mushrooms are a meal all by themselves.  i served them with a g-free pesto pasta because i needed to get rid of it before it went bad. … Continue reading rice-stuffed portobello mushrooms.

gorgeous raspberry vinaigrette.

i am thrilled with my newest creation ~ this absolutely stunning raspberry vinaigrette. it’s so easy to make a big batch of this tart, fruity dressing, and keep in your fridge for CONSTANT. SALAD. ACTION. store-bought salad dressings are full of sugar, corn syrup (same thing), soybean oil (yuck), and sodium.  i hate the way they taste.  this is a salad dressing you can make … Continue reading gorgeous raspberry vinaigrette.