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Crispy Noodle Pancake

Crispy Noodle Pancake

Noodles are probably the thing I miss most after giving up grains, and noodle pancakes were a personal favorite.  They make a great base for just about anything–a quick stir fry, a fried egg, or just a spoonful of chile sauce.  This version, made with spaghetti squash, is a pretty tasty substitute for the original.  […]

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho with Marcona Almonds

Why yes, this is my second tomato recipe in a week.  Yes, it is.  The flood of tomato goodness just keeps rolling in.  Let me assure you that having too many tomatoes is a problem I have never, ever faced in my previous years of gardening in Colorado.  It’s a pretty great problem, and this […]

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Fresh Tomato and Cheddar Tart

Fresh Tomato and Cheddar Tart (grain free)

If you are fortunate enough to be dealing with an abundance of fresh tomatoes, this is a beautiful dish for a light supper or for a summer potluck.  The crust is rich and nutty and acts as a great balance for the sweetness and acidity of the tomatoes.  I used Black Krims, Purple Cherokees, and […]

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Watermelon and Feta Stacks

Watermelon and Feta Stacks

Watermelon and feta salads are a personal favorite, and I enjoy making a less-formal version of this and including some additional savory elements.  The sweet/salty combo is outstanding.  This is a “composed” version that just requires a round biscuit or cookie cutter to make the stacks.  I added a little heat with one of my […]

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Spring Trifle Salad

Spring Trifle Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Sometimes you just need to eat a salad for dinner, and this one also works well for a buffet or brunch.  I love fresh fruit on salads, and the berries add layers of color and sweet-tart flavor.  If you don’t have a trifle bowl around, any large, glass bowl will work to showcase the colors–or, […]

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Onion and Rosemary Tart

Onion and Rosemary Tart (grain free)

The opening day of the Farmers’ Market was this weekend, and with the fridge now stocked with spinach, baby lettuce, mushrooms, cheese, eggs, and wine from the market, I was inspired to use the last of the storage onions to free up some space.  I am so ready for weekly market trips.  This tart is […]

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