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Lamb Stew over Charred Eggplant Puree

This is a riff on Sultan’s Delight, a traditional Turkish dish of braised lamb over a roasted eggplant mash. Like all “traditional” dishes, there are countless variations on the theme, and you have a lot of flexibility in how you season the dish. I eliminated the typical addition of flour to thicken the eggplant, and […]

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Pannukakku (grain free)

My graduate school years in the U.P. included an introduction to a lot of new-to-me foods, most of them of Finnish origin.  Pannukakku was one of my favorite Keewenaw breakfasts–warm, puffy, and custard-like, this baked pancake is a perfect way to start your day during the cold days of winter.  Traditional recipes call for a […]

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Parmesan Artichoke Fritas, plus an introduction to Recipe Box

My resolutions have thus far been mired down by carby food cravings, so I hope you are off to a healthier start than I have managed.  Lately I have been craving fried foods (probably influenced by all of the ads for Super Bowl foods), and this was how I succumbed.  These make a great little […]

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Black Walnut Tassies (grain free)

Well I caved and had to do one more sweet for the season.  I’m going to blame my cooking friend Lucy, over at A Cook and Her Books, for posting her Macadamia-Rum Tassies.  They looked irresistible, so I promptly started working on a grain-free version.  It took a few batches (yeah, we have been eating […]

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Addictive Little Cheddar Pecan Crackers

The only real problem with these little savory bites is that it is pretty hard to stop eating them.  I saw a wheat-based recipe for cheddar pecan crisps in Saveur, and immediately decided I must have them in a wheat-free version.  Their version uses pecans as a topper, but I made the pecans into meal […]

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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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