Tag Archives | Pecans

Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Grapefruit Salad

If your only experience with Brussels sprouts is with the overcooked and mushy version, you really should try them in this raw salad.  The slight bitterness of the sprouts is offset by the sweet citrus, and the texture is wonderful.  The key is to slice them pretty thin (thus the “shaved” part of the title–I […]

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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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Carrot Salad with Citrus and Pecans

While many area farms suffered serious damage from the recent flooding, Aspen Moon Farm sustained relatively minimal damage and they are continuing to produce beautiful stuff for the C.S.A. shares. One of my favorite things has been the red, yellow, and orange carrots, and last week they included a 2-pound bag in the share.  The […]

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Raspberry Semifreddo (Dairy free)

Semifreddo refers to any number of “semi-frozen” desserts, often with a custard base.  This version has a dairy-free custard made with coconut milk, and I used coconut sugar to add a caramel-type flavor to the finished dish.  This takes a few steps but it makes an impressive dessert for a summer party on the deck, […]

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Gingered Plum Crisp (Grain free), plus a giveaway

Tate’s Bake Shop just released their new cookbook, Baking for Friends, and I recently received a copy for review.  The book is loaded with recipes for cookies, muffins, crisps, and bars, along with beautiful photos of the sweets.  They are also offering a five dollar discount to my readers who wish to purchase the book, […]

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Vegetable Wellington with White Beans and Rosemary

Vegetable Wellington with White Beans and Rosemary

As my regular readers are aware, I am not a vegetarian but I eat meat infrequently and with a careful eye regarding the source.  During the holidays it is always a challenge to find interesting vegan and vegetarian entrees that are festive, a little decadent, and not based on “fake meats,” which I oppose due […]

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