Going Gluten Free: Cukoo for Couscous? Try Quinoa Instead!

Diane Sanfilippo Food & Recipes, Gluten and Gluten Free 2 Comments

Quinoa. It’s pronounced keen-wa. Not kin-oh-ah. Keen-wa. It’s kind of fun to say, isn’t it? Well, it’s easy to make and fantastic to eat. It’s versatile, hearty and tasty. And guess what? It’s gluten free! Unlike it’s aesthetic fraternal twin, couscous, which is made from wheat and is actually a tiny pasta, quinoa is a seed! It can be soaked …

When Fall Hands You Apples…

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Make applesauce!  At my office, we are lucky enough to get a CSA delivery of fruit and nuts every week. We get fresh, seasonal fruit to snack on while we’re working, but sometimes we don’t make it through all of the older fruit before the new delivery comes. So…rather than chuck out the older, slightly less than perfect fruit, I …

Are You a “Non-Food” Eater?

Diane Sanfilippo Fats and Oils 4 Comments

A few of you have asked me to clarify what I meant by calling foods “non-foods” in my last posting. Here are some requirements to consider before calling something a food. It looks like it does when it’s picked/harvested or pronounced dead in it’s original form. OR if I can make it in my own kitchen from it’s original form …

What’s on My Plate, 4/5/09

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Brekkie: 2 hard boiled organic eggs with Real Salt & organic chipotle habañero hot sauce 1 fuji apple coffee with coconut milk & stevia (yes, I caved! wanted to have it pre-workout!) Lunch: 2 cups of kale/carrot/avocado salad (recipe to follow in another post!) 1 organic chicken thigh (for the recipe, click here!) strawberries for dessert! water