Tag: gluten free

Coleslaw
American, Parve, Salad, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Coleslaw

Ever wonder how Coleslaw got its name. According to Wikipedia: “The term “coleslaw” arose in the 18th century as an anglicisation of the Dutch term “koolsla” (“kool” in Dutch sounds like “cole”) meaning “cabbage salad”. The “cole” part of the word ultimately derives from the Latin caulis, meaning cabbage.” Whether […]

Chopped Eggs and Onions
Eastern European

Chopped Eggs and Onions

I can’t remember where I first ate Chopped Eggs and Onions. It could have been at a hotel in the Catskills or at an older relative’s house. All I know is that I loved it. It’s completely different from Egg Salad. There’s no celery and no mayonnaise. In the old […]

Halibut Salad
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Halibut Salad

I grew up eating Halibut Salad. It was on our Thursday rotation of fish meals. Halibut is a firm white fleshed fish that has a very mild flavor. It’s actually whiter than other white fleshed fish like snapper or flounder. I think that’s what makes it so pretty as a […]

Heirloom Tomatoes and Peach Salad
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Heirloom Tomatoes and Peach Salad

Heirloom Tomatoes and Peach Salad made from nature’s multi colored heirloom tomatoes mixed with juicy ripe peaches and creamy avocado is a treat for the eyes and palate. Add a little fresh basil with a squeeze of fresh lemon and some olive oil and you have a spectacular Summer salad. […]

Chestnut Soup with Beer
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Chestnut Soup with Beer

I love Chestnut Soup with Beer. This recipe starts with a “mirepoix”; the traditional starter for many French soups. A mirepoix is a combination of onions, celery and carrots minced together. When sautéed, it forms the flavor base for the soup. I’ve had the experience of peeling fresh chestnuts and […]

Roasted Vegetable Salad
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Roasted Vegetable Salad

This Roasted Vegetable Salad is an accidental and fortuitous creation. I had leftover roasted beets and butternut squash and didn’t want serve them the same way the next day. I had roasted the squash with just a little salt, pepper and olive oil; and the beets in their skins. The […]

Roasting a Pumpkin
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Roasting a Pumpkin

I find Roasting a Pumpkin to be easy and very satisfying. The best pumpkins to roast are Sugar Pumpkins. They have a sweet and mellow flavor that is perfect for pies. Yes, you can use canned pumpkin for pumpkin recipes; but where’s the fun in that? Roasting a Pumpkin rather […]

Spinach and Pear Soup
American, Soup

Spinach and Pear Soup

This Spinach and Pear soup is silky smooth and light. It has a mild spinach flavor despite its rich green color. Cuisine Minceur by Chef Michel Guerard was my inspiration for this recipe. His cookbook is filled with low fat recipes that are not lacking in flavor and sophistication. The […]