• REAL DEAL MEDITERRANEAN SALAD LOW FODMAP EDITION

    I call this the Real Deal Mediterranean Salad because the first words my taste tester who just returned from a 2-year stay in Jerusalem said was “That’s the real deal!”  Actually, to be honest, his first words were “That is fantastic.”  THEN he made the real deal comment.  I was trying to be humble, but let’s

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  • SOUTHWEST CHICKPEA SALAD

    I wanted to give a preemptive nod to radish season with this recipe.  Why so early?  A- Because I love radishes and this is my blog so I totally get to, and B- because they are starting to brighten up the produce section already with their deep, saturated pinky pops.   The chill and crunch

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  • Creamy Horseradish Garlic Dip

    Creamy.  If there’s anything I miss about dairy, it’s creaminess.  Melted cheese, ice cream, whipped cream…the glide of a creamy spread across my tongue and the pleasure part of my brain lights up like the Fourth of July. Unsurprisingly, the last recipe by Michelle Gutierrez was a hit. Today she graces the blog with a Creamy Horseradish

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  • LEEK & FARRO RISOTTO

    If buckwheat was my darling of ancient grains this month of January, I can see February filled with farro. Whoa! You just witnessed the birth of a hashtag, my friends. #farrofebruary, anyone?

    This one-dish meal is comforting, warming, nourishing. The softened leek and farro grains create a creaminess that would knock the socks off the most ardent dairy lover.

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  • DAIRY FREE MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE

    Mexican hot chocolate was the only solution.  You see, Thursday we went to the lighting of the Lisburn town center Christmas tree.  Those things are always 90% miserable and 5% fun.  I stood there, my toes turning to icicles inside my boots, bouncing my over-tired crying bundled baby with one arm and corralling my also over-tired bundled toddler

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