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Buckwheat Crepes—Gluten and Dairy Free

For a thin but robustly flavored crepe, buckwheat has no peer. And talk about versatility! As an entrée or a sweet you can enjoy these tender flatbreads for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and they’re great in a packed lunch. For a savory dish, roll or fold in a filling such as sautéed kale and spinach or ham and mushrooms; for desert simply drizzle with honey or add a sweet filling such as rhubarb and strawberries or caramelized nectarines. If you’re packing crepes for lunch, pack the filling separately… Continue Reading

Kasha Tabouli

For a refreshing—and gluten free—tabouli, substitute either kasha or quinoa for the more traditional bulgur. Kasha will yield the most substantial, hearty and robustly flavored grain salad. Whereas milder-flavored quinoa will best mimic bulgur in terms of texture. Either grain makes a first class tabouli. Serves 4 2 cups boiling stock or water 1 cup kasha (or quinoa) 1 clove garlic, chopped ½ teaspoon sea salt 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped 5 green scallions, chopped ½ cup extra virgin olive oil… Continue Reading

Carrot Soup with Garlic Chips

As yummy tasting as it looks, this recipe is free of both gluten and dairy, as are all of the recipes in my new eBook, The Sage and the Cook: Soups and Stews.  Here’s the secret for transforming this great everyday carrot classic into a dairy free dish: blend a small amount of white rice with the soup. This provides the thickness and creaminess we’re after in a cream-based soup (a clever trick to employ with any soup that needs thickening). The garlic chips add an element of crunch… Continue Reading

Spelt and Kamut

Spelt and Kamut are heirloom wheat varieties that contain gluten. In recent years, they have been promoted as healthy wheat alternatives. Unfortunately, they are not. Today people suffering from memory fog, overweight and digestive issues do better avoiding all grains, even sprouted grains. People who substitute spelt or kamut for common wheat products typically react to these grains as well! If you’ve a food sensitivity, restoring your intestinal integrity is the way to resolve it. Whereas, if you simply exchange one type of wheat for another, you’re not getting… Continue Reading

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