Recently my vegan, sugar free, soy free, corn free, and of course gluten free son was here for a visit. I will admit I was struck by a moment of panic when contemplating what to make for a family dinner. And then I remembered. I am a recipe developer.
So I do understand when people who are not gluten free come to me and are freaked out about having to make something for a gluten free friend. Their trusted
I woke up craving a dish I haven’t had in years. It was a recipe a friend of mine used to make for Creamed Salmon and Eggs. I am a suck for pretty much anything in a cream sauce– chalk it up to being a military brat; I was practically raised on creamed chipped beef on toast.
My friend’s recipe was simple- just hard boiled eggs, canned salmon, butter, flour and milk. I decided to give the recipe not only a gluten free update but to make it a tad more sophisticated as well.
I am the first to admit that I have a particular fondness for mac and cheese with ketchup. Something about gluten free pasta with creamy cheese and tangy tomato that makes me happy. Yes, I know – just add this to the growing list of reasons why I will never be considered a foodie!
What I am not a big fan of however, is how long it typically takes to make a great mac and cheese. When I am hungry, I am hungry NOW!
There are times when we need something restorative and soul soothing – like a big bowl a big bowl of pasta with a creamy sauce.
The other day was one of those times for me. It was also one of those times when I needed to make do with what was already in my pantry or fridge – no time or energy to run to the store; barely enough energy to eat let alone cook. I needed something simple but I also needed something that felt sort of special.
Warm your bones and inspire your imagination with this exotic tasting soup that is made with pantry staples and ready in about 5 minutes
The world of brussels sprouts seems to be divided into two firm camps – lovers and haters. I have yet to meet anyone on the fence when it comes to the lowly brussels sprout!