Archive | July, 2011

Gluten-Filled Nostalgia

Last week I experienced a day that I truly craved a food from the past that I can no longer eat on my gluten-free diet. A pita sandwich. I was walking around downtown Portland past lunchtime and I was hungry. I had just bought chicken and rice from one of my favorite food carts downtown, […]

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Basil and Tomato Chicken

Going with the fresh basil theme from last week’s pesto recipe, here’s another option for using fresh basil: in a marinade for chicken breasts. This Italian inspired marinade is wonderful for summer with the bright flavors of fresh tomato, basil, and balsamic vinegar. It’s super fast to prepare and needs only a few ingredients. Be sure […]

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Cruise In Country Diner

Ever been to Cruise In Country Diner? You’re in for a real treat. Cruise In is a great little diner in Hillsboro, Oregon. Music and memorabilia from the 50’s and 60’s fill the place, even their menu evokes the style with classic car names in the titles of every dish. You can dine inside, or […]

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Spinach Basil Pesto

This was my first attempt at homemade pesto, and I must say it won’t be the last. I have a basil plant that needed some serious harvesting, so the time to try making pesto had arrived. I was incredibly pleased with this recipe! It has a bright, fresh flavor. I was curious about how it […]

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Gluten Free Pasta

I have been asked what my favorite gluten-free pasta is. I don’t eat pasta very often, but when I do, it’s gotta be the good stuff…and that’s Tinkyada Rice Pasta. Tinkyada rice pasta is by far the best texture of any gluten-free pasta that I have ever tried. It’s just like eating regular pasta; people […]

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Infused Water Recipes, Part 1

I don’t know about you, but I really don’t care for the taste of water. It’s my ongoing battle; drinking the daily amount of water I need while trying to ignore the taste. This infusion pitcher from Crate & Barrel has become my new best friend in helping me drink enough water. I prepare the […]

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