If you’ve ever considered making dietary changes for health reasons, you probably have come across the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.
For those of you who haven’t, I should mention that this isn’t a weight loss diet; it’s aimed at gut healing and can be a real lifesaver for those with Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, Celiac Disease, and many other diseases that are related to gastrointestinal issues. It’s a gluten-free and grain-free diet so it’s great for those with food intolerances and allergies as well.
Creamy and tart with bright fresh flavors, these strawberry parfaits with lemon coconut cream can be assembled ahead of time.
When it comes to entertaining there are two things I’ve come to learn: keep the menu simple and make as much ahead of time as possible. These two things keep me sane and make receiving guests as effortless as possible.
When it comes to dessert during the spring and summer months, there’s nothing simpler than pairing fresh fruit with cream. Suffice it to say it’s hard to go wrong when you pair fresh berries and cream, the two are age-old friends for good reason. The sweet-tart taste of berries counters the richness of the cream.
A frosty and bright strawberry granita with a hint of honey and crisp rosé wine.
Ah strawberries, it’s good to see you again.
It’s that time of year again, when strawberries are appearing. Ripe, local strawberries, the kind that are sweet to the core and unlike the more mediocre varieties available most other times of the year.
When it comes to strawberries, if you are lucky enough to stumble on good ones, don’t hesitate to snatch up as many as you can, good berries are hard to come by.
Tender young carrots, asparagus, radishes and fennel are gently braised and tossed with a green olive pesto.
The very thought of spring brings to mind freshness and lightness. I think of cool breezes, sunny days and the array of beautiful colors just starting to awaken in nature.
Fresh flavors and colors fill the markets and invite themselves home, filling my counter tops and refrigerator to the brim.
Young, tender and vibrantly colored they call to me with their siren song. How can I say no to the slender asparagus, the jewel toned multi-colored carrots and bright pink radishes piled high just begging to be put to good use?
Watermelon radishes are shaved paper thin and dressed with a citrus avocado vinaigrette.
Slice through its unassuming pale green exterior and a striking, brilliant magenta center awaits you.
With an unexpected inner beauty that captivates, this beautiful jewel-toned vegetable commonly known as a watermelon radish adds a lovely color and refreshing crunch to salads and is worth seeking out. Pleasantly crunchy, a bit milder and sweeter than its red-skinned cousin it’s a real gem of the vegetable world.