Meals by Diet

Beef Barley Pumpkin Stew

Beef Barley Pumpkin Stew

This Dutch oven beef barley pumpkin stew has tender beef, warming barley and perfectly-cooked vegetables, ready to spoon into bowls and devour. It’s my perfect kind of meal: mix all the ingredients together, cover, and forget in the oven for 7 hours.  And we love […]

Spaghetti Squash Greek Pastitsio – Gluten and Dairy Free

Spaghetti Squash Greek Pastitsio – Gluten and Dairy Free

Greek pastitsio is a relative of lasagna – spiced, layered and creamy. This spaghetti squash Greek pastitsio’s white, creamy béchamel-like sauce gives a beautiful contrast with the tomato-y red and cinnamon in the meat filling. Spaghetti squash strands form the the gluten-free base and another […]

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Capers and Feta – GF and Vegan

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Capers and Feta – GF and Vegan

For this heirloom tomato salad with capers and feta, start with flavorful tomatoes bursting with ripeness. Then, enhance them by a dressing with tart balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs and capers. Garnish with feta cheese for a beautiful and flavorful side with almost no prep.  This […]

Millet-Currant Biscuits, GF and Vegan

Millet-Currant Biscuits, GF and Vegan

These millet-currant biscuits are light, savory and just a little sweet from the currants. They are versatile and easy to mix up in the food processor or by hand. My go-to flour for biscuits is usually almond, if I want to cut down on the […]

Roasted Heirloom Tomato Tart with Chickpea-Walnut Filling – GF and vegan

Roasted Heirloom Tomato Tart with Chickpea-Walnut Filling – GF and vegan

This roasted heirloom tomato tart with chickpea-walnut filling is a hearty and savory light main dish or side — or even breakfast. It shows off the beautiful colors and shapes of heirloom tomatoes on a tangy filling and buttery crust.  You’ve seen those heirloom tomatoes, […]

Pumpkin Pie Spice Bars, Gluten-free / Vegan

Pumpkin Pie Spice Bars, Gluten-free / Vegan

These pumpkin pie spice bars taste and smell like your favorite pumpkin pie. Easy and quick, both the almond-flour crust and pumpkin-coconut cream filling are blended up in the food processor – my favorite kitchen gadget!  Can you double this recipe? Yes! Sometimes I make […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Hash Bowl

Roasted Butternut Squash Hash Bowl

A savory Mexican-seasoned butternut squash breakfast hash bowl made with roasted butternut squash, heirloom tomato salsa, avocado and an optional egg. Roast seasoned butternut squash cubes until they become seasoned fries, then top and enjoy.  Make the salsa while the squash cubes are roasting, and […]

Pumpkin Cookies with Apple Butter Thumbprint – Paleo, Vegan

Pumpkin Cookies with Apple Butter Thumbprint – Paleo, Vegan

These slightly soft pumpkin cookies with apple butter thumbprint and maple drizzle will melt in your mouth. They make it so easy to get a little bit of that pumpkin-pie-spice flavor. These are gluten free in the way that doesn’t make you feel you are […]

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Tortilla Soup 

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Tortilla Soup 

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Tortilla Soup is good any time of the year, but especially when fresh Olathe corn and Hatch Green Chiles are in season. These ingredients make it a special late-summer meal in Colorado.  This is a “two-ways” recipe which means that I’ve […]

How to Make Apple Butter (Vegan, Paleo)

How to Make Apple Butter (Vegan, Paleo)

I love making this slightly sweet, slightly tart, spiced apple butter with seasonal Jonathan apples. It’s so easy in the Instant Pot, whether slow- or pressure-cooked. Here I share how to make apple butter! Every year I look forward to late September or early October […]