Comfort Food

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Old Fashioned Slow-Baked Beef Stew – Gluten-free

Old Fashioned Slow-Baked Beef Stew – Gluten-free

Fork-tender beef, savory potatoes and carrots, slow-baked with tomato and herb goodness! All make this old-fashioned beef stew perfect for the cooler evenings that we’re having in early October. Make this for your next company meal!  It’s a quick prep because you simply chop and […]

Mouthwatering Peach-Plum Cobbler with Almond-Oat Crust, GF, V

Mouthwatering Peach-Plum Cobbler with Almond-Oat Crust, GF, V

This mouthwatering peach-plum cobbler is the best of both stone fruits: sweet peaches and tart plums marry so happily! And this almond-oat-sweet rice flour topping bakes up light and crispy for a wonderful contrast in texture.  I like to eat a few plums raw each […]

Almond-Flour Biscuits – 5-Ingredient

Almond-Flour Biscuits – 5-Ingredient

Can a gluten-free almond-flour biscuit be light and flavorful? Yes, and not only that, but they’re easy enough to mix together in just a few minutes. They go with sweet and savory dishes alike. The glycemic index is relatively low compared with a baking-mix biscuit, […]

Slow-Cooker Peach Butter – 3 ingredient

Slow-Cooker Peach Butter – 3 ingredient

Keep it simple, sweetie, is the motto for this slow-cooker peach butter. Simmer the peaches lovingly with a little coconut sugar and a touch of lemon juice. Leave out strong spices that would overpower the distinctive flavor and aroma of the peaches. Puree with a […]

Red Beans and Rice 2 ways – Gluten and dairy free

Red Beans and Rice 2 ways – Gluten and dairy free

Red beans and rice 2 ways, slow-cooked in a dutch oven is a spicy, flavorful, classic Cajun dish with tender beans and a rich vegetable base. Make it 2 ways by adding a favorite meat protein toward the end! It’ll take you right to Louisiana. […]