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Homemade Yogurt or Kefir

In spite of coaching by a couple of excellent yogurt makers, I had a lot of difficulty making yogurt. Finally I succeeded, using the following technique. Yield: Makes 4 cups. Ingredients: 1 liter organic milk (use whole or 2%) 2 tbsp plain organic yogurt or kefir culture at room temperature Directions: In a saucepan, heat the […]

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Vegetable Pasta Salad

A great do-ahead recipe as the salad tastes better the next day after the flavors blend. Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 clove garlic 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (optional) 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup fresh basil (cut in very thin strips) 4 ounces uncooked whole […]

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Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake

Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 3 hours + cooling time Makes 16 Servings I used a basic cheesecake recipe with a few modifications: I added ingredients to make a thin layer of dark chocolate that provided a nice added dimension to the raspberry cheesecake filling. This is a bit more complicated than my usual simple […]

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Makes 4 Servings Sure, there’s comfort food in this wheat-free lifestyle! Here’s a wheat-free, dairy-free version of Cream of Broccoli Soup. The use of coconut milk and coconut flour, rather than the usual wheat flour, cornstarch, or evaporated milk, slashes carbohydrate and sugar content but makes no sacrifice to […]

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Teriyaki Meatballs

Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Yield: 10 servings Teriyaki Meatballs serve as a great standalone appetizer, a side dish alongside some vegetables, or a topper to a vegetable stir-fry that includes shiitake mushrooms and a side of cauliflower “rice”. Beef or pork works equally well in place of the turkey. Ingredients: 1/3 cup […]

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