Ingredient: olive oil

Foccacia

Foccacia

Print Recipe Foccacia Like most people, I love the smell of bread baking (gluten be damned!), but quite honestly sometimes I’m just too lazy/busy to make that happen. But this simple focaccia recipe comes together super fast and can easily be made the night before […]

Lentils with Tahini

Lentils with Tahini

In some past life, I think I must have lived in the Middle East, as I crave nothing more than feta cheese, stuffed grape leaves, lentils, pilafs, hummus, baba ganoush, etc. When I was in college I make near weekly treks to the local Middle […]

Pommes Anna / Potatoes Anna

Pommes Anna / Potatoes Anna

  Print Recipe Pommes Anna / Potatoes Anna The first time I made this dish over ten years ago I knew it was going to be a family favorite – not only is it gorgeous, but nothing beats the crispy browned potatoes sandwiching the succulent […]

Instant Pot Risotto

Instant Pot Risotto

Although a little late to the game, I didn’t drink the Instant Pot Kool-Aid till after the New York Times wrote an article about this magic vessel last winter. (I know, I’m a snob that way. Whatever.) But now I’m a convert. I’ve given away […]

Harvest Tart

Harvest Tart

If you eat gluten, puff pastry might be one of the best things to keep in your freezer all of the time. You can make an elegant vegetarian main dish with whatever vegetables you have in your fridge. This one was made with Delicata squash, onions, garlic, and fennel. And because I had a knob of Parmesan in my fridge, I added it to the top, but definitely not necessary.

Socca/Farinata

Socca/Farinata

This is my go-to flatbread when I’m entertaining or wanting to cut back a little on gluten. It’s super simple and most everyone (except my kids) love it. Oftentimes I make it without the rosemary because either I simply forget (thank you, menopause) or our rosemary plant is dead (more often the case) and I have no fresh rosemary. Either way, it’s delicious. This is a common appetizer served in the south of France (Socca), as well as in northern Italy (Faranita).