What sets this pasta dish apart from others? The obscene amount of bacon (and Grand Marnier). Hey, I’m not complaining one bit. I could put bacon in my coffee if I really wanted too. Speaking of bacon in coffee, that has been done before. Remember the bacon latte at Lift Cafe? I never tried it because I feared I would love it so much that I would want to bathe in it. Seriously. [Read more...]
Every so often I crave the tarragon chicken salad from Whole Foods. I was bummed when they pulled it from the shelves not too long ago. I didn’t understand why, because from what everyone said it was a store favorite. But alas it is back on the shelves. In the time that it was gone; I experimented with different chicken salad recipes and finally came up with what seems to be an exact replica of the Whole Foods version. My dear friends, this chicken salad is a winner. I would recommend doubling this batch because it will be gone before you know it; especially when you serve the chicken salad piled high on a hoagie. [Read more...]
Often times, things get so busy around here that we do not leave enough time to cook dinner. Or we become lazy after a long work day and pack up to head to the nearest Tex-Mex joint in Austin. This is the beauty of crock pots. You literally just throw everything in the pot, forget about it for several hours; then come home to a house that smells amazing and dinner is finished, with minimal effort. This crock pot wonder is called Cheeseburger Chili. It does not have the traditional cheeseburger ingredients, but it taste like one. I promise. Your taste buds (and waistline) will thank you for this healthier option. [Read more...]
What’s my secret to spicing up sauces, steaks, vegetables, fish and more? Compound butter. Compound butter is a great way to add an extra layer of flavor to a dish. It’s basically a fancy term for adding herbs, zests or anything with flavor to plain old butter. They are easy to make and the possibility of ingredient combinations are endless. My favorite way to use compound butter is with proteins. I’ll saute shrimp and fish with this orange-jalapeño butter or drizzle melted lemon-parsley-thyme butter on steaks and chicken.
Welcome to The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest summary! We have had a blast cooking up creative pizza recipes over the past two weeks, and we have enjoyed reading all of your contributions. You guys are a talented bunch! We hope you are inspired by all of these gluten-free pizza recipes, and we hope it opens your eyes to the endless possibilities of the gluten-free lifestyle. Gluten-free can be gourmet too; just check out all of the submissions below! [Read more...]
Today is the final day of The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest 2011. Over the course of two weeks, I have been posting gluten-free pizza recipes. I hope my choice of toppings has inspired you to get in the kitchen and whip up a delicious pizza pie. If you’ve learned one thing, pizza doesn’t have to be just cheese, tomato and pepperoni (although simple is good); the toppings for pizza are endless. Just like this unique pizza we have today: Spicy Southwest Pork Pizza with a black bean puree for the spread.
Welcome to Day 9 of The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest. In preparing for this food fest, I brainstormed some of my favorite flavors and wrote down different pizza combinations. The combination of artichoke, bacon and basil sounds a little strange but it works. Trust me. This pizza literally has three of my favorite things. I love artichokes and use them often in pasta dishes, hummus recipes and salads. Bacon of course, is a house favorite. We can’t get enough of it around here. Basil is such a wonderful herb. It is so versatile, and of course, my favorite way to use basil is as a pesto. [Read more...]
Mushrooms are nutrient powerhouses. They are great sources of vitamin D and potassium, among other nutrients. I love to snack on raw mushrooms with hummus. It is one of my favorite study snacks! Mushroom pizza has been a part of pizza parlor menus for years. Now I know why. The mushrooms add a wonderful flavor to what would be a regular tomato and cheese pizza. It definitely kicks it up a notch. We have two more days of gluten-free pizza recipes. Next up: southwest pork pizza and artichoke bacon and basil pizza. [Read more...]
Oh boy, do I have a special pizza recipe for you. As you know already, I live in Austin, Texas (ATX). Austin is known for it’s obsession with breakfast tacos, and they are damn good too. I decided to make my favorite breakfast taco into a pizza. Chorizo is delicious, and it adds a nice depth of flavor to this pizza. It is quick and easy to make. Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
We are getting closer to The Gluten-Free Pizza Party! We have added some amazing sponsors to the lineup. Sponsors include: Tito’s Vodka, Lonely Gourmet and Hail Merry. Are you a local business interested in becoming a Gluten-Free Pizza Party sponsor? Email me at: email@example.com
Happy Valentine’s Day! Make this pizza tonight for your special date. It is sure to put a smile on their face. The rich, creamy white pizza pairs perfectly with the salty capers. What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? We like to avoid the crowds at restaurants and stay in for this special holiday. This year is my turn to plan (we alternate each year), and we are having pizza, and lots of it. Yesterday, I spent the gorgeous sunny afternoon in my beloved kitchen; baking pizzas and shooting pictures. This is the final week of The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest. You are going to love what we have in store for you this week. Remember, if you want to be a part of the final pizza fest summary, email me your blog post link. [Read more...]