Sugar-Free Pear and Brown Rice Cake with a Fruity Tahini Sauce

Anita Breakfast, Dairy Free, Dessert, Fruits, Gluten Free, What's Cooking 3 Comments

Flavors of my childhood were the inspiration of today’s breakfast.  Fruits and tahini (sesame butter) were a treat that I always had at my grandma’s house.  Since my detox period began three weeks ago, I’ve been restricted from eating any kind of grain (among a very long list of foods) except brown rice. So, I’ve been experimenting a lot.  This …

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Greens, Artichokes and Pomegranate

Anita Appetizer, Dairy Free, Entrée, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegetables, Vegetarian, What's Cooking 4 Comments

  Hey friends.  Didn’t mean to stay away for so long. Life has been a bit hectic, in a good way.  Things are changing, morphing, and I like change.  It keeps me focused and makes my brain a bit more creative.  In other news, I am two weeks into a 3-months (as I was assured by Dr. S) detox period …

Braised Lamb Shanks with Root Veggies and a Concussion in my Sleep!

Anita Dairy Free, Entrée, Gluten Free, Meats, Paleo, Vegetables, What's Cooking 4 Comments

Lately I have been admiring the spontaneity and unpredictability of Life.  Whether on a worldly level or my own microcosm, I’m fascinated how quickly something can turn.  And this feeling accentuates a million times with children.  It’s not a bad feeling,  it just is. A sense of the unknown around the corner, it keeps me entertained to say the least.  …

Roasted Spaghetti Squash and Chanterelle Confit

Anita Dairy Free, Entrée, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegetables, Vegetarian, What's Cooking 3 Comments

December.  Absolutely my favorite month of the year (well that and June, my birthday month).  Love everything about it and the cold weather too. Just more reasons to bake and cook, as if I needed anymore.  And that brings me to: confit n. a piece of meat cooked in its own fat.  The Levantine version of confit is made with …

Roasted Cauliflower and Tomato Salad

Anita Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Salad, Vegetables, Vegetarian, What's Cooking 4 Comments

Cauliflower has to be the most under-appreciated of vegetables.  Its bland flavor doesn’t appeal to many people, although it has a very high nutritional density = a very healthy food.  Aside from cooking the florets in a stew or boiling them (which I am not a fan of), frying them turns them golden brown and delicious.  I’m not afraid of …