Chilled Curried Zucchini Soup

[Editor's Note: The soup recipe that goes with this post from Sauce and Sensibility sounds delicious, indeed, but what made me smile about this post is the story of gardening and friendship that led to it. Plus, the story is set in D.C., whose summers I still miss. If you have a few too many zucchini at hand this summer, make this soup...and share it with a good friend who will appreciate it. --Genie] Chilled Curried Zucchini Soup with Creme Fraiche ...more
Zuccini soup is molto delicioso!more

Gluten-Free Browned Butter Banana Streusel Cake

[Editor's Note: I've made only small forays into the realm of baking gluten-free treats, and though I've met with success each time, I've never tried a recipe that sold me on ditching gluten for the alternative options. (I recognize I'm lucky enough to be able to eat in both worlds...) This recipe, though, with its browned butter and caramel sauce, might be enough to convert me. It takes regular old banana cake and elevates it to something that sounds incredible. Watch out—I might just be spotted buying gluten-free baking mix in the grocery store next time I go! --Genie] ...more
One day my son brought home some gluten free brownies, they were so bad that i gave them to the ...more

Prosciutto-Wrapped Salmon

[Editor's Note: I really like this twist on seared salmon—the prosciutto elevates the dish, but it's still something that can be whipped up in fairly short order. Plus, the recommended side dishes sound delicious, too! --Genie] ...more

I've got bacon and salmon in the freezer right now---
I never would have thought to combine the ...more

A Versatile Lentil Salad

[Editor's Note: I'm always looking for great legume and/or grain salads to make for dinner, partially because they make such great leftovers for my office lunch the next day! This salad caught my eye and looks quite versatile. In fact, when I was checking out the post, my Mom was visiting, and the photo on the screen caught her eye as she walked by—the recipe got the Mother Seal of Approval just by its picture! -Genie] ...more

Watermelon-Basil Sorbet

[Editor's Note: I could eat watermelon every day of the summer, and I love making watermelon salads with mint and basil. This refreshing frozen take on some of my favorite summer flavors is a delicious option for those looking for a non-dairy option during our Month of Ice Cream celebration. And that kick of vodka? Just makes it that much more of an adult treat. -Genie] Wordless Weekend: Watermelon-Basil Sorbet ...more
Never been tried this. I must now! Yum!more

Gluten-Free Almond Zucchini Muffins

[Editor's Note: We're heading into the peak of zucchini season, and that means it's always a good idea to have some interesting new ways to put those extra summer squash to use. I tire quickly of zucchini bread, so this gluten-free recipe, which uses maple syrup as the sweetener, sounds like an excellent switch to the routine. -Genie] Maple Sweetened Almond Zucchini Mini-Muffins ...more

Two Recipes for Gluten-Free and Vegan Cupcakes

[Editor's Note: When you've got too many nectarines this summer, I recommend using them in the second of these two gluten-free and vegan cupcake recipes. Both recipes sound delicious—sweet, but safe for the gluten-intolerant, and friendly to those who don't eat animal products. Plus, it sounds like the friends who made these had a fantastic time while they baked! -Genie] Gluten-Free and Vegan Cupcakes with Gibbs ...more
thanks for this ive been looking for a Gluten-Free cupcakes so i can bake them for a good mate! ...more

Gluten-Free Cherry Almond Oatmeal Crisp

[Editor's Note: What takes the most prep time when making this dessert is pitting the cherries. But this post gives ideas on how to make short(er) work of that, and the result is a fantastic sweet summertime treat that is great for those who need to eat gluten free and those who don't. -Genie] ...more

Simply Delicious: Grilled Swordfish with Heirloom Tomatoes

[Editor's Note: Sometimes the best seafood preparation is the simplest. This easy-yet-elegant recipe from Dawn Viola of Wicked Good Dinner features heirloom cherry tomatoes, which are just starting to appear in farmers' markets here in Northern California. --Genie] Grilled Swordfish with Heirloom Tomatoes ...more

A Simple Recipe for Hummus-Crusted Tofu with Rosemary

[Editor's Note: This vegetarian and gluten-free dish is simple and delicious, and features a homemade hummus "crust" that delivers a punch of flavor. --Genie] Hummus Crusted Tofu with Rosemary Hummus Crusted Tofu with Rosemary. It’s a wonderful combination of flavors with only a few steps from beginning to end. I hope you give it a try, enjoy it, and find the moments of simplicity the day has to offer you. ...more