Category Archives: GLUTEN FREE

a collection of gluten free recipes

Fairytale Spinach Salad

FAIRYTALE SPINACH SALAD – A salad recipe? Yes, I know that it is in the middle of winter and you crave hot food: but we all need our greens year-round to stay healthy. I believe that SALAD is the perfect opportunity to create a big huge bowl of “healthy”! Some people think that because it […]

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Escargots sauvages de Bourgogne

ESCARGOTS SAUVAGES DE BOURGOGNE – Escargot is not a standard fare served at many meals here in the states. In fact, when most people think of escargot, unfortunately they have visions of the garden pest that eats their gardens or the cute pet that their kids have. When I think of escargot, I think of the french […]

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Garlic Lovers Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

GARLIC LOVERS GRILLED SHRIMP COCKTAIL – Shrimp…. who doesn’t love shrimp? Okay– my mother does not because she doesn’t eat seafood AT ALL! I always wonder how we are related because I LOVE all seafood… (HI mom, just kidding—I love you). To me, shrimp is the go to seafood. Since I am not on a […]

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Mixed Seafood Ceviche Bites

MIXED SEAFOOD CEVICHE BITES – So one of my favorite seafood dishes is the all creative CEVICHE. In my many years as a Chef, I have seen multiple ceviche recipes that span the globe, using different ingredient combinations. Ceviche, by definition, is typically made from fresh raw fish or seafood that is cured in citrus juice and […]

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Stuffed Lamb Burger Sliders

STUFFED LAMB BURGER SLIDERS – Raise your hand if you like sliders? Raise again if you like lamb? Well you are in luck because this next recipe is STUFFED LAMB BURGER SLIDERS…Sliders are just in line with what we all like in appetizers, okay a little bigger but close. And to top it off, lamb— […]

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Loaded Twice Baked Potato Bites

LOADED TWICE BAKED POTATO BITES – One dish that I think is probably a favorite of everyone is probably the twice baked potato. If there is anyone here that does not like twice baked potatoes, please stop reading this article and unfollow me…. NAW just kidding! I am hoping it is because you haven’t had […]

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Paleo Goose Miso Soup (paleo)

PALEO GOOSE MISO SOUP (PALEO) – When comes to stock or broth, the grand-daddy of them all is CONSOMMÉ! Yes consommé is technically a type of clear soup that is made from a clarified richly flavor stock or bouillon. The process is done by using a variety of “CLARIFIERS” to remove the impurities, fat and sediment […]

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Goose Potsticker PHO

GOOSE POTSTICKER PHO – As a “foodie” and a chef, I am always trying to not only create new and exciting dishes: I also want to experiment with unique ingredients. I also try to expand my cooking experiences with trying new styles of cooking. The one dish I have always wanted to try to make is […]

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Toulouse Inspired Goose Sausage (paleo)

TOULOUSE INSPIRED GOOSE SAUSAGE (PALEO) – As a chef, nothing is more satisfying than making traditional style dishes. Being that I am french, Toulouse sausage has always been on my list of things that I have wanted to make. This dream has now been fulfilled. Toulouse sausage or “Saucisse de Toulouse” as it is called […]

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Roasted Garlic Hassle-back Pork Loin (paleo)

ROASTED GARLIC HASSLE-BACK PORK LOIN (PALEO) – GARLIC and PROSCIUTTO and PORK LOIN…. OH MY!!! Apologies for the cliche statement and “Wizard of OZ” reference, but it applies! Cheesy— I KNOW, but I couldn’t help it! YES, we have a hassle-back style pork loin that is wrapped in prosciutto. [NOTE: You saw it first on jarOhoney.com […]

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Million Dollar Tostadas

  MILLION DOLLAR TOSTADAS – As I go through life, I have noticed that anything that is called “MILLION DOLLAR…” I assume, is of the highest quality that I can get. Since I am a Chef, every now and then I dream of the ingredients that I would have to make a “million dollar” meal. The first […]

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Home Cured Oil Spiced Green Olives

HOME CURED OIL SPICED GREEN OLIVES Well it has happened —after painfully waiting for months for these bad boys to cure…. It is time to let the world know. Yes folks, I took on the project for home curing fresh green olives. Since I did not use chemicals (lye) or any other preservatives except sea […]

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Tofu Veggie Stuffed Peppers (vegan)

TOFU VEGGIE STUFFED PEPPERS (vegan) As I search for new and exciting ways to cook (or not to cook) food, one ingredient that has always been very foreign to me is TOFU! I see it in everything at the store from vegan cream cheese to miso soup. I like it in miso soup but the […]

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Balsamic Basil Watermelon Antipasto (vegan primal)

BALSAMIC BASIL WATERMELON ANTIPASTO (vegan primal) Balsamic Basil Watermelon… Yep that just about says it! Well actually I think the picture says it. We are all looking for simple yet healthy dishes to eat (and serve) and this antipasto fits the bill. Now that the abundance of fresh fruit is back because of the warmer […]

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Pink Oyster Mushroom Rolls (raw-vegan-paleo)

PINK OYSTER MUSHROOM ROLLS (raw-vegan-paleo) As noted in my previous posts about SUSHI, I believe that sushi can be an opportunity for everyone to get creative. Yes- most people believe that sushi consists of raw fish and rice…nope- I beg to differ! Sushi should be looked at as “cut up ingredients all wrapped up in […]

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Mushroom Medley Scape Soup (raw vegan paleo)

MUSHROOM MEDLEY SCAPE SOUP (raw vegan paleo) So I went to the market and found a treasure today…. fresh garlic scapes. I had heard of these, but have never tried them. According to my research, they have been around for thousands of years and are used in both culinary and medicinal applications… huh, never knew. […]

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Lavender Nut Chevre Stuffed Apricots (raw vegan paleo)

LAVENDER NUT CHEVRE STUFFED APRICOTS (raw vegan paleo) APRICOTS! Yes will say it again… APRICOTS! Oh this is one of my favorite stone fruits for sure; next to all the others- but we will get to that at a later date. Who doesn’t love apricots, especially ripe ones? OK, for those who do not, please […]

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Twice Baked Golden Potatoes (vegan)

TWICE BAKED GOLDEN POTATOES (vegan) With summer on its way, I find that party season has started. OK, everyday potentially can be a party but with the weather warming up, we tend to get together more often. Ah the barbeque’s, the graduation parties, the “its a nice day ” parties…. YEP, we always can find […]

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Iced Coffee Coco-Nug (vegan)

ICED COFFEE COCO-NUG (vegan) OH YEAH! the weather is getting hotter and party season has started. So naturally one of everyones favorite iced drinks is iced coffee! Iced coffee is refreshing and can give a jolt to all of us, especially on a hot day. I have had many iced coffee drinks in the past […]

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Strawberry Lime Cheesecake Stacks (raw-vegan-paleo)

STRAWBERRY LIME CHEESECAKE STACKS (raw-vegan-paleo) Yep– spring is here and summer is moving in quickly. To me, this is an exciting time of year because the produce section of the market is starting to show signs of the warmer weather to come. Ah…. STRAWBERRIES are back! No they are not in full season, but at […]

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