Roasted Peaches with Chèvre

Makes : 4 servings | Desserts Vegetarian

Could it be possible that we’ve nearly reached the end of summer and I have yet to share a single recipe involving peaches?! I guess I’ve been too busy eating them straight out of hand or slicing them over homemade granola to notice my mishap. Well here’s an interesting one for you, a simple but unique peach dessert. It started a few years ago when my friend Tami Parr was writing her amazing book “Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest”. (Look at the cover, it will make you long for great cheese!) She asked me […]

Crab and Corn Chowder

Makes : 4 to 6 servings | Soups/Stews Dairy Free , Soups/Stews

I just spent an especially relaxing weekend at the Oregon coast in the company of my husband and our two kids. It was especially relaxing because we literally had nothing to do: no tv, no phones, no friends in tow. We like to call it “forced family fun time”. The kids fought us at first, but within minutes took to the icy cold water–my big toe just barely made it in–with their boogie boards. They splashed around, laughing and giggling, for what seemed like hours. Later we walked on the beach, poking the dried up […]

Linguine with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Makes : 2 or 3 servings | Main Dishes Vegetarian

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks (months? year-and-a-half??) culminating with yesterday’s release of my book, “The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen” and the launch party tonight. The book writing experience has been a whirlwind of activity, mostly fun, but certainly stressful at times. There’s stress at our dinner table, for instance, when I just need to tweak that chicken curry recipe one last time (was this #9? 10?) instead of serving something the kids might like a little more. This week I decided to cook easy summer foods that I wanted to cook, not that I […]

Salad Rolls with Crab and Spicy Mango Sauce

Makes : 6 to 8 appetizer servings | Appetizers/Snacks Dairy Free

In honor of the upcoming release (next week!) of The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen, I wanted to give you a sneak peek at one of the recipes from the book. I had some trouble choosing just one–I’m pretty attached to all of them–but I knew I wanted to share something delicious that would potentially even teach you a new trick. Then it hit me: salad rolls! Most people enjoy salad rolls in restaurants, but they’re not quite as common on the kitchen table. Have you ever worked with rice paper before? You’ve certainly seen it in […]

Grilled Pork-and-Rice-Noodle Salad

Makes : 4 servings | Main Dishes Dairy Free

For the past month or so, stories of record-breaking heat waves across the country have dominated the news headlines. Although we’ve been spared from much of it here in the Pacific NW (in fact, many people tire of us complaining that it’s not warm enough), I got a glimpse of some pretty oppressive heat during my summer travels. There were moments of our week-long trip to New York City (my old stomping ground and very favorite restaurant city) when I barely even wanted to eat! Almost no dish would have been light enough to counteract […]

Red Curry Chicken Kebabs

Makes : 4 servings | Main Dishes Dairy Free

In my constant quest for gluten-free Asian food, I often turn to dishes from Thailand or Vietnam. Since Southeast Asian cuisines are more dependent on fish sauce (often called nam pla or nuoc mam) than wheat-heavy soy sauce, many traditional foods can be enjoyed without substitution. This isn’t to say you should let your guard down when ordering Thai or Vietnamese food: Oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, yellow bean sauce, Maggi seasoning, sweet soy sauce, wonton skins, and more can still contain gluten. But many of may favorite dishes, including vibrant chopped meat salads with toasted […]