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Corn Pudding (Dairy free & Gluten free!)

Corn Pudding (Dairy free & Gluten free) Makes 6 servings. 3 cups fresh corn kernels (canned or frozen works too) 2 cups canned full-fat coconut milk 6 tablespoons yellow cornmeal ½ cup cassava flour 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon fresh thyme – finely chopped Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9”x9” glass baking dish. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. Beat in the eggs and add the coconut milk, honey and corn. Stir in the thyme at the end. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth out the top. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden and the middle is set. Enjoy!

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Apple-Beet Chutney

Throughout the fall/winter I’m partnering with Local Roots NYC to create locally inspired eats. Many of the ingredients used in this recipe are sourced from local farms included in their community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Check out their Fall CSA that provides a weekly pick-up through December 6th! Apple-Beet Chutney Make 4 servings. 1 cup beets – roasted, peeled and chopped 1 ½ cups apple – chopped 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice – about 2 oranges  1 tablespoon orange zest 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cloves 1 whole star anise 1 whole dried chili pepper  1 teaspoon maple syrup To roast the beets, heat the oven to 400°F. Trim the ends from the whole beets and make a foil packet for them. Place the beets inside, fully cover with foil and roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Place the whole star anise and dried pepper in a spice Read More

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Savory Pear & Onion Galette with Lemon Verbena (Gluten Free and Dairy Free!)

Throughout the fall/winter I’m partnering with Local Roots NYC to create locally inspired eats. Many of the ingredients used in this recipe are sourced from local farms included in their community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Check out their Fall CSA that provides a weekly pick-up through December 6th!  1 pie dough recipe – I used cassava flour and palm shortening with a dash of salt. (Trisha Hughes has a great recipe.) ⅓ cup sweet onion – thinly sliced ½ tsp coconut oil 3 bosc pears – thinly sliced into ⅛” 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp lemon juice ½ tbsp flour (I use cassava) 1 tbsp fresh lemon verbena ½ tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp honey ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar   Prepare your pie dough and roll it out onto a piece of parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a medium-sized skillet, lightly sauté onions with ½ Read More

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Corn Fritter Salad Stack with Tomato & Zucchini

Ever get your CSA share, take a look inside and have no idea how you’re going to make the ingredients into a meal? Well that was my challenge this week. Local Roots NYC gifted me a lovely array of fresh vegetables for their Local Roots Cooking Challenge. I joined several food bloggers and photographers in an attempt to turn the ingredients below into a tasty dish. Ingredient included: 2 ears of corn 2 zucchini 2 tomatoes 1 bunch of savory herb 1 bunch of green leaf kale My recipe creation: Corn Fritter Salad Stack with marinated Tomato & Zucchini topped with Savory Herb Aioli All vegetables came from Bloominghill Farm in Blooming Grove, New York.   Corn Fritter Salad Stack with Tomato & Zucchini Corn Fritters 2 cups cooked corn ½ cup+ 1 tbsp cornmeal  2 medium eggs 1 tbsp coconut flour ½ tsp salt 1-2 tbsp lard or coconut Read More

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Summer Fruit Spring Rolls

SPRING ROLLS 1 papaya – sliced 1 pineapple – sliced 1 jicama – sliced 1 bunch fresh cilantro 1 bunch fresh mint rice paper GINGER DIPPING SAUCE 1 two-inch piece fresh ginger – peeled and finely chopped 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp Sriracha sauce 1 tbsp water To make the sauce, place all ingredients except the honey in a food processor. Pulse for one to two minutes. The honey will incorporate into the sauce better when it’s slightly warm. Place it in a small bowl and heat in the microwave for 10 seconds. Drizzle honey into the food processor and pulse a few seconds to incorporate. Set aside. Assemble the spring rolls. Soak individual sheets of rice paper in water until pliable. Gently move to a plate and begin layering fruit and jicama into the center of the paper. Include just a few leaves of mint and cilantro into each Read More

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Ambrosia Salad (Dairy-free!)

Ambrosia belongs in the Cool Whip concoctions category. Along with lime green jello salad, cherry fluff and watergate salad. You know the type. A combination of fruit, cool whip and mini marshmallows, served as a side dish. To me these all scream old-school Southern cuisine. The ooey-gooey salad was a fixture at my Memphis family gatherings and I anticipated the moment I could steal the first marshmallow from the bowl. Although I’ve come to find that creamy fruit salads are actually popular all over the country. With such wide popularity I had to create a dairy-free version of the traditional ambrosia salad. Coconut cream and coconut yogurt replace the dairy ingredients and I’ve omitted the marshmallows to cut out all added sugar. The pretty pastel colors in this dish make it a lovely addition to an Easter brunch or any spring table. Enjoy!