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Entries from January 2008

Recipe: Easy Veggie Chili

January 30th, 2008 21 Comments

Last week I made chili for the first time. It may have been beginner’s luck, but I did a pretty darn good job. Such a good job that I’m planning on making another batch this weekend for Superbowl Sunday. This is an original recipe, since I couldn’t find one that quite suited [...]

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Acadiana: The Big Easy Gluten Free

January 29th, 2008 18 Comments

Acadiana is a D.C. restaurant that deserves a glutie shout out. This New Orleans themed restaurant, by Chef Jeff Tunks and sister restaurants TenPenh, DC Coast and Ceiba, gets gluten free with style.
I recently went for dinner where I learned that a Category 5 was, in fact, a hurricane (oops!). With a follow up bourbon fizz, [...]


GF Chutzpah: “I want to speak to the manager”

January 23rd, 2008 27 Comments

Brandi’s rant (You’re celiac… how about a sandwich?) reminded me of an article that I read recently in New York Times Magazine by Paul Mercurio called, “Consumer Man.”

“I’m one of those people who yell at store clerks. Not just any store clerks, but the ones who are rude, incompetent or indifferent. In other words, all [...]

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Party Trick: White Bean Dip with Rosemary from Sunset

January 22nd, 2008 23 Comments

So, about Mandy’s Gluten Free Menu Swap post. Too often, burgeoning chefs are at a loss for tried-and-true things to try. Add the gluten-free restriction and suddenly you’re a time-pressed glutie eating freezer food and mac and cheese with a powdery cheese that scares the likes of all the gluties! So, I can’t help but [...]

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Herb Roasted Bistro Chicken

January 21st, 2008 34 Comments

This recipe is for 2 chicken drumsticks plus 2 chicken thighs, skin on. Two whole quarters work best.
Herb Rub – adjust accordingly to quantity of meat.
1 Tbsp. fresh/1 tsp. dried basil
1 Tbsp. fresh/1 tsp. dried thyme
1 Tbsp. fresh/1 tsp. dried rosemary
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Preheat to 375 degrees. Rinse chicken with [...]

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