June 2012

Fig Mascarpone Dessert Pizza

June 30, 2012 Dessert

gluten-free dessert pizza with fresh figs, fig butter, and mascarpone cheese

A dessert pizza with chopped figs, fig butter or jam, optional walnuts, and mascarpone cheese.

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Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

June 29, 2012 All Year

gluten free pizza crust

Tips for making a crispy pizza crust using Pamela’s Gluten-Free Bread Mix and extra virgin olive oil. How to work with the delicate gluten-free dough and keep it from breaking apart.

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Grilled Asparagus

June 27, 2012 Dairy free

asparagus shown in a glass dish

Fresh spring asparagus simply grilled with extra-virgin olive oil, minced garlic, and salt.

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Kristi’s Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

June 23, 2012 All Year

blueberry oatmeal muffins (1)

Starting with a blueberry-rich, partially whole wheat blueberry oatmeal muffin recipe, I made a slightly healthier version with coconut palm sugar, macadamia nut oil, and white whole wheat flour.

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Food Processor Pizza Dough with White Whole Wheat Flour

June 21, 2012 All Year

white whole wheat pizza dough

Pizza dough can be made in a food processor more quickly and easily than by hand or with a stand mixer. This recipe uses white and white whole wheat flour in a 50-50 mixture, along with extra virgin olive oil, water, and salt.

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Saffron Rice with Mango and Macadamia

June 19, 2012 All Year

saffron mango macadamia rice

Saffron flavors the rice and gives it a beautiful yellow color that goes nicely with the yellow-orange mangos, while the macadamia nuts add richness and a little texture.

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Northwest Grilled Salmon

June 15, 2012 Dairy free

Copper River Sockeye Salmon

Copper River sockeye salmon marinated in a garlic, ginger, gluten-free tamari and rum or bourbon marinade. Instructions for grilling and how to tell if your salmon is perfectly done.

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Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend Smoothie

June 14, 2012 Dairy free

Townsend Farms strawberry blueberry raspberry pomegranate cherry watermelon smoothie

A purple smoothie using Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend, soy or other milk, strawberries, and a little watermelon. Contains pomegranate arils and dark sweet cherries blended with other fruits.

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Hummus made with Sesame Seeds and Homemade Chickpeas

June 12, 2012 All Year

hummus in bowl

This hummus recipe is at least a little different from the many others out there, using fresh homemade chickpeas and whole sesame seeds blended with lemon juice and a few other ingredients to make a tahini sauce to blend with the chickpeas.

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Pineapple Young Coconut Smoothie

June 11, 2012 All Year

pineapple coconut smoothie (1)

Fresh, tropical, and way lighter than a pina colada, this pineapple coconut water smoothie has lots of potassium and is perfect for recharging after a workout. Try it in its simplest, lightest version or add a little coconut milk or young coconut meat for added creaminess.

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