Pastas and Grains

Carmelized Fennel, Beet and Orange Pizza, Gluten Free

March 22, 2010

Pizza dough is an awesome vehicle for enjoying whatever flavors you like.  You are not beholden to marinara sauce, or even mozzarella cheese!  Past pizzas I’ve made have included some less traditional flavors, like my Spanish pizza, or chicken apricot & brie.  Beets, fennel, and orange are a common combination in many a Winter salad, […]


Daring Cooks #11 – Chocolate Risotto with Poached Pears and Pistachio Cream

March 14, 2010

I was so excited when it was announced that this month’s challenge was risotto!  I guess it wasn’t really that much of a challenge for me because I make risotto a lot, but I decided to make it interesting by doing something I’ve never done before – a sweet dessert risotto.  Fortunately risotto is naturally […]


The Daring Cooks do Mezze – Pita Bread!

February 14, 2010

What a challenge this month, and doubly so for me as I am still trying to get settled and find my way around!  I had to do something completely different for the pita bread because of the gluten free (GF) thing.  In bread, gluten manages to pull off several little miracles that one never notices […]


Chicken and Spinach Lasagna, Gluten Free

January 27, 2010

I was so excited to see my boxes of stuff arrive in the mail this week, but until the moment where I ripped them open with the glee and enthusiasm matching a six-year-old’s on Christmas morning, I had totally forgotten that in one of those boxes was a great set of gluten free lasagna noodles. […]


Winter Market Risotto

January 23, 2010

Did I ever mention that it is really cold here in the Winter?  Well, the temperatures aren’t so cold (usually +/- 5? C), but so far it has been a very wet Winter with some type of precipitation almost every day.  My husband even took a picture during one of the snows we had last […]


Chicken and Veggie Thai Coconut Curry

January 17, 2010

I don’t think I’ve ever met a nicer group of people than the Swiss.  For example, one evening my husband and I went to buy some food at a local shop, and much to our dismay realized when we went to pay that they only took cash.  Being total rookies in the country still we […]