Recipes (Gluten-free)

Butternut Squash Hummus Burgers (Recipe)

For the  past few months, we’ve been eating butternut squash (courge butternut or doubeurre in French) like it’s going out of style. And we should. In Europe, butternut squash is considered a légume ancien, that is, a forgotten vegetable. While winter squash are nowhere near being ignored in France today, the season will shortly be coming […]

Sauce au beurre blanc (Recipe)

I was just reading about how sauerkraut is good for your gut. This article is interesting, as is this one. Good to know, though health benefits aren’t the primary reason I eat it. “Real” sauerkraut simply tastes wonderful and reminds me of Alsace. Alsace is a region of France that I find absolutely beautiful, especially in autumn. […]

Gluten-free Shortbread (Recipe)

Chocolate and seaweed sounds like a strange combination, but it works famously in this gluten-free, salt-free shortbread. Together, chocolate and seaweed almost taste like molasses. I was on a roll last week and tried my hand at making three different types of shortbread. This particular recipe, which came about on an unexpected whim, turned out being […]

Lentil Salads (Recipes)

It’s picnic time. That means I’m having fun making cold salads with fresh herbs and veggies from the local farmers’ market (or with whatever I have leftover in the fridge). This week, it’s been all about Puy lentils (French green lentils) and here are three tried-and-tested recipes. Why eat lentils? They’re fast and easy to […]

Savory Buckwheat Waffles (Recipe)

We ran out of white flour nearly a week ago and I’ve hardly noticed. I’m still on my buckwheat craze and am having way too much fun making pretty much everything, even waffles, out of it. I say “having way too much fun” because I’m not sure the level of indulgence in this recipe is […]

Baked Polenta with Roquefort Cheese (Recipe)

This week’s project was polenta. I hadn’t cooked cornmeal (semoule de maïs in French)in several years and didn’t remember it being so good. Last Tuesday, I bought some at the nearby health-food store and inadvertently made way too much of it. We ended up eating polenta in some form or another for three days straight. Fortunately, […]