Dairy-Free

Cook This (or heat it up, anyway): Quick Meals.

My weekend cooking days for the last 7 weeks have been spent nose to the grindstone behind my desk instead of flitting about the kitchen in my apron and slippers.

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Cook This: Causa (Peruvian Layered Potatoes)

Causa is a traditional peruvian potato dish. This version is vegetarian with piquillo peppers, roasted squash and onions.

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Cook This: Lemon-Walnut Green Bean Salad.

This recipe (and photo too) is pulled directly from a lovely blog called “The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen.” The one thing she recommends is adding the walnuts at the end when it’s ready to serve but I kind of like the way they soak up the dressing over the week.

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Cook This: Easy Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie

It turned out that this recipe is so easy I was able to let my four-year-old do everything but crack the eggs. I’m patient, but not that patient.

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Product review: Chebe

This gluten free bread mix was recommended to me a few years ago. It turns out that this mix is based on a traditional Brazilian cheese bread called Pão de queijo. Similar breads are also found in Bolivia, Paragua, Argentina and Colombia.

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Cook This: Thai Chicken with Shallots and Basil

Although I’m not sure how the February Cook’s Illustrated ended up on the top of my magazine pile this week, I was excited to find a recipe for Thai chicken that didn’t contain soy, or so I thought.

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Cook This: Curried Coconut Quinoa Salmon Cakes with Cumin Aioli

I had some leftover salmon in the fridge and spent some time perusing recipe haunts such as epicurious for a salmon cake recipe.

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Cook This: Crunchy Kale Chips

Kale chips? Sounds awful delicious, right? I’d had them before. My husband would buy them at the coop and eat them as if they were going out of style.

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