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That’s amore

gluten free, pizza, Jules Flour, homemade pizza

We’ve done it. We finally have a legit pizza crust at home – and it’s amazing. Made with Jules GF flour and her own recipe, I won’t say this is the easiest thing and it takes some faith (you pour the batter into the pizza pan and spread with a spoon…) but it comes out crispy, fluffy, not too bread-y and just great – the ideal thin-crust pizza.

Now, you have to understand: I don’t like pizza crusts. They’re thick and cumbersome, often more like bread than anything else and really, I want those toppings and the crust is just a delivery system – so why weight myself down with acres of crust? This crust is crispy on the edges, bubbly if not downright fluffy, tasty and fantastic. Heartily recommended!

Here, pizza is topped two ways: front half is pesto, roasted garlic, mozzarella, black olives and red onions (personal favorite) and the back half is marinara sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, roasted garlic, mushrooms and a few red onions here and there. Big hit with the boys, too bad there weren’t any leftovers!

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Grilling again

hamburger, burger, fries, french fries, burger and fries, organic ground beef, gluten free

This summer theme just won’t end — organic beef burgers on the barbecue with grilled onions, Dijon mustard, Romaine greens and some sliced avocado. Couldn’t contain myself and had to take a bite!

I really love Fridays – like Mondays, I only have 80 minutes of class, then I get to come home, have lunch, take a nap and prepare for the weekend — just lovely =) All things considered, this is a great quarter, schedule-wise.

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Taste of summer

salad, meal, gluten free, avocado, Mandarin oranges, Orange Muscat, champagne vinegar, vinaigrette

We’re experiencing a lovely warm spell and just can’t get enough of this salad! Red leaf lettuce, Mandarin oranges, avocado slices, red onion – all dressed with an Orange Muscat-Champagne vinaigrette. A little taste of summer in the middle of a Northwest winter =)

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Barbecuing? Already?

meal, souvlaki, chicken, Greek food, gluten free, cauliflower, roasted vegetables

Okay, I know, I’m obsessed — with cauliflower. It is making an appearance at most meals now, often roasted, always delicious. Here, chicken souvlaki, tzatziki, roasted cauliflower with cumin and a salad dressed with an Orange Muscat & Champagne vinaigrette and avocados. Not much else is new… just waiting for this quarter to be over!

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January shmanuary

pasta, fettucini, broccoli, chardonnay, shallots, Martha Stewart recipes

Another Monday. They really ought to stop being so cold and mean – admittedly, we’ve had really nice weather lately (fingers crossed it stays like this!) so I really shouldn’t complain, but maaaaan, it’s hard to believe we’re only in week four – UGH. Seven more to go…

Here, Broccoli-Chardonnay Pasta adapted from an old Martha Stewart cookbook – will post the recipe soon over at Gluten Free Seattle. It comes together really quickly, easily incorporates vegetables and makes me think of pink party dresses and eating dinner outside during the summer…

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New toys

soup, Hungarian food, mushroom soup, mushrooms, picnic cloth, food, gluten free

Trying a new setup with my camera- tripod arrived today! So excited! Also, a new site just for recipes – slowly transferring things over, coauthoring it with my mom, and all new recipes should be posted directly there, so check it out! Here, Hungarian mushroom soup – enjoy!

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gluten free, naan, Indian food, bread, flat bread

Today was just another boring day leading up to the middle of the quarter. Sigh. Made Hungarian mushroom soup tonight and this naan which was pretty amazing. Weird combination, I know, but we had leftover tzatziki and it was a fabulous combination. We made the naan with Jules GF flour and grilled it in the cast iron griddle over the gas range which was nice, and it didn’t puff up as much as it could have, but it was still pretty delicious and the closest thing I’ve had to warm flatbread in so long – mm!

Turned in my Italian Visa application today, and it’s on its way to San Francisco for approval – muahahaha! VIVA ITALIA!

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