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GLUTEN-FREE CROSTINI WITH BLACK PEPPER HUMMUS AND CAULIFLOWER

*This post is sponsored by Sabra for National Hummus Day. All content and opinions are always my own.

One would think that life without children means we have all the time in the world to bake, garden, read, lounge, visit family or other various and sundry activities; however, mid-life is proving to be full which means we’re very fortunate – and we’re going to enjoy every single moment.

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GLUTEN-FREE FRESH CORN CAKES WITH GUACAMOLE

These little corn cakes are quite tasty – we’ve made them during the winter months with frozen corn but I have to say, made with fresh, just-picked, milky sweet corn, a little splash of kefir for a bit of tang, a little heat from green chilies and topped with a guacamole veggie fusion – these are something really special. They’re so good, we’ve served them at dinner parties but still easy enough to have on a weeknight; serve them as a vegetarian dish with a side salad, add a fried egg and enjoy for breakfast or brunch – or pick up a rotisserie chicken and dinner al fresco is ready in under 30 minutes.

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LEMON TWIST HUMMUS WITH SPRING PEA PESTO & GREMOLATA

We made it through winter and as I look out my dining room window, my tulip are blooming, the iris stalks stand high, the peony stems stand straight and tall like soldiers – buds will soon follow! The rose bushes are awake, full with brand new green-red stalks and buds; the hydrangeas have been pruned and a few chartreuse-green leaves have sprouted, the lilies have broken through the dirt – in other words, Spring has finally, finally arrived! Can we all just say a collective ‘Hallelujah!’

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GLUTEN-FREE JAPANESE-STYLE CRAB CAKE BITES

These crab cakes are a spin on sushi – probably my favorite Japanese food. Gluten-free bread crumbs, snap peas, scallions and tamari replace traditional crab cake ingredients, the guacamole-wasabi and pickled ginger garnish give these crab cake bites a fresh twist.

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WARM CARAMELIZED ONION-HUMMUS DIP WITH SEASONED CHIPS

 

One last post for 2015; every year I get to the end of December and marvel at how fast the year sped by and then I scroll through my Instagram feed smiling at all the wonderful moments The Professor and I have experienced. Each year has brought us new adventures, new travel, new friends, new experiences – and 2016 promises to be another remarkable year.

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SWISS-STYLE ROSTÏ WITH SMOKED SALMON & CREAMY CUCUMBER DILL DIP

I’ve mentioned before we are lovers of all-things-potatoes; chipped, mashed, baked, roasted, scalloped, cheesed, twice-baked and stuffed as well as fried, it’s a given that nary a potato goes to waste in this house. And in fact, given a choice between potatoes and something sweet and I’ll choose a potato every time.

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GLUTEN-FREE FRIED GREEN TOMATOES WITH FARMER’S RANCH DIP

The cicada’s are back, the weather is typical for this time of year: hot and humid and The Professor and I have enjoyed quite a bit of time outdoors in our garden. We have already planted second crops of some veggies and we had a successful first harvest of honey from our bee hives – which I will share later this week. And in case you didn’t know, The Professor has a brand spanking new job at a new university: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis aka IUPUI; it’s been a really good summer.

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GLUTEN-FREE SHRIMP BITES WITH CHIPOTLE CREAM

I love a great chip, don’t you? Potato chips, veggie chips, corn chips and tortilla chips. Chips with ridges, kettle-cooked, salt and vinegar, black pepper, nacho-cheese and barbecued – I have enjoyed my fair share of chips and dips over the years. 

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QUESO DIP WITH PICO DE GALLO

Deflate-gate, the unexpected and sudden loss of a beloved member of our food community and the snowpocalypse that wasn’t (at least in New York) – it’s not a stretch to say that it’s been a roller-coaster couple of weeks. I had planned to post this recipe much sooner in the month but sometimes life happens and well, here we are.

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LACTOSE-FREE SMOKED SALMON PARTY DIP

The Professor and I are in a little bit of a shock to find ourselves mid-November already; I’m not sure why, but when I was younger, I wanted nothing more than to grow up and become an adult. As an adult, I want time to stand still so I can catch my breath for just one New-York-minute. And I’m absolutely certain that if I were to take a poll asking if anyone else is having this same experience, I’d be looking at raised hands as far as my eyes can see . . . which really isn’t that far . . . but that’s a different story for another time.

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MRS. WHEELBARROW’S WHOLE-CRANBERRY RASPBERRY SAUCE

It snowed last night; not much in terms of what’s on the ground – less than 3-inches of the white stuff. Today the sun bounces off the glistening white; I see the tall, now bare trees, swaying in the wind and every once in a while a gust tosses the powder-sugar-like stuff from our roof through the air and onto a new landing spot. It feels very much like I’m on the inside of a snow globe – and I’m grateful to be inside the globe instead of outside the globe because tonight’s temperature is expected to be 7 degrees. Far too early for winter as it’s just the week before Thanksgiving. Somebody hold me.