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Gluten-Free Recipes southwestern

SKIRT STEAK TACOS W PICKLED PURPLE ONIONS & GUACAMOLE

Twas the week of Christmas and all through the house . . . we’re racing around like a goose and a grouse . . . I asked The Professor what rhymes with ‘house’ and this is what he came up with – feel free to eyeroll in his direction. Regardless, I know we’re all in the same boat because I see you in my social media feeds. You can run but you can’t hide.

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TACO SALAD WITH CRISP BELL PEPPER DRESSING

It appears I’m always running behind – from current fashion trends to food-centric holidays with Cinco de Mayo being no exception. If you find yourself scrambling for something quick and easy to serve, this might be the recipe for you – but first, I’m going to share a bit of our recent trip The Professor and I took with a few of our Sabra Tastemaker friends.

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GLUTEN-FREE HAM & CHEESE WRAP WITH HONEY MUSTARD

I’ve been gluten-free for more than three years now and in the beginning, I’ll admit to being a bit apprehensive about navigating the gluten-free world. I knew I was ahead of the game because I already knew how to cook and was relieved I wasn’t learning that skill along with trying to figure out what was safe to eat. And believe me, after you been cross-contaminated a few times, you quickly understand how important it is to be able to eat well while being safe. 

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Gluten-Free Recipes sides southwestern vegan vegetarian

GLUTEN-FREE SPICY MEATBALL SOUP

My father passed away three days before 9/11 in 2001; he’d been diagnosed with cancer just 18 months prior and even though we knew what was coming, I’m not sure you’re really ever prepared for someone you love to pass from this life into the next. My family is spread all over the country and we all took shifts in traveling to Washington during his illness; my brother from California, a sister in Arizona, me in Indiana and our youngest sister, on the same street as my parents – and we were fortunate to make it home before the towers fell and all air travel came to a halt for several days following.

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GLUTEN-FREE CROCKPOT ENCHILADAS

We’re three weeks in to the new semester for The Professor (hey, that rhymes!) and our fall calendar is color-coded with activites through December; way back when I was a single mom, I assumed, incorrectly, that when my kids were grown and on their own, life would slow down. While there are no more high-school fall football practices or games to attend, I do find most days with multiple deadlines and being pulled in more directions than one. Sound familiar? I thought so.

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SOPA DE LIMA

I’d say I’ve been pretty lucky in the food-allergy department; in fact, I’d say that I’ve enjoyed being able to experience whatever foods were on the table for most of my life. I’m not sure if it’s because more people have food allergies or if I’m simply more aware – but the statistics of folks with some sort of food restriction is staggering: 15 million people suffer with various food allergies, an estimated 30 percent of our overall population are gluten-intolerant and I am in the 1 in 100 category who navigates the world of celiac disease.

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JOE’S BUTCHER SHOP INTERVIEW & FISH TACOS


I found Joe’s Butcher Shop and Fish Market about a year and a half ago and my menus have never been the same.  Indianapolis Monthly published an entire issue for food lovers (that’s me) on where to find all the good stuff Indianapolis has to offer – and there on page 63, was Joe’s; I was stunned to learn that there was a real, live butcher shop within 30 miles of me, so armed with my magazine and a GPS system, The Professor and I headed down the road.  What we found was a resource for some of the best organic and sustainable meat and fish we’ve ever eaten, as well as someone who has a real passion for not only what he does, but how he feeds the rest of us.

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BLACK BEANS & RICE AND THE PROFESSOR


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Musical pairing – You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song), Jeffrey Osborne

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There is a running joke in the family that The Professor and I never dated . . . and we didn’t . . . even though we spent quite a bit of time together, it was never, ever called ‘a date’. Once we decided we were getting married, the wedding took place within 10 days – yes, you read that correctly, 10 days and it was quite lovely.  But the first meal The Professor ever cooked for me (on a ‘non-date’ night of course) is still one of my all-time favorites and always takes me back to that house on 38th Street, the galley kitchen and the cute little dining room with hardwood floors.