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I'm an adoptive mother of 4 amazing boys who came to me with a range of special needs and allergies. In 2009 I started posting my Gluten Free Recipes that are Adaptable for Special Diets & Allergies, and the rest is history… Now I have a beautiful community online who shares my love for family & good food that won't make us sick. ~Erika xo

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a family favorite from the Caribbean

I found the fired-roasted corn on the cob a bit disappointing (flavor and texture of burnt, un-popped popcorn); but I instantly fell in love with the smooth, creamy callaloo soup. Every restaurant we went to and every home we visited had a slightly different way of preparing it, but they all shared a distinctive taste (provided by the callaloo and the liberal use of nutmeg). After returning home from that trip, I tried a few times to simulate the distinctive flavor of callaloo with ingredients I could find in the local grocery store. My father thought I nailed the flavor, and my better half has since had me make three more large batches (in less than a month).

Exotic gluten free meatball recipe from South Africa

The two things I knew about the dish were that it was made from ground lamb liver wrapped in caul fat (a.k.a. crépine or netvet) and that it was typically spiced with coriander. The butcher didn’t have any lamb on hand and I wasn’t sure if my guests would be okay with a purely liver meatball, so I went with equal parts beef liver, beef chuck, and pork jowl. PRO TIPS for getting a custom ground meat blend at the butcher shop: Out of courtesy, it is best to go near closing time for the shop (as they will have to clean the machines at the end of the day anyway, but would have to do so an extra time if you visit earlier in the day). lb ground lamb rump (or other lean cut of meat such as lamb leg, beef chuck, pork loin) lb ground lamb breast (or other fatty cut of meat such as pork belly, beef navel, beef short rib)

Gluten Free Tuscan Tomato Sauce Recipe

As is becoming more and more common knowledge, Northern Italy builds so many of there dishes on the foundational flavors of a soffritto (the Italian word for “under-fried,” which typically refers to a gently sautéed mix of onion, celery, and carrots in olive oil) . Sometimes I add olive oil poached garlic; sometimes I add meat ( • Soften the onions in olive oil over medium heat (roughly 2 or three minutes). The longer the sauce simmers, the softer the vegetables will be, the more concentrated the flavors will be, and if you added the extra olive oil before simmering, the more the sauce will taste reminiscent of fried tomatoes (which I happen to love).

Building a Paleo Perfect Vegetable Garden

For tips on what to grow, research the kinds of herbs, fruits, and veggies that early humans ate. Even if you live in a small apartment, you can grow herbs, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, and the like in pots and containers. Rotted organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings, and animal manure help to amend the soil, or you can add products from your local nursery. Place seedlings 2 feet apart in full sunlight with soil temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees.

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