March 29, 2012

Gluten-Free Quiche

Gluten-free quiche.
Gluten-free Quiche is perfect for Sunday Brunch

Quiche is a wonderful thing: it's easy to make with ingredients at hand and it can be served at room temperature. It's an ideal dish for a brunch when company is coming, except for one little problem: one of your guests has a gluten allergy. Here's a simple solution so tasty that I may never make savory dough for quiche again.

March 27, 2012

Spicy Black Bean Soup

Spicy Black Bean Soup
Spicy Black Bean Soup finished with Jamaican Rum

Whatever the season, there's always a good reason to make a spicy soup, and this Spicy Black Bean Soup finished with rum is an excellent choice.

March 19, 2012

Quick Apple Chutney

Apple chutney
Apple Chutney made with Ginger Ale

Recently I bought some ginger ale so that whiskey and soda could be consumed. But I mistakenly bought some good stuff, Red Rock Golden Ginger Ale, and while it's delightfully gingery with a strong peppery finish, it really wouldn't go well with Jameson's. The bottle sat in the refrigerator, unloved, until I wanted something to garnish a nice pork tenderloin, and I realized that spicy ginger ale would make an absolutely wonderful base for a quick apple chutney.

March 15, 2012

My Favorite Salad

Salad made with spinach, clementines, and almonds

For me, there is no better quick salad than one of baby spinach, sliced almonds, and orange segments. I prefer to use Clementines or blood oranges when they're in season.

March 12, 2012

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup is neither Italian nor related to weddings.
Italian Wedding Soup

No matter what anyone says, don't let them berate you for not making a "traditional" Italian Wedding Soup, because there is no tradition, it really isn't Italian, and it has nothing to do with weddings. It is, however, a deliciously quick soup.