Tag Archives: gluten-free dinners

The Great Pumpkin Mishap and Caribbean Pumpkin Soup (vegan and gluten-free)

  It all started when I impulsively bought a couple of cute new rust-orange dishtowels covered with little pumpkins to help usher in the autumn season. I threw them in the washer with a small load of white laundry by mistake. Well, you know what happened. One of my favorite white wear-around-the-house-shirts, two of my husband’s white workout tee shirts, five pairs of our white gym socks, and a couple pairs of his tighty-whities came out a lovely shade of […]

Moroccan Chicken and Chickpea Stew – Pantry Dinner –

On Tuesday morning our street was covered with sleet when we woke up. It was damp and cold and the kind of day that makes you not want to leave the house unless you have to. We looked out one of the front windows and quickly realized that it would be difficult to get down our driveway without skidding off into the rock wall that boarded it on one side. We weren’t going anywhere- at least for a couple of […]

Cold Nights and Hearty Soups

I’m back. It was a lovely holiday – in spite of my slow start on preparations. I enjoyed three weeks of being able to spend time with family and friends and of having my son Alex home from college. I enjoyed giving myself the time I to cook and not write about it. I enjoyed the intellectual peace and quiet that comes from living in the moment. When what you do for a living is also so intimately connected to […]

The Perfect Autumn Dinner and Post Traumatic Stress

After five long, cold days without power at the end of October, I’m very slowly returning to normal. By “normal” I mean that I’m starting to feel like I can once again plan and shop for several days worth of meals all at one time. Up until this past weekend, I could only bring myself to shop for food the day I needed it. I had this nagging fear that the power would suddenly go off and I would once again lose […]