First Course

Here’s where the sit-down dinner with family and friends starts.

Enjoy these recipes

Pesto Sauce

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 Clove garlic 2 Fistfuls (a technical term 😉 fresh basil leaves 1 oz pine nuts ½ Cup olive oil sea salt to taste Preparation: Add all of the above ingredients into a Magic Bullet or food processor and chop. Alternately, chop the basil leaves and crush the garlic and pine nuts...

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Broccolli Sauce

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 lb broccoli tips 2 oz nitrate-free bacon, chopped (note: most bacon has sugar, just know this) 4 Tbs olive oil 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 Cup coconut milk (organic, unsweetened—canned is fine) Preparation: 1. Clean the broccoli tips and steam until soft, about 12 minutes. 2. Drain broccoli and chop finely,...

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Korean Japchae

Korean Japchae
Whoa! I spied a new solution to my ancestral (at least one generation 😉 craving for pasta—gluten free pasta that is. Whilst strolling the isles at my favorite Anchorage food store (New Sagaya) and wishing I could read Korean and Japanese, I found these amazing gluten-free noodles with just one ingredient on the package: sweet...

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Gnocchi

Gnocchi(pronounced "no-kee") This "unpasta" is an Italian specialty par excellence. A first course in northern Italy, our version combines the traditional potato base with some gluten free garbanzo flour to add protein and a wonderful flavor. Growing up, I remember festive holidays standing around the kitchen table shaping little gnocchi balls. We'd talk about our...

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Tomato & Wild Mushroom Sauce

With so many prepared sauces today loaded with sugar, despite sugar's numerous negative health effects, consider making your own. Sauces do not have to be complicated and most can be made in large amounts and refrigerated or even frozen for the busy person on the go. Easily customize any of my sauces to your own taste. Serves...

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