Small fresh spring vegetables capture our hearts this time of year. Just as the sun is peeping out more often and everything is a more lush green, we are craving the first vegetables, gently eased out of the ground and ready to go. We’ll eat them raw with just a little salt, or we’ll quickly whip up this mayo to use as a simple dip that lets the timid flavor of these newbies shine through. If you want a more subtle dip, use white miso paste and a neutral flavored vegetable oil. If you want more flavor, use a darker miso paste and extra virgin olive oil. PS: we would also use this dip on a gluten-free sandwich or a gluten-free spoon, it’s that good.
This cake is the essence of fall. Cornmeal lends a lovely, crunchy texture to this sweet-tart little delicacy, while a hit of lemon zest sends its flavors straight over the top. We've also used rosemary as an unexpected, savory counterpoint. We’ll serve this for Sunday brunch or an afternoon coffee, though it’s also lovely after dinner with a dessert wine like Vin Santo.
When we go to a pizza party and we want to bring a gluten-free option, this is our go-to recipe. Since it’s made in a skillet, there’s a lower chance of cross contamination in the oven (provided you aren't hyper-sensitive), and the crust gets nice and crispy. Its earthy flavor comes from hazelnut and amaranth flours and is redolent of fall. Feel free to top the flatbread with whatever you’d like--right now we’re loving creamy burrata cheese, thin slices of squash, and hearty greens.
Tomatillos are a beautiful little gift from the garden, each packaged inside of the pretty paper in which they have grown. The flavor of a fresh tomatillo is much brighter when they’re just picked and we capture it in this salsa. If you’d like to have some late summer fun and add another dimension to the salsa, try grilling the tomatillos over low heat instead of simmering them on the stovetop.
We love a rich, warm snack this time of year--especially after sledding or shoveling the walk. These buttery, herbal turnovers are perfect as appetizers too. They can be assembled ahead of time and frozen for up to one month (without the egg wash). You can use our Gluten-Free Cream Cheese Pastry Dough or any version that you have handy.