Monday, September 20, 2010

Dancing in the Kitchen

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I love to cook and bake.  It's the cleaning I don't love. I am lucky though to have lots of extra hands at my house right now, so if I cook a fabulous meal, I know they will clean it up.  Pretty great huh?

I have found that when I am preparing a meal and I have 3 children, I am literally dancing around them as I cook.

Last night I prepared 2 dishes from The Gluten Free Girl.  She has a new cookbook, Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef: A Love Story with 100 Tempting Recipes, and I got to preview a few of her recipes.  Let me just say this, they are amazing and there is no way you could tell they were gluten free.

Just look at that succulent goodness!!!  There was one more recipe that I chose not to make because my 1st trimester nausea just wouldn't let me deal with anchovies.

I made seared shrimp and chicken skewers with garlic almond sauce.  Oh my gosh.  Let me just say this wass AMAZING.  My brother-in-law, who had no idea that the Gluten Free Girl is married to a Chef, said, "This meal tastes like it belongs in a restaurant.  It is amazing!".

I doubled the recipe, so we have enough left to freeze and pull out to have with chicken or fish another time.  The recipe calls for Marcona Almonds, but since I am currently a little short of funds, and doubt I can find such a fancy item in my small little town, I went for regular baking almonds, and just roasted them with a little oil and salt.  They were fantastic and so was this sauce.

My sister-in-law, who is also in the throes of early pregnancy sickness with me, has requested that I make another batch of these chocolate peanut butter brownies before she goes back home.  They are absolutely divine.

I am so excited about this cookbook.  Good food that I can make and eat and not get sick!!! YAY!  These are recipes that I will enjoy dancing around my children to make.

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