Appetizers

Perfectly Crispy Oven Fries

September 23, 2013
How to get your oven fries perfectly crispy (inspiredrd.com)

Last week I was really craving some good french fries.  In the past when I’ve tried to make them at home, my oven fries have either come out sad and floppy or burnt to a crisp.  I was determined this time to make a batch of fries that didn’t suck. The keys to success turned […]

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Pretty in Pink Beet Hummus

May 20, 2013
Pretty in Pink Beet Hummus - inspiredrd.com #glutenfree

Just in time for shower season, a pretty pink dip perfect for celebrating a bride, a new graduate, or a tiny pink bundle of joy. The delicate earthy flavor of this beet hummus pairs perfectly with crisp vegetables and hearty crackers. Plus, it’s a cinch to make. Use white or yellow beets with just one […]

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Coconutty Turkey Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

May 16, 2013
Coconutty Turkey Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce - Paleo and Gluten-Free (inspiredrd.com)

I can’t take credit for these tasty nuggets.  My mom made a batch and sent a container home with me a few weeks ago. They were for the kids. I ate them all. Oops.   I thought I should make it up to them, so I made a batch.  Then another.  Then another.  We have […]

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Make your own pesto, it’s cheap and easy (hint: you don’t need pine nuts)

May 2, 2013
Beet Greens & Pecan Pesto via InspiredRD.com

I remember the first time I set out to make my own pesto. I had seen TV chefs make it for years, and it seemed pretty simple. Plus, pesto is yum, and I wanted to eat more of it. I headed to the store and grabbed a bunch of basil and a hunk of parmesan. […]

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Quick Appetizer Idea: Goat Cheese with Pistachios and Golden California Raisins

April 26, 2013
Quick Appetizer Idea: Goat Cheese with Pistachios and Golden California Raisins via InspiredRD.com

You know that thing when you’re invited to a party and you forget to put it on the calendar and all of a sudden you need a quick appetizer idea?  No?  Oh I forgot, you all are much more organized than me.  Well, if that ever should happen to you, here’s an easy idea that […]

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Best Ever Veggie Dip

March 5, 2013
Almond Butter + Sriracha = Best Ever Veggie Dip from InspiredRD.com

I can’t take credit for this idea.  My friend and fellow celiac Shannon told me about this unlikely pairing last summer, and I have been devouring it ever since. Sounds weird, doesn’t it?  I promise, it’s so good.  Just be sure to portion some out on a plate, or you’ll end up eating the entire bowl. […]

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Endive Salad Bites

February 11, 2013
Endive Salad Bites by InspiredRD.com

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the urge to purge.  Organize.  Clean.  I couldn’t figure out why, especially since I’m not an organized person at heart.  Then it hit me: I’m nesting. No, not that kind of nesting. Spring Training starts this week.  Which means a huge shift in our schedule, and the start […]

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Turnip & Sweet Potato Pancakes

December 3, 2012
Turnip & Sweet Potato Pancakes from InspiredRD.com

Have you ever tasted a turnip?  Hey now, don’t turn up your nose at me (get it?).  I promise, they’re really quite good.  I had only tried them once or twice before as part of a root vegetable gratin, so when I found the bunch of turnips in my Agritopia CSA basket, I wondered what […]

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French Breakfast Radish and Avocado on Toast

November 28, 2012
French Breakfast Radishes with Avocado on Toast from InspiredRD.com

One of the first things we planted in our community garden was a variety of radishes.  Not something I buy from the store very often, but surprisingly exciting to pull out of the ground and nibble on.  Our first few radishes were small, pulled up by tiny hands, beautifully pink and purple.  Joe and Leila […]

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Hazelnut Basil Pesto

November 11, 2012
Hazelnut Basil Pesto from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree #dairyfree

If you’ve ever met me, you might know I tend to geek out a little bit when it comes to local food.  In fact, you might even call me a farm groupie.  There’s just something about knowing where your food comes from and having conversations with the people who grow it.  Imagine my delight when […]

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