Just some great shots of Dax's 1st birthday celebration, compliments of my sister's fine photography. 42 adults, 22 kids. Woah.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Sometimes I really miss Dunkin Donuts. I've heard they exist out here but I've yet to see one. Sometimes you just want a cheap but good coffee that won't blow you through the roof with caffeine, and a good old fashioned donut. I don't really eat doughnuts these days being gluten free and all, but one day I was just dying for one. I googled gluten free donut recipes and up popped this brilliance on the Pamela's baking site. Its really quite brillz. Easy too! I fried the doughnut holes in grapeseed oil and have to say I like them best just cinnamon and sugar. (I even did xylitol instead of real sugar). I have to say I will definitely be making these suckers again. They hit the spot.
Has anyone tried Fonuts, the new healthy donut spot 3rd street? I'm so jells of you West Hollywoodians. I wish there was a babycakes out here or something.
PS my gluten-loving husband mowed like 4 in a row. Good sign.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
This weekend I experimented with polenta. I had a ripped out recipe form a healthy magazine sitting on my counter for like, I don't know, 3 months? I finally took a stab at the recipes. The 1st was for polenta fries, which are great, just baked in the oven until crispy and salted. I've made those. The real fun looking one was polenta and arugula soup with lemon. How cool is that? You just whisk the cubes around in broth until they dissolve and then add a ton of fresh squeezed lemon juice and a few handfuls of arugula until it wilts. It was so easy I whipped it up for a weekend lunch. Don't be stingy with the truffle oil.
Along side I served this handsome grown-up grilled cheese with thinly sliced tomato, proscuitto, gruyere & arugula. Yummy.
Dinner was more arugula and polenta, a salad I adapted here. Grilled up some lamb loin chops and some CSA green beans and you can call it a weekend.