Saturday, December 8, 2012


Braised Chicken w/ Green Sauce
4 chicken drumsticks
4 chicken thighs, boneless/skinless
1 Tb. ground coriander
Salt & pepper to taste
2 Tb. coconut oil
1 c. cliantro + 2 Tb. chopped for garnish
1/2 c. mint leaves
1 small onion, quartered
2 poblano peppers, stemmed & seeded
2 jalapeno peppers, stemmed & seeded
1/2 c. coconut milk
1/2 c. water
4 c. cooked rice
1/2 c. toasted pine nuts

Directions:  Make a few deep slashes to the bone in each drumstick.  Combine coriander, salt and pepper and rub into all chicken pieces.  In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat oil.  Add chicken and cook over high heat, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides, about 8 minutes.  In a large food processor, combine cilantro, mint, onion and peppers.  Blend until finely chopped.  Add coconut milk and water.  Puree until smooth.  Pour green sauce over chicken and bring to a boil.  Cover partially with lid and simmer over low-med heat until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.  Sprinkle with reserved cilantro and pine nuts and serve over rice.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Thanksgiving is a really hard holiday to enjoy thoroughly when you have gluten sensitivity.  Since stuffing (or dressing) is a big part of the meal I have experiemented with different recipes over the years to use as a substitute.  My latest creation is this brown rice stuffing.  As an afterthought, I think it would taste even better if you add cooked and crumbled sausage.  Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving celebration!


2 c. uncooked brown rice                                  2 1/2 c. chopped baby bella mushrooms
4 c. water                                                       2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 can (15 1/4 oz.) whole corn kernels                10 strips of bacon, chopped
1 pkg. (2.25 oz.) pine nuts                               5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 packet Sazon Goya con Azafran seasoning       salt & pepper to taste
1 white onion, chopped

Directions:  To a large pot or rice cooker, add rice, Sazon Goya seasoning, can of corn, including the liquid, pine nuts and water.  Cook for 50-60 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed.  To a large frying pan over medium heat, add bacon.  Cook until almost done.  Soak up half the grease with some paper towels.  Add onion and garlic to the pan.  Cook until the onion turns translucent, about 4 minutes.  Next, add the mushrooms and cook for 5-6 minutes more, stirring accasionally.  Slowly add the rice mixture to the pan.  Mix to combine and cook about 3 minutes.  Stir in the green onions and serve.