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Roasted Carrots

By Jan Buhrman

12 carrots 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 3 Tbsp. maple syrup 1 1/4 tsp. sea salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbsp. lemon juice Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. If the carrots are thick, cut them in half lengthwise; if not, leave whole, then slice the diagonally in 1...

Gluten-Free Apple Almond Cake or Coffee Cake

By Jan Buhrman

This is one of those super-easy, delicious cakes you can whip up in 20 minutes. And it’s gluten free! Put everything in the food processor and blend, in this order: Start with the fruit chunks, blending them to tiny pieces. Add the coconut oil and vanilla, then add the eggs one at a time. Add...

Gluten-Free Apple-Almond Coffee Cake

By Jan Buhrman

Make this gluten-free coffee cake in 20 minutes: It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Just put everything in the food processor and blend, in this order: Start with the fruit chunks, blending them to tiny pieces. Add the coconut oil and vanilla, then add the eggs one at a time. Add the dry ingredients. Wet...

Tasty Holiday Meals for Challenging Diets

By Jan Buhrman

Happy Holidays to all of you! I wish you a blessed and joyous season, gathered around the table with family and friends and cooking delicious, healthy food. I sent out an email last week about the challenges of serving those who follow diets that used to fall far outside the mainstream. Vegan, gluten free, dairy...

Holiday Tips for Dietary Challenges

By Jan Buhrman

This is the time when family and friends gather to share a traditional meal—and some of them bring their not-so-traditional diets along. I am often asked by friends or clients what they should do when they have a guest with a certain dietary restriction: vegan, gluten free or dairy free. I find any meal can be adapted for...

Teenage Eggplant Dinner

By Jan Buhrman

My son and his girlfriend came into the house last night just as I was putting out a beautiful dinner of sweet potatoes, greens, asparagus and scallops.  They turned down an offer to join us for dinner. “What’s wrong with my dinner?  Why can’t you join us???” was my complaint and whining expression of...

Raw Banana Pudding with Walnuts

By Sheryl Dagostino

I haven’t written here in a while…  I work with Jan regularly behind the scenes here on the blog and marketing for Kitchen Porch – Culinary Experiences.  I’m actually always here in one way or another. I’m inspired by Jan in many ways.  Jan’s delicious recipes and her own inspirations, her resources and fervor...

Ginger Harvest Vegetable Soup

By Jan Buhrman

I had this at my friend Cindy Doyle’s house. I adapted it to be gluten-free and dairy-free while still maintaining its deliciousness. It is savory, satisfying, and super easy. I made this in 30 minutes. 4 cups stock 3 cups peeled and cubed butternut or Hubbard squash 1 cup peeled and cubed parsnip or...

FREE Peanut Butter Cookies

By Jan Buhrman

I based this cookie recipe on Heidi Swanson’s Cookies These cookies are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free & Sugar-Free! 2 cups blanched almond flour (you can grind almonds to a fine flour in your own kitchen) 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt 1 cup organic chunky peanut butter (if the oil has separated,...

Raw Spinach Spread

By Jan Buhrman

5 cups spinach 2 avocados juice from 2 lemons 1 garlic clove 1 tablespoon ginger Spices: curry blend of cumin chili and curry Blend all in food processor and serve with endive.

Almond Mayo

By Jan Buhrman

(based on Marcona Almond Mayonnaise from www.elanaspantry.com) 1/8-1/4 cup Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar 1 ¼ teaspoon Raw Organic Honey ½ cup Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4+ tablespoons either Marcona Almonds OR Raw Organic Whole Almonds Begin with smaller amount of vinegar and pour into blender.  Add honey and blend on high for...

Raw Carrot Cake

By Jan Buhrman

Hundreds of people stroll through the farmer’s markets where we sell all sorts of different summer treats from out of the oven popovers to wild rice and cucumber salad. This recipe is among the favorites of our loyal customers. 8 C Shredded Carrot 2 C Dates 2 C Pecans or Walnuts 1.5 C Apricots...

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