Sweet & Savory Brown Rice Porridge

While briefly living in California, I was lucky enough to be invited out to the Clif Family Winery for a bikeride through Napa valley with a few of their team members, including Clif Family’s fantastic Executive Chef John McConnell.  Before the ride, John prepared a wonderful breakfast for our small group including this eye openingContinue reading “Sweet & Savory Brown Rice Porridge”

Lasagna with Chicken & Mushrooms (Gluten-Free)

This delicious dish was unusual for us only in that we do not by design have to avoid gluten.  However with what feels like a growing number of friends who must omit the grain-based protein, it seems to make sense to get a handle on a few staples.  I am proud to say that ourContinue reading “Lasagna with Chicken & Mushrooms (Gluten-Free)”

Breakaway Bars

Why up until now have I been a little completely reluctant to try making bars?  I think because I didn’t want to cheat on my beloved muffins!  But when I came across this no-bake recipe by Mark Bittman, it struck me as one that could share the space under the cake dome we keep on the counterContinue reading “Breakaway Bars”