Gluten Free Vegan Naan



Gluten Free Vegan Naan

Makes 4

Prep time: 2 ½ hours

Cook time: 16 minutes

It’s Oscar Night tonight, and I’m sure many of you will be eating dips and spreads, while you spend hours in front of the television.  These traditional Indian flatbreads are the perfect accompaniment to legume dishes.  They are great for scooping a bean dip, soup or stew, and equally delicious with curry, or even as a wrap.  In my house, they get eaten before they get paired with anything.  They are that good. (more…)

Golden Cherry Tomato Gazpacho


Late summer is golden cherry tomato season. Two varieties are showing up at my local market; Sungold Cherry Tomatoes (tiny rich golden round ones) and Yellow Pear Cherry Tomatoes (slightly paler yellow and pear shaped). Both are sweet, tangy and gorgeous.  I look forward to them all year long, and my favorite way to eat them (other than popping them directly into my mouth!) is in this elegant Golden Gazpacho. This soup is inspired by Ana Sortun’s Golden Gazpacho with Condiments from her brilliant cookbook Spice. When I served this last Sunday at a BBQ, my guests asked, “Why isn’t all gazpacho like this?”

I’ve adapted the recipe to be gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and vegan. I’ve also adjusted the seasonings, since I find Ana’s salt threshold and mine astronomically different. (She loves lots of salt!)

If you aren’t vegan and not allergic to eggs, add two hardboiled eggs to the garnishes. Use a microplane, or the finest side of a box cutter to grate the eggs into “jimmies”, then toss with salt and pepper, and chill till ready to serve. (more…)