Tag Archives | gluten-free

Tofu Pomodoro

It’s September and if you have your own vegetable garden, you are probably trying to find ways to use up all the bounty you harvested. Here is a simple and delicious dish to help you enjoy some of those juicy tomatoes and fragrant basil you planted. Tofu Pomodoro is crispy, pan-fried slices of tofu topped […]

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Bok Choy Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates There’s bad news, there’s worse news and there’s good news. The bad news is that I’m currently suffering from a relapse of my autoimmune disorder. The worse news is that because I need to keep my skin away from heat, my doctor has ordered […]

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Thai Green Curry Vegetables

The first time I ever tried Thai food, I didn’t like it. I didn’t like it the second time I tried it either. There was a Thai restaurant near my job in Tribeca and everyone loved it. My coworkers always insisted we go there for lunch. To me, everything tasted like it was covered in […]

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Cashew-Based V-Butter (Palm Oil-Free, Soy-Free)

Just when we got used to non-dairy butter, now we are hearing we shouldn’t buy anything that contains palm oil. Why? Isn’t it vegan? Here’s the short story : “the increased demand for palm oil, which is grown only in tropical environments, is fuelling destruction of the rainforest habitat of Sumatran and Bornean orangutans, pushing those endangered […]

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Steamed Vegetables with Garlic Sauce

During my child psychiatry fellowship I had an attending physician I greatly admired. Dr. G. was one of the smartest people I had ever met. She was compassionate and caring, choosing to work with needy adolescents in a municipal hospital rather than make money in a private institution. Dr. G. exposed me to great books, films and […]

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Gluten-Free Spicy Italian Sausage, Part II

Last summer I conducted multiple trials to come up with a gluten-free sausage that would not only taste great but would hold up on the grill. After many attempts, I came up with a recipe that I thought passed the test. But I knew I still wanted to play around and improve upon it. I […]

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Restaurant Review: Giovanni’s Pizza Grill

If you plan to visit Woodstock this summer…and you should…there are some things you should not miss. You definitely have to visit Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary and see all the precious rescued farmed animals who are now living lives of safety and freedom. There is lots of shopping to do in town for t-shirts, memorabilia […]

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A Tribute to Fiona (and a Special Salad Recipe)

This post is a tribute to a very special rabbit along with a recipe to honor her. And who better to tell you about Fiona than her own Daddy? Gary Loewenthal, co-founder of Compassion for Animals and founder of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, is one of my vegan heroes who does so much to make […]

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Rotini Alfredo with Asparagus and Peas

Growing up, every Sunday my mother would make two things: chicken soup with matzoh balls and a huge pot of tomato sauce for pasta. This weekly ritual represented both her heritage and upbringing: Jewish but always raised in Italian neighborhoods. In fact, my mother’s childhood best friend, Dolores (whose brother, Jackie Vernon, is the voice […]

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Tofu Francaise with Linguine

When I lived in the Bronx, there was a great but strange Chinese take-out place. Great because they made some really delicious food; strange because the food they made so delicious was Italian while their Chinese food…well…not so much. And I lived in a very Italian neighborhood so there were a lot of authentic places […]

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