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Enjoy! And happy eating.
As summer kisses us with its fresh rays, and the longest day of the year is a mere many hours of daylight away, it’s time for something bright, something refreshing, and something re-done to suit a Bubble Child’s palate.
Working at Gottino, the popular Italian wine bar and small plates bistro in Greenwich Village, our menu changed frequently, but there were a select few items that never missed that page: one being the Cavoletti e Pecorino salad. This uplifting salad was a vertical stack of shaved raw brussel sprouts, olive oil, sea salt, ground black pepper, and then walnuts and pecorino cheese. Two no-nos for Bubble Children with strong dairy and nut allergies.
Here is the salad re-invented, measured out, and made delicious for you and your Bubble Children to enjoy.
6 cups shredded green cabbage (using mandolin or thin knife cuts)
3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
6 tbs. whole flax seeds
1 tsp. fine sea salt (fleur de sel or sel de guerande preferred)
ground black pepper, to taste (about 1/4 tsp.)
Preparation time: 2 minutes
It’s delicious. Aren’t you glad you didn’t pay 8 bucks for it?
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The cutest things I have ever eaten.
Since I didn’t feel like breaking the bank for my guy and my “Christmanukkah” celebration, a whole duck or goose was eliminated from the table of options. But I knew I wanted a bird. After making a trip to The Brooklyn Kitchen, we discovered… the Cornish Game Hen.
These squawkers are tasty little buggers. Perhaps it is because their bones are so close to the meat. Perhaps it is because they are so small and adorable that they just must taste delectable. Perhaps it is because I pan-seared them first and them slow-roasted them with sage. Either way, it is something that must be shared for the holidays and beyond.
Short and sweet, this is a super easy recipe that yields fabulous results and takes about 1/4 of the time to prepare than a turkey. Naturally gluten, nut, and dairy-free, and void of any added chemicals or preservatives you’d find in something like a honey-baked ham, you can enjoy the flavor and succulence of holiday meat without the intense food coma that typically accompanies said type of meal.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS BUBBLE CHILDREN!!!!
4 whole cornish game hens, washed and patted dry, and necks and guts removed
12 sprigs of fresh sage
2 tsp. sea salt
pepper to taste
4 tbs. high-heat oil, such as canola, grapeseed, avocado, or safflower oil
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 2 hours
To make GLUTEN-FREE GRAVY with the drippings:
Simply combine the drippings from the hens in a saucepan over medium heat with about 1 cup chicken stock and 2 tbs. unsalted butter and slowly whisk in about 2 tbs. mochiko (sweet rice flour) or more until desired thickness is reached.
That’s right. Duane Reade, Manhattan’s mecca of upscale drug stores, now has a gluten-free aisle.
As I entered the Upper East Side Lexington and 59th location, with the simple ambition of grabbing some drawstring kitchen trash bags (size Large), I got lost. Which seems to only lead to good things, of late.
Low, behold, and hark, I read three sweet words under the announcement of Aisle 3′s products and services: “Gluten Free Food”.
Looks like we’re making progress, America. Or at least our convenience stores are certainly getting all the more convenient for Bubble Children.
After the Thanksgiving marathon of cooking (11 hours total by yours truly whipping up a solo feast in a tiny New York apartment. We counted.), I was jumping at the bit to get out of the city for a little relaxation. Enter: Niantic, CT. A darling beach town with a calling for chilling out, grubbing down, and reminding ourselves that concrete was not around before the dinosaurs.
Neither was this cafe, nor tortillas, but I was slightly shocked, to say the least, when my guy and I went for breakfast at Cafe Sol, a tiny cafe on their Main Street. The menu housed sandwiches, wraps, and bagels. AKA- au revoir, choice. Buuuuuut, low and behold, we asked the owner if they had gluten-free, and the gorgeous magician of a hostess whipped out a package of Food for Life Brown Rice Tortillas.
If you ever make it out to Niantic, CT, chase seagulls (see left), and go to Cafe Sol. If tiny beach towns aren’t on your agenda, but you still want a Bubble Child-safe breakfast wrap, you can get your Food for Life tortillas here.
People with Celiac disease. Unless…..
It’s made with gluten-free oats! Try my favorite: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Oats. After finding them on sale at the local health food market, and perusing every aisle of The Brooklyn Kitchen, I ended up with quite the inspiration, and Sunday morning treat: Gluten Free Oatmeal with Maple Syrup and Goat’s Milk.
Super easy: simply boil 2 cups water and 1/2 tsp. sea salt, add in 1 cup GF oats, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no excess water remains. Remove from heat, top with 1 tsp. (or 1 tbs.) cinnamon (I use a lot– LOVE that stuff), stir, and spoon into two bowls. Top each bowl with 1/2 tbs. maple syrup, and desired amount of goat’s milk.
The beauty here? Goat’s milk is easier to digest for those with lactose intolerances, yet still has that creaminess and calcium that Dairy Bubble Children miss in their diets. Gluten-free oats have soluble fiber, the mineral benefits of whole grains, and are, yes, gluten-free. Maple syrup is a non-refined sugar, and is easier to digest than cane sugar.
Start your morning with something that’ll fill you up, body and soul.