We had an unwelcome visitor in our home recently – the flu! And I think that nasty visitor has been busy since so many seem to have been afflicted lately. It’s time for that flu to get a clue and realize it is not wanted nor appreciated!
When people are under the weather, be it cold, flu, or something else, it is always a good idea to
In a perfect world (at least my perfect world) meals would consist of appetizers and desserts. Obviously it is not practical to eat appetizers and desserts at every meal – I mean it would be a little time consuming coming up with all that mini-food – but we can certainly entertain that way. In fact that is my very favorite way to entertain; cocktail parties with small bites – some savory, some sweet.
When I am the one hosting a party I
I almost never lament my gluten free diet and lifestyle. I am perfectly happy with the abundance of food I can eat and beyond thrilled with the health benefits. But every once in a while I will be at a party and see something I can’t eat and get this little pang of remorse.
Fortunately that pang is short lived because I just get into the kitchen and re-create the coveted dish gluten free.
This is how my mind works.
I was looking through an issue of Donna Hay magazine and saw a recipe for breakfast bread. It was lovely looking yeasty dough with eggs cracked on top and baked. This made me think of Greek Easter Bread (bread with hardboiled eggs baked into it.) Which made me think of my friend Angie (she is Greek.) This made me think of South Africa (she is going there in a couple weeks.) Which made me think of elephants (I was charged by elephants when I was in Africa) and that in turn reminded me I need to buy new running shoes (elephants chasing, me running…) and that reminded me that my hubby has a pair of shoes he needs to return. I then thought of Nordstrom which in turn made me think about Angie again (she likes to shop) which made me think of coffee (we are supposed to meet up for coffee later.) Coffee made me think of my friend Anita (she has a great coffee maker) which reminded me that it was my turn to host Anita and her hubby for brunch.
Which brought me back to breakfast bread.
I must admit, I have trepidation when it comes to pot luck parties. As a guest and a person on a gluten free diet, I am concerned about how much the food I can safely eat. As a hostess and a person who may possibly have a few control issues, I just sort of melt down at the thought of having most of the food and presentation out of my control.
Having said that, some of my most successful parties have been pot luck; I once hosted a Christmas Eve party where everyone brought something traditional to their family and for a going away party for a friend everyone brought the dish they made that my friend most enjoyed. Both of these parties celebrated the
Tasty sliders with a greek accent – lamb burgers, quick tzatziki sauce and a recipe for olive oil greek slider buns. Quick and easy – good for a week night dinner or entertaining. Dairy free adaptable