Tag Archives: comfort food

gluten free chicken osso bucco

Gluten-Free Chicken Osso Bucco

Confession: during the fall and winter nights I love comfort food. It seems that salads and smoothies no longer fit the bill. I need something a bit more substantive. Recently I had a small gathering and dinner party of choice. With a few guests with food allergies, we opted to make a meal where the courses were both gluten-free and dairy-free. This meal was hearty and delicious. Filling the bill for the perfect weeknight dinner of comfort food. For the polenta, instead of using parmesan, we used a blend of nutritional yeast, cashews, and garlic powder. Serving breaded chicken thighs with a golden gravy and sauce on the bed of polenta, topped with ground salt and pepper, and fresh herbs.

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braised chicken with shallots

Braised Chicken with Lemon, Shallots, and Thyme

I’ve been told that there’s a few things you should own by turning 30. A dutch oven is one of them. After a stroll through a big box store, I made a fantastic discovery. A dutch oven from one of my favorite brands at a fraction of the price. You can get yours here. Needless to say, this dutch oven inspired this recipes. Using a whole organic chicken, this chicken is delicious and falls off the bone. With lemon, shallots, and flavors of fresh thyme, this is sure to become a healthy comfort food for fall.

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roasted carrots and lentils

Roasted Carrots and Lentils

There’s something about hearty food when it comes to the fall. With notes of cinnamon, cumin, and coriander, this recipe boasts more exotic flavors and spices. It a great way to embrace comfort foods and coziness, while still remaining healthy. (We love the addition of turmeric to this recipe for all of it’s health benefits. Before tossing carrots, make sure to put on a pair of gloves so your skin stays clear of yellow dye.) Placed on a large platter, this dish is visually impressive and stretches any food budget for gatherings.

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