Place 4 cups raw cranberries and 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp hibiscus syrup into a food processor. Pulse until the cranberries are very finely chopped. The mixture should be dark pink, but not liquified.
Toast 5 pods of cardamom.
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Then add 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers, 2 sticks of cinnamon, 1 tsp whole cloves, and the cardamom pods.
Boil gently for 1 minute; then allow mixture to steep and cool.
Strain out solids, and return the liquid to the pot.
Wisk in 2 cups of sugar. Boil for 4 minutes. Cool and pour into a sterile jar. Refrigerate and serve.
Toss 2 cups of baby spinach with 1 1/2 Tbsp pure olive oil and 1 1/2 Tbsp honey vinaigrette dressing. Place in serving bowl and top with 1 quartered and sliced beet, 1/4 cup butter-toasted pecans, and 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese.
Gently whisk together 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup rice vinegar, 2 tsp chile california, 2 tsp turmeric, 2 tsp horseradish sauce, and 1/2 tsp salt. Place in a salad-dressing bottle and store in the referigerator.
Every year, my family celebrates our Irish heritage on St. Patrick’s Day by donning green cothing with Celtic prints, or in recent years, Armstrong tartan kilts. We gather for a family feast of Corned beef, cabbage, and piles of mashed potatoes; listen to The Fenians and other Celtic music; and toast with glasses of Guiness….
In a heavy-bottomed sauce pan, lightly brown 3 cloves of crushed or minced garlic in 2 Tbsp of pure olive oil. Stir in 3/4 lb of chopped tomatillos and 2 good-sized sprigs of fresh basil. When the tomatillos have released a lot of liquid, and the mixture begins to boil, stir in salt, reduce heat, and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Uncover and add 3/4 lb of cooked, puréed beets. Heat until just beginning to boil again. Serve over gluten-free pasta with freshly grated parmesan.
To make this non-traditional, but delicious Hungarian meal, brown 3-4 lbs of chicken pieces in canola oil over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken and sautee 1 chopped onion and 3 cloves of minced garlic. Turn off the heat and add 3 Tbsp gluten-free oat flour and 3 Tbsp ground chili California. Stir in a puree of 3 oz beets, a 4 oz can of mild green chilis, and 4 tomatillos without the seeds. Also stir in one cup of chicken broth. Put the chicken into the mixture and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serve over noodles and enjoy!
Place 1 1/4 lbs ground turkey in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle the following spices over the meat: 1 tsp each of dried parsley and onion powder, 2 tsp each of salt, dried basil, and chile California powder, 1/2 tsp dried thyme, and 1/4 tsp garlic powder. Mix the meat and spices with two spoons as if tossing a salad. Either brown as is for crumbles or mix with hands and then form into patties to make a denser sausage.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk 6 cups superfine brown rice flour, 2 cups gluten-free oat flour, 3 cups corn starch, 1 cup tapioca flour, and 3 Tbsp xanthan gum. Store in a canister.
To make a delicious granola, mix 3 cups old-fashioned oats, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, 3/4 tsp salt, 3/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 3/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 cup canola oil, and 2 Tbsp maple syrup in a 9 x 13 ceramic baking pan. Bake at 300°F for 24 minutes, stirring every 8 minutes. Let cool, add your favorites nuts and/or dried fruit, and enjoy!