Gluten Free and Vegetarian Risotto is Tasty Comfort Food

I had a great gluten free cookout with friends and family this past weekend to commemorate Memorial Day. But after all that good grilling, it was time to switch things up. I want to substitute char for creaminess, meat for mushrooms, a feast for a single tasty eats. It was time, my friends, to break … Continue reading Gluten Free and Vegetarian Risotto is Tasty Comfort Food

All About Petit Fours: Gluten Free and Fabulous

Today I dived into my archives to share an old friend with you. This post may be an oldie but goodie, but it's full of great content that will help you plan and create your own gluten free petit fours for any fancy event where you might want to enjoy them.

Caffeine and Sugar Free Drinks That Will Make You Tinsane for Tisanes!

Now we all know I like my herbal tea. I've written about lavender, rose water, my favorite tea shop, and even done a whole roundup on tisanes. Today, in honor of the end of Fall fast approaching, we're going to jump into something bigger. Something better. That's right, we're going to talk about hot tasty … Continue reading Caffeine and Sugar Free Drinks That Will Make You Tinsane for Tisanes!

Sizzling Shrimp Bites: A Fantasticly Fancy Looking Meal That is a Cinch To Cook

Being self employed is very fulfilling, but not very relaxing. I thought I was busy at a 9-5 job with an hour commute either direction. Now I just kind of work from the second I wake up to the second I sleep, with a few minutes of break time in between where I have a … Continue reading Sizzling Shrimp Bites: A Fantasticly Fancy Looking Meal That is a Cinch To Cook

Quinoa Bites

I have intimate knowledge of what hangry feels like. When I get hungry, nondiscriminatory growling at friend and foe and total strangers is perfectly normal. It's not something anyone likes- I don't even like it and always feel regretful later. So my solution is pretty simple- to eat small amounts of good real food, and … Continue reading Quinoa Bites

Southwest Nachos

Hot Sauce Scaredy Cat Ive reached food enlightenment. In my past travels <a title="Loveland Cafe" href="http://thegreatzambini.com/2013/04/23/loveland-cafe/">to Colorado</a>, I discovered a culture centered on hot sauce. And <a title="Benson Sculpture Park" href="http://thegreatzambini.com/2013/03/14/benson-sculpture-park/">statues</a> and <a title="Fantastic Fritter" href="http://thegreatzambini.com/2013/03/23/fantastic-fritter/">fritters</a> and <a title="Denver Aquarium" href="http://thegreatzambini.com/2013/03/16/denver-aquarium/">aquariums</a> and <a title="Loveland Cafe" href="http://thegreatzambini.com/2013/04/23/loveland-cafe/">gluten free brownies</a> in a cafe. My family there had shelves with a collection of … Continue reading Southwest Nachos

Ready for Warmer Weather

I don't know about you, but I've finally gotten tired of the cold. Getting snow was cool. Well, literally yes, but it was also a nice change. And we've gotten it, several times now. And, you know, I want to feel warm and be surrounded by green again. Barring some indoor gardening, I figured my … Continue reading Ready for Warmer Weather

Outstanding Omelette

I was still feeling like cooking and experimenting and eating today. I figured the best way to do that would be to make a new recipe! And so, feeling the need to test the boundaries of my spicy food bravery, I decided a sri racha omelette was the only way to go.Looks pretty spiffy, doesn`t … Continue reading Outstanding Omelette

Tis but a Trifling Matter

Trifles It `tis but a trifling matter, though trifles are not to be trifled with! Working in the kitchen fills the soul and the stomach, so its a pretty good skill set to work on. So thats what I like to do- bake, cook, and eat something that looks truly glamorous.  Actually, I just hate … Continue reading Tis but a Trifling Matter

Loveland Cafe

Historic Loveland Colorado has many little Mom and Pop stores and restaurants that you can visit. The aptly named Loveland Coffee shop is like a locally owned Starbucks, boasting eight varieties of gluten free baked goodies (when I visited), an extensive gallery of professionally framed photographs, and a little dummy holding a tray of drinks. … Continue reading Loveland Cafe