Author Archives: Alisa Stutzbach

Vegetarian Taco Salad

Sometimes you really just need tequila. And sometimes you need food to go with it. Here’s my favorite taco salad for tequila-necessary days. It’s pretty simple, but you can make it more complicated if you want to by adding more … Continue reading

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Luscious Gluten-Free Fresh Berry Tart

This week was the last week for blueberries at the farmers’ market, and considering how much joy they’ve brought me this summer, I felt like they deserved an honorable send-off for the season. Little did I know that a gluten-free … Continue reading

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Variations on Basil Pesto

As summer begins to draw to a close, it’s time for me to share my main weapon for taming a basil forest (and also impressing guests with a fresh but simple summertime meal): basil pesto. It’s amazing as a base … Continue reading

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Una Pizza Napoletana

Since April or so, I’ve been volunteering at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in their archives. I’ve spent most of my Wednesdays since then driving about halfway up the peninsula to San Bruno, parking my car, taking the BART … Continue reading

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Spicy Dungeness Crab of Ridiculousness

Dan and I finally tried the trendy Vietnamese fusion Xanh Restaurant in downtown Mountain View this week. We always walk by and say, “One of these days we really need to go there!” but we’re usually sweaty from the walk … Continue reading

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Brown Rice Flour Mix (for Gluten-Free Baking)

This is the gluten-free flour mix that is highly recommended by Annalise Roberts in her . I make it 3 cups at a time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge, but you can make a bunch … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Lemon Cornmeal Scones

Today was an “Afternoon Tea (with Legos)”—how can you go wrong with those two things?!—so I was challenged to come up with some sort of traditional afternoon tea nibbles. Since my body’s not a big fan of wheat but my … Continue reading

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Simple Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce

I admit it. I’m pretty much addicted to fire roasted tomatoes, in particular the that I can order cheaply by subscription on Amazon (since they’re always so expensive in the store, if you can even find them!).┬áThis is quite possibly … Continue reading

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Asian Asparagus Salad

Few things are tastier on a warm spring day than a dinner of tenderly cooked asparagus covered in a warm, tangy, sweet, savory sauce atop a bed of fresh spring greens. People have doubted me on this one, but this … Continue reading

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Oranges with Olive Oil and Coarse Salt

In honor of those of you still struggling with the Infinite Winter of 2011 (indeed, snow was coming down quite fervently yesterday as I was trying to come back from Indianapolis after a gig – isn’t it the end of … Continue reading

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