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Friday
Dec042015

Buckwheat crepes savory and sweet, all vegan and gluten free

Now I understand the crepe craze that hit the chic homes when I was growing up. These French pancakes are oh-la-la with savory or sweet fillings. Clever French cooks invented a delicious, easy way to dress up left-overs and make quick desserts. I laughed out loud the first time I got one to flip successfully and again when another crepe did a 360. My recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and still buttery and light. Read on for thrifty tips to help you get the most out of your batter.

buckwheat crepe with strawberry jam and chocolate chips is vegan and gluten free at Cook for Good

Wrap them around greens with mushrooms, stews, beans, fruit, and even chocolate chips and jam. You can make the batter and even the crepes ahead, so they are perfect for entertaining.

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Friday
Mar212014

French Green-Lentil Salad

I nearly kissed the airline attendant who brought me a cold lentil salad on my flight home from Paris. I'd been able to get excellent bread, coffee, and chocolate all week, but few legumes, not even this traditional French dish. It's a chilled salad that tastes like spring: sunshine and earth with a hint of fresh green. It's rapide to make and délicieux nestled on salad greens. 

Dress this hearty, flexible recipe up by mixing in bite-sized sections of sugar-snap peas, radish, or even steamed asparagus. In the picture below, I've topped it with beet sauerkraut from Two Chicks Farm, as I've topped many savory dishes since I bought a jar.  In the summer, try adding chopped tomato or bell pepper.

French Lentil Salad on romaine with beet sauerkraut from Cook for Good

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