Jerk tofu with mango pineapple salsa

Grilled Jerk Tofu with Pineapple Salsa

Brad isn’t always as excited as I am about my super healthified and/ or vegan experiments and, given the prominence of tofu in this one, I didn’t expect much praise.  Much to my surprise, not only did he have no complaints, he loved it as much as I did. The tofu here is really just… 

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Sage brown butter with sweet potato ribbons

Sweet Potato Ribbons with Sage Brown Butter

Fall is just around the corner and even though its in the 90s here in LA, I’m already thinking about butternut squash, pumpkin, pears, and sweet potatoes.  This dish was inspired by our favorite go-to pasta in sage brown butter sauce.  In fact, all I did was swap sweet potato ribbons for the pasta but… 

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Grilled fish tacos

Grilled Fish Tacos with Lightened-Up Chipotle Baja Sauce

Nine times out of ten when I ask Brad what he wants for dinner it’s tacos.  What he’s really asking for is my chipotle Baja sauce which I suspect is the reason he married me.   Most taco nights degenerate into us just dipping various food items in the sauce.  I recently lightened up our go-to… 

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Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Salad with Peanut Dressing

Indonesian Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Salad with Peanut Dressing

I’m so excited to have had two recipes featured in the Fall issue of Go Gluten Free Magazine: Thai Vegetable Curry and Creamy Chicken Gnocci Soup. There are loads of other great recipes so check it out if you see it at the market. To celebrate, I wanted to share another favorite recipe that happens… 

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Za'atar Flatbread with salad

Za’atar Flatbread

August was a wonderful, crazy month at Chez Jones. Construction on our kitchen hit a crescendo with the cabinets, countertops, new sub-floor, and tile all going in. During all the dust and hammering we had two sets of very patient house guests and had lots of fun sharing all our favorite Summer LA activities. This… 

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Baked Crispy Chicken Fingers

Crispy Baked Buttermilk Chicken Fingers

My eight-year-old niece just got an email account and it’s been so much fun chatting with her.  One of her first emails just melted me. Here is a root beer float ( that I made ) Mom told me you like taking pictures of the ( awesome ) food you make.        Love ,  … 

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Pasta with creamy vegan fettuccini alfredo sauce

Fettuccine with Vegan Cauliflower “Alfredo”

Brad and I went to Seattle last week for our annual Summer visit with his family and my brother’s family. Seattle in July might be my favorite place-time ever – long days, hot sun, cool breeze, and amazing views every way you turn. We took an afternoon stroll through Pike Place Market and I picked… 

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Chicken Breast in Creamy Gluten-Free Mushroom Sauce

Chicken in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

This is a gluten-free version of one of our all-time favorite recipes.  This creamy, herby dish is perfect for hectic schedules: it takes only about a half hour and uses just one dish.  Steam some veggies while the chicken is cooking and you have a delicious, super healthy dinner that clocks in at under 250… 

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Grilled Jerk Chicken Breast with Avocado Mango Salsa

Grilled Jerk Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa

Ah, Summer. This spicy, refreshing chicken is one of my favorite make-ahead meals.  I usually assemble the salsa and get the chicken marinating a day before I know I might have a late night at work and then talk Brad into grilling it up the next day.  Even so, the active prep time is only… 

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Vegan mustard potato salad

Herb-Mustard Vegan Potato Salad

For the 4th of July I set out to make a traditional American potato salad that was egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and oil-free. I was worried the price of all that freedom would be taste but the final product was at least as delicious as any potato salad this country has seen. I have to admit… 

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Homemade Vegan Mayonnaise with no oil

Vegan, Oil-Free Mayonnaise

One of our closest friends has celiac disease and, a decade before being gluten-free was all the rage, she taught us about rice flour and the unexpected fact that Hefeweizen is gluten-free. She and her husband also recently adopted a vegan diet that excludes expressed oils. We barbecued together this weekend and I was craving… 

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