Dana Slatkin

Farmgirl Holiday Menus

Holiday Menu

The holidays are all about bringing family and loved ones together…not an easy feat in itself. And if you are the one attempting to feed the hungry crowd, you will need a plan of action. Here are some menus to help you sort it all out. They are designed to please a variety of appetites and dietary desires — Kosher, low-fat and low-cholesterol, meatless, or vegan. For the recipe, simply click on the name of the dish.   Once you have decided what’s on your menu, be sure to check out my Farmgirl Shopping List before heading to the market. By popular demand, I will be posting more menus in the coming months. For delicious and do-able weekday dinners, you’ll find more menus at A Week of Farmgirl Menus. A … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Black Beans

Fudge Brownie

Every so often, I come across a recipe that makes me wonder, “Where have you been all my life?” If you ever fantasized about the perfect brownie — dark, rich, and not too sweet — this is it. And get this…it’s actually good for you. Recently, my toddler was put on a gluten-free, sugar-free diet to get rid of a nasty case of eczema. One day, while surfing the Web for a treat that would satisfy his sweet tooth, I tripped onto a website called Pattycake. It turns out the writer, an adventurous Spanish-born, Canadian-raised cook named Patty who lives the bohemian life in Mexico, loves the challenge of cooking healthfully, without using common allergy triggers such as wheat, sugar, and dairy products. There … [Read more...]