Kristine Kidd

Cabin Life, Cooking, Improving Lives

Recipes

easy summer meals

Gluten Free

Grilled Wild Alaskan Salmon with Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes

Wild salmon is one of my favorite foods. I am not speaking about frozen or farmed salmon; I love the fresh, wild fish from Alaska. This fish emerges from its days in the cold, pristine waters pure in flavor and …

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Chicken and Turkey

Chicken, Peach, Feta, and Spinach Salad

Last night I made this no-cook salad, perfect for a hot evening. I used leftover chicken from the previous night and peaches from our peach picking adventure. Makes 2 servings

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Chicken and Turkey

Green Beans and Peppers with Lemon and Olives Chicken Cutlets with Chermoula

My friend Karen joined me for her first visit to the 4-month-old farmers’ market in Topanga Canyon on Friday. I introduced her to the growers, and encouraged her to select produce for the week by loading up my shopping cart …

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Gluten Free

Weeknight Gluten Free Launches Today
Sauteed Scallops with Orange-Avocado Salsa

Today is an exciting day for me. My new book Weeknight Gluten Free is finally available at Williams-Sonoma stores. When my childhood celiac disease resurfaced, I was determined to eat as well as I always had. I continued to focus …

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Gluten Free

Pasta with Asparagus, Chard, and Pine Nuts
Power Pasta

Here’s a simple and easy-to-put-together dish that gets its great taste from fresh vegetables and basil, snappy extra-virgin olive oil, and truly delectable pasta. Barilla is one of my favorite gluten-free pastas, but I recently discovered Power Pasta at a …

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Breads

Mexican Flatbreads (naturally gluten free)

I’ve been obsessed with these Mexican flatbreads since learning to make them. Corn tortillas are cooked on a griddle until the bottoms are crisp and the cheese melts, flavored with a fragrant pesto, and topped with vibrant vegetables. They are …

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Gluten Free

Potatoes with Yogurt, Peas, and Basil

This delightfully creamy but not too rich potato recipe has been a favorite since I first made it early this summer. Dutch Yellow Potatoes are steamed with peas, and then tossed with a yogurt, olive oil, and basil sauce. Chunks …

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Gluten Free

Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Mini Peppers

I created this lusty dish last week when my stepson, Ethan Peck, squeezed in a dinner with us before heading to Milan. He stars in a 2 minute video for the luxury fashion company Ferragamo, and he was invited to …

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Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch

Welcome to the Cabin
Picnic Tomatoes with Rustic Pesto

Every time we travel to our cabin, I rouse from drive induced numbness when the Sierra peaks first come into view. It’s difficult to stay alert as we pass through the stark high desert landscape of the Owens Valley. But, about …

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summer desserts and breads

Desserts

Lemon-Berry Meringue Nests

I created this dazzling dessert for my Valentine, Steve! It was last year while I was working on my new book, Gluten-Free Baking. Steve loves almost any goodie that features lemons. These cardamom-scented meringue nests are ethereal and crunchy with …

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Desserts

Cheesecake with Blueberry Sauce for Fathers

Father’s Day snuck up on me, and I’ve got to plan a meal for Steve right away. Of course, he’s not my father, but I’m the cook in the family, and his son Ethan usually joins us for supper on …

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Cabin Life

Celebrating Wild Flowers
Mountain Carrot Cake

Wild flowers in midsummer in the Sierra are spectacular, a real celebration of the short growing season. When hiking near North Lake, we came upon flowers in such profusion, the trails looked like English gardens. In early August, sterling blue …

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Breads

Half Dome I
Super Gluten-Free Bread

During the early days of the COVID shutdown, Steve and I formulated a perhaps insane plan to attempt a trek to the top of Half Dome, the famous, but formidable, granite monument in Yosemite National Park. Even if we didn’t …

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