The GDC: Five-Spices Chicken

We’re still in the market for gout-friendly recipes that tickle the palate. This is one I actually dug up from my recipe files after dad reminisced about a Chinese-style chicken he remembered that was flavored with star-anise. I copied the original recipe from a newspaper article probably 20 years ago (yes, when I was a […]

The Gout Diet Challenge: Greens & Cheese Pie

UPDATE: Visit the new GDC Round-up for other gout-friendly recipes While my dad is still here recuperating comfortably from his cataract surgery, I’m challenged with cooking with the limitations of his chronic gout condition, which includes bans on red meats, turkey, cured meats, black tea, preserved meats, shellfish, yeast breads, cauliflower, coffee, chocolate, refined sugars, […]

Gift It: Sweet & Spicy Nuts

(The lead photo is entered in the CLICK! Photo Event sponsored by Bee and Jai at Jugalbandi — a chance for amateur photographers to play with a food theme and get some feedback. December’s theme is, of course, Nuts! Is this droolworthy??)   It’s the season for gifting and remembering not just family and friends, […]