Northwest Herald: Chef Debi

Tacos can feed a crowd, accommodate special diets

I have several clients who are on gluten-free diets. I have to make sure I am able to make them their favorites meals, but make them gluten free. This weekend, I have a birthday party for 30 people, and it has a fiesta theme. One of the things I’ll be serving is a taco bar […]

Five-star meal can be made healthy at home

One of my clients hired me recently to come to their home and prepare an intimate dinner party for five. Their diet is gluten-free, and they wanted appetizers, dinner and dessert. The menu I came up with was Humus on red bell peppers, bacon wrapped water chestnuts, figs with goat cheese draped in prosciutto, and […]

Ravioli made healthier

This week’s recipe is a healthier version of fried ravioli, these are oven-baked and homemade. Kids really love this dish for dinner. Serve with a mixed greens salad and dinner is done. OVEN TOASTED RAVIOLI WITH ALFREDO SAUCE For Italian Sausage Wonton Ravioli About 48 wonton wrappers 1 lb sweet Italian sausage – cooked, drained […]

Italian recipes can be both healthy, gluten-free

This is a great healthy pasta recipe for everyone. It can be made gluten free very easily. My weekly clients request this recipe often. Chicken Sausage and Veggie Pasta 2 ounces uncooked whole wheat pasta or Gluten free pasta 1 cup tomato basil sauce (see below) 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 Italian-style chicken sausage or […]

Meat, potatoes make the meal

With pork on special at the stores right now, this is an economical, good family recipe. And this chutney recipe also is good over cheesecake, ice cream and grilled meats. Complete the meal by serving it with a side of delicious Cheesy Potatoes. Roast Pork Loin with Cranberry Apple Chutney For the pork loin: 4 […]