A New England classic, Indian pudding has been around since an absence of wheat forced the pilgrims to use "Indian meal," or cornmeal, in their puddings. More recently, the availability of Stonyfield organic yogurt has led northern New Englanders to this delicious version!
An Indian condiment made with yogurt, a "raita" can be used as a sauce, dip or dressing. This tasty plum, pecan and baby-greens salad is doubly dressed-with both a spicy raita and a plum dressing.
Brown rice fusilli can be a fantastic, whole-grain and gluten-free substitute for traditional pasta, especially when bearing the right sauce, like this remarkably tasty pumpkin seed and spinach pesto.
Here in New Hampshire, fall comes early in the form of cool September nights. That means soup season starts gloriously here-with late-summer vegetables still available and the requisite chill in the air to make warm soup just the perfect food. When a late-summer night has you closing a window to keep the chill out, try this delicious, gluten-free, late-summer soup.
I've been making this wonderfully versatile soup my entire adult life and I never ever tire of it. It's a great soup to serve on cool summer nights when turning on the oven doesn't seem arduous and even better to have on hand when it's too hot. Either way, it makes a complete meal, paired with a tomato salad, a loaf of crusty bread and a hunk of goat or cheddar cheese.
Serve it hot, serve it chilled, adjust the heat level to your taste and feel free to substitute the zucchini with broccoli, cauliflower or carrots. If you want to make this soup in anticipation of hot summer nights, cool and freeze before you add the herbs and yogurt: then all you have to do is thaw, add the missing ingredients and blend when you're ready.