Meyer Lemon Curd: an ugly food that must be shared

Meyer lemon curd | In johnna's Kitchen

I love a bit of lemon curd atop a graham cracker or on toast.  But the dairy (butter) in most curds is problematic for me, as is the refined sugar.  So I set out to make a refined sugar-free, dairy-free version of lemon curd. Trader Joe’s had a few bags of sweet little Meyer lemons… 

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Curried Shoestring Sweet Potatoes

curried sweet potato shoestrings | In Johnna's Kitchen

I use my Spiralizer (aka The Noodler) several times a week. While most often it is to make some sort of noodle with a vegetable, I like using it to create lots of side dishes, including these Curried Shoestring Sweet Potatoes. If you are using the Paderno spiral slicer to make this dish, I use… 

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Creme Brulee for Two, Dairy-Free

Creme Brulee | In Johnna's Kitchen

With only two of us in the house, making big batches of dessert is a challenge.  I say this because I have limited restraint when it comes to dessert.  With this Creme Brulee for Two, that problem is solved. Know what else is solved?  It’s dairy-free and also refined sugar-free.  If you’ve been reading my… 

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Roasted Potato & Green Bean Salad

roasted potato and green bean salad | In Johnna's Kitchen

One of my favorite tapas  to share during happy hour at La Bodega is their Judias Verdes, a dish of roasted potatoes and green beans with figs and walnuts.  In my recipe idea file, I had made a note to re-create this dish at home when fresh green beans were harvested from our garden.  My… 

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Mini Chocolate Chip Nutella Cookie Cups

Mini Chocolate Chip Nutella Cookie Cups | In Johnna's Kitchen

When I was still eating gluten and wasn’t conscious of what was in the food I was eating, I would sometimes get this delicious cookie cup thing at the cookie place in the mall.  It was the size of a muffin, not a mini muffin.  Chewy peanut butter cookie filled with some sort of chocolate… 

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