Orange-Chocolate Almond Bites (gluten free)

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These cookies are soft and delicate. The nuttiness of the almond flour blends elegantly with the chocolate and touches of orange and cinnamon—a lovely treat for those who don’t eat gluten (also great for Passover).

makes 20


  • 2 c. almond flour
  • 2-1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2-1/2 Tbs. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs. orange zest
  • 3 Tbs. butter
  • 1/4 c. sour milk or buttermilk
  • 1/4 c. chocolate chips (mini chips are preferred)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  1. Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and orange zest.
  2. Cut in butter
  3. Stir in chocolate chips
  4. Stir in the milk, until just combined
  5. Drop by teaspoon-fulls onto prepared baking sheet. They can be placed fairly close together since they don’t spread much.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes.


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Frisée Pesto

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Pesto made from frisée endive lettuce.

If you’re getting tired of salads and are looking for something different to make with the bounty of greens now appearing at farmers’ markets, try this fresh pesto. A few mints leaves, loads of garlic, and a splash of lemon juice help balance the sharpness of the frisée.


  • 2 cups, packed frisée
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/3 c. toasted pine nuts
  • 4-5 mint leaves
  • 1/4 c. good olive oil
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Process everything in a food processor until smooth. Serve with thinly sliced vegetables, or use as a dressing for cold pasta salad.