Jun 10, 2014 8:13:00 AM
May 3, 2014 8:30:00 AM
I love chocolate but I'm trying to eat less sugar. But when I cut out chocolate, I am less happy. There are many schools of thought on why this is but instead of over analyzing, Im just going to find healthy ways to get cocoa in my diet. The other morning instead of making almond flour chocolate chip pancakes, I decided to make a delicious cocoa smoothie. It was the perfect way to satisfy my chocolate craving while getting berries, bananas and almond milk. The cocoa is so creamy that this is like getting a milkshake at breakfast!
Apr 30, 2014 4:30:00 PM
I love having friends come over to hang out and cook. My friend Kait recently inspired some cauliflower pizza experimenting. The recipes we found didn't have enough spice so we had to experiment. Note, this is not going to be a crunch crust but it is an awesome and delicious pizza. If you are looking for other options, check out our other gluten-free pizza recipes.
Apr 28, 2014 5:10:29 PM
Everyday I walk past two fresh fish markets. Last week, they both were boasting soft-shell crab so I had to go in. I haven't had these since I was a kid. Really glad that I used corn flour on this first go-round but next time I'm going to experiment with a nut crust. Tal had never had soft-shell crab so this was an extra treat. If you enjoy fried fish dishse, you can also check out my gluten-free fish and chips recipe.
Apr 7, 2014 8:38:10 AM
I'm guilty often lately, of not having food in the house. It isn't that I eat out all the time and I swear, I'm not just living off popcorn and ice cream. The reality is that I live walking distance to at least four grocery stores so Tal or I end up deciding last minute what to make. But then there are the weekends when I am sitting around doing work, the hours pass and then suddenly, I'm really hungry and there is nothing to eat. There are two ways to look at this situation. One, I could be annoyed at myself, trudge in the cold to the grocery store and then take the time to cook. Or, take the opportunity to create a culinary invention. This option is of course way more fun, however can be tricky if like me, you have five types of pickles and little else in the house. Well, I guess there is a third option, dial a pizza, but for those of us who are gluten-free and trying to live on a budget, that really isn't an option so I decided to get creative.
Mar 16, 2014 12:06:41 PM
Dinner can be nutritious and delicious and even sustainable, without having to take hours to create. Last night my friend Maggie and I threw this simple, yet delicious meal together in under an hour. Probably would have taken less time, but we were having fun cooking!
Mar 9, 2014 9:00:00 AM
It's Girl Scout Cookie time and as happens every year, I have been feeling a little sad. I know that I shouldn't really care about not eating Girl Scout Cookies. They are filled with so many things I'm not really interested in consuming, but I can't help it. There is something about getting a box of thin mints and enjoying their prepackaged goodness. Well this is not something Celiacs can do. But hang on, their is hope now! This year, the Girl Scouts of America have embraced us and developed the first ever gluten-free Girl Scout Cookie.
Mar 8, 2014 8:13:00 AM
Pancakes can hit you like a lead weight in your stomach. I have often marvelled that these delicious discs can be served for breakfast. As a kid, I loved pancakes for dinner but even still, they were really hard to digest. Even after adapting them with rice flour to make gluten-free pancakes, I still found them very heavy on my stomach. Thanks to my friend Rich, I have been exploring cooking with almond flour. No, I am not going Paleo, but the almond flour does make baking lighter, tastier and for me, easier to digest some old favorite baked goods that I don't digest easily even when they are adapted.
Feb 5, 2014 12:08:11 PM
I love blueberry muffins. They remind me of being back in boarding school and coming into the dining hall each morning. It makes me think of reading the New York Times each morning with my closest friends, drinking too many cups of coffee and dipping muffins, like they were cookies into my coffee. I recently had a team member's birthday coming up and I didn't know what to bake. Because of schedules, we had to get together to celebrate his birthday in the morning. So instead of cupcakes, I decided to make blueberry muffins. The results were delicious and everyone was surprised it was gluten-free!
Jan 8, 2014 3:17:17 PM