The Linguistic Challenges of Slicing an Avocado

Start With a Whole Avocado

When I posted my recipe for Black Olive Hummus I mentioned that I love hummus sandwiches with sliced avocado, tomato and lettuce. Amy B asked how one should go about slicing an avocado, so I took a few pictures to demonstrate my method. How do you slice an avocado?

A Gift For My Dear Readers, and This Week’s Menu

I promised you a surprise for this weekend and I’ve finally gotten it finished. If you’ll look at the top of my blog (RSS and email readers, click here to visit the blog) you’ll see a new tab called “Free Menu Plan”. And if you go to the tab you’ll find a sign-up form for […]

Fresh Blueberry Scones – Gluten Free, Casein Free

gluten free blueberry scones

A few weeks ago I posted a lesson on How to Make Gluten Free Scones Like a Bakery. Several of you asked for my scone recipe, so I made it again this weekend so that I could take pictures for the post. It was a close thing on the pictures though. I had to snatch […]

Gluten Free Menu – July 14th

I hadn’t planned on posting my menu for the week since I didn’t finish it until lunch today. But just looking at the list makes me happy so I thought I’d share. All of the meals that are not linked are test recipes, so let me know which ones you’re interested in seeing. Gluten Free […]

Black Olive Hummus: A Quick, Frugal Gluten Free Snack

Black Olive Hummus with Carrots

Black Olive Hummus is my fall-back recipe when we need a quick appetizer. We always keep chickpeas and olives on hand and I can whip up a batch of this in less than five minutes for a hungry babe or hungry guests.

How to Use Bean Flours

I broach this topic knowing three things: 1. Most Americans would shudder at the idea  of eating beans on a regular basis and thus, do not know how to cook beans. 2. Beans have a bad reputation and are oft involved in third-grade humor. 3. Beans can taste really good and are really good for […]

An Asian Inspired Menu

Sometimes a girl just needs some indulgence time. And after a week of everyone being sick with high fevers, that’s what I’m hoping this coming week will be. I really want to curl up on the couch with a good book and a plate full of Chinese take-out. I took care of the book situation […]

Diabolically Deviled Eggs

Gluten Free BBQ

Kate at Gluten Free Gobsmacked is hosting a virtual Gluten Free BBQ and I’m invited! The menu goes from A to Z, and in a moment of uncertainty I used a random number generator to pick “D” for my contribution. Days later as I racked my brain for BBQ appropriate recipes starting in D, I […]

How to Make Gluten Free Scones Like a Bakery


One of my favorite things about scones is their shape. There’s just something about that wedge that makes a scone something more than a slightly sweet biscuit. A lot of the scones recipes that I’ve found online call for making drop scones, but it’s really easy to take a few extra minutes to cut the […]

Menu Monday: June 30th

Just a quick post to share my menu for the week with you. Most of this week’s recipes are from a cookbook published by my high school. I was pleasantly surprised to find several recipes that sounded good and did not have a lot of gluten containing ingredients. Replacing the meat in some of these […]

What Are Your Favorite Cookbooks?

David in Dryer

I need your help!  I was perusing the gluten free cookbook section of Amazon last week and was dismayed to see how many of the cookbooks had negative feedback. Can you imagine how discouraging it must be to start a gluten free diet and have the first cookbook you buy turn out to be a […]

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake

There are so many things that I should tell you about this gluten free Red Velvet Cake.  I should tell you about how I baked it this morning while wearing a wrap dress, floral apron, high heels and pearls and looked like I had stepped right out of the 1950s. I should tell you how […]

Multi-Grain Flat Bread: Gluten Free Bread Without Starch

Gluten Free Multi-Grain Flat Bread

If you haven’t guessed by now, most gluten free bread recipes are a bit scarce in the nutrients we’re accustomed to seeing in wheat bread. One reason is that wheat breads are usually fortified with vitamins and minerals during the manufacturing process, and the other is that gluten free breads depend heavily on starch flours […]

Free Gluten Free Coaching by Phone – Sign up Now!

Have you ever wished there was someone you could call when your bread falls in the middle for the umpteenth time? Or maybe a friendly voice to offer encouragement and guidance during those first few gluten free months? Starting later this summer, I will be offering Gluten Free Coaching (by phone). Until then I’d like […]

Pineapple Mango Salsa

Pineapple Mango Salsa

Have you ever seen the pineapple mango salsa at Whole Foods? In the store near our house, it’s almost always out for sample in the produce aisle and we almost always make sure we stop for a bit. We never bought it, though, until I decided that I needed a treat before starting Eat to […]