Gluten and Corn Free Crepes

By | 2018-04-08T17:33:19+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Categories: Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

My mother recently took a trip to France to visit my uncle and his wife, Ann, who live in a small town that borders Geneva, Switzerland. She had two requests for her trip: visit a lavender field, and eat a proper French crêpe. When she told this to my relatives, they were somewhat puzzled--because in all their time in France, they had never eaten a crêpe! Undeterred, a few days into my mom’s trip, they found a small restaurant that [...]

Easy (and Magical!) Lemon Curd

By | 2018-03-22T18:11:03+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Condiments + Basics, Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , |

So you know how I was talking about being into heritage stuff lately? I am still on that kick, which is why I’m going to introduce you to one of my favorite things: lemon curd. I’m not fully sure that it’s heritage, but oh well. When I think about lemon curd, Downton Abbey and fancy sitting rooms with high tea and scones come to mind. Maybe it’s not completely accurate, but it’s what I think of. Either way, curds are [...]

White Grapefruit Shrub

By | 2018-03-16T14:41:58+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , |

Lately, I have been on a bit of a heritage kick. In the garden, I am loving the heritage varieties of allllll the veggies. In my home, I am incorporating different pieces from my grandparents into my decor and general life rhythms; and in my kitchen, not only am I working on adapting some recipes from my grandmother’s Hungarian cookbook into versions that are gluten and corn-free, I am looking at heritage recipes in general. That is where this grapefruit [...]

Chocolate Mousse with Toasted Hazelnuts

By | 2018-03-04T16:53:39+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Categories: Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free|Tags: , , , , |

The Netflix Original Zumbo’s Just Desserts  has been a bit of a late night obsession for me recently. Nights I’m not able to sleep, I stay up and watch an episode or two (sometimes more) of this fun-filled and colorful baking show. And to say my dreams after watching an episode are of “sugarplums,” would be an understatement. The most difficult part of watching a show like this--or really any baking show when you have food allergies--is that it makes [...]

Raspberry + Toasted Almond Parfait

By | 2018-03-05T23:13:28+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The past few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind for me. Between getting the flu, a huge work conference, and traveling for a wedding, I have been left with little time to prepare for my life. For example, I began a clean out project two weeks ago, but was leaving the next day, so I didn’t have time to finish it...and STILL haven’t found the time to do so. Nor have I found time to do food prep, [...]

A Cardamom Inspired Cocktail

By | 2018-02-27T20:44:28+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Categories: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , |

Do you ever hear someone describe a drink or recipe you haven’t tried before, and simultaneously think “get in my belly now” and “how on earth will that taste?” When Elizabeth proposed this recipe, the "Sweet, and Yet..." created by our friend Stephanie over at Rosebud Coffee, (who our sister company Ampersand Dinner partnered with earlier this month for a Valentine’s day event), I had that very reaction. I enjoy the taste of cardamom, and I enjoy the taste of [...]

Dairy-Free Coconut Panna Cotta

By | 2018-02-13T21:45:19+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , |

  Does anyone else ever need just a bite of something sweet -- but not too sweet? That is me almost all the time. I like dessert, but I’m generally more into savory foods, so I prefer my sweets to be a little more subtle. This is why I like panna cotta so much: it’s sweet, versatile, and can be customized with any number of toppings. This particular recipe for panna cotta is a gem. It’s dairy free and made [...]

Understanding Gluten-Free Baked Goods + The Best GF Cookie Recipe!

By | 2018-02-24T20:33:53+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Food Education, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Gluten is found in so many baked goods. This is a quick reminder of what has gluten and what does not.

Changing My Eating Habits and Carrot-Zucchini Breakfast Cookies

By | 2017-10-28T19:20:34+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Categories: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Mary Lee Community, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free|

I tried something new last fall. I actually started reading the ingredients on food labels. It wasn’t that I didn’t care to eat healthy before. Call it lazy ignorance? It just seemed like such a big task to pay so much attention to the ingredients in every single thing I bought. But then, after a few recommendations from friends and family, I started an eating program. You may have heard of the Whole 30. It required me to look at [...]

Pomegranate Autumn Mocktail

By | 2017-10-24T20:09:48+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Categories: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Do you ever get bored, drinking the same old beverages? I do. In my daily life I drink the same rotation of water, coffee, and tea. A cocktail or glass of wine will occasionally make an appearance, but I largely stick to routine, which is boring and mostly my fault, I’ll admit it.. The force of habit keeps me in my rut, and I forget my ability to think creatively about my options. Thankfully, the currently changing season brings a [...]