Thanksgiving Reflections + Gluten Free Pumpkin Granola

By | 2017-03-10T11:59:18+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Thanksgiving is a difficult holiday for me. I love the gatherings of friends and loved ones, but I am not always full of thanks, especially these past few years. My husband and I have had a really rough time trying to figure out our careers, our faith, where to live, family life, and a lot more stuff--which can be pretty common to all of us! The hardest part is that I am not with my family for the holiday. Ever [...]

November Thoughts + Quinoa Zucchini Lasagna

By | 2016-11-22T10:03:17+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , |

It’s almost Thanksgiving and with a difficult past few weeks, I’ve needed to pull my family and friends close. We’ve needed more support, more connections, and more shared meals. I feel so grateful for the wonderful people in my life and the network that keeps us going. Being the food-based holiday that it is, Thanksgiving provides a unique opportunity for coming together with folks you might see every day, and folks you only see a few times a year. I [...]

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

By | 2017-04-15T09:50:02+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Categories: Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , |

Especially during the fall months when everything is pumpkin flavored, we begin to crave pumpkin treats and baked goods. Do you get that craving too? Whether or not you do, we wanted to share a recipe that has become a household staple for the both of us. Here is our favorite go-to gluten free pumpkin bread recipe; let us know in the comments if you have any modifications or adaptations you really love!   5.0 from 1 reviews GF Pumpkin [...]

Craving Fall + Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

By | 2016-11-01T08:35:12+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Recipes|Tags: , , |

As a kid growing up in New England, October always meant colorful leaves, apple picking, pumpkins, and big sweatshirts. It was part of every year’s pre-Halloween tradition to go to an orchard and pick as many apples as I could one weekend, followed by a pumpkin selection outing the next weekend. The days got shorter and cooler, and there were always more leaves to be raked into piles. For the past nine years, I’ve lived in Los Angeles and, while [...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

By | 2017-05-03T12:57:38+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Categories: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

You may have read our educational posts about setting up a gluten-free pantry -- which will help you have the ingredients on hand for these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins that avoid many of the common food allergies! In general, as we have said in other posts,   one of the hardest parts about beginning to eat in a new way is changing your entire lifestyle and relationship with food. One of the things we know people miss most? Baked goods. What could be [...]

GF Foods Taste Different, but That’s Not Bad + GF Lemon Tea Cake

By | 2016-05-06T17:20:11+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you remember Dr. Seuss’s “Green Eggs and Ham” ? I had this rhyming story of two people discussing when to eat green eggs and ham first read to me by my kindergarten teacher, Ms. Lacy. Afterward, we shared green eggs and ham (which consisted of scrambled eggs dyed green, with pieces of ham mixed in.) I remember thinking it was the most disgusting thing, and didn’t want to eat it, even though I loved scrambled eggs and ham--when they [...]

San Francisco, Montreal + Megan Makes Cookies

By | 2016-04-19T13:07:39+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Gluten Free, Recipes, Soy Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My sister, Caitlin, and I spent last week climbing and eating our way through the hills of San Francisco. (Full disclosure: neither of us must contend with any food intolerances, so we did not have to do any prerequisite planning around that). However, one of the perks of living in or traveling to a larger city, of course, is the increased availability of delicious food that does fit into a modified diet. Many of the menus from restaurants where we [...]

Spring + Strawberry Lemon Crumb Bars

By | 2016-03-09T16:10:10+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s here! What seems like a fleeting moment in the course of a year is finally upon us and will fade as quickly as it appeared. Now, I am generally a fan of fall, with its cooling weather, falling leaves, and delicious hot drinks to warm us. However, these next few weeks are by far some of my favorite in Southern California. That’s right, the ultimate sign that spring is arriving–the sweet, intoxicating aroma of blooming orange blossoms. If you [...]

Local Eating and Lemon Bars

By | 2016-03-07T18:25:48+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A few years ago, around this time, I made a decision. You could probably call it a self-challenge. I committed to only eating and drinking at local food businesses. That is, if a business had locations outside of Los Angeles County (or perhaps Orange County) I decided not to eat there for a year. So I was determined to frequent only local coffee shops, coffee roasters, fast food, bars, and restaurants. I like giving myself challenges like this. Maybe some [...]

Gluten and Corn Free Zucchini Bread

By | 2015-01-13T21:03:19+00:00 July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Baking, for me, is a chemistry experience. It takes me back to Joe Gant’s 10th grade Chemistry class where we were instructed to add certain items to other items and memorize the Periodic Table of Elements.   I didn’t love chemistry, but I was good at it. I think it has something to do with the fact that my father, a chemical and petroleum engineer gifted me a chemistry set for one of my birthday’s growing up. I am good at [...]