White Grapefruit Shrub

By | 2018-07-15T16:27:22+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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Emotional Connection to Pumpkin + Spiced Pumpkin Rum Martini

By | 2016-10-13T15:09:36+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I didn’t really know Fall as a season until I moved to Alabama for college. The enormous trees started to change from deep hunter greens to bright oranges, yellows and reds around the middle of September, and stayed that way until Thanksgiving. I hadn’t experienced anything like this while growing up in the dry desert of West Texas. The Pumpkin Spice Latte also made a grand appearance into my life the fall of my freshman year of college. I resisted [...]

New Cooking Challenges + Pumpkin Simple Syrup

By | 2016-10-03T10:56:04+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Condiments + Basics, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cooking is hard in my house lately. On doctor’s orders, we are doing two months of dietary restrictions, and it has thrown all of our eating habits into an uproar. Confession, I didn’t think it would be this hard. I mean, my husband was already intolerant of gluten, meaning that we have gluten free meals all of the time, essentially. Not to mention that I am part of a blog and business that deals with food allergies and making allergy-friendly [...]

Fresh-Squeezed Orange Juice

By | 2018-07-07T14:01:22+00:00 March 4th, 2014|Categories: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , |

Orange Juice is a staple in many American households, who like to have it with breakfast, or drink it if they feel like they’re about to come down with a cold, (since oranges contain a lot of Vitamin C). There area few simple facts I want to address when it comes to orange juice: orange juice has a lot of natural sugar! Many times, store-bought orange juice will have additives, and the FDA doesn't require companies to add them to [...]

Diet Cheats + Pink Lemonade Wine Spritzers

By | 2018-02-07T21:22:43+00:00 July 15th, 2013|Categories: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sometimes, I cheat on my diet and eat things I know my body will react to. I know it’s terrible and the world and I won't get along the next day, but sometimes (for example), I just need some soda. If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that I can't eat corn. This doesn’t  just mean the beautiful corn cobs people eat at BBQs, or bags of corn meal...being allergic to corn means that I [...]