Easy (and Magical!) Lemon Curd

By | 2018-07-15T16:18:30+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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary from The Kitchen Expert

By | 2016-05-02T17:05:21+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Mary Lee Community, Recipes, Soy Free|Tags: , , , |

this recipe was shared with Mary Lee Community by Kitchen Expert If you are only ever going to really master a single recipe, let it be this one! Much everyone on the planet goes crazy for a nice roasted chicken with garlic and rosemary, but you’re going to be able to elevate things even further by changing out those big fat roasters most grocery stores try and pedal and instead give everyone that you’re having over for dinner their own [...]

Explore the World with Your Palate + Gluten Free Tabbouleh

By | 2016-04-15T18:44:14+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Culture has always been synonymous with food for me. Being from a large city with countless inhabitants whose people originate from far away places is as exciting as it is delicious. As a child, I loved to try new foods from different countries. It told me about what was important to that culture, which is usually family. It is also a great lesson in sustainability. A quick glance at any culture’s food teaches about what is local to the region [...]

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 [...]

Final Baking Adventures + Apple Crisps

By | 2018-02-07T21:37:36+00:00 July 27th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The final day at the bakery was slow, but I was grateful for that since the chopping I had done the previous day had really taken a toll on my arms. I worked with someone new who let me see how the French croissants were made, and I got to see what the pounds and pounds of chocolate I chopped was used for. The baker I worked with that night even commented on how surprised she was to see me [...]

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 [...]