Tag Archives: Gluten-free

A Healthy Spring Breakfast

Chard_breakfastAfter my 30-day Whole9 challenge ended in February, I took what I learned from the challenge and adapted my regular diet to include some elements of a paleo-type diet. I reintroduced dairy because I felt like I needed the calcium, for example, and added back chocolate, well, because I love hot chocolate. Continue reading


Gluten-free Brownies

I like to read the labels on the foods I try. That way I can go home and try to replicate or improve on things I have purchased or sampled.

When I was in L.A. for the Surf City marathon, I had a gluten-free chocolate-coconut bar that I wanted to try making at home. Continue reading

Soup Season

Spring is here–supposedly. Here on the West Coast (or shall we call it the COLD coast)–it still feels like soup weather, so I decided to share a recipe for another Irish-inspired dish. Continue reading

Cake – Delicious and Gluten-free

I have mentioned this recipe to several celiac friends of mine. My mom found the original version in the Bon Appétit cookbook Taste of the World published in 1996—and I found a link to the recipe from a 1995 edition of Bon Appétit.

My mother enjoys trying new recipes, and this certainly was a winner. The original recipe calls for grated lemon peel, but I like to make it with orange zest. Most recently, I made this cake to finish off a Moroccan-themed dinner party. If you’re staying in for dinner instead of going out this evening, this is easy to make and makes a nice, light dessert, which also happens to be gluten-free. Continue reading

Easy Appetizer: Mango Salsa


A client recently requested that I make my spring rolls for a party, but the event had been moved up a day, so I did not have enough time to make them. Instead, I created this salsa recipe and served it on endive petals. Continue reading