Recipe: Pumpkin Pie and Banana Custard

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I was making frozen pumpkin and banana sandwiches for my dog, and decided I wanted to make myself something cold and delicious to enjoy on this 90 degree plus summer day. This custard, like the treats I made for Rynoa, is extremely simple to make yet full of flavor. Read More

Dog Recipe: Frozen Pumpkin and Banana Sandwiches

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My dog loves banana chips and pumpkin bars, and this super easy frozen treat is combination of both those flavors. Read More

Recipe and Product Review: My spin on Cook Simple’s Tibetan Dal

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There aren’t many mass market brands that carry complete meals that are certified gluten free and vegan, but Cook Simple comes pretty close. They offer several meal starters that only require a diced canned of tomatoes and a little oil, such as the tibetan dal, which makes whipping up a satisfying dinner really easy.

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Dining Out Tip: Research, Research, Research

iconBefore I eat at any new restaurant, I do my homework. That means researching the menu, reviews, photos and, most importantly, calling the restaurant to ensure that they can safely prepare a gluten-free and vegan meal.  Read More

Recipe: Lemon Basil Raspberry Sorbet

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I don’t like desserts that are too sweet, and what I love about this sorbet recipe is that it’s more sour than sweet. It’s the perfect way to toast the end to a hot and humid summer day.  Read More

Recipe: Creamy Split Pea Soup

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Split pea soup could be my favorite soup. Prior to my celiac diagnosis, I frequently cracked open a can of Amy’s split pea soup for as part of a quick dinner after class. So, when I found out I couldn’t eat it any more (Amy’s does not have a dedicated gluten-free production facility), it became one of the things I missed and craved the most. That was until I discovered this recipe.  Read More

In the Kitchen: My Must-Have Kitchen Tools

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I try to use as few pots, pans, knives, and the like when I cook to limit the amount of time I spend on clean-up afterwards. But there are a few kitchen tools that I cannot live without.  Read More

Restaurant Review: P.F. Chang’s

buddha's feast at pf changsP.F. Chang’s has won a lot of praise for their gluten-free menu, and on the whole, that recognition is well-deserved. Read More

Travel Destination: Disney World!

chana tikkaDisney World is one of the best places to travel to if you have food allergies, intolerances or restrictions. With millions and millions of visitors each year, they’ve definitely released that they need to be able to feed all those people… even the ones who require special dietary requests.  Read More

Travel tip: Claim liquids and foods as medicine

luggageI’ve had many friends heartbroken that they could not bring peanut butter or hummus through TSA airport security checkpoints. But guess what? If you have celiac disease, or another severe food allergy or intolerance, you can claim both as medicine and can bring them through. Read More