Recipe: Lemon Basil Raspberry Sorbet

lemon basil raspberry sorbet

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. 

Recipe: Creamy Split Pea Soup

creamy split pea soup

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. 

In the Kitchen: My Must-Have Kitchen Tools

must-have kitchen tools

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

Grocery Shopping: Embrace the Internet

shipping box

I buy nearly 50 percent of my pantry items from online stores because the products/ brands are either not available where I live or are less expensive online. If you spend time searching, and know where to look, you can find a lot of great gluten-free and vegan goodies that are not carried in grocery stores near you.

Product Review: PureLiving Sprouted Flour

LivOrganic flour

When picking gluten-free flours, you have to be very careful in picking one that is not produced in the same facility as flours with gluten. These pure bean, lentil, corn and grain flours are all made in dedicated gluten-free facility and tested to be free of less than 20 ppm of gluten.

Product Review: The Republic of Tea’s Tea

cup of cinnamon orange tea

Most tea is gluten free. But not all teas are certified gluten-free, and most of The Republic of Tea’s teas are. Most are also organic and delicious.

Recipe: Orange, Cinnamon and Anise Muffins

orange cinnamon anise muffins

I like to play with my muffin flavors using canned pumpkin, my favorite egg/ oil replacement. This is my latest rendition. It utilizes one of my favorite flavoring methods- tea.