Category Archives: Gluten-Free Is Me

2 Years of Feeding You & A Celebratory Gluten-Free Lemon Curd Tart

Lemon Curd Tart with Gluten-Free Almond Crust

Feed Me Phoebe turns two this week! (Insert dancing twin emoji).

These virtual homes grow up so fast… especially when mommy is running around town slinging salmon burgers and trying to preach the gospel of peanut sauce without seeming like a crazy person.

I have so many ideas of where I want to go with this site and the ways I want to feed you. And I promise that none of them will be as terrible or tantrum-laden as life was the last time I turned two. Though I suppose, even on good only child behavior, the subtext will be the same.… Continue Reading

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Gluten-Free Is Me: Thai Peanut Chia Pudding

Thai Peanut Chia Pudding

As part of the aftermath of our Alive Tribe retreat, I’m doing a 100 Day Project. The idea is that everyone does one action or furthers some intention everyday for 100 days and records their progress in some form, the most popular of which has been instagram. I’ve been trying to find a morning routine that works for me, and as part of that pursuit, I decided to make my project to spend 10 percent of every day on myself.

My acupuncturist Heidi has urged me to carve out this time. We spend so much of the day leasing out mental space to other people’s problems.… Continue Reading

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Gluten-Free Is Me: Salted Caramel Budino with Whipped Cream

Salted Caramel Budino with Whipped Cream

Being the inexperienced baker that I am, I’m always on the lookout for desserts that are naturally gluten-free. I’ve been dying to try out some sort of pudding or panna cotta for this site. And when it came time to design some sweets for your sweeties, the former just spoke to me.

I don’t really have a story behind this recipe, so I’m going to take this rare opportunity to actually get into the nitty gritty of the dish.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve curdled eggs in an attempt to temper them. So the fact that I successfully thickened this salted caramel budino on the first try should come as an extreme bode of confidence for all of you wary dessert makers.… Continue Reading

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Gluten-Free Is Me: Healthy Sesame Chicken with Broccoli

Healthy Sesame Chicken

In case you hadn’t noticed, this week I’ve been on a Chinese takeout tear in honor of the New Year. I have a bit of an obsession with ponies, so I was particularly excited about the year of the galloping horse being upon us. To celebrate, I thought I’d take on another classic from my old Grand Szechuan days.

Sesame chicken is one of the more egregiously unhealthy options on the Chinese menu. And it’s more addictive than crack. The combination of deep fried chicken coated with a sauce that is 75 percent sugar, basically gives your saliva glands a pleasure-induced panic attack.… Continue Reading

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Gluten-Free is Me: Jalapeno-Scallion Mac ‘n Cheese

Jalapeno-Scallion Mac 'n Cheese

It’s so rare that I menu plan anymore when having friends over for dinner. Usually, the problem solving and creativity comes by way of figuring out how to make serving 10 types of fried rice not seem weird, or how to turn a three day old taco topping into a meal that doesn’t feel like leftovers. So just like last year’s celebration, I used New Year’s Eve as an excuse to go all out for my friends and actually have a dinner buffet that made some sort of sense.

Charlie and I had a brainstorming session to make sure we covered all the elements of a classic Southern New Year’s meal.… Continue Reading

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Gluten-Free is Me: Martha’s Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

I got back from South Carolina last night, where I was visiting my boyfriend’s family on their farm. After a weekend of gluten-free fried chicken and stompin’ round the swamp, it’s hard to stop tawkin with ma fake drawl. Ya know, awl Southern-like…? Jest kiddin.

The second Thanksgiving is over, it seems like everyone on the web starts hemorrhaging Christmas cookies. Because let’s be real, who didn’t start getting holiday party save the dates in October?

Looking at my calendar every December is enough to give me a panic attack. But this year I’m trying to take a little break from catering and actually enjoy some of the fun off the clock.… Continue Reading

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