Health, Hedonism & All the Delicious Things In Between
Category Archives: Gluten-Free Is Me
Earlier this week, I opened up about why I hope cupid will lay off the steak this year and bring me some pink-themed Omega-3 fatty acids on my plate instead. But when it comes to the sweet stuff, my idea of romance is still dark chocolate. And for this healthy hedonist, that means vegan truffles with matcha green tea.
I tried my hand at these 5-ingredient chocolate balls a few weeks ago, not knowing that they would be consumed in a cozy fit of gluttony usually reserved for Valentine’s Day. When I make large quantities of rich treats, even if they contain “super foods,” I try to get them out of the house as quickly as possible.… Continue Reading
It’s no secret that my biggest guilty pleasure (of many guilty pleasures) is a parchment paper cone of crispy French fries. I talk about it so often that several of you have actually asked whether my twitter profile occupation “competitive French fry eater” is actually legit. Bless your hearts!
Though a girl can dream, my French fry eating has yet to win me any professional accolades. Mainly, it wins me disgruntled dinner mates who are less than pleased when the “share” plate of fries somehow goes missing halfway through their entrees.… Continue Reading
I feel like a gluten-free fraud for saying this, but since it’s the New Year, I should probably come clean: I’ve never made my own GF bread before. I had some mild pangs of guilt about this fact in Brazil. Every morning as I stuffed my face with pão de queijo, I thought to myself, I wonder if this is hard to make?
It hasn’t reached full resolution status, but tackling some gluten-free bread recipes in 2016 is definitely on my list, including recreating those magical Brazilian cheese rolls. (My mouth literally started salivating as I wrote that). In the meantime, though, I feel very fortunate to have some excellent advice to share with you from my friend Alexandra Stafford who, in addition to being an all-around food and photography mega talent, is my bread baking sensei.… Continue Reading
Friends, HAPPY 2016!
I know we’re almost two weeks into reinvention season and I have yet to bring you my definitive recap of The Wellness Project. Forgive me! I’d love to tell you that I’m working on it. But if I’m being honest, mama needs a vacation.
All of the medium-rare steaks, French macaroons and hours on my butt I gave up in the process of making over my life last year paled in comparison to the juggernaut of book writing. The weight of the project cranked me into a whole new gear of anxiety and self-loathing. It nearly broke my spirit at the end, right when I was technically supposed to be tackling the “spirit” portion of my wellness to-do list.… Continue Reading
It’s sad to be the lone gluttard at a cookie swap. Not only will you be forced to lick the cream out of the center of a homemade non-gluten-free Oreo, for lack of any other option. But it’s also quite possible that no one will want your sad contribution. In other words, you may just be swapping cookies with yourself.
That was my fear, anyway. And in order to not make it a reality, it was my mission to track down the best gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe in all the land.… Continue Reading
Grating potatoes—or anything for that matter—might be one of my least favorite kitchen tasks. I usually manage to stay pretty clear of my chef’s knife blade. But when muscling a slippery vegetable through sharp holes of death, all bets are off.
I’m pretty sure that having scabby knuckles by the end of the Hanukkah season is an important cultural part of being Jewish. It just gives the old Yentas in the kitchen another reason to make their offspring feel guilty about not having a fifth serving.… Continue Reading
When I was preparing for Charlie to move into my small studio apartment over the summer, I had to do some serious dehoarding. I knew the closets would be the hardest emotional battle of me versus the Good Will bag (because I definitely am going to wear my sweet 16 dress again one day). But what I didn’t prepare for was having to look at my cookbook collection with fresh eyes, a steel heart, and a pair of metaphorical pruning shears.
I’m lucky to be at a place in my career when I get a lot of book swag sent my way.… Continue Reading
I keep meaning to share these videos with you, but laziness and extreme discomfort at having to watch myself on camera has created a vortex of inertia. In an effort to get over it, every Friday this summer I’m going to bring you another video from my Healthination archives. Last week, it was the first episode of my guide to healthy summer grilling. … Continue Reading