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As I mentioned last week when I introduced the concept of my new Google Hangout series, #WellnessWednesday, I am pretty terrible at making room in my life for “official” exercise. Sure, I’m not the laziest person on earth like Hannah Horvath (though sometimes I too use my chest as a tray). But getting my tukus to the gym is something I’ve struggle with since leaving my day job, when my days had more structure and the boredom necessitated some serious stair master action to maintain sanity.
This week my hangout is going to be focused on everyday fitness and nutrition. I have the latter down, but I know others’ are still looking for convenient ways to get necessary vitamins.… Continue Reading
A few months ago, I wrote this piece on why I love to cook. I realize now that it was one of the first times on the site that I talked about having an autoimmune disease. This is strange, because I’m usually an open book, as much so here as anywhere. So I don’t know why I felt it was TMI to clue you in on this part of my culinary journey, which is the reason why I’m gluten-free in the first place.
So here’s a little background…
I was diagnosed with a gluten-allergy almost three years ago, precisely one week before my cookbook came out.… Continue Reading
Happy New Year!
I feel like I said this every day of December – but where the heck did the year go? I can’t believe it’s 2014.
When I think about it though, a lot of delicious things have happened. I cooked over 100 new recipes for this site, and 5 times as many people stopped by to check them out as last year – surpassing all my goals and expectations. I am so humbled by and grateful for your readership, and for making my wacky little food career possible.
It was interesting to look back and see which 10 recipes were the most popular in 2013.… Continue Reading
What’s Eating You? is an advice column where I answer all of your burning cooking questions. To get the ball rolling, I’ve asked some of my friends to send me theirs. If you’d like your kitchen dilemma solved, feed it to me here.
Keith is a devoted potato aficionado. It’s true what they say. It’s in the Irish blood. Nothing better complements potatoes than various forms of grilled, broiled and stewed meats and that’s where Keith’s cooking passion lies. A country boy trapped in a New Yorker’s body. He can’t wait to get back to his parent’s farm and cook feasts, instead of one-person meals.… Continue Reading
Happy April Fools Day everyone! I had high hopes of delivering you a Faux Pho recipe today in honor of trickery and puns. But my weekend got away from me. Instead, I wanted to talk about a subject that I’ve been long overdue in discussing: the gluten-free pantry.
When I was first diagnosed with my gluten allergy two years ago, I felt totally lost. My cabinets were jam packed with pasta and barley and flour. I was used to cooking naturally gluten-free – meaning, I used fresh vegetables and grains (like quinoa) that didn’t involve any tinkering. But the world of GF flours was a mystery to me.… Continue Reading