As a borderline millennial, I grew up in the Starbucks generation.This was before there was one on every block in the world. And, therefore, when one opened on my actual block in middle school, it was cool beyond belief. My friends used to ... Continue Reading about Caffeine-Free Spiced Chai Tea Lattes with Maca and Cashew Cream
‘Tis the season for cookie swaps and traded treats. Which is why last week’s mini vice detox was that much more of a struggle. And why I have a love hate relationship with these gluten-free blondies, whose recipe I developed while not being able to ... Continue Reading about Gluten-Free Pumpkin White Bean Blondies
This paleo vegan zucchini bread recipe is brought to you by my friends at Bob’s Red Mill. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this site (and my gluten-free breakfast loaves) possible! For more delicious healthy recipes, coupons and stores ... Continue Reading about Paleo Vegan Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chunks
This strawberry smoothie bowl recipe was created in partnership with my friends at Pacific Foods. Thanks as always for supporting the brands that make all my breakfasts champion-like! For more recipe ideas, check out their Non-Dairy Made Easy ... Continue Reading about Strawberries and Cream Smoothie Bowls with Grain-Free Brazil Nut-Hemp Crunch
What. A. Week.After having clogged your feeds with book hype these last few months, I expected Tuesday's launch of The Wellness Project to be anti-climactic for everyone but me.I totally underestimated the amount of love and number of ... Continue Reading about Sesame Avocado Toasts with Jammy Eggs + a BIG Book Wolf Gourmet Giveaway
Ever since I had the pleasure/misfortune of catering the Canal House Cooks Every Day book party, I’ve suffered dough PTSD.There were many sources of stress. First, I was cooking for a rarefied gaggle of high profile New York City food peeps. ... Continue Reading about The Best Homemade Gluten-Free Bread (+ Giveaway!)
I reach a point every March when the gray skies really start to get me down.It’s usually a few weeks after there’s been a sudden Spring revival. The Uggs get swapped for sockless suede slippers. I exit the house without a single item of ... Continue Reading about Sunny Mango Immunity Smoothie Bowl with Goji Granola
Hello world! What do you think of my virtual facelift? Is my neck shockingly taut? My crow’s feet like that of a lithe 23-year-old? Do I qualify for the new Bravo series, The Real Housewives of Dumbo??Seriously, I’m so excited about today’s ... Continue Reading about Toasted Coconut-Almond Crunch Chia Pudding with Maca + The FMP Facelift!
When I quit my day job to pursue a career in food, it was the climax of the recession. Leeman brothers had just collapsed. My friends were getting laid off left and right. And even my parents, who as freelancers had never received a consistent ... Continue Reading about No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars
These days, “gluten-free” is one of the slyest healthy eating loopholes around.Luckily, I’ve never deluded myself into thinking that a loaf of gluten-free bread is that much healthier than regular bread. But as I discovered during my wellness ... Continue Reading about Gluten-Free Dutch Baby with Vanilla and Pear
Every culture has their spin on a baked egg recipe smothered in tomato sauce. The simplest one, as often is the case, comes from the Italians. It involves the usual suspects: garlic, upon garlic—frizzled in hot oil until golden brown—and a dangerous ... Continue Reading about Masala-Style Baked Eggs in Purgatory
In keeping with the tradition of the last few weeks, I'm bringing you a quick Brazilian treat to light up your Fri-yay and get you excited for tonight's Olympic kick-off.Somehow all the mayhem in the media around this summer's games has only ... Continue Reading about Acai Bowls with Coconut-Cashew Granola + More Brazilian Recipes to Get You Through the Summer Games
There’s been a lot of talk and no action regarding these gluten-free Brazilian cheese breads. I know I’ve been promising a pao de queijo recipe since January, when I returned from the land of these magical cheese puffs. And you may think I’ve just ... Continue Reading about Pao de Queijo a.k.a. Gluten-Free Brazilian Cheese Bread Heaven
I often muse about the distinct, wholly cringe-worthy sensation of looking back over your old work. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, from one of my favorite crush-worthy nerds, Ira Glass:“For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s ... Continue Reading about Green Shakshuka with Chard, Zucchini and Peas
Ever since ExpoWest, when you couldn’t turn a corner without running into a new turmeric product, I’ve been dying to try my hand at a golden milk recipe.This vibrant, frothy concoction is deeply rooted in Ayurvedic medicine for its ... Continue Reading about Golden Milk Oatmeal with Pepita Brittle
My mother was the OG of crunchy health food. Before a little supermarket chain out of Austin made niche ingredients like millet mainstream, she was feeding me bowls of it in place of Easy Mac. Like all good daughters, I spent most of my childhood ... Continue Reading about Maple-Pecan Gluten-Free Banana Bread + The #SpringPantryPurge!
My sweet tooth wasn’t fully eradicated by the vice detox during the dark, sugar-free days of 2015.Yes, I’ve been better about not picking up half a dozen over-priced French macaroons on my way home from the dentist. Which thanks to my contrary ... Continue Reading about Vegan Black Sesame Milkshakes
I’ve been recently shedding my self-perpetuated reputation as a non-baker. In fact, there were a few gluten-free experiments in the last few weeks that deserved some serious air fist-pumps of accomplishment—one of the best being these healthy oatmeal ... Continue Reading about Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars (Gluten-Free)
The last few weeks have been marked by the impending excitement and doom of my inter-borough move. On the one hand, I wanted to cook my way through my whole pantry so I would have one less box to pack. But on the other—that is, the lazy, exhausted ... Continue Reading about Easy Mexican Breakfast Pizzas with Avocado (Gluten-Free)
I first came into contact with this tropical pineapple smoothie in Nicaragua, which, given the strong beach and jungle vibes, is not the craziest place in the world to find a tropical drink in your hand.If you follow me on Instagram, you may ... Continue Reading about Tropical Ginger-Pineapple Smoothies + #MaderasLife in Nicaragua!
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 like this brand, or this one). I had some mild pangs of guilt about this fact in Brazil. Every ... Continue Reading about Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Bread Recipes For Every Day of the Week (+ A Giveaway!)
I’ve made a lot of lifestyle changes on my weird little wellness odyssey. But there’s probably no area that’s been made over more thoroughly than my morning routine.This is a generous term for what I had been doing in the past. As a freelancer ... Continue Reading about Maple-Chia Overnight Oatmeal with Almond Butter
My $40 Farmer’s Market wellness challenge came at the perfect time this month. I’ve just set up shop in Sewanee, Tennessee at a writer’s colony for two weeks of intense focus on the book.Between the launch of the wellness project series on the ... Continue Reading about Mexican Sweet Potato Hash with Black Beans and Spinach
It’s New Year’s Eve! I can’t quite believe it!This means you’re about to experience the second most stressful day of the year to have fun (the first being your birthday, duh). I hope that you’ve made the wise choice to forgo the over-priced ... Continue Reading about Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes