Recipes

Post image for Gluten-free pasta-making class — photos & review

Now that gluten-free goodies are a booming multi-billion dollar industry, it’s no longer hard to find decent, wheat-free boxes of pasta at the supermarket. Even more exciting — it’s also possible to easily buy ingredients to make fresh, gluten-free pasta from scratch. Delizioso! My daughter Gabi and I recently had a great time exploring this […]

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Post image for 4 reasons to avoid sugar

If you’re not interested in dealing with the issue of sugar addiction, the new August issue of of National Geographic might change your mind. The cover story on the evils of sugar uses gorgeous photos, historical facts and trending data to show why we’re in big trouble. Refined sugar is amazingly delicious but offers absolutely […]

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Post image for My favorite kitchen appliance

I loved baked goodies but for the longest time was too lazy, busy and cheap to make anything in my own oven. Too much of an effort! But then I found a terrific little countertop solution that changed my life. The Breville Compact Smart Oven is a toaster oven that makes it super-easy to bake […]

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Post image for Simple dietary solutions for skin allergies

For whatever reason, I’ve suddenly been running into people who want to know how both my daughter and I cleared up our skin problems by simply watching what we eat. This is actually a good time to revisit the issue because back-to-school week has many parents worrying about packing healthy kids’ snacks and lunches — […]

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Post image for Best-ever easy recipe for vegan mac & cheese

Take heart, you sad gluten-free-dairy-free slobs. It’s now possible to enjoy mac & cheese. Start by throwing away the soy cheese and rice cheese, which are udderly pointless (haha!).  Instead, get Daiya, a vegan alternative that finally melts and stretches in a convincing way. Daiya is made from tapioca and arrowroot flours. The addition of […]

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Post image for Recipe for gluten-free apple raisin squares

With the right gluten-free recipe, you can have your cake and eat it too. That’s how I felt when I threw together these fast and simple apple raisin squares. It’s a relief to be wheat-free in a delicious way. And since they contain quinoa, eggs and almond flour, they also offer a decent protein hit. […]

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