About the Author
I'm still learning how to live and eat well despite a very restricted diet, which (due to my peanut allergy) also means a restricted life.
Food Foes*All recipes on this site are free of gluten (wheat, barley, rye, spelt), dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts, shellfish, tuna, beef, pork, tomatoes, apples, peaches, and strawberries. And quite a few other things, too.
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“This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!”
~ Julia Child, My Life in France
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
“...no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”
~Julia Child, My Life in France
"Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it."
"After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual 'food' out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps." ~Miss Piggy
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Category Archives: Desserts
Desserts have got to be one of the trickiest things, at least for me, to find yummy, naturally gluten-free recipes of. It doesn’t help that I’m also sugar-free and have a whole litany of food allergies. Makes desserts, well, challenging … Continue reading
Mr. M’s just celebrated his 28th rotation around the sun. Since our very first date to Seattle almost two years ago he’s been wanting to tour Seattle in the most culturally sophisticated way possible—The Duck. When Mr. M first pointed … Continue reading
I don’t really believe in “seasonal food.” Some foods are definitely fresher (and cheaper) if you buy them when they’re in season, but something like canned pumpkin doesn’t really matter. It’s just generally considered a fall/holiday food. But I love … Continue reading
My gluten-free oatmeal muffins were very loosely based on the basic muffin recipe in my Better Homes and Gardens® Cook Book. Even though I can’t eat most of the recipes without making alterations, it’s still one of my favorite cookbooks … Continue reading
I’d made gluten-free, egg-free, lactose-free brownies before (see the recipe) and they’d turned out well, but today I was in the mood for brownies that had a more brownie-like consistency. So I decided to try a completely different recipe. These … Continue reading
In honor of my sister’s seventeenth birthday, I attempted my first gluten-free cake. As many gluten-free people know, a birthday just isn’t quite the same without cake. I didn’t have much luck finding a classic chocolate cake recipe that was … Continue reading
Valentine’s Day may be over, but that’s no reason to put the chocolate away. Bring on the mousse! You can buy gluten-free, sugar-free mousse mixes in the store, but they’re kind of pricy and the ingredient list contains way too … Continue reading
Due to snow-related power outages, I hadn’t cooked anything new for a few days. During the storm, my family and I ended up eating the toppings for the pizza I’d planned to make, so I was out of ideas and … Continue reading