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: Gluten-Free
I’ve shared this recipe before, but I had to post it on The Crunchy Cook again when I realized yesterday that it’s one of the few recipes previously posted on my blog that I can still eat. I can eat … Continue reading
As I mentioned yesterday, my future in-laws took Mr. Munger, my mom, my sister, and I all on a Disney Cruise in September. And it was amazing because I was actually able to eat. Not to mention, it was also … Continue reading
“Wouldn’t it be bad if I found out I was allergic to more foods?” My sister, Shannon, shot me back a worried look that said, “Don’t even joke about that!” With my already nearly epic allergen list (peanuts, mushrooms, coconut, … Continue reading
While my neighbors take advantage of a cooler summer day by having a garage sale and the kids ride bikes in the afternoon sun, the ice cream man is serenading the local residents with tinny versions of “Silent Night” and … Continue reading
My community college’s radio program just had their end of the year banquet and award ceremony for all of the radio students from the last school year and, to my surprise, I actually won a certificate of achievement for “excellence … 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
Due to blood sugar issues, I find that if I eat too many pancakes all at once it makes me feel sort of off because I’m not getting enough protein. So I recently bought my very first bag of almond … 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
One of the low points commonly reached by newly gluten-free folks is the oh-my-gosh-I’ll-never-eat-pizza-again phase. Of course, this isn’t true because there are several good pizza options and some restaurants now even serve gluten-free pizzas. But when you’re new, all … Continue reading