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.
Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.
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.
“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
- Autumn Favorites
- Cakes & Cupcakes
- Cooking Confessions
- Favorite Restaurants
- Food Allergies
- Food Allergies & College
- Freezer Cooking
- Frequently Asked Questions
- General Life
- General Updates
- Gluten-Free 101
- Gluten-Free Birthdays
- Gluten-Free Dining
- Gluten-Free Finds
- Gluten-Free in the Kitchen
- Guest Posts
- Hidden Gluten
- Living Allergy-Free
- Living Gluten-Free
- Low Carb
- Low Carb Desserts
- Low Carb Dinner
- Naturally Gluten-Free
- Naturally Gluten-Free Desserts
- Naturally Gluten-Free Dinner
- Personal Favorites
- Side Dishes
- Tips for Eating Out
- Traveling with Allergies
- Vegetarian Dinner
- What Are Food Allergies?
- What is Anaphylaxis?
- What is Gluten?
- Where to Start
- 19,375 hits
Tag Archives: cooking
The office of Disability Support Services (DSS) at the University of Washington extension campus in Tacoma considered my anaphylactic, airborne reaction to peanuts to be so serious that it was documented disability. I didn’t have to eat or even touch … Continue reading
I realized only after the woman sitting next to me on the bus shot me a funny look that I must have seemed like quite the foodie as I read my new Moroccan cookbook on the way home from work, marking … Continue reading
Break started off at such a brisk pace I’d expected it to be full (maybe too full) with get-togethers, holiday-related outings, and attempting new recipes. Well, that’s what I’d thought it’d be like. But then everyone came down with the … Continue reading
Mr. Munger is now the proud owner of a BA. He’s been out of the area for the past two years, so I haven’t even begun to fully adjust to the idea that he won’t have to head back up … Continue reading
Having a life-threatening, airborne allergy is scary because at any moment life can go from a quiet business as usual speed to crisis mode in a matter of seconds. That’s what happened today at school. My peanut allergy is bad. … Continue reading
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
“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
Whenever I tell anyone that I’m gluten-free the first thing they usually do is list off all of their favorite bready foods—breadsticks, sourdough, donuts, fried chicken, waffles—and lament my inability to eat them. They imagine my regular diet being completely … Continue reading
Deborah Taylor-Hough, author of Frozen Assets: Cook for a Day, Eat for a Month, says on her blog: “Never—I repeat, ‘Never!’—poke your cooking burger patties with a fork or other pointy object. It’s a guaranteed trip to Hockey Puck Hamburger … Continue reading