I’m one of those unfortunate folks who made the decision to stop eating gluten before I was tested for Celiac disease. This is unfortunate because I exhibited some of the classic symptoms of the disease for a long time without realizing what they related to. Knowing what I know now I would advise anyone with […]

It’s been a long few months, thus the lack of recipe sharing. I have learned a few things in this time that have been helpful in working towards balancing my body, as well as a few things that haven’t been. I still have days that baffle me, where I diligently analyze every possible trigger and […]

Since I’ve started using healthier and higher quality baking ingredients I sometimes feel selfish spending what I need to to keep a stocked pantry. I bake several times a week so as soon as I see my supply dwindle I get that familiar twinge of baker’s regret. In fact, some of my best recipes come […]

Pssst! I’m seriously in love with coconut sugar. While I used to get all starry eyed taking a whiff of brown sugar, I now only have eyes for the rich delicious smell of the inside of my coconut sugar bag. Coconut sugar has a unique taste that is both savory and sweet and works well […]

Baking isn’t always easy, it can be messy, and when you have a lot to do the clean up alone can seem like an insurmountable task. That’s why for me I find the best time to bake is when I’m already in the kitchen cooking a meal. The extra clean up isn’t as daunting and […]

Chocolate cake is one of the most easily adapted recipes. It’s pretty no fuss, which makes the addition of gluten free flour or omission of eggs and dairy pretty easy to interchange from a regular recipe with little trial and error. One of my favorite non vegan/gluten free recipes to bake is the Hershey’s “Perfectly […]

Easter, not unlike all holidays, has become the unleashing of the treats. My older daughter was never much of a sweets kid or much of an experimental eater for that matter so she was easy. She was all mac n’ cheese and chicken tenders and that was about as exciting as it got. Ellie on […]

I recently found an amazing nutritionist. Since she also suffers from food allergies and intolerances she has been so helpful in teaching me things I couldn’t learn myself (as an avid reader, this is a huuuge plus). More on this later but the process of seeing her has also meant trying out some new things […]

So it goes. The past 5 or so years of life have been very enlightening for me. Tragedy and heartache can do that, illness can do that, the amazing and effervescent gift of life and love can do that, life it seems…does that. I comprehend a lot of things now that I wasn’t able to […]

I’ve never been a huge Irish potato fan. While I have always ‘so desired’ the delicious coconut-y insides, the cinnamon coating always felt off-putting to me. Like a punishment and indulgence packed into one bite. Yet each year I find myself with the overwhelming desire to make them, like them, and somehow improve on them. […]