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Coconut Mango Popsicles

  Who doesn’t love Popsicles on a hot day? These are my 3 year old’s favorite treat right now. I started making these when I was working with kids at a summer camp. Then I got a Norpro Ice Pop Maker and now I make a batch at home every week. Sometimes I make my […]

Chocolate-Coconut-Cream Cheese Layer Cake

  If you all were wondering why you haven’t heard from me in a while, my daughter just turned two this week. Enough said, right? Well we had a big party last weekend and the highlight was this awesome chocolate-coconut-cream cheese layer cake, which I made in the shape of a monkey because monkeys are […]

Homemade Raw Sauerkraut

  Hello dear readers, Well another season is blazing by – Halloween has come and gone and Thanksgiving is upon us in less than two weeks. This morning I ordered my gluten-free pie crust from Bacano Bakery and perused the beautiful sugar-pie pumpkins at the farmers’ market. The weather is finally chilling in California and […]

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

  My mother asked me if I could adapt her zucchini bread recipe to be gluten-free so she could make some for my niece, who recently found out she has a gluten intolerance. (Zucchini bread is a big thing in Minnesota, where my mother lives.) I kind of came up with a hybrid of her recipe and […]

Gluten-free Quinoa Carrot Cake

  I was never much into carrot cake before having a child. Now, it seems like the perfect birthday cake or occasional dessert that is so healthy and nutritious, with its high fiber and vegetable content and very low sugar. Since my daughter’s birthday in April, I’ve made it three times, each time making improvements […]

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Updated 5-19-2013 Happy spring everyone! This month my daughter turns one, and so far there has been a whirlwind of potlucks, picnics and celebrations, beginning with Easter last weekend. I discovered the perfect barbecue dish for such occasions – pulled pork, slow-cooked in the crock pot. It just cooks all day long and literally falls apart […]

What Really Causes Celiac Disease?

Hello readers, Just wanted to share another great piece from the Sunday NY Times about gluten (they are giving it a fair share of attention lately!). This one is a theory about what really causes celiac disease, based on a study comparing celiac rates among Finnish and Russian populations (who have similar genetics and consume […]

Gluten-Free in the NY Times

Hello readers, Just wanted to pass on this excellent article in the New York Times’ Science section this week about going gluten-free. Finally there is some attention on those of us who don’t officially have celiac but simply have gluten intolerance. Hopefully doctors and scientists are coming to recognize the health benefits those of us […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you all are enjoying some pre-Thanksgiving baking time! Thanks to Bacano Bakery, this year I’m making my maple-pecan pie with a pre-made gluten-free crust. Tomorrow we are off to a friend’s house and I’m bringing my cranberry-wild rice salad (minus the buckwheat this time). The wild rice is cooking in my new stainless-steel rice cooker as […]

Gluten-Free Grains In The Rice Cooker

Until now I have been wary of using a rice cooker, because of the toxic chemicals in the non-stick coating. However, last week I bought a new rice cooker with a stainless steel bowl and it is changing my cooking world.  Not only does it cook perfect brown rice, but I’ve discovered it can cook all kinds […]