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Why You Should Add Sorghum to Your Diet

  Would you like to know about the new food trend coming down the line?

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Go Gluten Free with our New Guide: Gluten-Free Gourmet

Going gluten-free is not a sentence to a life of boring and tasteless food. It is possible to give up wheat, barley and rye but not sacrifice flavor, texture or enjoyment of food!

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Pitch the Pie & Bake a Rhubarb Cake

It was Sunday afternoon a couple weeks ago, and I needed to bring a dessert to our friends’ house that evening for dinner. I had bought rhubarb at the fabulous 61st Street Farmers Market in Hyde Park ...

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My New Breakfast Delight

I have recently discovered Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. How in the world did I miss them all these years? I could have been wowing my friends and family with their delectability all this time.

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Monster Craving

I don’t consider myself to be a baker, but I can make a pretty mean cookie. One of my ‘go to’ recipes is actually gluten free. That doesn’t mean that it’s healthy, but it does mean I can share them ...

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Sweet Treats without the Guilt

I'm on my way to visit my family this weekend and am very excited to make some delicious desserts with my niece and nephew. It's also a bit of a pre-birthday celebration for my mom!

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A Moment for Sconuts

I recently made a shocking discovery. I was trying to come up with ideas of fun things to bake that weren’t the usual cookie or biscuit. I was feeling daring and wanted our customers to eat something ...

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Feast on Korean Food

My family and I recently experienced a true Korean feast made with love by friends. The company was delightful, their hospitality went above and beyond, and the food blew us away. I learned they had ...

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The Best Blackberry Cobbler

My husband’s parents recently moved to Mercer Island in the Seattle area. We visited for over a week around Christmas and enjoyed lots of good eating, especially seafood. But the thing I was most ...

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Easy, Gluten-Free, Chocolate Valentine's Dessert

With Valentine's Day one month away, we will soon switch food gears from homey comfort food to decadent and seductive dishes. I, for one, have had enough turkey and ham to last me until the spring ...

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How to Make Fresh Spring Rolls

Every time I make fresh spring rolls I think, “Why don’t I make these more often?” I love everything about a spring roll – the texture of the thin rice wrapper, the freshness and crunch of the ...

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The Power of Poutine

Now that the weather is colder, I have decided that I should be eating heavier (within reason of course, because I still have to go to the gym). One of the greatest dishes I have discovered is ...

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Have a Sweet Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, and when I am able to spend it with my family, I do most of the cooking. One of the dishes that my family always requests, and that our ...

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Gluten-Free in One Pot

This month, I think I’ll let my new favorite cookbook do the talking. It’s Gluten-Free Girl Every Day by Shauna James Ahern. I bought it last month at The Chopping Block and have enjoyed cooking (and ...

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And, I Would Do Anything for Meatloaf

Oh wait, you thought I meant the singer “Meatloaf?” No, not him. I mean the dish that is super delish! Now that the seasons are changing to a colder climate, I am eating heavier foods, much like the ...

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Cupcakes: Mini Cakes, Maximum Flavor

As much as my niece loves making cookies with me, sometimes she has a hankering for a cupcake. And why shouldn't she? Cupcakes are great! Almost any cake recipe can be turned into a cupcake, just ...

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Gluten Free Gal: Helpful Tools

If you recall, last month I went gluten free against my will. Much to my surprise, it has actually been a lot more fun to learn how to eat than I thought it would be. I have learned that it is not ...

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Gluten Free? It Happened to Me

I was recently diagnosed with a gluten intolerance. I started experiencing symptoms about a month and a half ago: my stomach hurt and felt very bloated. You know when you just don’t feel right and ...

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Gluten Free Drinking in the Summertime

I’ve gotta tell you, I’m very thankful that wine is gluten free. As well as most cocktails. Fortunately for me I’ve never been much of a beer drinker, so giving up beer when I went gluten free wasn’t ...

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My Favorite Strawberries

As a child, my next door neighbors started growing strawberries on the side of their house. This side of their house happened to be closest to our house and my watchful eyes. You see, strawberries ...

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Juicing: To Nosh and Nourish

One of my friends gave me a juicer a year ago. It was a beautiful piece of machinery that cost him $400 bucks, and I would be a total FOOL to pass on this. This friend of mine, who shall remain ...

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Gluten-Free Goodies

As a pastry chef, finding out you have Celiac disease can be crushing, even career killing. But I chose to look at the news I got in a different way. Here was something that certainly set me apart ...

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Can You Make That Gluten Free?

I never wanted to be one of “those people.” You know, the kind with “special” dietary restrictions. The kind of person whose diet had to be worked around when choosing restaurants or at dinner ...

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Learn to Cook by Video

Did you know that not only can you learn to become a better cook by taking any number of our classes, reading our blogs, watching our live video Google+ Hangout videos but also through the video ...

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Gluten Who?

I receive a lot of inquiries and requests regarding gluten-free cooking. So, I took it upon myself to get educated. A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein complex known as gluten, ...

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Conflicted Food

Some of the greatest creations of all time have been born of conflict. Great nations arose and flourished, some of the best sports games are between rivals and awe-inspiring food are all products of ...

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