My Journey

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.”~Harriet van Horne Today is National Celiac Awareness Day – so what better way to celebrate and spread awareness then to share my own story of my gluten-free journey. I have always been a food lover.  I love cooking, trying new…

Almond Joy Chocolate Bark – Elana’s Pantry

I truly love all of the recipes I have tried from Elana’s Pantry.  This woman is amazing!!  Her recipes are simple yet filled with flavor.  She posted this recipe not that long ago and today was the second time I made it.  Actually today I made a double batch of it!!  Everyone that has tried…

Favorite Cookbooks (at the moment)

I’m sure I’m not the only one out there but I read cookbooks, not just skim the recipes but read them like they are a novel.  I truly love cookbooks (and books in general).  Then I go back and put little sticky notes on all the recipes I want to try. This past Christmas I…

Coconut Macaroons by Elana’s Pantry

I truly love the recipes on Elana’s Pantry. They are tasty and easy to do. Today I made Elana’s Pantry’s Coconut Macaroons and they are awesome. The only alteration I made to the recipe was I topped it with some melted chocolate. I’ll be honest, it’s really hard not to eat these all tonight. I’ve…

A few of my favorite blogs

I love finding new recipes, trying them out and altering them (if not gluten free).  I own too many cooking magazines and cookbooks (to some peoples standards, but not mine).  I read cookbooks like some people read novels.  I love them.  Now, with technology I find myself reading tons and tons of blogs.  Getting new…

Thai Chicken Soup

Thai Chicken Soup (Adapted from Elana’s Pantry – Thank you!!) 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 3 shallots, chopped 1 teaspoon crushed ginger 1 teaspoon crushed garlic 8 sprigs cilantro, chopped 4 cups chicken stock 28 ounces coconut milk 1 tablespoon agave ½ pound crimini mushrooms 1 head broccoli 1 can of…