Category Archives: Dining and Entertaining

vietnamese bun cha gluten free recipe

Vietnamese Bun Cha

Inspired by the Parts Unknown episode where Anthony Bourdain shares a meal with former President Barack Obama in Hanoi, Vietnam, I decided to make my own version of Vietnamese Bun Cha. Vietnamese Bun Cha is a grilled pork and rice noodle salad, and one of Hanoi’s most famous dishes. Pork patties and slices of pork… Read More



gluten free spaghetti squash boats recipe

Gluten Free Spaghetti Squash Boats

Instead of pasta, these gluten free spaghetti squash boats rely on the roasted spaghetti squash, which shreds into thin, noodle-like strands when scraped with a fork after baking. I added cubed and roasted butternut squash, brussels sprouts and butterflied and baked shrimp for color and an extra serving of veggies! I’m in love with spaghetti… Read More


nacho thursday gluten free no fail nachos recipe

No Fail Nacho Thursday

In college, Sunday through Wednesday was for studying, and Thursday night was for fun! My friends and I had our weekly ritual and would head to a place called Bennigan’s every Thursday night. It was our hang out. We could all get cocktails and split a monster platter of nachos. For students on a budget,… Read More


trader joe's gluten free holiday meal planning

Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Holiday Ease

Can you believe the holidays are already here? Thanksgiving is less than a week away and the early arrival of guests and those staying throughout the holiday weekend means you may have several meals to serve in addition to Thanksgiving Dinner. The last thing you want to worry about is meal planning the rest of… Read More



gf eggs benny brunch sunday sangria recipe

GF Eggs Benny Brunch

I usually spend my week running from one important thing to the next, and last Sunday I had no errands or obligations. I had time on my hands. This called for a celebration with some sangria and a leisurely GF eggs benny brunch! I love this quote by Argentinean chef Francis Mallmann: “It’s very important… Read More


gluten free summer salad recipe spring mix flaked crab

With a Little Luck and a Summer Salad

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and you know what that means… Summer! My favorite time of year. With the bounty of gorgeous seasonal fruits and veggies available from your garden, grocer or farmer’s market, now is the time to make main-course salads a summer staple! With a little luck and ingenuity you can rock the socks… Read More


cook it cast iron simple one-skillet lettuce wraps gluten freerecipe

Cook It In Cast Iron

I like a light lunch, but didn’t want to go out and wasn’t in the mood for my usual apple with peanut butter, a salad with chicken, or big bowl of soup. So with a good nudge and a little inspiration from the latest issue of America’s Test Kitchen Cook it in Cast Iron, I… Read More


baked spaghetti squash gluten free taco recipe

Baked Spaghetti Squash

Baked spaghetti squash is a great replacement for pasta! It surpasses corn pasta (or any gluten free pasta) in how it tastes and makes you feel. It’s light, delicious, full of vitamins, and effortless to prepare. The BEST thing about spaghetti squash as a gluten-free alternative, is that once it’s roasted, the fibrous, crunchy strands… Read More