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The Vintage Spatula

When traveling and I tell people that I’m searching for the perfect vintage spatula, they look at me a little funny. It’s a great topic. You’re only as good as your bow and arrow, right? That’s why I like a classic cast iron skillet (or wok) and a spatula that can stand the test of… Read More


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Leisure Time & Sunshine Feelin’ Fine

Every time Kristen and I catch up we are like two little kids. “Let me tell you how much I love Summer,” is what we say… (squeal)! Summer is slow food and BBQ’s, dangling feet over docks and gazing into the night sky. It’s leisure time and sunshine feelin’ fine. I really enjoy the beauty… Read More


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Disconnect to Reconnect

I just returned from a weeklong trip through the country of Cuba. Living off the grid has taken on an entirely new meaning to me. Take a moment and think— What does it mean To have fresh water to drink? To splash on your face, brush your teeth And hydrate your body with its exquisite… Read More


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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


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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


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Gluten Free Shrimp Cornbread Muffins

If you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, it’s hard to find a GF cornbread mix without an added assortment of replacement flours. I get it. I also prefer a protein-packed muffin that’s light on the carbs. My solution to both? These quick and easy, no flour, gluten free shrimp cornbread muffins! These muffins are… Read More


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To Infinity and Beyond…

I received an inquiry from Infinity Jars last month around the same time I was preparing for my book launch. They arrived in the mail before I left for California, so I haven’t been able to enjoy them… until now. I’m delighted by their beauty and quality! I like to keep things simple and clean… Read More


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No Flour Banana Pancakes

Two’s are good! A double shot of espresso. R & R. Short stacks have two. My birthday is a 22. Got 2 boys. And twin sisters. The best things come in pairs! Don’t believe me? How about serving pancakes TWICE in the same week? I did! And they’re not yo’ momma’s pancakes. You won’t find… Read More


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Go With Your Gut

Eating lots of fiber-rich foods is good for your gut, and the good news is whole grains are hardly the best source of fiber around. Most high fiber foods are found in legumes, fruits and vegetables—all foods that are naturally gluten free. I recently read on Medical News Today that a 2015 study suggests there… Read More


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Cooking With Unconscious Competence

Someone I met on my recent boat trip explained the Conscious Competence learning model to me and then my son Doug mentioned it in an interview, so now it’s crossed my path twice in one week. It got me thinking of the whole gluten free diet and what I’ve learned from my initial diagnosis to… Read More