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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


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Gluten Free Italy

I felt it instantly. It was undeniable. It happened whenever I spoke to friends and neighbors about their travels to Italy. The room stopped. Their faces lit up and hearts melted all around upon speaking and hearing about the trip. I wanted a scoop of that slice of life! I love the heart-melters—the things we… Read More


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Can You Be a Healthy Workaholic?

Can you be a healthy workaholic? Yes… but it requires grace. There’s a lot of negativity around the word “workaholic”. It’s often used inaccurately to describe someone who simply loves the work that they do and is dedicated to their big picture vision. I admit I’ve been a diligent, focused workaholic. I’m proud of it.… Read More


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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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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


gluten free cuban pulled pork stuffed avocados recipe

Cuban Pulled Pork Stuffed Avocados

On the hunt for a delicious Fall weather dinner idea? There’s not much that can make a cold and cloudy day more bearable than a warm and comforting meal. However, sometimes hearty cold-weather fare means high-calorie comfort foods. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can find ways to lighten up even the richest… Read More


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Sweet As Tupelo Honey & Good As Gold

Light gray with a touch of yellow… that’s the color that surrounds you after a hurricane visits, then leaves. Branches down, bits of grass stuck to your windshield and car doors; everything is weathered like two years have passed and it was just 24 hours. When the sun comes out again after a big storm,… 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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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