This refreshing iced ginger tea is based on a hot tea recipe my naturopathic doctor recommended for inflammation. I've adapted it for summer and brew it just like my mom did when I was little. She'd make "sun tea" in our family Chemex coffee carafe with tea bags tied to a wooden spoon so they were easy to fish out. The tea would brew for hours on the back porch in the warm sun. It was fun to watch the color darken throughout the afternoon. Here's how I make my version of iced tea...Read More
Chocolate and hazelnut make a great pair. This rich chocolate dessert highlights the nutpods dairy-free creamer hazelnut flavor. Make this for any special occasion, and it's sure to please! I'm making it for Mother's Day this year, and here's how to do it...Read More
Today our household has a hectic schedule. And, I'm having one of those days where I'd like a little extra something that only comes from a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie (and my daughter will love the surprise when she comes home from school as a special treat). This is when I'm so happy to open my freezer and find homemade gluten-free cookie dough ready to bake.
Twenty years ago I learned how to freeze cookie dough from a PBS show, and I've been relying on this old kitchen trick ever since. Now that our family is gluten-free and dairy-free, I find this technique of being prepared essential. Here's how I freeze gluten-free cookie dough and have homemade cookies in 15 minutes, anytime.Read More
Is there a link between gluten and ADHD/attention issues? My eleven-year old daughter says, "Yes!" Two weeks after she stopped eating gluten at the age of eight, my daughter described a remarkable change in her behavior and told her teacher: "It is so much easier to pay attention in class now that I'm not eating gluten. And, three weeks after I stopped eating gluten, I noticed a significant difference in my own attention span as well. Clearly there is a direct connection. But, why?Read More
My daughter has been asked by her Spanish teacher to bring a Mexican dessert to class, and I'm scrambling to think of a gluten-free and dairy-free option. After a bit of research and a quick look in my pantry and refrigerator to see what I have on hand, I've settled on Mexican chocolate truffles. The surprise ingredient is mashed potatoes! I know this sounds crazy, but Saveur gave me the idea with their fudge recipe, and I happen to have leftover mashed potatoes. I've created a version with less sugar and a Mexican flair, and here's how I do it ...Read More