A new take on wine pairings with SkinnyPop Popcorn

 (Note: I was not compensated in any way by Skinny Pop for the below review, all opinions expressed are my own.)  I LOVE popcorn. I can’t really explain it but the simple crunch and the versatility in flavoring is incredibly satisfying. At the movies I almost always indulge and get a bag of popcorn lathered in butter Read More …

How to win a year supply of Sweet Note Bakery Bagels: #BagelToSchool

In May I did a review and giveaway for Sweet Note Bakery, who makes a great line of gluten free authentic New York Bagels. These bagels are versatile, fresh, and delicious. I’ve seen them all over locally since then, which is great, but for those of us who might not have them available near by (or Read More …

Personal Farmer’s Pies (Gluten Free and Vegetarian)

It’s been about four years or so since I cut out most meat (except for fish and the occasional bite) from my diet due to cholesterol issues, and until recently I really didn’t cook much with meat substitutes. I couldn’t figure out what to do with them, and couldn’t find many that were gluten free. Read More …

Potluck Dinner Club: American Foods (with Bonus Broccoli Salad Recipe)

Independence Day is a great opportunity to recognize not only summer themed foods but also American food traditions, and you just can’t beat it when there are gluten free opportunities. July’s potluck kept this idea in mind and gave us another opportunity to celebrate American foods. Although a rainy day we held the potluck at Read More …

Support Long Island Gluten Free Companies by Shopping at Taste the East End

My day job as a Prevention Specialist/Community Development Specialist doing community substance abuse prevention work brings me all over Long Island, from Sag Harbor to Oceanside. The benefit of this, when I give myself the time anyway, is that I get to explore fun new towns and shops I wouldn’t otherwise visit. It’s sometimes like Read More …

A Katherine Sabbath-Inspired Gluten Free Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Custard Buttercream and a White Chocolate Ganache

Recently, my friend Alana from graduate school went gluten free to see if it helped her joint and body pain. Although we work at separate agencies she and I work pretty closely on joint committees and project, in fact we’re even going to Buffalo for a conference in a few weeks, so it has been Read More …

Potluck Dinner Club: Gluten Free Potluck with Bonus Beet Summer Salad Recipe

Can you believe we’ve never done a gluten free potluck? We’ve done different nationalities, different ingredients; even colors. While gluten free has always been available at all of these we’d never done gluten free specifically, so we made it our June theme. Unfortunately summer calls for busy weekends and strained schedules, so it was one Read More …

9 Tips for Focusing when you Live a Gluten Free or Food Allergen Life

Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of extra steps having Celiac Disease or a Food Allergy adds to our lives. Often times we need to be on point so we don’t make mistakes, we need to find and buy more ingredients, we need to ask more questions, and so much more. All this requires a Read More …

Portland Oregon: A Quality Gluten Free Destination

Portland was the last stop in our Northwestern vacation, and we pulled into the area as the sun began to set. I was already abuzz with excitement to visiting this city and we wasted no time getting in some natural sight seeing before finding a hotel with a stop to Multnomah Falls, the largest waterfall Read More …

Gluten Free Stops between Seattle and Portland

Earlier this year I shared my experiences with traveling gluten free in Seattle Washington, with the next stop of our trip being a day hike at Mount Rainier. In typical gluten free fashion I stocked a few different gluten free snacks in my pack for the day: trail mix, power bars, peaches we picked up Read More …