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Asian chicken meatball

Asian Chicken Meatballs over Sesame Noodles

These meatballs are very similar to the filing of a dumpling or wonton without the wrapper. My family really enjoys them. They are gluten-free and dairy-free and can easily be made paleo. I recently brought these Asian chicken meatballs over sesame noodles to a party. It was a big hit! For a paleo version, serve them […]

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Zenbelly Cookbook Review

When I first heard about eating paleo, I just didn’t get it. I didn’t understand why people would give up grains and sugar. Now I do and let me tell you, if you are paleo and enjoy eating (like most of us do), you are going to love this cookbook. First, let me tell you […]

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"Spanish Style" Ancient Harvest Gluten-Free Grains

Ancient Harvest Review

Once dietary staples of the various civilizations described in our children’s history books, ancient grains are making a comeback. And the good news is they’re not only packed with valuable nutrition, six out of nine of them are naturally gluten free. Ancient Harvest recently sent me a few samples. The “Spanish Style” blend of Quinoa, […]

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GF Chicken Cordon Bleu

Gluten-Free Chicken Cordon Bleu

If you are looking for a family-friendly dish that can also be transformed to an elegant dinner party, this gluten-free chicken cordon bleu is the one. If your children don’t like the idea of mustard, leave the Dijon cream sauce off and you have something which can make everyone happy. If your kids don’t like the […]

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Celiac Disease Conference and Expo Coming to Pasadena, California, June 7 and 8

Do you want the latest information from medical and nutrition experts on celiac disease and gluten-free living? Then come to the Celiac Disease Foundation’s Conference and Expo, June 7 and 8, 2014, in Pasadena, California. You will be able to network with other people including bloggers, authors (including myself), and your favorite vendors. Get the full […]

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Is Your Mini Chef Ready for Prime Time?

Some people get fired up about cooking early in life. I know, I did. My mother always had something simmering on the stove when I was little and this greatly inspired my own early kitchen endeavors. Now I see my children expressing an interest in cooking as well and this makes me excited to be […]

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Try arepas for an easy bread alternative

When Adriana López Vermut of Pica Pica Maize Kitchen invited me to come to her restaurant to make arepas, I gladly agreed. She would teach me how to make them and I would bring one of my family-friendly recipes that would work as a filling. What a great deal! The icing on the cake was […]

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Gluten-Free Italian Knot Cookies and a little about GF living

Italian Knot Cookies and Pie Crust Thumbprints (a happy mistake) Every year I feel like I take on a new challenge in my gluten-free kitchen. This holiday season it was Italian knot cookies. Just the smell of these brings back memories of being in Aunt Mary’s kitchen in Long Island or getting cookies from one […]

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A Book is Born!

I have the pleasure to announce the birth of…my cookbook, The Warm Kitchen! I have two children and I remember how I felt during pregnancy, labor and birth. In the beginning I was enthusiastic but of course, it felt very long and drawn out. When my water broke with my first child, I was so […]

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Green chile and cheese omelet

At one of my favorite grocery stores, they make a chile relleno casserole that is delicious. I found out it has flour so I’ve been researching how to make it gluten-free at home; it wasn’t too hard. Well I just didn’t feel like making a full-on casserole so I opted for a puffy omelet instead. […]

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