Clafoutis

Clafoutis

Clafoutis. That’s what I think when I see cherries in the fall. Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert and when made with cherries in France, the pits stayed in the cherries. Some people think it is not a real clafoutis unless you have pits to spit out! Clafoutis can be made with almost any fruit.…

Jicama Slaw

Jicama Slaw

For years I walked past jicama in the produce department thinking it was a turnip. Actually, some people do call it Mexican turnip but it is nothing like a turnip! Once I finally ate jicama and knew how to prepare it, jicama became one of my favorites. The jicama skin peels easily once you quarter…

Rules for a gluten-free home

Rules for a Gluten-Free Home

One of the difficult things for me as a celiac patient and a doctor to celiac patients is to help others understand what “no gluten” means. A typical conversation: “You can have pancakes, can’t you?” “Not if they have gluten in them.” “Is wheat the same as gluten?” “Yes. Wheat contains gluten.” Trying to have…