Berry Crumble

Berry Crumble

As all the fall fruit arrives, I want the house to smell like an apple crisp. Some folks call this style of dessert a crisp, for others it is a crumble. Here’s my recipe that I use for all types of berries, apples, pears, peaches, apricots, plums…whatever fruit is available. It comes together in a…

Eggs with Tortillas

Eggs with Tortillas

I call this dish Eggs with Tortillas.  It is my variation of the traditional Mexican dish, chilaquiles. So many Mexican mothers would be mad at me for calling this recipe chilaquiles, though! My preference is to use poblanos in this recipe, but as we all know, sometimes poblanos aren’t available. That’s how this dish got…

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

These muffins are gluten-free and dairy free, and so delicious. Perfect for a Sunday brunch. Ingredients: 2 and 3/4 cups super fine almond flour 1/3 cup tapioca flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Zest of 2 medium lemons 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1/3 cup avocado oil (or light…

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…

Orange Almond Cake

Orange Almond Cake

There are times that only a piece of cake with a cup of coffee will make life better. But when you are gluten-free that can seem like an impossible dream. My recipe for Orange Almond Cake is perfect for that early morning coffee cake or muffin on a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning. It’s also…

Don’t miss out on dessert

Life can seem a bit unfair when everyone around you is enjoying berry cobbler and ice cream…and you are on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. Summer desserts during my childhood and young adult life were based around homemade berry cobblers and pies, and many times homemade ice cream. Wonderful memories! But with celiac you don’t…

Spiced Mixed Nuts

Spiced Mixed Nuts

How do you find good snacks that are gluten-free and dairy free…and your friends will like them? When you have celiac disease, it can be a bit of a challenge to find snacks that aren’t based around cheese and crackers. This nut mix is usually a hit with my dinner guests, plus it is nice…