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Hazelnut Pie Crust (Grain-Free!)

Something very good happened in my kitchen this week, and I thought you should know about it. I made a grain-free hazelnut pie crust. And this pie crust was perfect: light, buttery, golden, crispy, and delicious.Let me back up for just a minute, though. Last year around this time, my grain-free world was rocked by […]

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Sweets

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Egg Salad with Yogurt, Dill & Lemon

Egg salad is one of those dishes I often forget about. Both Jeff and I have memories of eating it in our sandwiches as kids, neither of us loving it. But once in a while, I have a bunch of hard boiled eggs on my hands, and I remember. It turns out that I kind […]

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How to Cut Up a Pineapple Like a Pro

I know there are a lot of ways to cut up a pineapple out there, but I personally think there is only one right way to do it! I grew up in the Philippines, and loved the beautiful ways everyone sliced up fruit. In the markets, the fruit vendors would be carving fruit up so […]

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Sweets

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Gazpacho– Gluten free!

The Best Gazpacho (Gluten-Free & Grain-Free)

What’s your summertime go-to meal? This year for our family, with so much summer heat and busy-ness, it has absolutely been gazpacho. Every Saturday, we go shopping for our food for the week and I pick up tons of tomatoes, red peppers, and cucumbers, and I make a huge batch of gazpacho. We usually eat […]

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10 Tips for Better Homemade Cider

One of my most popular posts ever has been my tutorial on Making Hard Cider From Whole Apples (without a press). I love that so many people are giving it a try– it’s so much fun! Now that it’s apple season again, I thought it would be great to provide some more information on making […]

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Homebrewing

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Jeff’s Grain-Free Banana Nut Muffins

I may be the main cook at our house, but Jeff is the baker. And I love him for it. I like to cook meals that are inspired by whatever I have on hand, and that are pretty forgiving and handle lots of substitutions. Baking is more of an exact science, however, and I often […]

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Breakfast

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6 Tips for Feeding Your Family When You’re Busy

At the end of every summer, I look forward to getting back into routines. Usually, without sturdy schedules, mealtimes get a little lax, and so does my planning. Sometimes I skip breakfast because I can’t figure out what I want, and lunch is often delayed until two or three o clock in the afternoon. I […]

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Asian Chicken Patties

 One of the (many) fun things about being a food blogger is that I get to check out other writers’ stuff, and share it with you. I have such creative and talented people in my networks, and it’s really inspiring! I recently got a copy of Eat Drink Paleo in the mail from Irena Macri, […]

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Grilled Fresh Sardines

What to Do with Fresh Sardines

I think sardines just don’t get enough credit. Most of us know them as that oily little fish in the can, and if your childhood was anything like mine, “sardines” meant playing a game where you squeezed as many bodies as possible into a claustrophobia–inducing tiny space. People, I am here to tell you that […]

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