Gluten-Free

    Gluten-free baking is awfully trendy, isn’t it? I avoided it for quite some time because every recipe I looked at contained half a dozen different flours and something weird called “Xantham Gum” that didn’t sound entirely food-like to me. I ventured into gluten-free baking first with coconut flour…

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Yesterday morning, I got up early and headed out into the COLD FOG to drive to Charlotte for HOT YOGA.  More on why I drive 90 minutes for a yoga class in a minute… But first, lemme shake my fist angrily and have a little aside with Mother Nature for her…

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Last weekend, my work as a Les Mills trainer took me to Bethesda, Maryland. I tacked on an extra day before and after my training since it’s so close to home. (“Home” meaning: Northern Virginia.  Was I born there? Did I grow up there? No, but it’s where my friends…

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Zucchini noodles, now zucchini muffins. Clearly, I’m on a huge zucchini kick right now. When I was at Sur La Table picking up my veggie spiral slicer, I also snagged one of these funky silicone muffin molds (pictured below) made by a company named Lekue. I make a LOT of…

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Bourbon-Walnut Sweet Potato Mash

Kentucky Bourbon: bringing a little “down home” flavor to my Thanksgiving spread. (The Brandy is for another recipe…) Adapted from Bon Appetit 8-10 servings INGREDIENTS 4 lbs. sweet potatoes 1/2 c. half & half 4 Tbs. butter 1/4 c. pure maple syrup 2 Tbs. bourbon (I used Jim Beam!) 1 1/2…

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