Keep calm and carry on. That is easier said than done sometimes, but I keep telling myself that. See the stack of papers above? Apparently, I need to have it all memorized by October 22nd (cumulative Masters final). Yes, I need to stay calm.
Happy first day of Fall! Fall is definitely in the air here in Austin (kind of). The temperature is giving us a short break (hopefully long break), pumpkins are being spotted at our neighborhood grocery stores, and the candy is filling the shelves for the trick or treaters. It’s hard to believe it’s almost October. Life gets busy. Especially when you are starting
a company companies, finishing graduate school (October!), and just the general hustle and bustle of life… [Read more...]
It feels good to be back…to blogging, back in my own kitchen, and back to life in Austin (minus this ridiculous heat). Over the past month I have been in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on our yearly summer vacation. I rode my bike to Teton Village almost every day, hiked in Grand Teton National Park, stuffed my face with gluten-free goodness from Lotus Cafe and The Kitchen, and just relaxed. It was just what I needed.
It has been a wild summer. I just finished writing my thesis (I got an A!) and am currently preparing for my cumulative final for my Master’s program. If I pass my exam in October, then I will graduate with my Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition degree. That’s fun to say…I’m a Master of Science. These days I feel more like a master of multi-tasking. I’ve become this insane list person that has to write down everything, and keep multiple lists going to get things done. The good thing is, things are getting done and they are getting done on time. We are getting closer and closer to the announcement/launch of our business, which should be sometime this fall (fingers and toes crossed). [Read more...]
It’s almost the fourth of July weekend and we’ve rounded up some delicious recipes the whole family will enjoy. Menu planning for holiday parties can be difficult sometimes with the hustle and bustle of life. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! [Read more...]
Can you tell I have been working through my can of chipotle in adobo peppers? I have posted a couple recipes with chipotle peppers lately, including here and here. Fourth of July weekend is always a great weekend here in Austin. For us, it is normally filled with family, friends, the lake (because it’s so damn hot here), and a grill. This year I will be making sliders for our group. I use a gluten-free bun for myself, [Read more...]
Summer is officially here, according to the calendar. But, I think we have been in summer mode for a while here in Texas. It has been hot-hot-hot with little rain. Except for last night when I woke up in the middle of the night to hear loud claps of thunder. That was certainly a nice surprise! Because of the intense heat, it has been easier for me to not be tempted to go play outside, and to stay inside and work on my thesis. [Read more...]
I’m a sucker for a crunchy snack, especially ones of chip consistency. Beanitos is a local company that makes some of the most flavorful gluten-free chips out there. I’ve been a big fan of theirs for a while now, and was pleased to hear that they now have 4 flavors, and all 4 flavors will soon come in single serve packages (this month). Flavors include: black bean, pinto bean and flax, pinto bean, cheddar and flax, [Read more...]
It’s officially grilling season here in Austin, Texas. Yesterday, it reached a 100 degrees in some parts of Austin. I can’t believe it is already that time of year again…super intense heat day after day, and the only way to stay cool is if you are in some sort of water. Even the shade doesn’t help. Luckily, Chris and I are going on Lake Travis this weekend for Memorial Day. Lounging on floats on the lake is one of our favorite things to do, especially surrounded by good friends we have not seen in a while. It’s going to be a [Read more...]
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I’ve been fascinated by all these microwave recipes I have seen lately. Cooking things in the microwave is normally not something I would do. I like the process of creating meals, even though they may take a while to prepare sometimes. I use that time to relax… hang out with Chris and our dogs, read a book while a meal is in the oven, or listen to my favorite band. Sometimes cravings take over though, and I want something that is fast and delicious. In this case, I wanted a quick dessert recipe that doesn’t take much effort at all. [Read more...]
Amy is the author of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, a blog dedicated to gluten and sugar free living. She recently debuted her first cookbook titled Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free: 180 Easy and Delicious Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less. I have followed along Amy’s blog for some time now, and I’m always impressed with the recipes she comes up with. They can be simple but full of flavor, elegant and certainly crowd-pleasing. We were thrilled when Amy announced that she was [Read more...]