Looking for a healthy snack that satisfies your sweet tooth? Look no further than these delicate cinnamon-sugar kale chips. As you all know, kale chips have become quite popular over the past couple years. I still make them all the time. I haven’t gotten sick of them yet. I am in my last semester of graduate school right now (yay!) so I am always on the look out for something I can snack on while I study. Normally that little afternoon snack is something salty, but this time I went to the sweet side. I love the way the subtle flavor of the palm sugar really shines with the coconut oil and the touch of nutmeg. It’s definitely a keeper. [Read more...]
I have lots of Austin gluten-free news to report this week! I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful spring time weather. This week is my birthday week, which for the first time in my life, I am not that excited about. Maybe it is because I am getting older? In the past years, I took it as an excuse to celebrate all month-long. This time, I want it to pass as quickly as possible! I am finished with another semester of graduate school and have a month off- a much-needed break. I’ll be spending some time getting my website up and going, catching some gorgeous Texas rays and testing some recipes. [Read more...]
This post is not an April Fool’s joke. I promise!
Things have been pretty hectic in my life recently, mainly with school. I can’t wait to finish this Master’s program! Some good news- I found a local web designer for my new ATX Gluten-Free website. I am thrilled to see the final outcome. My sister, @JennyMeyerArt, is a local artist and had her website overhauled by the same designer. Check it out here: Jenny Meyer Art
There are a few exciting things coming up on the gluten-free front in Austin. Aren’t we blessed to live in such a great city?
Mama Fu’s: A pan-Asian restaurant with several locations in Austin/Central TX, as well as NC, AR, FL and GA. They are set to debut a gluten-free menu this year. Click here to see the full announcement. [Read more...]
Make sure and RSVP today!
The first signs of Spring are starting to appear- warmer days (besides the freakish snow storm we had last week!), flowers blooming, birds chirping. It is a beautiful time to be in Austin, Texas. There has been some great news in the gluten-free area of Austin recently. Many places are becoming more gluten-free friendly. Here are some updates on Austin gluten-free news:
Maggiano’s opened up in The Domain this week. They do not have an actual gluten-free menu, but I was told from one of the people at Brinker International that- the Chefs “take pride in creating meals for people with food allergies and Celiac Disease.” They serve a rice pasta as a substitution and may be able to customize dishes to accommodate those with food allergens, such as gluten or nuts. [Read more...]
Pictured above: Loaf of gluten-free Bread for All, gluten-free chocolate and almond marzipan scones (not yet released)
I had the privilege to try Lauren’s gluten-free breads and scones last week and they are incredible! I love the flavor and texture of the breads. Lauren from Bona Dea Bread believes in baking with wholesome whole grain flours. The breads packs a nutritional punch. The samples I received were gone in a few days, literally! I devoured every last crumb. I highly recommend these breads, and soon-to-be scones. Lauren knows what she is doing when it comes to gluten-free baking! [Read more...]
Bacon. I have fallen in love with bacon.
I go through these spells where I crave a certain thing all the time- one month it was sushi, one month it was soy sauce (gluten-free, of course!), another was cookies, now it is bacon. No worries, I am not pregnant. As long as I can remember, I have had these rotating cravings. Does anyone else have that? For example, I am craving eggs and ketchup at this very moment. Don’t knock it till you try it!
I am so glad to finally have my camera USB cord back! I left it in Jackson Hole and it is now back and safe in my desk drawer. I have whined about it the past few days on twitter – about my lack of cord=lack of loading pictures to my laptop.
This recipe is as simple as it gets- full of flavor and soul-soothing. Perfect for our cold Texas weather right now. [Read more...]
Gluten-Free BBQ Chicken Pizza with Balsamic Onions. Tangy sweet onions with juicy chicken, creamy mozzarella and crispy crust. Enough said.
You will be singing the joys of gluten-free eating once you have tried this recipe. [Read more...]
I first came across this wonderful recipe on the Food Network show Big Daddy, by Aaron McCargo Junior , who won The Next Food Network Star a couple years ago. (I would love to try out for that show someday!) . I have not been impressed with his recipes thus far until I came across this beauty. I of course, felt compelled to make some changes. Next year, I would like to make my own, original cranberry sauce. I have some fabulous ideas!
This recipe calls for a large amount of sugar. I try to be sugar-free most of the time but since it is the holidays, it’s alright to indulge in your sweet tooth. Especially when a tart, sweet recipe is paired with the Perfect Roasted Turkey.
This year we hosted our first Thanksgiving. For hosting my first holiday dinner, I was pretty calm except for the anxiety I had over the turkey. The night before I felt like I was going to have a heart attack because I was so worried on how it would turn out! I had never made a brine before and was worried the turkey would have no flavoring. I know how to cook, I’m not sure why I was panicking so much.
The Food Network always airs many holiday cooking shows in November and December so I made sure to Tivo some of my favorites. Alton Brown, the host of Good Eats hosted a show on how to brine a turkey using this recipe: Good Eats Roast Turkey. I used his recipe along with my own tweaks and the turkey turned out amazing. It was moist and flavorful. My family usually cooks a turkey on Christmas day, so for you guys out there that do the same– I highly recommend this brine recipe. It is so easy!
Instructions for original recipe at Food Network.