The ABC’s of Entertaining

Dinner party… those two words can be intimidating if you are the host. Panic attacks, money, menu, drinks, what to serve? Don’t fret. I’ve come up with a list that will ease your nerves. My ABC’s of Entertaining are below with pictures from my first ever, gluten-free dinner party. It was a huge success and my guests were very pleased with the meal. Their favorite part? The wine poached pears topped with mascarpone coconut cream. Who knew I had the dessert gene in me?

A canvas sign by my sister, @jennymeyerart.

A is for Allergies: Double check with your guests to make sure they have no dietary restrictions, such as food allergies or Celiac Disease. [Read more...]

“If you don’t have discipline, you don’t have anything.”

Project Food Blog Challenge #1: Ready, Set, Blog!

Last summer, July 2009, I started my blog. I had no intentions of it ever going anywhere, but something happened within me. I got hooked. I love writing and interacting with my readers and other bloggers. Photography is a new passion of mine. I have explored all types of cuisine, won recipe contests, and have gotten to meet many talented chefs, writers, and bloggers. I’ve even switched careers.

Writing in the gluten-free community is a blessing. I never thought those words would come out of my mouth when I was first was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I honestly thought it would be the end of my foodie adventures. It was like Armageddon then (ok, that is being a tad dramatic). How would I ever not eat a donut again? A moist muffin? Enter 2007: I was working as a Nutritionist at a local pharmacy in town. The pharmacy was known for promoting the gluten-free diet and I repeatedly told my patients that it would be best for them to try it out, if they were experiencing gastrointestinal distress. I never took my own advice. That was until a co-worker of mine suggested I suck it up and give it a try. [Read more...]

Project Food Blog 2010

I am participating in the first annual Project Food Blog contest held by Foodbuzz. There are over 1,600 contestants competing to be the Next Food Blog Star. Visit my Project Food Blog profile by clicking on the picture above or here. Do you like my goofy picture? I have a gigantic fork and knife hanging in my kitchen and sometimes they come out to play in pictures. I can’t help myself!

Stay tuned for my upcoming challenges!