Monthly Archives: May 2011

30 Days to Easy Gluten-Free Living: Gluten-Free on a Budget

This post is part of the 30 Days to Easy Gluten-Free Living event. Check out all the other great posts here. There is a misconception that maintaining a gluten-free diet is really expensive. If you buy all of the fancy baked goods and gluten-free bread that costs $8.00 per loaf, yeah–living gluten-free is going to…

The Power & Passion of the Blogging Community

I am constantly inspired by the power and passion of the blogging community, a community to which I am honored and humbled to belong. We rally around each other. Last September, when Ivory Hut’s house burned down and her family lost everything, her friends started a fund to help her get back on her feet….

Penny Pinching Special: 10% Off Calphalon!

My dear penny pinchers, I have a wonderful special to offer you, courtesy of Calphalon, one of the sponsors of Eat, Write, Retreat! the food blogger conference I recently attended. 10% off at their online store, now through June 6th! Visit http://store.calphalon.com/?CCAID=SCSNBLPR18, and use this coupon code when you check out: C95926 Fine print about…

On Eating, Writing, Retreating

Wow. I just finished an amazing weekend at my first food blogger conference, Eat, Write, Retreat! I learned so much and met so many wonderful people, and it’s going to take me some time to digest it all (pun intended. Wow did we eat a lot!), but here are a few first thoughts. Spending a…

Recipe Remix: Savory Sage Corn Kugel

My corn kugel is one of my most popular recipes, and a go-to side dish for almost any meal (thank you BL for introducing me to it!). While I love the sweetness of this kugel, I recently made delicious savory pumpkin muffins, and decided I’d try a savory version of corn kugel too. If possible,…

Vegan Curry-Maple Roasted Nuts

I know I’ve posted a lot of roasted nut recipes, but hey, I like nuts :) This time I went sweet and spicy with curry, ginger, and maple. I chose to use half almonds and half cashews, but you could use any nut you want–macadamia, pecan, walnut, etc. These nuts aren’t too spicy, so add…

Lemon & Dill Gravlax

Like a good Jewish girl, I’m a fan of lox, but I’m not a fan of the chemically flavor you get from packaged lox. I’ve seen lots of recipes for gravlax, so I decided to make it for Passover since it doesn’t keep long enough for AK and me to finish it all in time…