Elephant Birthday Ice Cream Cake-Dairy Free with So Delicious.

Does anyone in your house love ice cream cakes? You know, the kind you can buy at Dairy Queen or Carvel. When you are following a dairy free diet, that is a very complicated request. I don’t know of a bakery that makes one. An Ice Cream Cake-Dairy Free, Gluten Free   This simple technique […]

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Organic Grits with Kerrygold Cheddar, ham and Rainbow Chard

Cheesy Grits with Ham and Rainbow Chard-Pantry Dinner

Between seeing patients, writing, teaching and parenting, I’m busy. No busier than many of you, we all have our Busy Badges as a paleo friend says. Just the typical post work routine: running between appointments, striving to remember the details of carpools, sports schedules and due dates for assignments. Oh, and dinner.  There is always […]

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Rhubarb compote

Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb Compote Waiting all year for this moment. For Spring to come. The moment when the rhubarb is beginning to bloom and mature. The first green leaves of food coming through the ground, ready to be harvested and made into so many great recipes. The first that I typically make is an extremely simple compote, […]

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Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Recipe

Wedding of the Week-circa 1995 and my Vegan Gluten Free Carrot Cake Recipe

Nineteen years ago today, we stood under a blooming willow branch, with a friend reading us the wedding ceremony we wrote, joyful in our love, happy that our worlds were joining, hoping for the future. Wedding Vows- Jean McFadden Layton and Edward Layton We made the decision to marry quickly. No, not for necessity, although […]

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First time at Disneyland

Mature Virgin at Disneyland

Sun and palm trees, Birds of Paradise stretching for what seems like miles. Green plants that look a bit parched but happy. Did I mention the SUN? Traveling to the Natural Products Expo West for the 4th year in a row gives me a bit of perspective. Just a smidge, though.   I’m ready for […]

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It’s So Fluffy! Nutrimill makes it so.

I’m as excited as Agnes in Despicable Me. Why you might ask? Nutrimill has sent me a flour mill! a piece of equipment I have had on my wish list for over 5 years. I’m so excited because now I can keep all my grains in whole form, preventing oxidation and staleness by milling just before […]

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