Gingersnap Cookies with White Chocolate Creme

Gingersnap cookies with White Chocolate Creme

Ginger, Cardamon, Cloves, Allspice, and a bit of pepper for a spicy kick. These sandwich cookies capture the flavors of the holidays in a perfectly shippable form. I’ve made these with butter but you can substitute Spectrum organic Butter Flavor shortening   for a dairy-free version. Best of all, technique is the reason you can whip […]

Apple Ginger Walnut Gluten Free Muffins

Gluten-Free Apple Ginger Walnut Muffins from @GFDoctor

Teaching people how to live a gluten-free life has been my mission for a long time. The first time I see a patient after getting their lab results is both the best and the worst of times. Finally, they have answers. They are not crazy. Their problem isn’t all in their head, it is in […]

Cashew Nut Sauce Noodle Salad Gluten-Free, Vegan

Cashew Nut Sauce Noodle Salad

Although I grew up in the heat and humidity of summers in New Jersey, my extended stay in the Pacific Northwest has turned me into a wimp. When the thermometer rises above 75 in Bellingham, I wilt. Cooking becomes a real chore, not joyful, just tedious. Well, except when I make a great Cold Cashew […]

Candied Ginger-Tasty Treat or ?

Heads up folks, looks like another food to make sure is made domestically Lead-tainted ginger case: State sues Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, others The lawsuit, filed April 30 in San Francisco Superior Court, argues that Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Target, 99 Ranch Market, Island Pacific Supermarket, Marina Food and other retailers have been selling candy, […]

Pumpkin Eggnog Ice Cream in Pie Crust Bowl

Pumpkin Eggnog Ice Cream in a Pie Crust Bowl with candied pecans

Some foods are seasonal, like asparagus in the spring, apples in the fall. Pumpkin is the one of those fall flavors. For my girls, having these seasonal flavors at the right time of the year is an awaited event. So when Fiona saw the pumpkin ice cream for the first time in October at Trader […]

Arsenic and Old Rice


That was a cheesy way to lead off this discussion, but I just love the reference to Arsenic and Old Lace. It is what we are really worried about, right? Getting sick from eating a food that contains a poison, like the victims of those creepy old ladies. Why is there arsenic in rice anyway? […]