These no-bake pineapple coconut bars are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and paleo!

I’ve only recently become smitten with the combination of pineapple and coconut. Previously, I only associated it with piña coladas, a drink that has never done anything for me. But then a few months ago I dined at a DC restaurant and was intrigued by a dessert on the menu- a coconut pineapple panna cotta with rum gel and espuma colada (a piña colada foam). Some trendy ingredients, but I didn’t care. It was heaven on a plate. [Read more...]

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These Savory Meat and Mushroom Hand Pies make an excellent snack or party appetizer!

I don’t know if it’s possible to find a dish more comforting than one that combines meat and pastry. Recipes like chicken pot pie and shepherd’s pie are hearty, filling main courses that are perfect for a cold winter night. Since spring has finally arrived, I’m presenting a lighter l option in the form of a hand pie.

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Celebrate the flavors of spring with this Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Chive Quiche.

I want to get on a plane. I want to pack a large bag. I want to open my suitcase and obsess about what goes in it. What will I wear and what shoes will I need? Will it be cold? Should I layer? Will I need to get dressed up at any point during my time away? Should I pack heavy or light? I want to bring everything because a girl needs options. What should I bring on the plane? Which books? Which magazines? Don’t forget gum! [Read more...]

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It's very easy to make homemade soy milk! The final product has a smoother taste than the store bought stuff (and no weird ingredients)

I made soy milk. To be totally honest, I’m more of an almond milk girl. I do love a good iced soy latte when it’s hot outside but these days I try to keep soy products in my diet to a minimum for various health reasons. But that didn’t stop me from tackling homemade tofu last week. I really like making things from scratch every now and then just to understand the science behind certain food products. Since I had an open bag of dried soy beans, I decided to also make soy milk.  [Read more...]

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Homemade tofu is not easy to make and it tastes pretty much the same as the store-bought stuff. Still want to try it? Here's a recipe.

“How many dummies does it take to make homemade tofu?
Apparently three, and there are only two of us.”
-me

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