gluten-free

Albuquerque, New Mexico

February 23, 2016

Vast skies and big sun greet us as we step out into the chilly air at Albuquerque International Airport. Here to explore the city – its history, architecture and food – we head to the Hotel Andaluz in downtown Albuquerque. Hotel Andaluz was originally opened in 1939 by New Mexico native Conrad Hilton, and was the […]

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Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

January 7, 2016

Walking to the Whitney Museum on a mild winter day is a treat. Eager to be out and about in Manhattan, we begin our trek from The Marcel at Gramercy Hotel on East 24th Street near Gramercy Park. Walking down 23rd we make our way to the High Line – a public park built on a historic […]

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San Miguel de Allende: Restaurants, bakeries, groceries

February 24, 2012

Whether you are eating at home or dining out at a local restaurant, San Miguel de Allende food is tasty and affordable… Restaurants La Sirena Gorda (The Fat Mermaid) ~ Calle Bar­ranca at the cor­ner with Calle Huer­tas. Happening little neighborhood cantina, dating back to the 1920s. Nothing pretentious. No white tablecloths. Just good, fast service […]

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Gluten-free Cherry Blueberry Pie

February 12, 2012

Pablo Picasso is quoted as saying, “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” I would agree and with Valentine’s Day approaching, let’s add a scrumptious cherry pie to the mix. A key element of a good pie is a light and flaky crust. I find The Gluten-Free Pantry Perfect Pie Crust Mix comes closest to […]

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San Miguel de Allende: Saturday Organic Farmers Market

February 3, 2012

Entering the Saturday Organic Farmers Market one of the first things we notice is an outdoor dining area under the shade trees filled with people eating. Then the aromas of tortillas and gorditas frying on the griddles. Two Mexican families are cooking and serving up a storm of tacos, tamales, quesadillas, and huaraches – their […]

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Best Gluten-free Chocolate Brownie Mix

December 6, 2011

Always chocolate, from the beginning… memories of melting chocolate ice cream cones, foamy chocolate sodas at the drugstore, trading marshmallow treats for my favorite chocolate candy bars at Halloween… yes, my chocolate tooth developed early on. And a taste for coffee. Mom always had a pot of coffee brewing in the morning, the rich aroma […]

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Clair’s Gluten-free Bread Experience

November 27, 2011

This summer found us in Prince Frederick, Maryland for our niece’s wedding and a visit with our good friends, Mary & Clair. To my surprise and delight, I discovered that Clair has embraced gluten-free eating and is baking fabulous bread (something I haven’t tried). I invited Clair to write about his experience of going gluten-free […]

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

November 18, 2011

Last Thanksgiving found us in Portland, Oregon, enjoying a delicious meal at the Heathman Restaurant in the Heathman Hotel. Before making our reservation, I called the restaurant and asked if there would be gluten-free options available for the Thanksgiving dinner. The answer was yes. The day of when we were seated, I let our server […]

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Seattle’s TEDxRainier 2011 Conference

November 14, 2011

Heading off the island Friday evening we are full of anticipation about tomorrow’s TEDx Rainier event. This year’s theme is Gained in Translation: Ideas Crossing Frontiers, featuring over twenty five speakers whose ideas and extraordinary work span across domains and fuel innovations and insights. Followers of TED for years online, this is our first live […]

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Gluten-free pumpkin pancakes

October 30, 2011

Halloween is a big event on our little island. Saturday was pumpkin carving outside the local bakery, and hayrides through town. Halloween day the vendors in town will greet the children trick or treating with goodies, the grocery store will be decorated outrageously (the meat dept being my favorite), and the Odd Fellows Hall will […]

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Gluten-free Pumpkin Loaf Cake

October 24, 2011

My dear girlfriend, Anita, made this cake for me on my birthday recently, and I confess – I ate two pieces… yes, that same night. Pumpkin is a fall favorite of mine. Without further ado, here is the delicious recipe: Gluten-free Pumpkin Loaf Cake Cake ingredients: 4 TBSP melted butter or oil 2 eggs 1 […]

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Wheat Belly

October 17, 2011

Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis, MD Two friends brought this book to my attention this week and I think it is worth checking out… so good to have doctors getting on board with nutrition and how we can effect our health by […]

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Pit Stop in Rapid City, South Dakota

September 29, 2011

Mid-day we make a pit stop in Rapid City looking for wireless service, lunch, a natural foods store… and architecturally interesting buildings. Right downtown and an easy drive from the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore, The Hotel Alex Johnson is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The structural design is a blend […]

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Dinner in Spokane, WA

August 15, 2011

Quite an impressive site from the lookout – the Grand Coulee Dam is a gravity dam on the Columbia River built to produce hydroelectric power and provide irrigation. Constructed between 1933 and 1942, it is the largest electric power-producing facility in the United States, and one of the largest concrete structures in the world. Spokane […]

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