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Beat the Wheat: Gluten-Free Corn Chowder

AKA A Big Old Bowl of Love   Corn may seem meant for summer barbecues, but in my house, my mom would blanch and freeze all the sweet, juicy kernels to have throughout the fall and winter as succotash, casseroles and soups. Of the many options, I most looked forward to corn chowder: thick and creamy, […]

Dinner Rush! Quick Cauliflower Curry

In the fast-paced, cutthroat world of trendsetting foods, one industry veteran has managed to stay the course through it all. While sprouts, kale and juices may come and go with the seasons, the mighty cauliflower has managed to keep its head high and its florets robust through the storm. 

Beat the Wheat: Gluten-Free Tomato-Feta Tart

AKA Who You Callin’ a Tart?  Oh Yeah, This. Late summer is my favorite time of year, and it all goes by too quickly, with its lazy weekends, marathon gab sessions (with bonus day drinking!), birthday cake with too many candles, beautiful sunsets, and farmers markets exploding with gorgeous colors and flavors. August is just […]

Beat the Wheat: Gluten-Free Peach Pie

AKA Everything’s Just Peachy This is the very first pie I made after being diagnosed with celiac disease. It’s fruity and sweet, but ginger and a bit of cracked black pepper give it the tiniest of kicks. I grew up eating fruit pies my uncle made in his bakery, or that my mom made at home. […]

Beat the Wheat: Gluten-Free Blackberry-Nectarine Crumble

AKA Stone Fruit Summer Lovin’ There is something so special about that first weekend at the farmers market when stone fruit and berries are at their best. Forget the solstice; nectarines and blackberries at the farmers market means summer is officially here.

Beat the Wheat: Corn-Tomato Salsa

AKA Wine — check! Friends — check! Salt air — check! The best dang summer salsa you will ever make? Checkity-check! One August evening a few summers ago, a group of us were at a friend’s house on the water at the south Jersey Shore. As we sat at the beautiful weathered-teak table on the […]

Beat the Wheat: S’mores Pie for Grownups

AKA All’s Fair in Love and S’mores An old boyfriend once gave me a beautiful copper fire pit as a birthday gift. The relationship didn’t last, but my love of cooking over an open fire sure did. On Friday evenings when the weather is nice (and, honestly, sometimes even in the snow), I load up […]

Beat the Wheat: Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake

AKA: Strawberry Shortcake. It’s What’s for Dinner! I grew up in a traditional nuclear family of the ’70s and ’80s. Dad worked, Mom stayed home to raise us kids and we always had a “square meal” for dinner: meat, starch, two veggies, rolls and dessert. Come summertime, though, the notion of a healthy balanced meal went […]

Beat the Wheat: Gluten-Free Challah

AKA Because I Was a Jewish Grandmother in a Previous Life I have always traveled for good food. And as a college student, one of my most-favorite things to do was go to New York City for the weekend with my college friends, most of who were Jewish. We’d take advantage of the student rate […]

Beat the Wheat: Gluten-Free Pork Pie

AKA Because Sometimes Sunday Lunch Needs a British Accent For a few years, I was in a relationship with a Brit. When we went to Cambridge to visit his family, his mum made the most-glorious meat pies. Beef, pork, lamb, sausage — no matter what meat, the pies were warm and salty, with lush potatoes, herbs […]

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