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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 […]

Beat the Wheat: Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

AKA The Ultimate Hangover Helper There was a three-year period where I did a lot of road trips — seeing friends’ new babies, going to weddings, visiting family, soaking up the sun at the beach. And on many Sunday mornings, I’d start my drive home still feeling the aftereffects from the previous night and in […]

Beat the Wheat: Macaroni Salad

AKA The Pasta Salad of My People Some of my most-fond memories are of the picnics my grandmother hosted for the whole family on Memorial Day and Labor Day. My cousins and I would play tag while my aunts set up tables laden with family favorites — sloppy joes, potato salad, barbecue chicken, coleslaw, corn […]

Beat the Wheat: Thai Curry Noodle Soup

AKA Soup-ual Healing The Price Is Right. Gilligan’s Island reruns. A pile of blankets. Chicken noodle soup. These are the four things I want when I’m feeling under the weather, no matter what time of year it is. Whenever I was home sick from school, my mom always made chicken or beef noodle soup for […]

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