Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery, NYC and My Secret Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

I recently had the pleasure to sit down with Tully, the proud owner of the fabulous Tu-Lu’s Bakery here in Manhattan.  Like me, Tully is gluten-intolerant, as well.  Tully graduated from Le Courdon Bleu school in Texas and enjoys creating her own mix of gluten free baked goods. I love Tully’s treats because she offers … Continued

Emmer-Flour Zucchini Cakes

Ingredients 3 large zucchini, grated 1/4 cup red onion, minced 1 garlic clove, minced 2 large eggs, whisked 1/4 avocado, mashed 1 Tbsp. baking powder 4 Tbsp. emmer flour 2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds 1/4 tsp. chili powder Sea Salt and pepper, to taste Topping: Greek plain yogurt Directions In a large bowl, combine zucchini, … Continued

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Here is a fabulous recipe that I baked last night for a flourless chocolate cake.  It was incredibly delicious and I loved the taste of the macadamia and hazelnuts…they added the perfect touch.  And of course, this recipe would not be the same without my favorite, most delicious eggs from Eggland’s Best. What are you … Continued

Gingerbread Cookies

How adorable are these cute little gingerbread men and women? I couldn’t resist…as with every year I have to make my special gingerbread people.  It’s a fun, festive ritual that I take part in and enjoy every second of the process from grading cutting shapes with my cookie cutters to decorating the clothes and features … Continued

Scrumptious Sage Stuffing

You simply cannot go wrong with a gluten-free bread stuffing, especially when its enlivened with fresh sage, white balsamic vinegar and dried cherries. Chunks of bread, golden and crisp on top, soak up turkey stock and buttery juices from the sautéed onions and celery. Ingredients 1 onion, coarsely chopped 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped 1 … Continued

Pumpkin Bran Cookies

Earlier this week I was in the mood for some serious pumpkin…it must be the fall foliage and autumn breeze that spark my yearning for harvest foods.  These are the days when Central Park is remarkably beautiful; the leaves turning beautiful shades of auburn and rust…reminds me of pumpkins and produce-packed cornucopias.  It’s hard to … Continued

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Continuing with my fall harvest theme, I have created a delectable Pumpkin Bread Pudding that will knock your socks off, leaving your taste buds yearning for more.  I was excited to use a fresh loaf of Nature’s Pride Soft 100% Whole Wheat bread, which has an incredible consistency and is perfectly suited for bread pudding.  … Continued

Pumpkin Seed Crusted Tilapia

Last night, I made this quick and simple dinner of baked tilapia with pumpkin seed crust.  It takes just minutes to prepare and is quite delicious! Ingredients 2 Fresh Talapia filets 2 Tbsp. Organic Tomato Sauce 1/2 Red Onion, chopped 1/3 cup Pumpkin Seeds 1/4 cup Bran Crumbs 1/2 ripe Avocado, mashed Dash of NuSalt … Continued

Healthy Coconut 'Fried' Rice

Here is a delicious gluten and dairy free recipe that I cooked up last night for myself.  The powerful flavors of the saffron and coconut make this a tasty meal for any season. Ingredients 2 eggs 1 egg white 1/4 cup Greek plain yogurt 1 Tbsp. oil 1 sweet onion, finely chopped 1 Tbsp. minced … Continued

Dark Chocolate Chip n' Peach Rice Pancakes

I couldn’t resist posting this tasty recipe that I cooked up last week.  These gluten and dairy-free pancakes are the ultimate brunch food and the powerful antioxidants in dark chocolate and peaches are sure to rock your taste buds! Ingredients ½ cup dark chocolate chips 1 fresh peach, finely chopped 1 cup rice flour 1 … Continued