Wheat-Free Category

Wheat-Free Red Velvet Cake


I made this cake for a friend’s birthday recently (the gal over at inspireeatrun.com) and because I used an existing red velvet recipe and just substituted GF flour, it was easier than it looks. Making a cake for a table full of people from a recipe you’ve never tried usually spells FLOP, but thankfully this […]

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Random Roast Vegetable Soup


There is a large, ivory ceramic bowl resting on the island in my kitchen that is the catchall for the random fruits and vegetables that find their way into my kitchen, but not, immediately, my mouth. There is often a sad clementine at the bottom, overlooked and gone bad that I have to compost, therefore, […]

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Wheat-Free Baking Tips


Wheat-free baking can be overwhelming. I’ve found that it’s the recipes that make creating a decent wheat-free cake or other baked goods a nightmare. I would probably rather drive in Nashville rush hour on a rainy day on a Friday with a dead iPhone for company than use a recipe that calls for 3 types […]

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Lovely Lemons


A couple of posts ago, I talked about making gluten and wheat-free treats for special occasions. This past Saturday, on the occasion of a friend celebrating her new personal training space, I made wheat-free lemon bars for the party she hosted to mark her new endeavor. (Check out her Tumblr, Inspire. Eat. Run.) It was […]

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The Gluten-Free Craze: Why It’s Making Me Unhealthy


Gluten-free is the new black. It’s everywhere. I’ve been wheat-free (therefore mostly gluten-free) for 17 years and when my mother and I first began searching for wheat-free foods, we might as well have been searching for Bigfoot. (Let me make a sidenote by saying that there is much confusion about gluten vs. wheat sensitivities and […]

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Allergy-Friendly Italian Night


I wanted to eat spaghetti, but had no sauce. I threw the following ingredients together, blended in the Vitamix and, POOF, five minutes later I had sauce. Add seasonings as you wish. I happened to have the ingredients to make a batch of meatballs so I made those as well then simmered them in a […]

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Eating Clean With A Vitamix


I am always looking for ways to make eating clean an easier task. Eating clean, however, is one of my biggest challenges in life. (Read more about that, here.) Why is it such a challenge? Here are a few answers: 1. I LOVE food. I just do. I don’t drink. I don’t do drugs. I […]

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Nutritional House Cleaning


If you’ve read any of my past posts, you know that I struggle daily with maintaining a clean diet. It’s not unusual to read about me getting in a great ride on the bike or a having a great run then coming home only to fall face first into a pile of chocolate. After being down […]

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