Category for community
Posted on December 31, 2013
Whirlwind dancing at my older son’s Bar Mitzvah; my amazing father is just behind me to the left.
Wow. This has been an incredible year or so. In just 15 months time I threw two Bar Mitzvahs (one for each of my darling boys), built a new house, and wrote another book Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. I do not recommend grouping these projects together into just over one year’s time to anyone. It was amazing fun, and also incredibly exhausting.
First, ... read more →
Posted on August 8, 2012
Photo by Pamela Greer on flickr.com
This is a post about you, not me. Along those lines, I have some questions, I want to get to know you better. To find out what you like, and also what you need.
Why? I’m thinking of writing another cookbook. For the past ten years, I’ve had cookbook writing on the brain. And in the past four years I’ve created two of them. Now, I’m entertaining the idea of writing a third book. If I ... read more →
Posted on June 20, 2012
Two of my favorite things: children and nature, both key parts of my healing plan.
I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006. At that time I knew nothing about MS and thought I was going to die very soon as I imagined the disease was terminal. My children, now in their teens, were in 1st and 2nd grade; I would lie in bed with them at night thinking that I wouldn’t live to see their high school graduation. Forget about ... read more →
Posted on February 22, 2012
First, I want to thank you all for being part of this community. It’s been such a wonderfully nourishing experience for me have this website and be able to share recipes and tips for good living with all of you.
However, there is another side to running a website. Like everyone in this age of information overload, I’m looking at working better and smarter. Doing more with less. As you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting quite as often. I’ve ... read more →
Posted on January 8, 2011
I heard the fabulous Michael Ruhlman speak at Blogher Food 2010 in San Francisco last year. He was inspiring, honest and accessible. His love of, and knowledge of, food is vast. A couple years ago, Ruhlman wrote a piece on his blog outlining all of the reasons he cooks. He encouraged others to do so as well. Here’s my go at it.
Why do I cook? Well, as Ruhlman stated, in this day and age, it is self-defense. Goodness only knows ... read more →
Posted on December 28, 2010
-Pictured above, Larkspur Restaurant
I’ve been meaning to do a post about gluten free dining in Vail for eons.
And I could easily title this “Gluten Free Dining in Vail,” or give it some other similar such name, however, when it comes to dining gluten free in Vail, there is really only one “place” that I feel entirely at home and taken care of. Where would that be? Larkspur Restaurant, or, for that matter, any of the restaurants owned by Thomas Salamunovich.
Posted on December 2, 2010
Hanukkah oh Hanukkah come light the menorah! Let’s have a party we’ll all dance the horah! Hanukkah is the festival of lights. During this time, the darkest time of year, we celebrate the miracle of light, and it is a holiday that I enjoy ever so much.
In Judaism, Hanukkah is merely a minor festival; our big holidays, or “holy days” are Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. Hanukkah lasts 8 days and involves the nightly lighting of the Menorah (referred to also as a Hanukiah). What ... read more →
Posted on October 8, 2010
Wow. Thanks for your generous response to the announcement of my forthcoming book Gluten-Free Cupcakes!
I very much appreciate all of your comments and am really happy about having the opportunity to answer some of these questions directly.
Posted on October 7, 2010
Here’s a big thank you to everyone who voted for my Thai Vegetable Soup recipe (pictured above) in the Pacific Foods Everyday Chef Challenge! * I’m now in the finals thanks to all of you!
Posted on August 10, 2010
As I blogged about in yesterdays Grilled Portabella Mushrooms post, my husband and I just returned from a vacation in Napa where we had an amazing time. After dropping the boys off at my parents house, then catching up on sleep for the first 3 days of our trip, we stepped out to some of the valley’s fabulous restaurants.
First we went to a restaurant in St. Helena called Press. It was easy to get into and they handled the gluten ... read more →
Posted on March 26, 2010
Did you know that recipes are not copyrightable? It is very challenging to copyright a recipe. That said, I have found that 99.99% of food bloggers and others in the industry give credit where it is due. On that note, I especially enjoy Lillian’s interpretation of my recipes via video on her site Lillian’s Test Kitchen. And kudos go to all the other bloggers out there doing what Lillian does day in and day out.
Unfortunately, sometimes things can go awry ... read more →
Posted on November 30, 2009
Sorry about all the comment confusion. Comments are now open!
It was wonderful to host November’s Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free blog carnival with the theme of grain free cakes. I really enjoyed seeing other people’s photographs of my recipes. And more than that, I’m very much looking forward to making some of the delicious dishes by all of you featured below. I have a lot of baking to do now that this is posted, getting ... read more →
Posted on November 17, 2009
I receive quite a few emails each day. In fact, one of my biggest internal debates is how to read everything (I’ve given up on responding) and still maintain life outside computerland.
You see, I don’t think computers are necessarily the best thing for my health. And yet. They are so much fun. And so very efficient. It is an ambivalent love affair that I have with the lovely little laptop that sits upon my desk. So, I make it a ... read more →
Posted on October 30, 2009
I am more than happy to be hosting this month’s Go Ahead Honey, it’s Gluten Free!, blog carnival!
For this month’s theme, I’ve chosen grain free cakes and cupcakes. I’m really looking forward to all of the delectable gluten free, grain free treats that people will submit for November.
And of course, I want to take a moment to thank the lovely Naomi from milkforthemorningcake.blogspot.com for asking me to do this. I think we all will have a lot of fun with this ... read more →
Posted on October 11, 2009
-photo from weisscj on Flickr
Last night my husband and I went out for dinner in Boulder and had the worst meal we’ve had since we moved here 7 years ago. That meal (at a place which shall remain nameless!) made me yearn for my favorite restaurants in New York City.
Not that we don’t have some amazing restaurants here in Boulder that happily cater to diners with special dietary requests.
So after last night, while pining, I decided to put together a ... read more →
Posted on October 1, 2009
Gluten free friends, Diane, Elana, Jean, Seamaiden and Alison, hanging out at the Blogher Food 2009 cocktail party; where is Shirley?
Blogher Food 2009 was absolutely fantastic. First, I had a blast speaking on a panel about Best Blogging Practices with Kalyn, Michele and Lolo. More than that though, it was amazing to meet all of my cyber-friends in person. Now your messages have a tangible reality to them and I see your faces as I read them, which gives me ... read more →
Posted on September 27, 2009
Yesterday was the first ever Blogher Food Conference. I spoke on a panel called, “How Blogging Best Practices Apply, No Matter Your Blogging Niche,” which was a lot of fun.
The moderator of our 75 minute panel was Alanna of kitchenparade. Other bloggers on the panel were Kalyn from kalynskitchen.com, Michele from wine-girl.net and the adorable Lolo from veganyumyum.com.
Many topics were covered during the discussion of How Best Blogging Practices Apply; the subject I discussed was Macro and Micro Formatting of ... read more →
Posted on September 16, 2009
Last night’s signing at the Boulder Bookstore was a blast. First, because it is our local bookstore. The boys and I walk down there and hang out skimming books at least once a week. And last night was no different –we walked to the signing!
It was so special to talk about and sign my book just a few blocks from my house at the store we frequent regularly. In fact, I feel a bit sentimental about it. I also really ... read more →
Posted on September 14, 2009
Here I am seated between Scott Uehlein, author of Nourish, Executive Chef at Canyon Ranch and Ann Whelan, Editor and Publisher of Gluten Free Living.
My last event in New York was a book signing at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) for the Gluten Free Culinary Summit that was held there. The CIA has a gorgeous campus right on the Hudson River and I was more than thrilled to visit.
Now I’m back home with a big pot of chicken soup ... read more →
Posted on September 13, 2009
Friday I took a much needed breather and spent the day with Grandma and Papa John at their place in upstate New York. The first thing we did when we left the city was head on over to a health food store. I grabbed every vegetable that would fit in the cart.
For me, that’s the one main thing I miss while traveling -vegetables. I can get good protein consisting of chicken, fish or eggs, however I usually need to order ... read more →