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Thanksgiving 2011 success #1: Gluten-free, vegan, soy-free pumpkin pie!

Thanksgiving 2011 was my first truly allergy-friendly Thanksgiving, so I had to hunt down some new recipes this year. Some of them were huge successes. Only one attempt had to be tossed. And I made a couple of cool discoveries. My biggest success this year by far was my pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie is definitely … Continue reading

My favorite breakfast: Banana smoothie

When I was little, my mom would make us “banana milkshakes” — frozen bananas and milk blended together — as a dessert. She’s never been big on junk food, and this was a good way to make sure overripe bananas didn’t go to waste. I high school, my preferred breakfast was very similar: peanut butter … Continue reading

Alicia Silverstone’s sinfully amazing chocolate (nut)butter cups

I always get a crazy craving for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups just before Halloween (and just before Easter, when they release the awesome egg-shaped cups). So last week, I finally tried Alicia Silverstone’s vegan chocolate peanut butter cup recipe — making appropriate allergy-friendly substitutions, of course. I first heard of Alicia’s recipe when she was … Continue reading