Ashwagandha and Autoimmune

In Ayurvedic, Indian, and Unani medicine, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), is also known as Indian Ginseng, Smell of Horse, and Solanaceae. The name Ashwagandha literally means ‘Smell of Horse,’ which refers to

Reducing White Sugar in Baking

Sugar is an essential part of many baked goods, but it isn’t really good for us. I have long ago decided that I would rather have fewer, but better, sweets

Learning to Adapt When You Have an Autoimmune Disease

I recently returned from a wonderful time in Costa Rica celebrating a friends 40th birthday. The days were hot, the afternoons were muggy and the pool was amazing.  About half

Arabian Saffron Tea Cakes

You know how it goes. You are on the hook to provide some nosh and the ingredient question comes up. Is it vegan? Gluten-free? How about the sugar content? These questions

Delectable Irish Soda Bread

Ready to GF and Veganize your St. Patricks Day? How about Irish Soda Bread. Warm, slightly sweet, and slathered in jam and butter. Irish Soda Bread, how I love thee.

What? What?! Baking Powder Contains…?!

Like many of you, I am always surprised where gluten, potatoes, and other ingredients are secreted in foods. Just like I scoff when mayonaise says it is low carb (of

Almond Streusel Coffee Cake

“I think this is the best thing you have ever made. Literally.”       — Terradon Iler The holidays are here and visions of sugar plums dance in our

Portland’s Very Own Vegan Tofu Egg Recipe

Our city of Portland adores breakfast.  I swear that we are madly in love our brunch spots, our coffee shops, and our brew pubs.  We will wait for hours to get

Substitutions in Flour, Oil and Sugar

These are a few of my favorite things… Since you are reading this blog, I am sure you have already discovered the need to make substitutions to your recipes. There

Swedish Heirloom Cookies

The Christmas Season is here and that means cookies. So many cookies. What are your holiday traditions? We have this Americanized traditional smorgasbord (have we mentioned we are a quarter