Creamy Mushroom & Brie Soup

About a year ago, I had the opportunity to spend just a few days in Paris. It was the most incredible few days of my life – I think that Paris and I were meant to be. I have a passion for cheese, wine, art, music, stunning architecture, and sunsets. Paris is one of if…

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha Gai)

I was afraid to even try and go to a Thai restaurant because so many of the staple ingredients (like soy sauce, fish sauce and curry paste) are usually made with gluten-containing ingredients. I know there are gluten free versions out there, but my experience with most restaurants is that gluten is the default. That’s…

Potato Leek Soup

This classic French dish is so creamy and comforting, it’s one of my all time favorite soups. I love to make a big batch and freeze leftovers so there’s always a serving or two ready to heat up when I need a hearty, healthy, and fast lunch. Personally, I am drawn to the simplicity of…

Zuppa Toscana

A few weeks ago, a coworker brought a huge to-go container of Zuppa Toscana from Olive Garden to have for lunch in the office. I had never tried it before, but let me tell you, it smelled SO GOOD. I could almost taste it just from the smell wafting through the open work space. My…

Bean Free Chili

I know what you’re thinking – “Bean free chili? Aren’t beans the main component of chili?” Usually they are, but I found out during my experience with the anti-inflammatory diet that legumes such as beans and lentils cause a lot of digestive discomfort for me, so I’ve been trying to avoid them ever since. I…

Chipotle Chicken

This recipe began as an attempt to recreate the flavor of the chopped chicken from Chipotle or Qdoba. I spend way too much money on the taco salads from both of these fast food restaurants for a couple of reasons. One is that the food is delicious! I know that Chipotle has had a few…

Egg Drop Soup

One of the best chain restaurants for celiacs and gluten free dieters is PF Chang’s. They have a pretty large gluten free menu that includes most of their classic dishes such as fried rice, chicken lettuce wraps, and of course egg drop soup. They prepare the gluten free food in a different area than everything…

Shrimp Ceviche

This is one of those recipes that I find myself making multiple times a week, especially in the summer. I live in Seattle, where 80% of the year we see cool temperatures and cloudy weather. Since we need it so rarely, most buildings don’t have an air conditioning system – my apartment included. So, June…

Nicoise Salmon Salad

You may have read in my previous post that I had an amazing salad experience a few weeks ago at the Nordstrom Cafe. Don’t worry, this is the last you’ll be hearing of it. 🙂 It was just such a fun surprise to feel so passionately about a salad. I like salad but I don’t love it, which…

Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette

It can be difficult to find truly healthy salad dressings that don’t contain any gluten, dairy, sugar, or preservatives. And some of the specialty ones that are free of these ingredients can get pretty expensive. I love this recipe because it’s super easy, inexpensive, and it makes enough for probably about a dozen salads, depending…

Salmon Chowder

There’s no feeling quite like curling up with a warm bowl of creamy soup on a cold evening. Plus, if you haven’t noticed, I am a huge fan of salmon. It’s one of my 5 major food groups, along with candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup. Name that movie! That’s why I am so excited…

Sopa de Pollo Verde

Whenever I’m eating something that I truly enjoy, apparently I do a “happy food dance.” I’ll take a bite of my food and kinda shake my hips and do a little shimmy in my chair. Its funny because most of the time I don’t even realize I’m doing it until someone else points it out…