archive for September, 2009

Tangy Peanut Sauce

Posted on September 29, 2009

My boys and I love eating this sauce over fish and chicken.  It’s also great on top of salads.  Now that we’re settled back in after a wild weekend that took us straight from Blogher into Yom Kippur, I will be making this to serve with our dinner tonight.  I’ll serve it over salmon and greens and I know that the boys will lap it up, as they always do.

Tangy Peanut Sauce


½ cup creamy peanut butter or creamy roasted almond […]

How to Format Your Blog

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, Michele from and the adorable Lolo from

Many topics were covered during the discussion of How Best Blogging Practices Apply; the subject I discussed was Macro and Micro Formatting of […]

Cranberry Walnut Bread Revised

Posted on September 24, 2009

After receiving this comment about my gluten free Cranberry Nut Bread from a reader named Caroline I became somewhat concerned about the recipe.  I proceeded to test it several times in response.  First, though, before I share my results with you, here is Caroline’s comment:

Hello – I have just made your cranberry walnut bread using your exact recipe and strangely, my bread turned out very, very dark, as if there was molasses in it.  The batter looked much lighter in […]

Frank Zane’s Protein Powder Piña Colada

Posted on September 22, 2009

I love making smoothies for myself and the boys.  During the last few months, several people have asked me what kind of protein powder I use in my frozen drinks.  My favorite protein powder, in fact, the only one I use is made of egg white and stevia and is produced by the incredible Frank Zane.

Zane’s Frank Zane Egg White Protein Powder (or protein powder of your choice) is delicious any way you serve it.  I love making a fruit […]

Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Posted on September 17, 2009

Rosh Hashanah is tomorrow at sundown and although I’m a tad behind in my planning, we are getting ready.  Thus far, I have put together the below menu.  I’ve been perusing Claudia Roden’s The Book of Jewish Food for additional ideas, as she is one of my favorite cookbook authors.  Of all time.

Although I will not be making the challah that is listed below, I thought others might enjoy using this recipe for the holiday.  I think the recipe […]

Boulder Bookstore Signing

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 […]

How to Make Chicken Stock

Posted on September 15, 2009

It’s wonderful to be back at home with my family and kitchen.  I’ve made myriad soup stocks these last few days in order to help my husband and myself recuperate from the sniffles we each seem to have picked up last week.  We’re recovering quite quickly.

To create a bit of variety, I decided to make a roasted chicken stock last night and of course consulted one of my favorite books, Joy of Cooking.  The recipe below is based upon the […]

The Culinary Institute of America

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 […]


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 […]

NYC Book Party

Posted on September 11, 2009

Detritus from the NYC book party for The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook (Mueseli Bread, fresh figs)

Last night’s book party, consisting of friends and colleagues, was absolutely amazing.

It was held at Alex and Kenny’s gorgeous apartment in Manhattan.  Alex is a dear old pal of mine from college; she and her husband Kenny were quite gracious in throwing such a lovely party for me.  It was more than wonderful to connect with many friends old and new and to use my […]

Book Signing #2

Posted on September 10, 2009

Another night another book signing.  Hooray!  This one was also super fun with a steady little trickle of people popping by the gorgeous Babcock Galleries in midtown Manhattan.

I want to give a huge thank you to John and Marylyn who arranged this event for me!  They have been super supportive about any and every aspect of my book, encouraging me all along the way.  Thanks so much to two of my favorite people.

Sara posing with my book by a sculpture […]

Book Signing #1

Posted on September 9, 2009

Well, book signing #1 went very well last night here in NYC at Friedman’s.  A steady trickle of people popped in for the lovely little event.

So many thanks go to Kelly from for making the arrangements for the evening.  She is just fabulous!  I also want thank the lovely Vanessa at Friedman’s for inviting us into her gorgeous space.

Kelly from on the left, and Bernice from on the right.

It was a lot of fun to see people […]

Greeña Colada

Posted on September 4, 2009

Even though summer is coming to a close, I’m still into my green juices and smoothies; more than ever, in fact.  This is one of my favorites and I owe credit to Meghan Telpner as it is based on one of the recipes from the Green Cleanse on her site.

I’m running out to the airport with one of these in hand to refresh and revive me on the dash to Denver.  Soon I’ll be in NYC doing signings and I […]

New York Book Tour

Posted on September 1, 2009

photo from dynamist on flickr

I’m heading out to New York next week for some fun book related events where I’m hoping to meet some of you!  I have 3 signings scheduled at the below venues and an intimate party of close friends and associates that a dear friend from college is throwing for me at her apartment.

I would like to give special thanks to Friedman’s (looking forward to doing a signing in their super cool space at Chelsea Market, where […]